18th of August, 2015

Yemen – Acceptance of cargo in Hodeidah


Dear Valued Customers,


Please be guided that in the last 24 hours the situation in Hodeidah has deteriorated. Safmarine will regretfully stop acceptance of bookings to Hodeidah with immediate effect.


All containers on the water and in transhipment ports destined for Hodeidah are being moved to Salalah. Safmarine will be in contact with shippers for potential deliveries to destinations outside Yemen.


We are monitoring the situation closely and will advise in case of any developments. We thank you for your understanding and support. Please contact your local office in case you have any questions or require clarification.
With regards,
Mercantile Shipping Agencies Limited
As agents of Safmarine Container Lines Saudi Arabia