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Restrictions & Sanctions

Update on the Qatar situation

The information provided to us about restrictions imposed by each country on ships are updated below where more information about UAE ports is now available including the amendment to the restrictions imposed by Abu Dhabi Petroleum ports published on 7 June 2017.

As the situation may change it is strongly recommended to contact a local agent for the latest and detailed information prior to scheduling a port call in the area:

Bahrain

The Ports and Maritime Affairs at Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has declared that all Bahrain Ports and territorial waters will remain suspended for marine navigation from and to State of Qatar effective from 6th June 2017. 

Saudi Arabia

Qatari-flagged ships are banned from Saudi ports, as are ships owned and operated by Qatari nationals or having Qatari personnel onboard. Cargoes of Qatari origin will be refused permission for discharge.

UAE

Immigration of Qatari Nationals has been suspended, and all Qatari visitors and residents have been given two weeks to leave UAE territory. UAE citizens are banned from travelling to Qatar. The UAE land border is closed to Qatari cargo.

Abu Dhabi Ports (Port Khalifa, Musaffa Port, Mina Syed Port)

The following ships and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • Qatar flagged ships
  • Ships proceeding to/arriving from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
  • Ships loading/discharging cargo destined to to/from Qatar 

Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports (Ruwais Area)

– please note the different restrictions compared to above.

Following ships and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • Qatar flagged ships
  • The owner has Qatari nationality
  • The operator is a Qatari company 

Port of Fujairah

Ships flying Qatar flags or ships destined to or arriving from Qatar ports are not allowed to call Port of Fujairah and Fujairah Offshore Anchorage regardless their nature of call. Ships to vacate anchorage immediately if:

  • Arrived from Qatar
  • Destined to Qatar
  • Qatari flagged ships
  • Ship Management from Qatar base company

Jebel Ali Port, Hamriya Port, Port Rashid

The following ships are not allowed in DP World, UAE Region port or its anchorage areas with immediate effect until further notice

  • All Qatari flagged/owned ships
  • All ships going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
  • Ships loading/discharging cargo destined to to/from Qatar

Saqr Port, Ras Al Khaimah Port, RAK Maritime City, Al Jazeera Port, Al Jeer Port including offshore anchorage

Following ships and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • All Qatari flagged/owned ships
  • All ships going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
  • Ships loading/discharging cargo destined to to/from Qatar

Sharjah Seaports Authority ports including anchorages

Following ships and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • All Qatari flagged/owned ships
  • All ships destined for or arriving from Qatar, irrespective of the flag
  • Ships carrying cargo destined for Qatar including transit cargo

Egypt 

It is anticipated that Qatari-flagged ships will not be permitted to enter Egyptian ports. 

There is currently no indication that ships calling from Qatar or proceeding to Qatar will face difficulties. 

Flights between Egypt and Qatar will be temporarily suspended. 

Qatari nationals entering Egypt are likely to face difficulties. 

There should be no effect on Suez Canal transits for the time being, but there may be a requirement for Qatari crew members to be replaced while crossing the Canal.

 

Sources include GAC.com, ukpandi.com

 

Trading restrictions (Bahrain)

Trading restrictions imposed against Bahrain

Trading restrictions imposed by Bahrain

  • Arab League's Boycott of Israel: Bahrain's Position
    According to information received from local contacts only the primary boycott prohibiting member states from engaging in direct trade with Israel is being enforced. For example, the following are not allowed  to call Bahrain

    - Vessels of Israeli flag / registry.
    - Israeli owned, operated and/or managed vessels.
    - Vessels with Israeli crew / officers on board.
    - Vessels carrying Israeli cargo.

    The secondary boycott prohibiting trade with companies trading with Israel and the tertiary boycott prohibiting contact with companies trading with blacklisted companies are no longer enforced.

    However, vessels having called at an Israeli port directly prior to calling at a Bahrainian port or terminal will be denied entry / permission to berth.

  • Iran
    According to reports the following are banned from Bahrain ports:
    - Iranian flagged ships
    - Ships that call directly from an Iranian port
    - Ships that have called Iran within the last 3 ports of call must first obtain authorisation from the Bahrainian authorities.

