CMA CGM to resume Red Sea transit on case-by-case basis

Source: Supply Chain Dive
Date: 29th February 2024

The ocean carrier said it will assess each vessel before transit to make a final decision and can’t provide shippers with anticipated routing choices.

CMA CGM will resume transit along the Red Sea on a case-by-case basis, the carrier said.

The decision was made after the carrier reevaluated the situation in the Southern Area of the Red Sea and evolving conditions, according to the press release. Each vessel will be assessed before each transit so routing choices can’t be anticipated or communicated.

In an email to Supply Chain Dive, the ocean carrier declined to provide further comment, citing crew and vessel safety concerns.

The France-based carrier’s decision comes as ocean shipping lines grapple with attacks on commercial vessels along the Red Sea. In December, major ocean carriers such as Maersk, ONE Line, MSC and Hapag-Lloyd announced vessels bound to transit the Red Sea would be rerouted through the Cape of Good Hope due to ongoing attacks from Houthi rebels. Additional surcharges were announced due to longer transit times and high risk.

NEOLink cooperated with our order processing system. He did not replace it or force solutions. Logfret did it better than other companies on the market – it adapted its system to ours. Logfret didn’t come to us saying, “We have this solution, and you either use it or we won’t cooperate.

Procurement Director

Pumps Manufacturer

We made a huge improvement in global visibility with a global platform—anyone can log into NEOLink and look at a shipment anytime, anywhere in the world. We wanted a freight forwarder with a good technology platform, which could handle the complexities of our business and we found NEOLink!

A global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals

My suppliers have less or zero experience with international logistics. Thus, not able to create proper documentation which leads to tremendous delay. Thanks to Logfret who provide training to all suppliers and work with us to build up a consolidation hub to reduce transportation costs significantly.

One of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of ride control products