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Escalating Crisis in Qatar impact on shipping

News / / Escalating Crisis in Qatar impact on shipping

On 11 June 2017, further to individual circulars being issued by various ports in the UAE, the Director General of the Federal Transport Authority has issued a notice to all UAE Ports and Ship Agents making clear that in order to implement the decision of the Government of the UAE on severing relations with the State of Qatar, all UAE ports must notReceive any Qatari flagged vessel or Qatari owned VesselLoad or Discharge any cargo of Qatari originDischarge UAE cargo in QatarThis notice differs in substance to notices which have been issued by some of the ports within the UAE during the course of the last week and it will be interesting to see how the measures are now implemented nbspOf particular relevance is the fact that there is no reference to vessels not being given port clearance if the last port of call or next port of call is Qatar nbspThis could mean that Vessels which have loaded in Qatar and wish to bunker in Fujairah may be able to do so nbspIt is also notable that the measures are now being referred to as Qatar sanctions

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