The Danish shipping giant said the halt will not include transport of food, medicine and humanitarian deliveries.
In wake of the ongoing invasion, Danish shipping firm 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.
“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,” wrote Maersk.
Medicine and aid flow to continue
The exception to the suspension, wrote Maersk, involves 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.