Date : 2020-12-29
Catogery : All Categories
Concerning Tankers (Laden Ballast) that their transit dues are levied on the basis of "Chemical Tankers" rates and operating between ports at the “Americas" and "India & its Eastern ports"
As an encouragement for tankers (ladenallast) that their transit dues are levied on the basis of "Chemical Tankers" rates to transit the Suez Canal; Suez Canal Authority had decided the following:
1)Tankers (laden ballast) that their transit dues are levied on the basis of "Chemical Tankers" rates and operating between the “American Gulf” (starting from Miami port and its western ports within the “American Gulf” also ports located southern of the “American Gulf”) and the below areas at India and its eastern ports in both directions; shall be granted the following rebate percentages:
a) Ports West of India till port of Kochi a rebate of 30% of Suez Canal normal tolls.
b) Eastern ports to the port of Kochi up to Singapore a rebate of 55% of Suez Canal normal tolls.
c) Singapore ports and its eastern ports a rebate of 75% of Suez Canal normal tolls.
2) Tankers (laden ballast) that their transit dues are levied on the basis of "Chemical Tankers" rates and operating between the American East Coast (all ports northern of Miami port at the East Coast of North America) and "Singapore ports and its eastern ports" in both directions shall be granted a rebate of 45% of Suez Canal normal tolls.
Conditions of applying the Circular:
1) Any operating company wishing to benefit from this circular must submit a request through its shipping agency before sailing from port of origin.
The request must state: vessel’s particulars, origin port & sailing date, destination port, ETA to Suez Canal, vessel’s condition (ladenallast) and the type
&quantity of cargo.
2)The vessel must not call any intermediate ports during its voyage between origin port and destination port for commercial purposes. In case the vessel called any intermediate ports for non-commercial purposes a certificate issued by the port authority or other competent authorities will be required stating the reason of calling.
3)Full normal Suez Canal transit tolls to be paid upon transit and the rebate amount will be refunded after submitting all the required documents within one calendar year starts the following day of transit.
(Where all the required documents related to the rebate case must be submitted as one package)
4)Required documents to refund the rebate amount:
a)“Origin port” certificate from the last port that the vessel sailed from stating the departure date, quantity of cargo in metric tons and type of cargo on departure to be duly signed & stamped by the port authority or other competent authorities.
b) “Destination port” certificate from the first port of arrival stating the arrival date, quantity of cargo in metric tons and type of cargo on arrival duly signed and stamped by the port authority or other competent authorities.
c) “Principals Claim” requesting to refund the rebate amount stating the circular number, vessel's particulars, port of origin and sailing date, destination port and arrival date, Suez Canal transit date, claimed rebate percentage and a clear disclaimer that the vessel had not called any intermediate ports for commercial purposes.
5)Failing to submit all the required documents in due time or calling any intermediate ports for commercial purposes or breaching any of the pre-set circular conditions will lead to the cancellation of the rebate previously granted to the vessel as per this circular.
This circular is applicable to vessels sailing from port of origin from 1st of January 2021 till 30th of June 2021