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Qatar Update 2017-06-12
06/13/2017
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Dear All,

Please find below summary by country. Please note that this information can be subject to change and we will monitor and update regularly.

The updates are in yellow.

The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime has released the attached announcement. Fujairah Port is the only port that has issued an updated circular. 

United Arab Emirates
• All Emirates flights to Qatar suspended
• All Fly Dubai flights to Qatar suspended
• All Air Arabia flights to Qatar suspended
• All Etihad flights to Qatar suspended
Land boarder to Saudi Arabia (Sila border):
• Export and import of all means of transport to Qatar prohibited
• All goods destined for Qatar stopped
• Only empty trucks with Qatari number plates can return back to Qatar
Abu Dhabi Ports (Port Khalifa, Musaffa Port, Mina Syed Port)
Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:
• Carrying Qatar flag
• Vessels going to/arriving from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
• Vessels loading/discharging cargo destined to to/from Qatar
Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports (Ruwais Area)
Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:
• Carrying Qatar flag
• The owner has Qatari nationality
• The operator is a Qatari company
• All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
Port of Fujairah
Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:
• Qatari flag vessel or owned by Qatari Companies or Qatari individuals. (Part or fully owned or insured by Qatari insurance company)
• Vessels loading/discharging any cargo of Qatari origin.
• Vessels loading any cargo of UAE origin destined for Qatar.
• For further clarification please contact GAC Fujairah (fujairah@gac.com)
Jebel Ali Port, Hamriya Port, Port Rashid
The following vessels are not allowed in DP World, UAE Region port or its anchorage areas with immediate effect until further notice
• All Qatari flagged/owned vessels
• All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
• Vessels loading/discharging cargo destined to/from Qatar
Saqr Port, Ras Al Khaimah Port, RAK Maritime City, Al Jazeera Port, Al Jeer Port including offshore anchorage
Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:
• All Qatari flagged/owned vessels
• All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
• Vessels loading/discharging cargo destined to/from Qatar
Dubai Maritime City Authority - Dubai anchorage (or entering Dubai waters)
Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:
• All Qatari flagged/owned vessels
• All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
Sharjah Port including anchorage area
Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:
• All Qatari flagged/owned vessels
• All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
• Vessels loading/discharging cargo destined to/from Qatar
All other ports in the UAE
• Situation is unclear but no official announcement yet

Saudi Arabia
• Saudia airlines flights to Qatar suspended
Saudi Port Authorities:
Following vessels are not allowed to call any port or terminal in Saudi Arabia
• Carrying Qatar flag
• The owner has Qatari nationality
• The line is Qatar company
• The cargo is from Qatar
• No Qatari crew to enter Saudi Ports
Saudi land border to Qatar (Abu Samra):
• Boarder is closed for any cargo entering and leaving Qatar.

Qatar
• All Qatar Airways flights to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain suspended

Oman
• No restrictions as of now
• Milaha will start operating a feeder from Sohar to Doha this week and schedule is attached. Please be in touch with the lines for further updates.
• Khasab Port (northern Oman) has agreed to issue port clearance.
• Most container lines have given indication that they are routing shipments enroute to Qatar via Oman (Salalah or Sohar). Maersk is the only line that has officially announced their plans. Please be in touch with the lines for further updates.
• Container lines are working on solutions for new bookings to / from Doha via Oman. Some lines/routes have opened up for bookings. Please be in touch with the lines for further updates.

Egypt
• All Egypt Air flights to Qatar Suspended
• Suez Canal transits allowed to all vessels/flags/nations subject to compliance with conditions stated in the present rules of navigation.
• At the moment no official restrictions form the Egyptian authorities with regards to Suez

Bahrain
• All Gulf Air flights to Qatar suspended
• All Bahrain Ports and territorial waters will remain suspended for marine navigation from and to Qatar

Kuwait
• No restrictions as of now

Iraq
• No restrictions as of now

 

with best regards / mit freundlichen Grüßen
 
  Carsten J. Weisner   (Mr.)
  Repr. Manager & Delegate to Middle East
 
FRACHT LTD  /  MIDDLE EAST REPRESENTATION

 

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