This circular (9/2023) was issued on 23 October 2023 and is effective from 1 November 2023 until 30 June 2024.
Dry Bulk Vessels operating between Egyptian ports on the Red Sea and South-West African ports will receive these rebate percentages:
a) Ports in Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria: 20% off Suez Canal normal tolls.
b) Ports in Cameroon and its southern ports: 45% off Suez Canal normal tolls.
Conditions for Applying the Circular:
To benefit from this circular, operating companies must submit a request through their shipping agency before departing from the origin port, providing vessel details, origin port, sailing date, destination port, ETA to Suez Canal, vessel status, and cargo information through the fixed rebates circulars electronic service.
Vessels should not make commercial stops at intermediate ports. If they do, a certificate explaining the stop's non-commercial reason is required.
Full normal Suez Canal transit tolls are due upon transit, and the rebate will be refunded after submitting the necessary documents within one year.
Required documents for refund: a) Certificate from the last port sailed from, including departure details and cargo information. b) Certificate from the first port of arrival, including arrival details and cargo information. c) A "Principals Claim" requesting a rebate, with vessel and transit details, and a confirmation of no commercial stops.
Failure to meet the requirements will result in the rebate's cancellation.