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Canal & The Society

The Suez Canal ’s role is not confined to servicing the world trade. It goes beyond that to serve the Canal Zone community ...

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Toll Calculator

Please note that the aim of this calculation is to give an estimate tolls.

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  Ship Type
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Ship Status
SDR Rate Click here for SDR rates.


Additional Charges:

a) Imposed Tugs:
- Refer to "Rules of Navigation" part I CH III Sec III.
b) Pilotage:
- Refer to "Rules of Navigation" part I CH I Sec II.
c) Gross Ton Dues (900 USD)
-If SCGT > 80000 TON
By Other Authorities
a) Ports & Harbors: A $ 0.13 / SCNT.
b) Mooring: Refer to www.cmlegypt.com .
c) Search Light: Refer to www.cmlegypt.com .

Calculation Remarks:

Ship Type
- There are 13 ship types according to the Toll Circular. (See Toll Circular)
- Suez Canal net tonnage, on which all dues and charges to be paid.
- SCNT Certificate can be issued by the competent authorities. (See Rules of Navigation )
- If you don't have the SCNT, enter the GT in the SCNT field
- The acceptable currencies for dues payment are:

1. US Dollar 4. Jabanese Yen 7. Danish Krone
2. Euro 5. Canadian Dollar 8. Norwegian Krone
3. Sterling Pound 6. Swedish Krona 9. Swiss Franc
10. Chinese Yuan


Canal History
13th century BCE

13th century BCE, A canal is constructed between the Nile Delta and the Red Sea. For the following centuries, the canal was only partially maintained...


1854, By a French initiative, the viceroy of Egypt, Said Pasha, decides for a project to build a canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea...


1858, La Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez is formed to construct the canal.

17 Nov 1869

17 Nov 1869, With great splendour, the canal is opened for navigation. Dimensions were 22 metre in bottom width, 58 metre in surface width, and a depth of 8 metres...

2 Mar 1888

2 Mar 1888, The Convention of Constantinople guaranteed right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal during war and peace...

13 Jun 1956

13 Jun 1956, Suez Canal Zone restored to Egypt.
26 Jul 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal.

5 Jun 1975

5 Jun 1975, Suez Canal reopened...

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Egypt Gate

Egyptian Official Sites

Tourism Information

Places, directions, travel co. and more.

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