Hapag-Lloyd CEO Voices Optimism Over End of Red Sea Crisis

A Hapag-Lloyd container ship in port
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As per Reuters, the CEO of German shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd, Rolf Habben Jansen, expressed optimism on Monday about resolving the Red Sea crisis by year's end.

The shipping industry is currently facing significant disruptions as Houthi militants based in Yemen attack vessels navigating one of the world’s most crucial maritime routes, necessitating expensive detours around Africa.

"It is my personal expectation that the Red Sea crisis will come to an end before the end of 2024," Jansen stated during an online panel discussion hosted by the company.

He also mentioned that his outlook on the timeline of the crisis is slightly more positive than the industry average.