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Qatar: Counting the costs of crisis

Doha has been busy setting up new trade links and expanding its logistics options in the wake of the blockade led by neighbours Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE (the ‘GCC-3’). Iran sent its first shipment of food, consisting of 180 tonnes of fruit and vegetables, on 14 June. That has been followed by many more consignments arriving via air and sea. New cargo services have been launched between Hamad port and both Sohar port in Oman and Mundra and Nhava Sheva ports in India.

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