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CIRCULARS & GENERAL TARIFF

of the authorities related with Suez Canal Transit and operation activities

contents
Contents
  • Important Decrees & Resolutions issued by the Egyptian Ministry of transportation in regard of Suez Canal Transit, Pilotage & Port Said Port Authority dues.
  • General Tariff of Port Said Container & Cargo Handling Terminal.
  • Quarantine dues.
  • Egyptian Authority of Maritime Safety dues.
  • Canal Mooring & Lighting Co., Dues.
  • Dues of the Authority of Egyptian Ports Security (Port Said Police Direction)
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1- Egyptian Ministry of Transportation:Important Decrees & Resolutions issued by the Egyptian in regard of Suez Canal Transit, Pilotage & Port Said Port Authority dues.

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Translation of decree 181/2004 Issued on 26/5/2004Related to granting reductions to vessels carrying containers in transit at Egyptian Ports on the dues set by law No. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments:The Minister of Transport, having considered the following :Law No. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments, related to pilotage, compensations, port and light dues and berthing and stay dues;Presidential Decree No. 57 for the year 2002 related to determining the authorities and responsibilities of the Ministry of Transport; Decree of the Minister of Transport No. 522 for the year 2003, related to reductions to vessels carrying containers in transit at Egyptian ports on dues set by law No. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments;Authorization by the higher board of ports on 22/5/2004.

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RESOLVEDARTICLE ONEArticle one of the Ministerial Decree No. 522 for the year 2003 to be amended as follows;The pilotage dues, port and light dues and berthing and stay dues set by Law No. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments, for the container vessels and Ro/Ros carrying more than 500 transshipment containers at Egyptian Ports are to be reduced by 30%.ARTICLE TWOThe relevant authorities shall enforce the provisions of the present decree.ARTICLE THREEThis decree shall be published in the official Egyptian Gazette and take effect as from 1/7/2004.Minister of Transport Hamdy El Shayeb

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Translation of Decree 332/2003 Issued on 16/7/2003

Article No. 1: Shipping agency fees, mentioned in the following, shall take

effect in all Egyptian ports and for transiting Suez Canal and their outcome

shall be for Marine Transport Sector account.

(A) The Original Dues:

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B- Additional Dues:
  • The fees mentioned above shall cover berthing of the vessels for 5 days provided that 25 U.S dollar shall be added for each extra day or part of the day.
  • General condition:
  • Tourist yachts, less than 60 m., shall be exempted from the fees of shipping agency.
  • 50% discount granted to passenger vessels, tourist vessels and yachts longer than 60 m.
  • Agency fees shall be collected to Marine Transport Sector from foreign vessels in U.S Dollar.
  • Shipping agent shall deserve 40.00 LE collection fees for Marine Transport Sector agency fees per each vessel according to Minister of Transport decree No. 137/1994.
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Article No. 2

Agency fees shall be collected for Marine Transport Sector account from Egyptian vessels in Egyptian pound as per same items mentioned in article No. 1, taking into consideration that one dollar equals one Egyptian pound.

  • Article No. 3

Competent authorities must carry out this decree, abolishing any other dissenting decree.

  • Article No. 4

This decree shall be published in the Egyptian Gazette and will come into force from the date of its publication.

Minister of Transport

Hamdy Elshaib

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RESOLUTIONMinistry of TransportNo 395 year 2003Issued on 21/8/2003Regarding the remuneration of the Shipping AgencyAt the Egyptian ports and transiting the Suez Canal

Ministry of Transport:

After consideration of:

