The Suez Canal Authority advises that due to cleansing work in the Lakes area the following will come into effect from tomorrow (8 May):
- Temporary suspension of entry of the second southbound convoy until the end of the cleansing work (Updates to be provided as available).
- Vessels with draft of more than 45 feet, especially container ships that enter via the Eastern branch within the convoy and before entering the last ship in the convoy by about 90 minutes at least, and according to the traffic.
As a result, all vessels arriving to join the 2nd Southbound convoy will enter the Canal with the first Southbound convoy next day.
Vessels arriving between 1900 and 2100 hrs LT, may still join the 1st Southbound convoy against 3% additional Canal tolls.
Vessels arriving between 2100 and 2200 hrs may still join the 1st Southbound convoy against 5% additional Canal tolls.
Vessels arriving after 2200 hrs and up to 0200 the next day may still join the 1st Southbound convoy against 10% additional Canal tolls.
The above will be subject to Canal traffic and provided that circumstances are favorable.