Kenya Ships Agents Association (KSAA) Addresses Ongoing Threats on vessels through the Suez Canal Route and Implications on Consumers.
The Kenya Ships Agents Association (KSAA) is deeply concerned about the escalating conflict along the Suez Canal route, and its potential repercussions on the business community and consumers in East Africa.
Yemen Houthi rebels claim that their attacks on ships transiting through the Red Sea is targeting Israeli ships and those destined for Israeli ports, as a consequence of Israeli attacks on Palestinians along the Gaza Strip. Unfortunately, even ships not calling at Israeli ports or having no connection with Israel are being targeted.
In response to the recent Palestinian-Israeli War, Houthi Rebels in Yemen have launched attacks on ships transiting through the Suez Canal route, posing a significant threat to this critical maritime passageway. The Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, is indispensable for international trade, facilitating approximately 12% of global trade.