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The main idea behind granting a rebate is to prompt ship operators to direct their vessels to transit the Suez Canal instead of using another route, e.g. the Cape of Good Hope, which might seem less costly, yet more risky. If the Suez Canal Authority considers, through its own calculations, that the voyage round the cape will be more costly, then the SCA's rebate shall not be granted since ship owners will opt for using the less costly route. Acquiring SCA's rebate entails that the agency must submit a rebate request prior vessel's sailing from loading port or at least before passing the deviation point – the point where the vessel has to change its course either to the Suez Canal or to the Cape - by 48 hours. The rebate request form is appended hereunder:
Circular No 4/1998
On rebates offered to long haul trips transiting the Suez Canal
In order to minimize effort and correspondence for both the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and clients requesting on normal Suez canal transit tolls the following procedures shall be implemented as of November 1.1998 :
Information and documents Required for granting rebate
A fax to the attention of director of Planning &. Research Dept. before starting the voyage or at least before deviation point by 48 hours with the following data:
AA- Vessel's Particulars:
Name – type - DWT- last transit – S.C.NET – beam – transit draft – speed – bunker consumption / price (F.O. & D.O.)
BB- Voyage Details:
Weather condition at S/N – port of origin / destination –Nature and quantity of cargo loaded if any – daily chart or ingrate - Bunkering ports – deviation point.
CC- Your detailed calculation of voyage costs
via each route (Cape / S Canal / Other alternative route) and proposed rebate from normal tools.
Our reply will be within 72 hours.
S.C. Tolls without any reduction to be submitted before transiting by your agent.
The granted rebate will be realized upon receiving the following documents:
These documents must be submitted after transit by 6 month maximum no reduction is to be enjoyed after this period .
The validity of reduction is 60 days from the first date of SCA response to the rebate request. However, when the 60 days are over no rebate is to be enjoyed. Therefore if this duration ( 60 days ) may be exceeded a new rebate request form shall be submitted to SCA to restudy the case provided that the request is received by SCA before the ship arrives to the deviation point.
Reminder with circular 4/98