16 Jan 2024 17:16

Sovcomflot operating specific shipments along route via Red Sea, assessing shipping risks

MOSCOW. Jan 16 (Interfax) - Sovcomflot is closely monitoring the developing situation and assessing the shipping risks in the Red Sea, and alternative routes for vessels are under development if necessary, Russia's largest shipping company told Interfax.

"It is currently impossible to forecast whether the company would continue to operate there regularly owing to the escalating hostilities in the region. Specific routes are currently operating in line with the current safety protocol," Sovcomflot said.

Sovcomflot said that there has always been a risk when navigating in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The company assesses the situation for the safety of fleet movement when the risk escalates.