​​Traffic system in the Suez Canal including the new Canal shall be as follows:

 


  • Number of convoys​: Two convoys
    •  ​​The Southbound convoy starts at 0330- direct transit.
    •  T​he Northbound convoy starts at 0400- direct transit.
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  • Limit Time of Arrival
  • Port Said:
South of Lat. 31 28 .7 N: This Lat. is limited by Long. 32 00 .27 E & Long. 32 37 .43 E
Southbound Convoy:
The limit time is hr 2300 for the southbound convoy.

  • ​​ Port Tewfik:
North of Lat. 29 42 .8 N: This Lat. is limited by Long. 32 23.1 E & Long. 32 41 .5 E
Northbound Convoy:
The limit time is hr 2300 for ships that are allowed to join the convoy:

  • Pilotage sys​​​tem is applied as before.
​16 km / hr. for ordinary vessels
14 km / hr. for Tankers.
  • The New Suez Canal has been equipped with navigational aids: (buoys, bollard pulls and pilotage stations).
  • Amended Suez Canal Rules of Navigation, August edition 2015 has been issued.
  • Electronic Charts have been issued for the new Suez Canal.
  • The charts, Rules of Navigation and publications are available at Edward Company for Maritime Services:
           ​​www.edwardomarine.com
           info@edwardmarine.com
  • Enhancing the safety of LNG, LPG and tankers with SC tugs.

For more details visit the page of Circular No. 5/2015