Mwani Qatar Fights Travel Ban


Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has launched a three times weekly service linking with Oman in a bid to beat the disruption caused by the travel ban imposed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE.

The company said in a statement: “A total of 12 direct calls per month to Hamad Port from Sohar Port have been added and Mwani Qatar reiterates its commitment to managing Qatar’s ports and providing a stable platform for supply-chain for Qatar’s economy.”

It was recently announced that the Port of Fujairah on the Eastern seaboard of the United Arab Emirates was going to ease restrictions for vessels calling from Qatar, which should allow for bunkering, after it banned all vessels that were either Qatari-flagged, owned, and all vessels that had or were going to call in Qatar from Fujairah’s port or anchorages.

Qatar is also working with companies such as Maersk Line to find ways around the restrictions as the container shipping line recently announced plans to run its own feeder service from Salalah in Oman to Qatar.

But the UAE state is still facing problems as container shipping line COSCO has also joined in on the ban a week after the lockdown on trade.

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