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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.

Port of Salalah starts viable alternative to Red Sea route

Muscat, Oman (Ports Europe) May 9, 2024 – The Port of Salalah, located on the Omani coast of the Arabian Sea, has launched a multi-modal service as an...

Key ports face delays in container ships’ handling

Singapore (Ports Europe) May 8, 2024 – Key global ports experience delays of up to one week in the handling of container and other cargo ships, mostly...

Asyaport is top TEU transit port in Turkey in Q1 24

Tekdirag, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 7, 2024 – In January-March 2024, Asyaport handled 545,509 TEU containers, compared with 361,404 TEU in the same...

IPSI report analyses Red Sea crisis

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) May 1, 2024 – Independent think tank IPSI has produced an analysis of the Red Sea crisis and its effects. It identifies five...

FT: Western Mediterranean container ports congested by Red Sea crisis

Algeciras, Spain (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – Container ports around the Western Mediterranean are nearing full capacity, raising the risk of higher...

Port of Valencia benefits from Red Sea crisis – report

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) April 22, 2024 – The Association of Logistics Managers and Entrepreneurs, Propeller Valencia, has presented details of an...

Better outlook for Suez and Panama canals

Suez, Egypt (Ports Europe) April 20, 2024 – It increasingly looks like the Suez and the Panama canals will become again the global key sailing routes. It is...

Port of Malaga benefits from Red Sea crisis

Málaga, Spain (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – The Port of Malaga has reported quarter 1 cargo traffic of 800,000 tons. This is up a huge 43% compared to...

IMB report underscores Somali shipping piracy

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) April 11, 2024 – The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has published a report, “Piracy and Armed Robbery...

Eilat Port to lay off half its labour force

Eilat, Israel (Ports Europe) March 20, 2024 – Half the labour force at Eilat Port are set to lose their jobs after the southern seaport due to the crisis...

CMA CGM resumes Red Sea transit

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) February 29, 2024 – Yesterday, the French shipper CMA CGM said that it had reviewed the situation in the Red Sea and...

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...

Red Sea crisis affecting Italian ports

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – A report by ISPI (Institute for International Political Studies) says that Italian ports are now affected...

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