UAE Halts Libya-Bound Shipments


Amid growing security issues spurred by the crisis in Libya, U.A.E. port authorities issued instructions to cease loading containers for export and transshipment bound for Libyan ports, effective immediately, Danish-headquartered shipping company Safmarine said.

“As advised by the port authorities, containers bound for Libya will be held at the port and will not be loaded on the designated vessels; even if they have been load-listed. The containers can be taken out from the port after the hold is released from customs upon the shipper’s request,” the company added.

In addition, it is said that both ocean and airline transport of shipments from UAE to Libya have been suspended as well.

Safmarine, an independent brand within A.P.Moller-Maersk Group, offers a range of shipping services – both containerised and non containerised (breakbulk).

Next to core trades Africa, the Middle East and Indian subcontinent liner services are offered to East Coast South America and for various X-trades.

World Maritime News Staff, September 17, 2014; Image: hafen-hamburg

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