Marine Link
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Suez Canal Changes to transits due to cleansing works

May 7, 2014

Suez Canal

Suez Canal

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.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Oct 2016 - Marine Design Annual

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News