SCA Circ 11/1995
Circular No. 4/1993 dated 7/6/1993 is to be cancelled, whereby, these vessels are dealt
with as follows:
a) Vehicle Carriers
- When carrying small floating units of
less than 300 tons SCGT a surcharge equal to 150% of the floating units normal SCGT
tolls is levied and added to the transit dues.
- When carrying floating units of 300
SCGT and above circular No. 435236 concerning heavy lift vessels and vessels carrying
floating units is applied.
- When carrying vehicle spare parts or
unassembled vehicles, a surcharge of SDR 4 shall be levied on each metric ton.
- In case of transporting general
a) If the tonnage of the shipment does not exceed 1000 metric tons, an additional charge
of SDR 5 shall be levied on each metric ton.
b) If the tonnage of the shipment exceeds 1000 metric tons, the tolls stipulated in the
above mentioned item (a) sahll be doubled.
b) Lash ships
- When transporting a floating unit of
less than 300 SCGT.
a) In case of carrying a floating unit on weather deck, a surcharge equal to 250% of the
units normal SCGT tolls is levied and added to the transit dues.
b) In case of carrying a floating unit under deck, a surcharge equal to 150% of the
floating units normal SCGT tolls is levied.
- When transporting a floating unit
(300 SCGT and above) circular No. 435236 concerning heavy lifters and ships carrying
floating units shall be applied.
- When transporting general cargo
a) If the tonnage of the shipment does not exceed 1000 metric tons:
i) A surcharge of SDR 10 is levied on each metric ton of acrgo carried on the weather
ii) A surcharge of SDR 5 is levied on ech metric ton of cargo carried under deck.
b) If the tonnage of the shipment exceeds 100 metric tons the dues stipulated in item 3Ai
and ii shall be doubled.
- Dues rates of vehicle carriers and
lash ships are to remain in effect an all the said cases.
- For easy application of the above
mentioned regulations, shipowners, operators and charterers are kindly requested to
provide the SCA, Transit Dept., with a detailed report on the floating unit a good time in
advance of transit. (see page 91 of the Rules of Navigation 1995 item "C No. 1
and 2 "special cases").
Another report on the tonnage of
general cargo - other than vehicles - and its placing as per the cargo manifest is also
This circular takes effect as of January 1st, 1996.