Clearance Companies Await Lebanon-Gulf Transit Route to Reopen

Amman — The Association of Owners of Clearance and Transport Companies is anticipating the resumption of the transit operations between Lebanon and the Arab Gulf states, passing through Jordan, after a hiatus of more than a month, association President DaifAllah Abu Aqouleh said.

In a statement on Sunday, Abu Aqouleh said that Jordanian clearance companies have been negatively affected by the recent halt of freight shipping, as the Lebanon-Gulf transit route passes through Jordan’s northern and southern crossing points.

“Lebanese merchants are intensively requesting to import their goods through the port of Aqaba, up to the land transit route, due to the high sea freight costs at the Lebanese ports,” he added.