SCA Circular No. 12/1995

Container Ships (FCC) when carrying floating units or general cargo other than their main cargo.

Circular No. 5/93 dated 7.6.1993 is to be canceled and these vessels are treated as follows:

First
When carrying a small floating unit of less than 300 tons (SCGT).

On weather deck.

a) When the floating unit is carried on one ISO flat-rack without protrusion from any side, the container is considered ordinary and no additional dues are levied.

b) When the floating unit is carried on one ISO flat-rack and protrudes from the sides of the rack, occupying the area of more than 1 adjacent rack, or when loading it out of the racks, a surcharge of 250% of the floating unitís normal SCGT dues shall be applied.

Under deck.

a) When the floating unit is carried on one ISO flag-rack without protrusion from any side, the container is considered ordinary and no additional dues are levied.

b) When the floating unit is carried on one ISO flat-rack and protrudes from the sides of the rack, occupying the area of more than 1 adjacent rack, or when loading it out of the racks, a surcharge of 150% of the floating unitís normal SCGT dues shall be applied.

Second

When loading a floating unit of 300 tons (SCGT or above, circular No. 435236 dated 15.7.1992 concerning heavy lifters and ships carrying floating units shall be applied.

Third

In case of carrying uncontainerized general cargo:
The shipment is not carried on a flat rack or racks and does not exceed 1000 metric tons.

a) On weather deck.
An additional charge of SDR 10 shall be levied on each metric ton.

b) Under deck.
An additional charge of SDR 5 shall be levied on each metric ton.

When the tonnage of the shipment exceeds 1000 metric tons, whether loaded on or under deck, the tolls stipulated in the above mentioned items a&b shall be doubled.

Fourth

Article 98, item c page 195 of the Suez Canal Rules of Navigation 1995 is to be cancelled.

Remarks.

  1. Container ships dues rates are to be applied in all the aforementioned cases.
  2. In case the height of either the floating units of the height of the general cargo involved (whether on flat racks or not) exceeds the height of the top tier of containers transported on upper deck, an imaginary tier of containers is to be added so that the dues can be calculated accordingly. However, masts of floating units shall not be considered as protrusion or uncontainerized general cargo.
  3. For easy application of the above mentioned regulations, shipowners, operators and charterers are kindly requested to provide the SCA (Transit Dept/. Admeasurement Section) with the following documents, in good time in advance of transit.

    a) A detailed report of the floating unit transported by the ship (refer to S.C. Rules of Navigation 1995 special cases page 91, item c 1,2.


    b) A report stating the weight of general cargo, its placing and way of loading as per bill of lading to avoid any delay that may result from inspection.