Middle East

Latakia fees infuriate shippers

The new tariff for containers at the port of Latakia in Syria has raised widespread discontent among shippers, forcing many to mull switching their trade routes.

A local shipper commented: "The tariff of a 20-feet container was 6000 Syrian lira, and has now risen to 21,000 liras, meaning it has risen 270% while 40-feet containers from 7,500 Syrian Lira to 29,000 Lira, and of course costs will be charged to the goods."  [23/04/13]

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