Zim Integrated (ZIM) is being forced to consider one of its routes - Asia-to-Mediterranean ports as this route transits the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.
While the re-routing is a challenge, it might open up increased temporary routes in other places.
Other major liner companies have since followed suit.
- Maersk and Hapag Lloyd a few days later
- CMA CGM and MSC also
- OOCL (subsidiary of #4 Cosco) also going around Africa.
On the tanker side, oil major BP-