Red Sea

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Capacity crunch looms as diversions from the Red Sea hit record high

The number of containerships diverted from the Suez to the Cape Route has surged to 125 units compared to 44 a week ago, including 16 ships that turned back in the Red Sea to the Med after making their southbound Suez passage. The record number of diversions far exceeds the number of ships that were diverted during the EVER GIVEN incident on the Suez Canal in March 2021 when less than 20 ships were diverted. While the previous Suez blockage in 2021 lasted barely 7 days, the impact of the current

Services

SeaLead introduces Red Sea Service

SeaLead will launch a new Red Sea Service connecting Jeddah, Djibouti, Hodeidah, Jeddah from mid December 2023 with the 1,732 teu HAIAN WEST. The service will turn in 18-28 days using a single ship initially on an irregular frequency due to congestion at Hodeidah.

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X-Press Feeders launch Jeddah Hodeidah X-Press (JHX)

X-Press Feeders has introduced a new Jeddah Hodeidah X-Press (JHX) service that connects Jeddah, Djibouti, Hodeidah, Jeddah from 10 November 2023 using the 1,866 teu EA BLUE NILE and 1,645 teu X-PRESS KOHIMA. The service will operate on an irregular rolling schedule without fixed windows on a full rotation that will take 28 to 32 days due to berth congestion at Djibouti and Hodeidah. The service will call at both the RSGT and DPW terminal in Jeddah. The JHX will complement the existing Jeddah

Services

Asyad Line adds Red Sea Express (REX) service

Asyad Line has introduced a new Red Sea Express (REX) service connnecting Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Salalah, Jeddah, Sokhna, Nhava Sheva. The service was launched on 1 May 2023 with the newly chartered 2,782 teu GREGOS and the IRENES RULE.

Services

SeaLead launch Sudan Red Sea Shuttle (SRS)

SeaLead has launched a new Sudan Red Sea Shuttle (SRS) service connecting Jeddah and Sudan on 20 January 2023 with the 1,078 teu SENTOSA TRADER. The service operates on a 10 day frequency and calls at the DPW Red Sea Gateway Terminal in Jeddah and the Port Sudan container terminal.

Services

Feedertech and X-Press Feeders launch new Jebel Ali Red Sea X-Press (JRX)

Feedertech and X-Press Feeders have introduced a new weekly Jebel Ali Red Sea X-Press (JRX) feeder service connecting Jebel Ali, Jeddah, Sokhna, Jeddah, Jebel Ali from 5 February 2023. The JRX service will present transshipment options via Jebel Ali for cargo to and from the India Subcontinent, Gulf and Asia, as well as to and from Sudan and Aden. The service will deploy turn in 21 days using 3 ships of 1,700-2,000 teu starting with the 2,015 teu AS ALVA and 1,714 teu OCEANA from Feedertech t

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