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The Red Sea crisis has compelled shipping lines to reroute around the Cape of Good Hope, significantly extending sailing distances and consequently increasing transit times.

According to Sea-Intelligence, it is important to be cautious when assessing transit times, as impressive figures may be technically possible but often come with a caveat; they pertain to non-competitive port pairs that carriers do not typically market as such.

“For an apples-to-apples comparison, we need to look at the shortest actual transit times for a port-pair i.e., the minimum transit time,” pointed out Alan Murphy, CEO of Sea-Intelligence.

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