  • The Law No 61 year 1963 for the promulgation of the general authorities law.
  • The Law No 6 year 1963 for the creation of the general authority of Alexandria Port.
  • The Law No 88 year 1980 for the creation of the general authority of Port Said port.
  • The resolution of the President of the Republic No 217 year 1978 for the creation of the general authority of the Red Sea ports.
  • The resolution of the president of the Republic No 317 year 1985 for the creation of the Damietta port authority.
  • The resolution of the president of the Republic No 494 year 1986 for the creation of the El Dekhela port authority.
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The resolution of the president of the Republic No 57 year 2002 to organize the ministry of transport.
  • The resolution of the ministry of transport and communication No 70 year 1987 (maritime transport) and its modifications regarding the tariff for berthing and the services at the Canal area and the Egyptian ports at Suez gulf and Red Sea to make the accounting with owners of the foreign vessels and the Egyptian vessels which are treated as the foreign vessels in matter of currency.
  • The resolution of the ministry of transport and communication No 73 year 1987 (maritime transport) and its modifications concerning the tariff for the dues and services at Alexandria port for making the accounting between the Shipping agencies and the owners and the furnishers of the foreign vessels and the Egyptian vessels which are treated in matter of currency as the foreign vessels.
  • The resolution of the minister of transport and communication No 148 year 1991 (maritime transport) and its modifications concerning the tariff for the dues and services at Port Said port, Suez port and Red Sea Ports (in Egyptian Pounds).
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The resolution of the minister of transport and communication No 31 year 1998 (maritime transport) and its modifications concerning the determination of the remuneration for the enjoyment of the granted licenses to practice the maritime transport works.
  • The resolution of the minister of transport and communication No 29 year 2002 (maritime transport) regarding the decrease of the agency remuneration for touristic and yachts vessels.
  • The resolution of the minister of transport No 75 year 2003 regarding the minimum remuneration of the shipping agency in the Egyptian ports and the transiting of Suez Canal.
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It has been decided Article OneThis resolution is to be applied in all the Egyptian ports and on the vessels transiting the Suez Canal. Remuneration of the Shipping AgentFor the vessels working on regular and non-regular lines and the containers vessels in the Egyptian Ports and the vessels transiting the Suez Canal.

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The mentioned remunerations cover the mooring of the vessel for a period of 5 days. The sum of 50 US Dollars is added for each additional day or part of a day.
  • A special deduction of 50% is granted from the remuneration for the shipping agent for the vessels which come regularly to the port to be supplied with fuel or to enter the dry dock or for provisions or for changing the crew or for an unexpected repair or any other services without performing any commercial work inside the port.
  • A deduction of 50% is granted when the shipping agent is agent of the owners of the vessels or when the vessel is chartered to others- that is to say that the agent is protecting agent for the owner and the crew only –Also the same deduction of 50% is granted when the shipping agent is an agent for a chartered vessel- that is to say a protecting agent for the charterer.
  • A special deduction of 50% is granted from the remuneration of the shipping agent is respect of the touristic and passengers vessels.
  • The shipping agent is charged to pay for the license to practice the shipping agency works mentioned in the ministerial resolution No 31 year 1998 and any further modifications.
clause 2 the change of the crew
Clause 2: The change of the crew:

In addition to the special effective cost and expenses – the berthing – the entry visa - the consular fees – the customs dues – the accommodation at the hotel – the transport – the customs – clearance at the airport and maritime ports … etc.

Clause 3: Bank charges:

Are counted on the basis of 0.001 (per thousand) from the D.A.

(Disbursement Account).

Clause 4 : The sums delivered to the Master:

Are counted on the basis of 1% from the gross total amount delivered in cash,

with a minimum of 35 US Dollars and a maximum of 1000 dollars.

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Clause 5: Delivery of parcels and spare partsThese include the customs clearance charges at the arrival airport – the transport – the delivery – the transit guarantee and the expenses of the shipping agent.

  • Remark:
  • In case the parcel exceeds 100 kilograms – the sum of 25 dollars is added
  • for each 25 kilograms.
  • The expenses of the cranes and elevators – and the expenses of storing
  • are added in case there is a need for them.
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Clause 6: Proceedings of actions:
  • The commission of the agent is determined by agreement.

Clause 7: General and different expenses (other shipping services) inside the ports and transiting the Suez Canal:

The shipping agent is in charge to perform the shipping services according to the effective costs, added to it 15% as administrative expenses and remuneration in favor the shipping agent from the owners of the vessels .this services include the following as for example:

  • Post-stamps and petty expenses (local)
  • Expenses for Arabic translation.
  • Stamp duty of customs manifesto & documents
  • Permits for the crew to get up and off the vessel
  • Rent of a car for the use of the agent
  • Cost of communications (local)
  • Cost of photocopy of papers
  • Rent of a motor boat for the service of (passport and immigration- the quarantine – the customs and the port police).
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Clause 8: commission of the shipping agent on the freight of the general cargo for the vessels working on non-irregular lines:
  • Deserve a commission on the freight cargo 1% from the agreed freight.

Clause 9: the commission of the shipping agent for the freight the liquid and dry for the vessels working on regular liners:

  • The sum of 400 American dollars is collected up the quantities of 10000 tons. In respect of the quantities which exceed 10000 tons – 25 dollars are added for every 1000 tons.

