Please be informed that due to the change in diplomatic relations in the Gulf, resulting in immediate restrictions applicable in vessel calls, CMA CGM will, with immediate effect :

  1. cease taking any fresh cargo bookings to and from Qatar until further notice.
  2. hold at port of loading all export booking to and from Qatar until a contingency plan is decided. Export demurrage and on carriage surcharges will apply to this force majeure situation.
  3. discharge commercial cargo loaded at or destined for Qatar which are currently on board, at a place we deem safe and convenient, hereupon the responsibility of CMA CGM shall cease under the relevant bill of Lading. Kindly contact your local representation to arrange for delivery at such place. Alternatively CMA CGM is currently working on contingency plan for delivering the cargo in/from Qatar. This plan, and the associated additional costs, will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this force majeure situation and thank you for your business and continued support. For further assistance, please contact

MailAndrew McBride

MailLizzie Bennett