For vessel contingency and diversion updates, please click here to visit our tracker. For the most up-to-date information on specific shipments, please use our shipment and container tracking. For the latest advisories, please click here.

For information on Red Sea / Gulf of Aden-related surcharges for cargo from Far East Asia, click here. For information on surcharges for exports from all other locations, click here.

30 January 2024 – Temporary suspension of all bookings to Djibouti

Earlier, we reached out about the temporary suspension of bookings to and from Djibouti, due to the situation in and around the Red Sea. We are now writing to tell you about further developments on this.

The situation in and around the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden, including the Bab-El-Mandeb strait, continues to be volatile. All available intelligence at hand confirms that the security risk remains at a significantly high level. Due to the continuing situation, we are temporarily cancelling all bookings from Europe, South America, North America, and West Africa bookings to Djibouti, as our priority remains the safety of our seafarers, vessels, and your cargo.

As such, effective immediately, bookings to/from Djibouti where no container is attached*, is nullified, as per our booking T&C. For cargo already on water, we will do our utmost to honour the bookings and ensure the cargo arrives to destination. Delays are to be expected. We are keeping a close eye on the safety situation in the area and continuing to assess the viability of transportation through the strait. We will inform you of any changes that may impact your cargo.
*no container is attached: this means any bookings where containers/equipment are not yet linked to the booking.

We understand the potential impact this may have on your logistics operations, but please rest assured that all decisions have been carefully considered.

While we continue to hope for a sustainable resolution in the near-future and do all we can to contribute towards it, the situation currently remains untenable, and we encourage customers to prepare for complications in the area to persist and for there to be significant disruption to the global network. Our teams are on hand to support with your planning, should you need any assistance.

For more information on your cargo, please reach out to your local Maersk representative.

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