Maersk plans to resume shipping operations through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden following military operations to prevent Houthi rebel attacks in Yemen.

The Red Sea, a crucial route for oil, gas, and consumer goods, is under threat from Houthis backing Hamas in Israel’s war, with alternative routes posing disruptions and increased costs.

US launches Operation Prosperity Guardian to protect ships from shipping companies avoiding the Red Sea route. Maersk prepares for vessels to resume transit, but will re-evaluate the situation if necessary for seafarer safety. Other shipping giants also avoid the route.