Shipping Sector Losses Up by JOD30m since Qatar Blockade

تم نشره في Wed 8 November / Nov 2017. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN —AlGhad— The chairman of the Jordanian truckers association Mohammad Dawood uncovered to AlGhad that the land shipping sector has lost an additional JOD30 million since the Qatar blockade, on top of the losses incurred in these last 6 years since the borders with Iraq, and then Syria, were shut down.

Business has come to a stall, somewhat, for the land shipping sector, Dawood said, with more than 21 thousand freight trucks out of business, accumulating some JOD665 million in losses.

The Gulf crisis did not help the sector at all, he exclaimed.

In fact, he said, it only added to the massive flock of suspended freight trucks and truckers.

Before the crisis, around 500 freight trucks travelled the Jordan-Qatar route, through Saudi, transporting produce and cattle.

With the single land border point to Qatar shut, which is through Saudi, these trucks have stopped operating.

More so, visa entry fees to Saudi have multiplied by more than 11 times in these last few months, whereas the Transit duration has been shrunk from 7-10 days to 3-5 days.

These trucks, including all 5,000 operating interstate routes, Dawood highlighted, provide for thousands of Jordanians families.

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