Red Sea Shipping Traffic Craters as Iran-Backed Houthi Attacks Continue

The Financial Times (FT) reported on Wednesday that container ship traffic through the Red Sea and Suez Canal was down an astonishing 90 percent year-on-year for the first week of January – meaning attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist of Yemen have almost completely shut down one of the world’s most vital shipping lanes.

A ship transits the Suez Canal towards the Red Sea on January 10, 2024 in Ismailia, Egypt.

China Touts Freight to Europe as Houthi-Proof Alternative to Red Sea

China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday noted the Red Sea shipping crisis has entered its third month — despite the Biden administration ostensibly putting together a multinational security alliance to protect ships from the Iran-backed Houthi terrorists of Yemen — so China is stepping in to offer its railroad network as a “viable alternative.”

China-Europe freight train X8155 prepares to depart from the station of Xi'an Interna

Houthi Jihadist Red Sea Threat Causes Traffic Jams in African Ports

The effort by shipping companies to reroute traffic from the Red Sea around the Cape of Good Hope, thus avoiding drone and missile attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi terrorists of Yemen, is running into major logistical hurdles because African ports are not ready to accommodate the surge of massive container ships and tankers.

An areal view of Tripoli, Libya Harbour

Poland Opens New Canal Intended to Bypass Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland´s top leaders celebrated the opening Saturday of a new – albeit unfinished – canal that they say will mean ships no longer must secure Russia´s permission to sail from the Baltic Sea to the ports of the Vistula Lagoon.


China Admits to Logistics, Shipping, Supply Woes

Chinese state media on Wednesday grudgingly admitted coronavirus lockdowns are causing serious problems with domestic distribution and international shipping, as new data revealed imports unexpectedly collapsed by almost 16 percent last month.

China Shipping Company and other containers are stacked at the Virginia International's te