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Maersk suspends all shipments to Russia

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World’s largest container shipping line, Maersk has announced it will temporarily suspend all shipments to and from Russia.

In a press release, Maersk stated it was deeply concerned about how the conflict in Ukraine continues to develop.

The statement read;

“As the stability and safety of our operations is already being directly and indirectly impacted by sanctions, new Maersk bookings within ocean and inland, to and from Russia, will be temporarily suspended”

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Reuters reported that exception to the suspension includes the transport of food, medicine, and humanitarian aid.

Maersk operates shipping routes to St Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Novorossiysk, Vladivostok and Vostochny.

The suspension will encompass all the Russian ports mentioned above.

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