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Suez Canal Transit - Other

SOUTHBOUND TRANSIT

Arrival limit

1st Convoy
Fixed arrival limit: 1900 HRS South of latitude 31 28,7 N

Extended arrival limit:
3% additional canal toll from 1900 HRS - 2100 HRS
5% additional canal toll from 2100 HRS - 2200 HRS
Movement of Convoy: From 0000 HRS to 0500 HRS

2nd Convoy
Fixed arrival limit: 0300 HRS LT South of latitude 31 28,7 N

Extended arrival limit:
3% additional canal toll from 0300 HRS - 0400 HRS
5% additional canal toll from 0400 HRS - 0500 HRS
Movement of Convoy: From 0630 HRS to 0900 HRS

Please note:
A limited number of vessels can join 2nd Convoy pending on the number of mooring berths at El Ballah, maximum beam to pass through El Ballah loop is 160 ft and draft is 42 feet.


Vessels entitled to 1st and 2nd Convoy

1st Convoy includes following vessel types:

  • VLCC's in ballast
  • Vessels over 42 feet draft
  • LPG/LGN vessels loaded or not equiped with a gas free certificate
  • Vessels over 90.000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage (SCGRT)
  • Loaded tankers carrying petroleum grade A or similar (Flash point below 23°C)
  • Heavy Lifters
  • Vessels carrying floating units of 300 SCRGT and over
  • Navy Ships
  • 3rd and 4th generation Container Ships
  • Vessels carrying chemicals in bulk not fitted with double bottom
  • Vessels carrying radioactives (Convoy 3)
  • Vessels carrying dangerous cargo
  • Vessels carrying deck cargo protruding more than half of the vessels breadth on any side

  2nd Convoy exludes following vessel types:

  • Vessels over 42 feet draft
  • Vessels with beam over 145 feet at 39,1 feet draft
  • LPG/LNG vessels loaded or not equipped with gas free certificate
  • Vessels over 90.000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage (SCGRT)
  • Loaded tankers carrying petroleum grade A or similar (Flash point below 23°C)
  • Navy Ships
  • Vessels carrying chemicals in bulk not fitted with double bottom
  • Vessels carrying radioactive substances, dangerous waste (IMDG Convoy 1)

NORTHBOUND TRANSIT

Arrival limit

1st Group
Fixed arrival limit: 0100 HRS North of latitude 29 42.8 N

Extended arrival limit
3% additional Canal Toll from 0100 HRS - 0300 HRS
5% additional Canal Toll from 0300 HRS - 0330 HRS
Movement of Group: From 0600 HRS to 1130 HRS

2nd Group
Fixed arrival limit: 0300 HRS North of latitude 29 42.33 N
Extended arrival limit
3% additional Canal Toll from 0300 HRS - 0400 HRS
5% additional Canal Toll from 0400 HRS - 0500 HRS
Movement of Group: Depending on number of vessels in first group

Vessels entiteled to 1st and 2nd group

1st Group includes following vessel types:

  • VLCC's in ballast
  • Vessels over 38 feet draft
  • LPG/LGN vessels loaded or not equiped with a gas free certificate
  • Vessels over 90.000 Suez Canal Gross Tonnage (SCGRT)
  • Loaded tankers carrying petroleum grade A or similar (Flash point below 23°C)
  • Heavy Lifters
  • Vessels carrying floating units of 300 SCRGT and over
  • Navy Ships
  • 3rd and 4th generation Container Ships
  • Vessels carrying chemicals in bulk not fitted with double bottom
  • Vessels carrying radioactives (Group 3)
  • Vessels carrying dangerous cargo
  • Vessels carrying deck cargo protruding more than half of the vessels breadth on any side


2nd group excludes following vessel types

    • Depending on number in vessels in 1st Group:
      Exludes all other vessels

Operators instructions

Following information should be submitted to Leth Suez Transit, Norway in due time prior to vessel's arrival. Ship's full particulars:

  • DWT
  • GRT
  • NRT
  • SCNGRT
  • SCNRT
  • Flag
  • Call Sign
  • Draft
  • LOA
  • Beam

In addition any other relevant details, such as, coming from, bound for, master's name, number of crew, etc.
Full style/ address of operator.


Masters instruction

VHF channels in use:
6, 8, (9 main control office, Ismailia), 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 71, 73 and 74.

7 / 5 days / 72 / 48 / 24 / 12 Hours ETA notice to: