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This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

led coalition has positioned warships in the region to protect commercial vessels and has launched airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen, but that hasn’t put a stop to Houthi attacks on vessels. Spot-market rates to ship a container from China to Los Angeles rose 38% in the week through Jan. 18 to $3,860.

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U.S.-Owned Cargo Ship Near Yemen Hit by Missile

Supply Chain Brain

The situation is even causing a rise in demand for shipping containers in Asia as shippers and forwarders foresee cargo demand in the coming weeks.

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U.S. May Revoke Houthi Terrorist Label If They Stop Red Sea Ship Attacks

Supply Chain Brain

“My hope is that we can find diplomatic off-ramps,” President Joe Biden’s special envoy for Yemen told reporters in a press briefing.

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U.S. and U.K. Attack Houthi Targets in Yemen After Red Sea Attacks

Supply Chain Brain

Air Force struck over 60 targets across 16 Houthi militant locations starting at 2:30 a.m. local time in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

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Two Cargo Ships Attacked by Houthis in Red Sea

Supply Chain Brain

Both December 15 attacks, one missile-based and the other drone-based, came from a part of Yemen controlled by the Houthi rebel movement.

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Red Sea and Suez Canal Shipping Crisis Update

Freightos

The US has indicated that the naval force will use a defensive strategy to secure the waterway, while the Houthis have threatened to attack US Navy ships if Houthi positions in Yemen are targeted. The UK says it is considering targeting Houthi positions in Yemen in response to the continued aggression.

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10 Disruptive Issues in the Supply Chain

American Global Logistics

Persistent Red Sea Risks Continue to Disrupt Critical Trade Route The ongoing conflict in Yemen has created several shipping risks in the Red Sea. has been working to negotiate a ceasefire in Yemen. In particular, there is a risk of Houthi rebels laying mines in the shipping lanes. Almost since the start of the Red Se attacks, the U.N.