Shipping to and from Qatar

Your complete guide to shipping to and from Qatar. Find the right route, get Maersk office locations, discover local solutions, payment options and more.

COVID-19 Operational status

Due to COVID-19, key elements of your supply chain like warehousing, terminal or customs operations might suffer disruption. In order to react to any change we are capturing and updating daily the latest operational status for each country.

COVID-19 Operational status (updated 21-05-2020)

Operation Market Status Maersk Operational Status
Operation
General status
Market Status
Reduced working hours during Ramadan starting APR 26.Non-essential services being advised to WFH/slow down.
Govt. and private sector office timing changed/reduced . All offices need to be closed 1 pm ( max 6 hours ).Maersk running with full counter ( 8 am to 1 pm ) and authorities alligned on this being part of 'essential'.
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Counter open
Market Status
Reduced hours
Maersk Operational Status
Counter operational but reduced hours thru 1 PM owing month of Ramadan.
Operation
Ocean carrier status
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
Vessels requiring 14 days minimum gap between sailing out of EGYPT due to local government mandate so that means on ME2 we had to have a couple of days sailing time. Mepc updated and so is GSIS.
Operation
Reefer booking acceptance
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Terminal status
Market Status
Operating with limited capacity
Maersk Operational Status
Vessels requiring 14 days minimum gap between sailing out of EGYPT due to local government mandate so that means on ME2 we had to have a couple of days sailing time. Mepc updated and so is GSIS.
Operation
Customs authorities
Market Status
Open
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Warehousing
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Inland container yards
Market Status
Open
Maersk Operational Status
3rd party
Operation
Inland trucking
Market Status
Restrictions on certain corridors
Maersk Operational Status
Inland Qatar trucking only
Operation
Rail transport
Market Status
No Service
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Barge shipment
Market Status
No Service
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Air freight
Market Status
Restrictions from/to certain destinations
Maersk Operational Status
Full lock down of the airport, except limited essentials parcel handling

Local information

Port
Doha
Address
PO Box 81
Department of Ports
Doha
Qatar
Telephone
974 445 7457
Opening hours

With over 13 years’ experience in Qatar, we combine local knowledge, excellent service, unmatched stability and the world’s largest shipping network to help connect Qatari business to the world.

We connect Qatari businesses to our global fleet through weekly port calls in Hamad and Mesaieed, and through our main office in Doha. We have expertise in every type of cargo – including petrochemical, refrigerated and Out of Gauge cargo – and partner with Qatari companies from different fields to help drive their businesses forward.

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