Logistics Bulletin

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Shipment cut-off dates during Ramadan

Land shipment lead times

Increased traffic prior to the holy month is expected at custom borders.  For land freight, we expect an increase in lead times by:
7 – 10 days: Bahrain, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait and Qatar
3 – 4 days: Oman


Eid cut-off date:

The last unaffected handover of land freight shipments before the EID holidays is expected to be around 6th June.
Land freight will resume on the first working day after EID holidays.


Please place your purchase orders and communicate your call-off requirements well in advance to ensure adequate stock during this holiday season.

For more information, please contact us.

Logistics Bulletin Iraq


Sea freight services have been introduced to Umm Qasr Port (Basra) and Basra Airport. February 2017


Importers to Saudi Arabia need to authorise a clearing agent using the Saudi customs e-portal system. March 2017 

Attested authorisation letters and RIL documents are not mandatory anymore. March 2017

Logistics Bulletin Libya


Due to an embargo on shipments air and sea freight services to Libyan ports are currently suspended from UAE. February 2017


From 13th February 2017, duty-exempted shipments will incur an import fee based on their cargo value.  This fee is set at 0.5% for air and sea shipments and 1% for land freight. February 2017 


The legalisation charge has increased with immediate effect.  The revised fees will be based on the invoice value. February 2017 


Logistics Bulletin UAE

United Arab Emirates

A value-added tax (VAT) rate of 5% will be implemented on UAE shipments from 1st January 2018. 



Sea freight services at the Aden port have been resumed. July 2016