DP World bans Qatar flag vessels from UAE ports

DP World bans Qatar flag vessels from UAE ports

Dubai - The announcement comes a day after the port of Fujairah barred all Qatari flag ships from calling on its port.



By Staff Report

Published: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 7:48 PM

Last updated: Wed 7 Jun 2017, 5:01 PM

In line with the UAE government's recent decision on severing diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar, DP World on Tuesday said it is barring all Qatari flag vessels from calling at any of its ports.

"Vessels with the flag of Qatar or vessels destined to or arriving from Qatar are not allowed to call at any DP World terminals in the UAE until further notice," DP World said in a statement.

The announcement comes a day after the port of Fujairah barred all Qatari flag ships from calling on its port.

The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia and five other states, on Monday severed ties, including diplomatic ties, with the State of Qatar. Qatari diplomats in UAE were given 48 hours to exit the country, while citizens and tourists had 14 days to leave.

Airlines from four countries suspended air operations to Qatar, while closing their own air spaces to Qatar Airways.


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