Newly established carrier Sea Legend has launched its own China to Red Sea and East Med connections via the Suez Canal that advertises Chinese Naval escorts and commercial armed guards on board their ships. The new service takes advantage of soaring freight rates to Red Sea and Med destinations due to the diversion of over 70% of the containership capacity to the Cape route since December 2023. The Sea Legend service connects Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Djibouti, Jeddah, Sokhna, Aqaba, P