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Qatar Diplomatic Situation Impacts Logistics Operations

We would like to update our network partners and customers on the recent developments in Qatar. The following information is correct as of June 8, 2017:

  • Air, land and sea borders have been closed, essentially cutting off the flow of goods between the above mentioned countries and Qatar.
  • Land Border Abu Samra between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is closed, no trucks can pass.
  • All airlines from the seven countries mentioned above have stopped their flights to and from Qatar effective June 6th 2017.
  • Lufthansa, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, and Cargolux operate as scheduled to and from Doha.
  • Currently, no air freight bookings are accepted to Doha on Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia, Gulf Air, Egypt Air, and Saudia.
  • No bookings are accepted on Qatar Airways to all airports in the seven countries mentioned above. Qatar Airways flights to countries not included in the ban are operating as scheduled.
  • Dnata will not accept any air freight shipments from UAE to Qatar, including transit shipments via a third country.
  • DP World terminals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi no longer accept any ocean freight bookings to Qatar, including transshipment cargo.
  • No ocean freight bookings are accepted between Qatar and the seven countries mentioned above.
  • Transshipment cargo via UAE is currently suspended.

The DB Schenker office in Qatar is fully operational and in close contact with respective authorities. For immediate support or questions please contact our office:

Schenker Logistics WLL Qatar
Mr. Henning Zimmermann
Phone: +974 4499 5755
Fax: +974 4499 5756
Mobile: +974 – 5587 3895

Our teams in the involved countries are working on clarifying the exact impact on supply chains and identifying alternative freight solutions for clients.

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One Response on “Qatar Diplomatic Situation Impacts Logistics Operations

  1. The changes made affected the logistics adversely. Such kind of decisions should be made with the keeping the supply of goods and services and the impact which will be made on such kind of decisions.

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