Wallenius Wilhelmsen: Wallenius Wilhelmsen suspends all Red Sea transits until further notice

Wallenius Wilhelmsen reroutes all vessels to avoid Red Sea voyages Oslo - 19 December 2023 Wallenius Wilhelmsen is rerouting all vessels planned for Red Sea transit via the Cape of Good Hope due to the deteriorating security situation in the region. "The safety of our people is our number one priority. As a result of the current security situation in the southern parts of the Red Sea, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has until further notice decided to reroute all vessels to avoid the area. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and stay in direct consultation with authorities, industry bodies and all relevant counterparts," says Lasse Kristoffersen, President, and CEO. Several vessels due to transit the Red Sea have been successfully diverted, and Wallenius Wilhelmsen have no vessels in or on the way to the area. The company is in close dialogue with affected customers and stakeholders on changes to schedules. The rerouting is expected to add between one to two weeks to voyage durations. For further information, please contact: Anders Redigh Karlsen, VP IR & Market Insight Tel: +47 994 20 293 Email: anders.karlsen@walwil.com David Hopkins, External Communications Manager Tel: +47 942 88 486 Email: david.hopkins@walwil.com About Wallenius Wilhelmsen: The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group is a market leader in roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping and vehicle logistics, managing the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk to customers all over the world. The company operates around 125 vessels servicing 15 trade routes to six continents, a global inland distribution network, 66 processing centers and eight marine terminals. With a head office in Oslo, Norway, the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group has 9,545 employees in 28 countries worldwide. Read more at: walleniuswilhelmsen.com

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