COPENHAGEN : A.P. Moller – Maersk has informed that after careful consideration and a thorough evaluation of available options, the Company has decided to formally wind down our operations in Syria effective 1st December 2023. This means we will no longer offer shipments to or from any destinations in Syria.
Consequently, bookings to/from Syria will no longer be accepted from 1st December and Maersk vessels will no longer call Syrian ports. The final Maersk vessel to call Syria will be Maersk Narmada (346E/347W) on 28th 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.
We understand this change may have an impact on your business, but rest assured we will do all in our power to support your supply chain needs.
With Syria being a highly sanctioned country, business activity has already been very restricted, and Maersk has therefore conducted limited operations in Syria in full 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.