Red Sea Situation – Bulletin

Welcome to the Inchcape Red Sea Situation daily bulletin relating to the situation in the Red Sea and Suez Canal for Tuesday, 27th of February.

Situation Update

On Monday 26th February US Centcom reported on X (formerly Twitter), “between the hours of 4:45 p.m. and 11:45a p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces destroyed three unmanned surface vessels (USV), two mobile anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM), and a one-way attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in self-defense. The USV and ASCM weapons were prepared to launch towards, and the UAV was over, the Red Sea.”

Suez Canal Transits

Today, there will be 34 Suez Canal transits, slightly lower than the average transits of the past 3 days. This continues a slightly improved trend for the month of February, with an average of 38 transits per day.

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Algeciras and Gibraltar

Today, Algeciras is less busy with 38 vessels at berth and 68 in port, while a further 8 are at Anchorage. In the last 24 hours, 29 vessels departed, 29 arrived, and an additional 14 are expected within the next 24 hours. For enquiries, please contact email, tel +34 956 022 570.

In Gibraltar, there are vessels at 18 of the 17 available berths and 35 vessels in port. Over the next 24 hours, 13 vessels are expected to arrive, while 27 departed in the last 24 hours. Congestion is being observed at Gibraltar with Total Residency Time (TRT) around 24 hours. Many clients are choosing to redirect their vessels to Algeciras where delays are shorter at around 8 hours. To contact email, tel +350 20072685.

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Ports of Algeciras and Gibraltar. Source:


Activity at Durban is steady, with 36 vessels at the 67 available berths. Seven vessels arrived in the previous 24 hours, and a further three are expected to arrive in the next 24 hours. For enquiries please contact email

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Port of Durban, South Africa. Source:

How can Inchcape Shipping Services help?

As mentioned in previous posts Inchcape Shipping Services announced investment in Leth Agencies. For more information please read the press release. You can continue to contact for immediate assistance or visit our network for more information.

In addition to Algeciras and Gibraltar, Inchcape Shipping Services is well established in Africa when considering to divert around the Cape of Good Hope.  With 14 port offices and a network of carefully selected and vetted partners, our team of experienced agents offer top-notch support and expertise to vessels when they are in port, covering everything from crew welfare and customs formalities to fuel supply and waste management.

We provide:

  • 24/7 availability with a local Inchcape representative.
  • Direct liaison with the vessel on all aspects of the call when required.
  • Critical local expertise and liaison with managing local authorities.
  • Assist with crew logistics, including transport to and from the airport, accommodation, and medical assistance.
  • Coordination and facilitation of bunker supplies, supervision and sampling.

Our team are ready to support you in Africa and Mauritius. Please contact us for a prompt PDA on these email addresses:

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