Clause 10: The commission of the shipping agent for cargo of potatoes seeds:

  • 15 American cents for every ton (1000 kg).
  • The resolution of the minister of transport No 180 year 2003 regarding the manner to use the subscriptions in the sea club.
  • The resolution of the minister of transport No 332 year 2003 regarding the categories of the shipping agency in all Egyptian ports and the transiting in Suez Canal to which the collected amounts will go in favor the Maritime Transport Sector.
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Clause 11: Commission of the shipping agent on the cargo freight transported on cargo vessels and containers of the regular lines:
  • 1- Commission on imported cargo 2%
  • 2- Commission for demurrage , charged on the agent 1%
  • 3- Commission for collecting freight – collected by the agent 0.5%
  • 4- Remuneration for services for each stuffed container
  • (Imported or exported) 3 dollars
  • 5- Remuneration for services for each container in transit 2 dollars

Clause 12: Expenses of watchmen:

  • 15 American dollars for one shift as minimum (the shift is eight hours)
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Third : The granted commissions for the International Transport Companies freight forwards for cargo on regular lines and charges in return for the imported goods in containers for the dealing between the forwarding agent and the consignees of the goods

1- The international transport companies which are registered at the

international transport services department affiliated to the chambers

of commerce are granted a ( FAC) Forwarders’ Address commission-

amounting to 2.5% from the net value of the maritime freight ( basic rate )

from port to port without increases or the expenses of handling of interior

transport according to the volume of the cargo in case of agreement.

2- In case the goods arrived by house B/L, necessary to endorse of the

shipping line by the forwarding agent, the sum of 125 pounds as maximum

is to be paid for each B/L.

fourth remuneration of the shipping agency with the shippers and the consignees of the cargo
Fourth :Remuneration of the shipping agency with The shippers and the consignees of the cargo

A) In respect of the imported and exported goods

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C) Remuneration for the imported goods on Ro ships and ferries and Ro/Ro on the traditional quays outside the containers stations – (To make the account between the shipping agent and the consignees of the goods) in Egyptian pounds.

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D) Remuneration for the imported goods on Ro ships and ferries

and Ro/Ro on the traditional quays outside the containers stations

– (To make the account between the shipping agent and the

consignees of the goods) in Egyptian pounds.

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E) Other Expenses:
  • Expenses for the delivery of the policy permit - 75 Egyptian pounds (imported goods) Exported goods (Nil).
  • Policy expenses export 10 Egyptian pounds ( exported goods)
  • Expenses for stamp of the export for containers 20 F – 40 F ( seal ) 5 pounds for the container ( one )
  • Official expenses : According to the official cost

Remark:

  • This is other than the sales tax
  • Petroleum gods… exempted from the intermediary fees.

F) In respect of goods received in participated containers:

  • Expenses for delivery of permit 7 administrative expenses: 75 Egyptian pounds .
  • Expenses for handling containers from the vessel unit delivery at the warehouses including fees (Minimum 2 tons) Freight Ton for each policy: 80 Egyptian pounds per Ton weight or size.
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In respect of the dangerous goods – the following rates are added in addition to the handling expenses:
  • 50% Degree level 1-5-7
  • 40% Degree level 2
  • 30% Degree level 3-6-8
  • 20% Degree level 4-9

In case of arrival of goods for the same consignee with many B/L inside one container – the accounting is done as a full container FCL in addition to 50 pounds for each B/L as administrative expenses.

G) In respect of the exported Egyptian goods to abroad in participated containers:

  • Expenses of the policy and the administrative expenses: 25 Egyptian pounds for each policy –handling expenses of goods (includes the handling of the containers from the storing yard until the shipment on board of the vessel) Minimum 50 pounds for the consignment – 35 Egyptian pounds for ton weight or size.
fifth expenses for the yard and watching in egyptian pounds
Fifth: Expenses for the yard and watching in Egyptian Pounds

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Second Article

  • The Shipping Agent will collect 25 U.S.D from the foreign vessels which come regularly to the Egyptian ports and the value for the subscription at the Seamen Club – The collect amounts in full will be remitted by the Port Authority of The Maritime Transport Sector –The distribution of these amounts will e done according to the provision of the third article of the ministerial resolution No180 year 2003.

Third Article

  • The dues for the ships hoisting the Egyptian flag will be counted according to the same fees mentioned in the first article on the basis that the dollar is equivalent to the Egyptian pounds.
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Fourth Article
  • All the administrations licensed to practice the Shipping Agency Works in the Egyptian ports have to give notice to The Maritime Transport Sector about the remuneration of these services in conformity with what is mentioned in this resolution. In case of non-informing the Authority- the mentioned remuneration in this resolution will be considered effective upon which the license will be responsible for the account in front of the State Administration.

Fifth Article

  • The fees will be reconsidered every three years or if there is necessity for that.