  • Qatar
    The Ports and Maritime Affairs at Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has declared that all Bahrain Ports and territorial waters will remain suspended for marine navigation from and to State of Qatar effective from 6th June 2017. 

  • United Nations Security Council Resolutions

 

Restrictions & sanctions (Bahrain)

Bunker prices: sourced from www.mabux.com

Current bunker prices Last Updated: 06:58 (GMT) - 27 May 2020

PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 206 ↑ (+2) 263 ↑ (+13) 286 ↑ (+12)
Singapore 207 ↓ (-3) 287 ↑ (+7) 310 ↑ (+2)
Fujairah 193 → (+0) 284 ↓ (-16) 361 ↓ (-14)
Copenhagen 203 → (+0) 268 ↑ (+3) 318 ↑ (+10)
Gothenburg 200 → (+0) 265 ↑ (+3) 315 ↑ (+10)
St. Petersburg 160 ↓ (-7) 230 ↑ (+15) 270 ↓ (-5)
Tallinn 216 ↑ (+2) 268 ↑ (+2) 336 ↑ (+12)
Gibraltar 235 ↑ (+3) 275 ↑ (+3) 320 ↓ (-2)
Pireaus 234 ↑ (+16) 274 → (+0) 291 ↑ (+7)
Istanbul 270 ↑ (+5) 325 ↑ (+10)
Houston 202 ↑ (+5) 255 ↑ (+7) 310 ↑ (+7)
Panama Canal 245 ↓ (-2) 265 ↓ (-2) 330 ↓ (-2)
Santos 283 ↑ (+3) 283 ↑ (+3) 375 ↑ (+3)
Buenos Aires 305 → (+0) 480 → (+0)
Hamburg 220 ↑ (+22) 274 ↑ (+19) 312 ↑ (+12)
Riga 212 ↑ (+2) 266 ↑ (+12) 335 ↑ (+12)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 208 ↑ (+2) 265 ↑ (+13) 288 ↑ (+12)
New York 210 ↓ (-10) 270 ↓ (-20) 310 ↓ (-10)
Philadelphia 213 ↓ (-10) 275 ↓ (-20) 315 ↓ (-10)
Hong Kong 230 ↓ (-1) 287 ↓ (-1) 295 ↓ (-6)
Genoa 253 ↑ (+28) 291 ↓ (-7) 348 ↑ (+11)
Augusta 261 ↑ (+20) 282 ↓ (-7) 329 ↑ (+2)
Rio de Janeiro 305 ↑ (+16) 305 ↑ (+16) 342 ↑ (+6)
Bremerhaven 217 ↑ (+22) 274 ↑ (+19) 325 → (+0)
Paranagua 310 ↑ (+16) 310 ↑ (+16) 405 ↑ (+6)
Rio Grande 310 ↑ (+16) 310 ↑ (+16) 406 ↑ (+6)
Recife
Salvador 318 ↑ (+16) 318 ↑ (+16) 387 ↑ (+6)
Fortaleza 296 ↑ (+16) 296 ↑ (+16) 395 ↑ (+6)
Fremantle 440 → (+0) 480 → (+0)
Belem 339 ↑ (+16) 339 ↑ (+16) 419 ↑ (+6)
Tubarao 305 ↑ (+16) 305 ↑ (+16) 395 ↑ (+6)
Curacao 544 → (+0) 589 → (+0)
New Orleans 207 ↓ (-11) 250 ↓ (-8) 275 ↓ (-3)
Manaus 319 ↑ (+16) 319 ↑ (+16) 383 ↑ (+6)
Niteroi 305 → (+0) 305 → (+0) 342 → (+0)
Praia Mole 305 ↑ (+16) 305 ↑ (+16) 342 ↓ (-47)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 339 ↑ (+16) 339 ↑ (+16) 419 ↑ (+6)
Vitoria 305 ↑ (+16) 305 ↑ (+16) 395 ↑ (+6)
Itaqui (XP) 342 ↑ (+16) 242 ↓ (-84) 413 ↑ (+6)
Miami 254 ↑ (+5) 369 ↑ (+7)

Maximum Size

MAXIMUM LOA - 300 M

MAXIMUM DRAFT (AT ALL STATES OF TIDE) - 9.75 M

MAXIMUM DRAFT ( USING TIDE) - 10.5 M

Also see "Harbour"