Carriers’ pricing power slipping amid continued Red Sea conflict

The first fatal Houthi attack on a commercial vessel happened earlier this week, claiming three lives. The attacks in the Red Sea have created diversion around the Cape of Good Hope across all of the major container shipping companies, as they opt for the safety of crews and cargo at the expense of shorter transit times.

The result of the diversion has been a surge in global container spot rates of over 200% in a matter of weeks. Rates have reached levels well in excess of what was experienced...

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