A - TRANSIT DUES
(1) Transit dues are assessed on Suez Canal Net Tonnage
(2) Transit dues rates will be levied according to the last circular to be issued by Suez Canal Authority.
(3) Transit dues are payable in advance.
B - DIVISION OF TRANSIT
A reduction of a quarter, half or three quarters of the
transit dues is allowed to vessels using only three quarters, half or one quarter of the
Once a vessel just entered the Canal; a quarter of transit dues is to be levies.
C - ADDITIONAL DUES ON SLOW VESSELSAdditional transit dues are levied on slow vessels on the basis indicated hereunder:
|1 Km/H||10% of the transit dues|
|2 Km/H||20% of the transit dues|
|3 Km/H||30% of the transit dues|
|4 Km/H||40% of the transit dues|
|5 Km/H||80% of the transit dues|
|6 Km/H or more||160% of the transit dues|
D - TOWAGE DUES
VESSELS TOWED OR ESCORTED IN THE CANAL
(a) Manned vessels pay transit dues as pre-mentioned for
vessels transiting under own power.
(b) i - Manned vessels without steering pay 50% of the transit dues.
ii - Manned vessels with engines out of order pay 75% of the transit dues.
iii - Manned vessels have both cases mentioned before pay 100% of the transit dues.
(c) Unmanned or scrapped vessels (dead body) pay transit dues levied on the basis of Gross Tonnage Suez Canal special Tonnage Certificate. The rates Special Drawing Rights per ton are the same as used for vessels transiting under own power.
These vessels are subject also to the payment of extra dues for towed units mentioned before.
(d) If towed or escorted by approved tugs not belonging to Suez Canal Authority, vessels have to pay towage dues of 25 U.S. Cent per Suez Canal Net Tonnage in case of manned vessels and per Suez Canal Net Tonnage in case of unmanned or scrapped vessels, in addition to the transit dues.
(e) Approved tugs not belonging to Suez Canal Authority pay transit dues as a laden vessel.
(f) In case of towing or escorting with a tug not belonging to Suez Canal Authority. a pilot is imposed against a payment of a lump sum of 450 U.S.Dollars.
(g) The towed unit is charged by the Pilotage dues for the additional pilots appointed to assist the pilot on board that unit. The rate being 300 U.S. Dollars for every extra pilot in the Canal and 150 U.S. Dollars for every extra harbour pilot.
(2) TOWED LARGE FLOATING UNITSUnmanned or scrapped vessels arriving towed:
|speed of transit less than||charges to be collected|
|12 Km||H 5% of the transit dues|
|11 Km||H 10% of the transit dues|
|10 Km||H 20% of the transit dues|
|9 Km||H 40% of the transit dues|
|8 Km||H 80% of the transit dues|
|7 Km||H 160% of the transit dues|
viii - Pilotage dues:
The towed unit is charged with the Pilotage dues for the additional pilots appointed to assist the pilot on board that unit, at a rate of 3300 U.S.Dollars for every extra pilot in the Canal and of 150 U.S.Dollars for every extra harbour pilot.
(3) GUARANTEE DEPOSIT
Before entering the Canal, towed units, unmanned or
scrapped vessels must deposit a guarantee deposit (either cash of letter of guarantee,
though the ship's agency). That bank guarantee must be confirmed by any Egyptian bank.
Plus to the transit dues the value of this Bank guarantee is to be calculated as follows:
(a) 80% of the transit dues to cover the extra expenses for slow speed.
(b) A lump sum on account of any damage occurring to Suez Canal Authority property and/or equipment and installations during transit as follows:
Less than 1000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage 4000 U.S.Dollars.
Up to 2000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage 10000 U.S.Dollars.
Up to 4000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage 20000 U.S.Dollars.
Up to 6000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage 30000 U.S.Dollars.
Up to 10000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage 50000 U.S.Dollars.
In abnormal cases, a bigger amount may be imposed.
(c) The approximate cost of hire of assisting tugs (taking into account the number of tugs required and expected duration of the transit), on the basis of (15000 U.S.Dollars) per tug and per day.
(d) The said deposit shall be refunded after deduction of the exact extra expenses, if any.