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Qatar Diplomatic Ties Cut – Shipping Consequences

The recent events in Qatar are affecting some of our service routes due to shipping lines not taking bookings for routes that previously transship at Jebel Ali, Dubai.

A below correspondence from Maersk Line explains their situation

Please be advised that as of yesterday 5th June 2017, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and
today 6th June 2017, Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Consequently, DP World Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi Terminals no longer accept cargo to/from Qatar
ports (including transshipment cargo). In compliance with the above guidelines we are ceasing
cargo acceptance between Qatar and the above countries with immediate effect.

Further to above, we have temporarily closed bookings for cargo from rest of the world that
transship over Jebel Ali. We are working on alternative solutions to ensure movement of your
cargo in compliance with above guidelines. We expect to communicate these solutions to you over
the coming 48 hours.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your local sales or customer service
representative. You will find contact details of our local offices on

We are monitoring the situation for all car shipments to/from Qatar and will contact you directly should you be shipping a car with us that may be affected