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Navigation Circulars

 
Circular No. 5/2015

THE NEW SUEZ CANAL

On the occasion of opening the new Suez Canal for navigation on 06/08/2015, the SCA has decided the following:
Article one:
(1)Traffic system in the Suez Canal including the new Canal shall be as follows:
a- Number of convoys: Two convoys
* The Southbound convoy starts at 0330- direct transit.
* The Northbound convoy starts at 0400- direct transit.
b- 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:
A. The limit time is hr 2300 for the southbound convoy.
B. Ships arriving after hr 2300 till hr 0000 can join the southbound convoy against the payment of a surcharge equal to 5% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of 12500 SDR.
C. Ships arriving after hr 0000 till hr 0100 can join the southbound convoy against the payment of a surcharge equal to 10% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of 25000 SDR.
D. Ships arriving after hr 0100 may join the southbound convoy, against the payments of a surcharge equals to 12% of the normal transit due s with a maximum of 30000 SDR if the convoy situation permits.
E.The limit time of container ships berthing at Port Said eastern port to join the southbound convoy will be as follows:-
1-The limit time for ships to be ready for transit is up to hr. 0000
2-Ships can join the convoy from hr. 0000 till hr. 0100 against additional dues of 10% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of 25000 SDR
3-Ships can join the convoy after hr. 0100 against surcharge of 12% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of 30000 SDR if traffic conditions permit.
* 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:
A.The limit time is hr 2300 for ships that are allowed to join the convoy:
B.Ships arriving after hr 2300 till hr 0000 can join the convoy against the payment of a surcharge equal to 5% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of 12500 SDR.
C.Ships arriving after hr 0000 until hr 0100 can also join convoy against the payment of a surcharge equal to 10% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of 25000 SDR.
D.Ships arriving after hr 0100 may join the convoy, if traffic conditions permit, against the payment of a surcharge equal to 12% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of 30000 SDR.
(2) Pilotage system is applied as before.
(3) The permissible speed:
16 km / hr. for ordinary vessels
14 km / hr. for Tankers.
(4) The New Suez Canal has been equipped with navigational aids: (buoys, bollard pulls and pilotage stations).
(5) Amended Suez Canal Rules of Navigation, August edition 2015 has been issued,(*)
(6) Electronic Charts have been issued for the new Suez Canal.(*)
(7) The charts, Rules of Navigation and publications are available at Edward Company for Maritime Services: (*)
www.edwardomarine.com
info@edwardmarine.com
(8) Enhancing the safety of LNG, LPG and tankers with SC tugs.
(9) Charts of the Suez Canal cross section are attached.
To see the attached Charts : Press here

Article Two:
This Circular shall takes effect as of 06/08/2015.

To see Circular Press here

Director of Transit Dept
Eng./ Mohamed Sakr El-Arabi


(*) These items are amended in Periodical 28-12-2015

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

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

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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