SCA CIRCULAR 7/2013
On Hire Values for Relative Navigational Services
(Escort and Imposed tugboats)
As part of the navigational services the Suez Canal Authority provides,the SCA
has decided to modify the hire values for escort and imposed tugboats to be
as shown below:
Circular No. 3/2004 shall be considered null and void, and is replaced by
the following :
1 - Escort tugboats are hired at a unified rate SDR 10,000 per each individual
2 - Imposed tugboats are hired at a unified rate of SDR 22,000 for the entire
the tugboats from one end of the Canal to the other .
Circular No. 3/2008 shall be considered null and void, and is replaced by
the following :
1 - A unified rate of USD 8, 500 is to be
applied for each single berthing or set
sail operation at Suez oil quay .
2 - A cancelled tugboat request at Suez oil quay shall be fined as follows
a - USD 1,250 before tug operation
b - USD 2,750 after tug operation .
3 - The hire of harbor tugs for incoming and outgoing vessels at Port Said
- USD 100/tug for vessels up to 2,500 SCNT
- USD 125/tug for vessels up to 5,000 SCNT
- USD 200/tug for vessels up to 10,000 SCNT
- USD 300/tug for vessels up to 20,000 SCNT
- USD 400/tug for vessels up to 30,000 SCNT
- USD 500/tug for vessels up to 50,000 SCNT
- USD 600/tug for vessels of more than 50,000 SCNT
Tugboats imposed on American warships and on ships chartered by the US Embassy
in the Arab Republic of Egypt :
1 - The inclusive charges per each imposed tugboat, plus the charges for pilotage
and motorboats are modified to become USD 40,000 ( inclusive )
2 - The charge for a fire-fighting tugboat shall be modified to become USD
The hire of tugboat " Port Said " :
The hire rate of tugboat Port Said, within Canal waters, is modified to become
1 - USD 1,850 / hour
2 - USD 75,000 / day as an imposed tug from one end of the Canal to the other
Daily hire rates for tugs "Baraka 1" and "Ezzat Adel"
1 - The daily hire rate for either "Baraka 1 " or "Ezzat Adel"
is minimum of USD 100,000/day .
2 - In case the hire period exceeds a day and the towage operation lasted
for more than 24 hours, charges are calculated on an hourly basis at the rate
3,500/hour during official working hours However, a 10% increase shall be
added after the official working hours .
Circular No. 5/2013 regarding the hourly hire rates of imposed salvage tugboats
remains in force .
This Circular takes effect as of January 1/2014