Pressure by major naval traders demanding end of Saudi blockade of Hodeidah mounts

Pressure by major naval traders demanding end of Saudi blockade of Hodeidah mounts

Major traders and importers have threatened to stop importing through the port of Aden, due to navigational complications and multiplicity of “fees and levies” that become heavy burden on them.

They called for the opening of the port of Hodeidah and lifting the trade ban on the port, which serves more than 75% of the Yemeni people.

Official sources close to the traders, reported that a number of them left the port of Aden, and became unable to compete in the commercial market, due to the levies that burden them and reflected on the prices of goods and transportation to the northern governorates.

The sources confirmed that the complications at the port began with raising the price of customs tariffs by the government, loyal to the Saudi-led coalition, from 250-500 riyals, in addition to delaying goods for weeks.

The same sources pointed out that the purchasing power of the citizen has collapsed, considering that there is no solution for this except to leave the port of Aden.

They called on the United Nations to open the port of Hodeidah to food commodities, commercial goods and medicine containers.

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