High transport fees irk Lebanese shippers

Dubai: Shippers in Lebanon have hit out at the high ocean freight charges they are facing.

The former president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association Fadi Abboud told local media, “It costs around $800 to load a 40-foot container on a ship at Port of Beirut before even shipping it. This makes Lebanon among the most expensive countries in the world when it comes to shipping costs.”

Abboud has urged the government to intervene and help cut costs in order to make Lebanese exports more competitive. [03/09/14]

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