U.A.E stops shipments to Libya
Port authorities in the U.A.E have issued instructions to cease loading containers for export and transshipment bound for Libyan ports.
Danish shipping company Safmarine says the instructions are effective immediately and come amid growing security issues spurred by the crisis in Libya.
“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 said.
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).