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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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Navigation Circulars

Circular No. 3/2016

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 :-

Article one:-
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).

Article Two:-
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) .

Article Three:-

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 .

Article Four:-

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 )

(*) This Circular is renewed in كتاب دوري 14-12-2016

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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Tourism Information

Places, directions, travel co. and more.

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