CMA CGM, one of the leading global shipping lines such as MSC, Maersk, Hapag Lloyd, and others that have rerouted their ships around the Cape of Good Hope to avoid the Red Sea, is working now on plans to gradually increase Suez Canal crossings.

French liner giant CMA CGM remains “deeply concerned about the recent events in the Red Sea” but has decided, in accordance with the clause 10 of its bill of lading, to reroute some of its vessels and not all.

In an update on Tuesday CMA CGM revealed that the company has rerouted 13 northbound and 15 southbound vessels, while some vessels have made the transit through the Red Sea.

As the company explains, this decision is based on an in-depth evaluation of the security landscape and commitment to the security and safety of its seafarers.

“We are currently devising plans for the gradual increase in the number of vessels transiting through the Suez Canal. We are monitoring the situation constantly and we stand ready to promptly reassess and adjust our plans as needed,” the company said in a statement on its website.

“Advanced security procedures are in place to ensure the safety of the crew and vessel, our number one priority in handling the challenging situation in the Red Sea area,” the update added.

The CMA CGM Group also explains that it is taking all possible steps to minimize delays and inconvenience to its vessels and cargoes, whilst making sure maximum safety is ensured at all times in this uncertain context still prevailing in the south Red Sea area.

CMA CGM’s announcement comes after Maersk’s decision on Sunday to begin preparations to resume voyages through the Red Sea both eastbound and westbound.

This follows the setting up of the multi-national security initiative Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG) led by U.S. to allow maritime ships passage through the critical Red Sea after a series of missile and drone attacks by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis.

Maersk expects to announce a plan for the first vessels to make the transit in the “coming days”, as it is said in a customer advisory on Sunday.