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No Go Qatar

[ June 13, 2017   //   ]

DP World announces that Qatar-flag vessels calling or departing from Qatar can no longer call at DP World terminals in the UAE until further notice. Major ports in Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain also remain closed to some ships after those nations announced a transport ban on June 5th on ships and airplanes to Qatar after alleging Qatar was supporting terrorism regionally and assisting Iran. This includes Jebel Ali Port.

Maersk plans to give customers with Qatar shipments alternative options, and is identifying routes through Oman.

Evergreen and OOCL have also paused shipping services en route to Qatar.