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The Red Sea, a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lies between Africa and Asia. The sea extends roughly 1,400 miles from the north to the south, with a maximum width of about 220 miles, and it is bordered by several countries. To the west, it is flanked by Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea in northeastern Africa. The Suez Canal, at the northern end in Egypt, provides a vital connection to the Mediterranean Sea. On the eastern side, in the Arabian Peninsula, lie Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Red Sea’s strategic importance is enhanced by its role as a waterway to the Suez Canal, facilitating significant maritime trade between Asia and Europe.

EU launches EUNAVFOR ASPIDES to support safety in the Red Sea

The Council launched today EUNAVFOR ASPIDES. The objective of this defensive maritime security operation is to restore and safeguard freedom of navigation...

European-bound cruise ships avoid Red Sea

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – The cruise ship season is ending in parts of the Southern Hemisphere, and Europe-bound cruise...

Port of Ravenna affected by Red Sea crisis

Ravenna, Italy (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – In reporting a slight decline in cargo traffic for 2023, the Port of Ravenna has released interesting...

Trieste Marine Terminal sees fall in TEU traffic in January, Red Sea crisis blamed

Trieste, Italy (Ports Europe) February 9, 2024 – In January 2024, Trieste Marine Terminal (TMT) handled 43,782 containers (TEU), down from 59,589 TEU in...

Houthi ballistic missile heading towards Eilat port shot down

Eilat, Israel (Ports Europe) January 3, 2024 – Israel’s long-range Arrow air defence system shot down a ballistic surface-to-surface missile over the...

Cyprus reports reduced cargo traffic due to Red Sea crisis

Limassol, Cyprus (Ports Europe) January 29, 2024 – The Cyprus Ports Authority held a press conference on 25 January 2024 to review activities. One key...

UNCTAD alarm about Red and Black Seas and Panama Canal

Geneva, Switzerland (Ports Europe) January 27, 2024 – The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has raised profound concerns over...

Maersk diverts ME2 service around Cape of Good Hope, ports change

Copenhagen, Denmark (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – Maersk has announced that its ME2 service will no longer transit the Red Sea and Suez Canal. Its...

Port of Valencia comments on the Red Sea situation

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) January 22, 2024 – The Port Authority of Valencia (APV) has said that it is working normally with ships on the Atlantic...

Hapag-Lloyd to introduce land transport to avoid Red Sea conflict

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Ports Europe) January 22, 2024 – The German shipper Hapag-Lloyd will introduce land transport to avoid the Red Sea conflict. Land...

The global media about the Red Sea crisis

Suez, Egypt (Ports Europe) January 21, 2024 – Welcome to the new global shipping order where the Suez and the Panama canals are no longer the key sailing...

Cruises also affected by the Red Sea crisis

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – Since October, Houthi rebels have been attacking cargo ships in the Red Sea, vessels the rebels...

ESPO highlights concerns about the Red Sea conflict

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 17, 2024 – The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has issued a press release highlighting the concerns of...

Shell suspends Red Sea shipments

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) January 17, 2024 – The energy company Shell has announced that it is suspending all Red Sea shipments due to...

Red Sea cargo transit sees sharp fall

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) January 12, 2024 – Since October 2023, Houthi rebels have been attacking shipping in the Red Sea. The Houthis support...

EUKOR joins shippers avoiding Red Sea

Seoul, South Korea (Ports Europe) January 12, 2024 – EUKOR, a global Ro-Ro shipper, has joined the list of international shippers no longer sending...

Israel’s Trucknet plans land connection between Haifa and Dubai

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) January 12, 2024 – Israel’s Trucknet is planning a land connection between Haifa and Dubai for cargo delivery. The...

Valencia receives first redirected Red Sea ship

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) January 11, 2024 – The Port of Valencia has received the first large ship from Asia redirected from the Red Sea...

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