Circular No 6/1998 (dated December 1998) Suez Canal
Transit Dues as of January 1, 1999
The Suez Canal Authority announces that transit dues for 1999 shall remain unchanged, and
that circular No 3/1997 shall stay in force.
Further facilities and privileges, as stated in the attached explanatory note, are to be
This circular takes effect as of January 1, 1999.
Explanatory Note (dated December 1998) on facilities and privileges granted to ships
transiting the Suez Canal during 1999
The following facilities and privileges are to be granted in addition to those stated in
circular No 3/97:-
- General cargo ships:
General cargo ships that carry containers on deck besides their traditional cargo in the
cargo holds are to be treated like container ships carrying containers on deck so far as
rates of extra dues for deck tiers are concerned. However, due consideration is given to:-
a) Transit dues for other categories of vessels remain applicable to general cargo ships.
b) Dues calculated according to these new regulations should not exceed those calculated
on the basis of adding the actual volume of containers on deck to the Suez Canal net
- Combined ballast gas carriers LNG/LPG:
Transit dues for combined ballast gas carriers are to be calculated according to the last
shipment transported through the Suez Canal. In case was LNG, relevant dues for LNG are to
be applied and the relevant rebate of 35% is to be granted. Otherwise combined ballast gas
carriers shall be dealt with on an equal footing with LPG’s.
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