Carbon footprint concern and rising bunker prices slow Cape routings

All three east-west vessel-sharing alliances have continued to route some vessels via the Cape of Good Hope to avoid Suez Canal fees, despite discounts that kicked in on 1 May.
However, several shippers have complained about the additional carbon footprint the extended journeys generate.
For example, a voyage from Asia to North Europe via the Cape adds some 3,000 miles and five to 10 days to the transit time, resulting in the …

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