BP Joins Companies in Temporarily Halting All Shipments via the Red Sea
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BP Joins Companies in Temporarily Halting All Shipments via the Red Sea

18 December 2023
1 min.
BP Joins Companies in Temporarily Halting All Shipments via the Red Sea

Shipping Giants Hit Pause

Major companies, including BP, are temporarily halting Red Sea shipments due to recent attacks by Houthi rebels. BP underscores its commitment to safety, stating, "Our priority is the safety of our people. Due to the worsening security situation in the Red Sea, we're temporarily pausing all transits."

In solidarity, other shipping giants, such as Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM, and Evergreen, have followed suit in temporarily halting operations in the Red Sea.

Evergreen, acknowledging the security risks, succinctly states, "We've temporarily suspended services in Israel and appreciate your understanding in these serious circumstances."

The Houthi rebels, responsible for a series of Red Sea attacks and launching drones and missiles targeting Israel, have prompted a heightened global response. The Royal Navy's HMS Diamond recently intercepted a threatening drone in the Red Sea.

The resulting disruption is causing longer delivery times, escalating transit costs, and impacting global oil prices. Brent crude oil increased by over 1% on Monday, reaching $77 per barrel.

In conclusion, the escalating security situation in the Red Sea is prompting major companies to pause shipments, leading to a ripple effect on global trade and oil prices. The commitment to safety and coordinated industry response underscores the severity of the situation.

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