Concerning VLCC ( of more than 250,000 DWT ) coming from Arabian Gulf, heading to American Gulf or the Carribean zone on their round trip to transit the Suez Canal after discharging part of their cargo in SUMED line .
The Suez Canal Authority has decided the following :-
Any VLCC coming from south is to pay a lumpsum of USD 155,000 ( including charges of tugs, charges for arrival after limit time and charges for booking in the convoy).
A VLCC is to pay a lumpsum of USD 230,000 on her return ballast trip ( including charges of tugs, charges for arrival after limit time and charges for booking in the convoy) .
Any company wishing to benefit from this circular has to submit a request before transit through its Maritime Agency as per the attached form and conditions stated there in .
This circular takes effect as of 16 June 2016 for an experimental period of 6 months (180 days ), to be renewed .(*)
To see Circular Press here
To see Circular Application Form Press here
Director of Transit Department
( Eng . Ahmed Shawky Mostafa )