Syria – Unrest in Latakia, Update on the Situation

Syria – the unrest which was advised in Latakia. An update on the situation

The situation in Latakia is now calm. Terminals and ports are operating normally however the withdrawal of cargo is minimum, only part (about 50%) of cargo destined to Damascus and Aleppo are currently moving.

As volitility in Syria is still high the status at the port could change quickly and so this will be monitored and acted upon daily. Where necessary shipments will be moved to Abels Customs Bonded International Warehouse to await foreign office approval to ship.

As reported per the media, the military operations against protestors have now stopped following the deadly crackdown on protestors as reported http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/03/2011329155923973612.html

Should you be moving to Syria please call your Abels customer liaison or email shipping@abels.co.uk or call +44 1841 816600