Container ship and supply vessel operator Maersk has warned its customers that goods exported to Saudi Arabia from Turkey are very likely to be barred from entry,
The allegations regarding Riyadh’s embargo on Turkish goods have prompted the logistics sector to take steps. Maersk sent emails to its customers, warning them about the risks of exporting goods to Saudi Arabia from Turkey and that they could be held at the customs.
According to dailysabah.com, Maersk warned its customers by saying that the exports will be subjected to “slowing down in customs processes.”
“Within the scope of this, there may happen long waits for the entrance of goods into the country and they may be left totally to the customs,” the company said, adding that any expenses that may arise from the bureaucratic processes will fall upon the customer to pay if they take the risks and still decide to export their goods to the kingdom.
Turkey’s nongovernmental organizations in the transportation sector, International Transportation and Logistics Service Providers Association (UTIKAD) and International Transporters Association (UND) asked Saudi officials regarding the alleged embargo but did not receive a response.