A German shipping company abandons the land route option through Saudi Arabia and redirects its ships to the Cape of Good Hope
On Monday, German shipping group “Hapag-Lloyd” announced that it will continue to redirect its ships to sail around the Cape of Good Hope until further notice, in light of the attacks by Yemeni forces on ships in the Red Sea. This comes after the company had previously announced plans to open land corridors through Saudi Arabia to mitigate the impact on its business.
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“We continue to monitor and review the situation, and once conditions change and the situation becomes safe again, our ships will sail through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal,” according to the company’s statement.
In a previous clients’ statement posted on its website, the company stated that it would provide land transportation lines through Jebel Ali, Dammam, and Jubail in Saudi Arabia.
The company indicated that its goal is to provide clients with an appropriate solution to overcome this unexpected disruption until the situation in the Red Sea returns to normal.
The company operates in 55 ports and 53 land stations in the Middle East region.
The company regularly assesses whether it is possible to return to the normal shipping route through the Suez Canal.
Hapag-Lloyd regularly offers logistics services, bringing goods from ports via land roads or rail.