Red Sea Situation – Daily Bulletin

Welcome to the Inchcape Red Sea Situation daily bulletin relating to the situation in the Red Sea and Suez Canal for Friday, 26th January.

Today, we held a webinar in partnership with Ambrey Risk Management to discuss risks and issues impacting Global Shipping in 2024. Please watch out for a link to the recording and slides, which will be shared next week.

Situation Update

Today US Centcom reported on X (formerly Twitter) “On Jan. 26, at approximately 1:30 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired one anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) in the Gulf of Aden. The missile was successfully shot down by USS Carney. There were no injuries or damage reported.”

Suez Canal Transits

36 Transits to day, which continues the decline. 

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Port Louis, Mauritius

While Cyclone Candice has passed to its closest point with Mauritius, the weather may still have an impact on the Indian Ocean. In the image below, you can see vessel traffic with an overlay of precipitation.

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Mauritius. Source:

Algeciras and Gibraltar

Algeciras and Gibraltar are showing major transits of vessels arriving and departing. Algeciras is very busy, with 47 vessels at berth and 71 in port. A further 18 are expected in the next 24 hours, but 40 were left on the last day. The current turnaround is 16 hours for Container vessels and 23 hours for tankers. Similarly, Gibraltar is also busy with vessels at 15 of the 17th available berths and 33 vessels in port. 9 vessels are arriving in the next 24 hours, but 18 departed.

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Ports of Algeciras and Gibraltar. Source:

How can Inchcape Shipping Services help?

As mentioned in previous posts, Inchcape Shipping Services announced investment in Leth Suez Transit Ltd. You can continue to contact for immediate assistance or speak to one of our transit team specialists.

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 16 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.

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