Ship passing the Suez Canal - Press photo
CAIRO - 28 April 2022: Suez Canal Authority announced Thursday the amendment of the rules for determining Suez Canal transit fees for tourist yachts with a tonnage of less than 300 tons, with the aim of facilitating customers, saving time and allowing the possibility of determining the economics of the trip for yacht owners in advance according to the destination and the tourist program designated for the trip.
Head of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie, said in a statement that determining the fees for crossing the Suez Canal for tourist yachts whose tonnage is less than 300 tons, according to the new rules, requires the availability of the international total tonnage on any of the certificates issued for the yacht, as the canal crossing fees are collected on the basis of the tonnage resulting from the following equation: The product of international total load * 1.20.
He added that to determine the canal crossing fees for cruise yachts that do not have an international total tonnage, the tonnage resulting from the following equation can be used: (the product of the total length of the yacht * the largest width of the yacht * the largest depth of the yacht) / 2.83.
He pointed out that the use of the previous two formulas is limited to yachts with a tonnage of less than 300 tons, and these new rules will be used as of Sunday, May 1, 2022.
It is scheduled to calculate the fees for the transit of tourist yachts to the Suez Canal according to the new rules automatically through the new digital platform that is being created and to be activated during the coming period with the activation of the electronic reservation service for transit and trawler at the authority’s yacht marinas.
The authority is also looking forward to adopting a new initiative by assigning the tasks of the shipping agency to one of the authority's subsidiaries to improve the level of service provided to yacht owners.