CIRCULAR NO 5/2003

ON THE SURCHARGE AGAINST TIERS OF CONTAINERS AND LASHES THE WEATHER DECK OF CONTAINER VESSELS AND LASH VESSELS.

ARTICLE ONE:

ARTICLE FOUR OF CIRCULAR 6/93 CONCERNING THE TRANSIT DUES AS FROM 1-1-94, WILL BE AMENDED TO READ:

CONTAINER VESSELS AND LASH VESSELS CARRYING CONTAINERS OR LASHES ON THE WEATHER DECK WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING SURCHARGES OF THE SUEZ CANAL DUES:-

2% FOR VESSELS CARRYING ONE TIER OF CONTAINERS OR LASHES.
4% FOR VESSELS CARRYING TWO TIERS OF CONTAINERS OR LASHES.
6% FOR VESSELS CARRYING THREE TIERS OF CONTAINERS OR LASHES.
8% FOR VESSELS CARRYING FOUR TIERS OF CONTAINERS OR LASHES.
10% FOR VESSELS CARRYING FIVE TIERS OF CONTAINERS OR LASHES.
14% FOR VESSELS CARRYING SIX TIERS OF CONTAINERS OR LASHES.
THIS, HOWEVER, SHALL BE INCREASED OF THE RATE OF 1% FOR EACH EXTRA TIER EXCEEDING 6 TIERS IE:
15% FOR VESSELS CARRYING SEVEN TIERS OF CONTAINERS OR LASHES.
16% FOR VESSELS CARRYING EIGHT TIERS OF CONTAINERS OR LASHES.

AND ETC........

ARTICLE TWO:

THIS CIRCULAR COMES INTO FORCE AT ZERO HOUR ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY 2004.