BP, Evergreen suspend Red Sea shipping navigation

British energy BP and Taiwanese container shipping line Evergreen said on Monday they will suspend transits through the Red Sea.

The announcement comes due to the ongoing attacks led by Yemen’s Houthis to target Israel.

“In light of the deteriorating security situation for shipping in the Red Sea, BP has decided to temporarily pause all transits,” the company said in a statement.

Evergreen also said it will temporarily stop accepting Israeli cargo with immediate effect until further notice.

Evergreen also said that ships on regional services to the Red Sea will sail to safe waters nearby and wait for further notification.

Moreover, container ships scheduled to pass through the Red Sea will be rerouted around the Cape of Good Hope and will then continue their voyages to destination ports.

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