Red Sea crisis and the 'new normal' problems of a 6500km detour

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Updated February 28 2024 - 12:52pm, first published February 27 2024 - 5:30pm
A Maersk container ship. The Dutch company, which transports big volumes of red meat from Australia, has diverted its vessels from the Red Sea. Picture supplied by Maersk.
A Maersk container ship. The Dutch company, which transports big volumes of red meat from Australia, has diverted its vessels from the Red Sea. Picture supplied by Maersk.

Schedules "all over the shop", extended journeys to lucrative markets and higher freight costs are the "new normal" for cargo ships carrying Australian agriculture commodities navigating the Red Sea crisis.

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Jason Gregory

National Rural Affairs Writer

National rural affairs writer for ACM's agricultural print and digital publications, covering federal politics, agri-politics and life in the regions. 2023 National Rural Press Club award winner. Send story tips to jason.gregory@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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