Evergreen shipping line to stop accepting Israeli cargo, suspend Red Sea route

LONDON (Reuters) – Taiwanese container shipping line Evergreen said on Monday that it has decided to temporarily stop accepting Israeli cargo with immediate effect and instructed its container ships to suspend navigation through the Red Sea until further notice.

Evergreen added that ships on regional services to Red Sea ports will sail to safe waters nearby and wait for further notification, while container ships which are scheduled to pass through the Red Sea will be rerouted around the Cape of Good Hope to continue their voyages to destination ports.

(Reporting by Jonathon Saul; writing by Nayera Abdallah)