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Maersk halts operations in Syria



A.P. Moller Maersk has decided to formally wind down its operations in Syria effective from 1 December 2023.


"This means we will no longer offer shipments to or from any destinations in Syria," confirmed the company in a statement. Consequently, bookings to/from Syria will no longer be accepted from 1 December and Maersk vessels will no longer call Syrian ports.


The final Maersk vessel to call Syria will be Maersk Narmada on 28 November.


"Honouring our existing commitments, we will ensure that all bookings to/from Syria with containers already assigned will be facilitated. All customers impacted by this announcement will be contacted individually to discuss delivery details," said the Danish shipping company in its announcement.


Maersk explained that with Syria being a highly sanctioned country, business activity has been very restricted, and the company has conducted limited operations in Syria in compliance with international sanctions.


"This has recently become even more challenging logistically, and we have therefore made the decision to close our operations down completely," noted Maersk.


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