Danish shipping company Maersk.CO said Wednesday that it has scheduled several dozen container ships to travel through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea in the coming weeks, having interrupted his travels in the area this month due to the risk of Houthi attacks.
The company added that the schedule is subject to change based on specific contingency plans that may be developed in the coming days.
The container shipping giant said on December 24 that it was preparing to return to the Red Sea, citing the deployment of a US-led military operation to protect ships against attacks by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militants.
Among the vessels listed in a notice to customers on Wednesday was the Maren Maersk, which left Tangier on December 24 and “would continue through the Suez Canal” with an estimated arrival date in Singapore of January 14.
Since December 19, Maersk has diverted ships around Africa via the Cape of Good Hope to avoid attacks, charging its customers additional fees and adding weeks to the time it takes to transport goods from Asia to Europe and the east coast of North America.