Houthi attacks in Yemen, Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd will keep diverting Red Sea container ships to the Suez Canal.

Yemeni Houthi militants trying to board Maersk Hangzhou halted Red Sea sailings for 48 hours. U.S. helicopters stopped the attack and killed 10 attackers.

The Hapag-Lloyd ships will continue sailing through southern Africa until January 9, when they will decide whether to redirect.

Ships diverting around the southernmost point of Africa could cost $1 million in fuel for each trip between Asia and northern Europe.

Due to the disruptions, the shares of shipping companies have increased, with Maersk increasing by 6.3% and Hapag-Lloyd increasing by 5%.

 Maersk Hangzhou, which sustained an impact during the recent assault, managed to proceed on its intended route.

Some ships must take a longer east-west route around Africa's southern tip due to Yemeni Houthi Red Sea attacks disrupting Suez Canal maritime trade.

The disruptions could increase delivery expenses for products and potentially initiate a new wave of global inflation.