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Qatar Blockade

The Qatar crisis has been called the worst in the Middle East since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. With the continuing standoff between the gas-rich kingdom and Saudi Arabia and its allies Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE, Lloyd’s List will provide industry-leading insight on how the turmoil has hit shipping.


Qatar crisis yet to shake LNG carrier demand

LNG shipping outlook in graphs: Booming LNG trades support tanker demand despite rapid fleet growth

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific North America

Qatar crisis crimps supramax demand in Middle East

But Indonesian coal bookings may increase with Ramadan holidays over

Middle East and Africa Qatar Dry Bulk

Gulf crisis spills over into IMO

Qatar slams Gulf states on the international stage demanding end to alleged convention violations

Middle East and Africa Qatar IMO

LNG freight rates unruffled by Qatar crisis

Spot voyage charters stable at $38,000 per day even as Qatar signs LNG deal with Shell

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa South America

FAQs: How the Qatar crisis affects oil and gas shipping

Tankers and LNG markets have navigated the initial aftermath of the Gulf crisis with limited impact, but uncertainty will remain until the situation is fully resolved

Middle East and Africa Bahrain Egypt

Qatar geopolitical spat weighs on Middle East bulker trade

Several dry bulk long-term contracts terminated in the Middle East region

Middle East and Africa Dry Bulk Political and Trade

UAE’s Federal Transport Authority issues directive on Qatar

Government directive to ports is notable for mention of the word 'sanctions' against Qatar

Middle East and Africa Qatar United Arab Emirates

Golar vessel transports Qatari LNG cargo to Egypt

Delivery indicates Egypt has not severed LNG imports from Qatar despite region's diplomatic crisis

Middle East and Africa Egypt Qatar

Seventeen-strong Qatari LNG fleet piles up outside Ras Laffan

Blockade also forces traders to divert LNG shipments on the water 

Middle East and Africa Bahrain Egypt

Maersk Line offers alternative for cargo under way to Qatar

Feeder vessel will be deployed to transit via Salalah

Containers Middle East and Africa Ports and Logistics

Trade disruption from Qatar blockade spreads

Everything from logistics supply chains to shipping services and banking transactions are being affected

Tankers and Gas Finance Middle East and Africa

Middle East ports begin blocking Qatar-flagged vessels

Some ports, including Fujairah, extend ban to ships with planned or previous stops in a Qatar port

Tankers and Gas LNG Ports and Logistics

Webinar: Qatar Blockade

Hear the discussions of maritime experts from Drewry, Clyde & Co, Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence over how the Gulf crisis affects shipping.

Qatar Petroleum starts bunkering facilities amid crisis

Desperate measure is designed to provide relief to ships barred from bunkering hubs like Fujairah

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific Containers

Qatar crisis a stress-test of the new world order

Maritime companies must increasingly get used to Middle East uncertainty

United States Qatar Saudi Arabia

Qatari LNG carriers that avoided Suez Canal were just killing time, say sources

Crisis, what crisis? The two vessels had long lead times and could take the long route rather than pay canal toll, Lloyd's List is told

Tankers and Gas LNG Egypt

Maersk Line resumes Qatar services

Transit over to Salalah is now open for all bookings though priority will be given to 'on water' cargo due to limited space.

Middle East and Africa Qatar Oman

Liner shipping players eye Sohar transit to save Qatar services

A 'restraint of princes' clause may relieve carriers from liabilities for delays or damage to cargo, says lawyer

Middle East and Africa Containers Law


Ship operators stumble through confusing port circulars amid the trade blockade

Middle East and Africa Bahrain Egypt

Saudi-Qatar rift sends owners and brokers into panic mode

Potential closure of sea routes raises fears about movement of Qatari vessels and cargoes

Tankers and Gas LNG Regulation