CIRCULAR NO 2/2003

THE SCA HAS EXECUTED A WIDENING AND DEEPENING PROJECT FOR BALLAH WEST BRANCH  AIMING AT ALLOWING MODERN CONTAINER SHIPS UP TO 95,000 SCGT WITHIN THE PERMISSIBLE DIMENSIONS TO JOIN THE SECOND SOUTHBOUND CONVOY (N2) SUCH VESSELS ARE SUBJECT TO USE SC TUGS FOR MAKING FAST.

CONTAINER SHIPS OF MORE THAN 90,000 SCGT HAD NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO JOIN THE (N2) BEFORE.

CONTAINER SHIPS ABOVE 90,000 SCGT, WITHIN THE PERMISSIBLE DIMENSIONS, REQUESTING  JOINING THE (N2) ARE ALLOWED, DUE TO THIS DEVELOPMENT, AGAINST AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF 5% OF TRANSIT DUES WITH A MAXIMUM OF SDR 10,500.

THIS CIRCULAR TAKES EFFECT AS 1/3/2003.