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09-Jan-2018

REBATE FOR CONTAINER SHIPS
Suez Canal, Egypt
VLCCS ROUTING THROUGH CANAL
Suez Canal, Egypt
DRY BULK VESSELS COMING FROM EAST & SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Suez Canal, Egypt
DRY BULK VESSELS COMING FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Suez Canal, Egypt
BUNKERING AT PORT DISCONTINUED
Trieste, Italy
Rebate for container ships
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Suez Canal, Egypt
Suez Canal Authority has decided that circular No.2/2016​ concerning the rebate granted to “Container Ships” coming from East Coast of America and heading directly to South and South East regions of Asia, shall remain in force till 30/6/2018.​

(For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com)

Source: Suez Canal Authority Periodical on Circular No.2/2016 dated 8 January 2018

VLCCs routing through Canal
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Suez Canal, Egypt
To encourage VLCCs on routing through Suez Canal rather than Cape of Good Hope route, Suez Canal Authority decided that circular No. 3/2016 concerning VLCC (of DWT more than 250,000 tons) that transit the Suez Canal after discharging part of their cargo in “SUMED” pipeline on their round trip coming from the Arabian Gulf heading to the American Gulf or the Caribbean zone, shall remain in force for an additional year ending on 31/12/2018.

VLCC is to pay a lump sum of USD 180,000 on her return ballast trip from North entrance (including extra charges levied for tugs, arrival after limit time and booking in the convoy).

(For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com)

Source: Suez Canal Authority Periodical on Circular No.3/2016 dated 8 January 2018

Dry bulk vessels coming from East & South Australia
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Suez Canal, Egypt
The Suez Canal Authority has decided that Circular No.2/2017 concerning Dry Bulk Vessels; coming from ports at East & South Australia heading to ports at North West Europe, shall remain in force till 31/12/2018 after amending (para 2 of  “Article One”) of the circular to read as follows:

QUOTE…
– Laden or ballast “Dry Bulk” vessels coming from (or heading to) ports at South West, South & East of Australia; starting at (Geraldton port) at the South West of Australia and ending at (Cairns port) at the East of Australia; heading to (or coming from) ports at North West Europe; starting at (Cadiz port) and its northern ports; shall be granted a 75% rebate of normal Suez Canal transit tolls.

– This periodical shall take effect as of the 1st of January 2018 till the 31st of December 2018 (which is considered the last permissible sailing date from origin port).
…UNQUOTE.

(For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com)

Source: Suez Canal Authority Periodical on Circular No.2/2017 dated 8 January 2018

Dry bulk vessels coming from South Africa
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Suez Canal, Egypt
The Suez Canal Authority has decided that circular No.3/2017 concerning Dry Bulk Vessels, coming from Republic of South Africa ports and heading to Mediterranean Sea ports, shall remain in force till 31/12/2018 after amending (para 2 of “Article One”) of the circular to read as follows:

QUOTE…
– Laden or ballast “Dry Bulk” vessels coming from (or heading to) Republic of South Africa ports shall be granted the following rebate percentages:

– 40% in case the vessel is heading to (or coming from) Iskenderun port (Turkey) or its western ports till Marmaris port (Turkey).

– 50% in case the vessel is heading to (or coming from) northern and western ports of Marmaris port (including Black Sea ports) till Gibraltar port or vis versa.

 This periodical shall take effect as of the 1st of January 2018 till the 31st of December 2018 (which is considered the last permissible  sailing date from origin port.
…UNQUOTE

(For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com)

Source: Suez Canal Authority Periodical on Circular No.3/2017 dated 8 January 2018

Bunkering at port discontinued
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Trieste, Italy
Due to bureaucratic and administrative issues with a local contractor, bunkering at Trieste has been discontinued.

For information about operations at Italian ports contact the GAC Hub Agency Centre’s 24/7 Port on Demand Team at POD@gac.com

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