UAE revises Qatar shipping ban after Doha's WTO complaint
The development could perhaps be linked to complaints about the boycott filed to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
An Abu Dhabi Ports circular dated February 12 cancelled previous orders that banned cargoes of Qatar origin from UAE waters and ports and those of UAE origin from Qatar, Reuters reported.
But it has maintained a ban on ships donning the Qatari flag, owned by Qatari shipping firms or nationals. Vessels with UAE flags similarly cannot dock at Qatar ports.
Liberian flagged container ship MSC ELSA 3 arrived at Dubai's Jebel Ali Port on February 20 from Qatar's Umm Said, according to Refinitiv data.
Qatar filed a legal complaint to the WTO against the economic blockade imposed by its three neighbours in July 2017.
The four Arab states have reiterated they would make no compromises in their demand that Doha change its policies.
A defiant Qatar has rejected the list of 13 demands from the coalition, which included shutting broadcaster Al Jazeera and the London-based The New Arab, downgrading diplomatic ties with Iran and closing a Turkish military base.
Doha says the Saudi-Emirati led blockade seeks to punish its independent foreign policy and support for Arab Spring protests.