Sixth Article

  • The concerned Authorities have to execute this resolution – each in his concern – Our resolution No 75 year 2003 is cancelled – as also is cancelled any other resolution contrary to that.

Seventh Article

  • This resolution has to be published in the Egyptian Journal and is effective starting from 1/10/2003.

Minister of Transport Eng. Hamdy Elshayeb

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Minister of Transport's Decree No. 520 for the year 2003issued on 19/11/2003Concerning the conditions and regulationsFor granting licenses to practice business related to Maritime Transport inEgyptian Ports

  • The Minister of Transport
  • After considering the following :
  • Law No. 354 for the year 1956 related to banning persons convicted in
    • narcotics or smuggling cases or those suspected of committing crimes or
    • vagabonding in violation of the provisions of Law No. 98 for the year 1954
    • from entrance into customs zones at ports and airports.
  • Law No. 12 for the year 1964 establishing the Egyptian General Authority for
  • Maritime Transport, amended by Law No. 1 for the year 1998.
  • Law No. 42 for the year 1967 related to the delegation of authorities.
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Presidential Decree No. 57 for the year 2002 related to determining the authorities and responsibilities of the Ministry of Transport;
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 31 for the year 1998 (Maritime Transport), related to determining fees for licenses granted for performing maritime transport and related business.
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 86 for the year 1998 (Maritime Transport), related to keeping the rules and provisions regulating the licenses for provisioning ships and maritime works issued prior to the enforcement of decrees No. 30 and 31 for the year 1998 in force.
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport No. 85 for the year 2000 (Maritime Transport) prohibiting providers of maritime services from dealing with the masters of foreign vessels except through shipping agents.
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Decree of the Minister of Transport No. 28 for the year 2001, related to the membership of those licensed to perform maritime transport and related works in the related Chamber of Shipping.
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport No. 680 for the year 2001 concerning the conditions and regulations for granting licenses to perform works related to Maritime Transport.
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport No. 566 for the year 2002 concerning the conditions and regulations for performing activities in Egyptian Ports.
  • The ministerial decrees regulating fees for services rendered in Egyptian Ports.
  • The approval of the High Council for Ports during its meeting held on 22/10/2003.
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RESOLVED

ARTICLE ONE

  • The conditions and regulations attached to this decree are applicable to licenses to perform the following activities related maritime transport in ports:
  • 1- Stevedoring for the following types of vessels:

a) general cargo including containers handled outside of container yards

b) dry bulk

c) liquid bulk

d) containers

  • 2- Shipping agency
  • 3- Maintenance and ship repair outside of the dry and floating docks
  • 4- Supplying ships with provisions
  • 5- Marine Supplies (Ship Chandling)
  • 6- Storage and warehousing
  • 7- Marine works

These activities may not be performed by those who have not been licensed.

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ARTICLE TWO

The boards of the Port Authorities shall lay down the rules and regulations for other activities performed inside ports which fall under the scope of their authority and not mentioned in Article No. 1. These rules and regulations shall be revised by the Permanent Committee for Licenses, established within the Maritime Transport Sector and approved by the Minister of Transport. The related port authority shall issue the necessary licenses or contracts for performance of these activities.

ARTICLE THREE

Companies which obtained licenses prior to the issuance of this decree must adjust their circumstances accordingly within one year of the date when this decree comes into effect and they must also abide by the regulations of Ministerial Decree No. 566 for the year 2002.

ARTICLE FOUR

Ministerial Decree No. 86 for the year 1998 related to keeping the rules and provisions regulating the licenses for vessel provisioning and maritime works in force shall remain applicable.

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ARTICLE FIVE

The decision to grant or renew licenses to perform shipping agency activities are to be issued by the Permanent Committee for Licenses, to be established within the Maritime Transport Sector. The committee shall meet once every six months or whenever the need arises and the results of its work are to be approved by the Minister of Transport.

ARTICLE SIX

Approval may be granted to establish specialized investment projects within ports or to perform activities related to maritime transport (handling containers, grains or bulk liquids, shipbuilding and repair, etc.) through contracts or commitment contracts and in accordance with the general plan for the port, provided that a feasibility study for the project is presented in addition to the required plans and documents and that the necessary authorizations are obtained for the project from the relevant authorities after presenting the matter to the Port Authority's Board of Directors and obtaining the Minister of Transport's approval and if necessary, presenting the matter to the Cabinet of Ministers.

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ARTICLE SEVEN

The port authorities shall evaluate the licensee on a yearly basis in order to determine the value added by the licensee to the port's capabilities and the extent of his compliance with the rules and decrees regulating work in the port during the previous period. The licensee shall present an annual report to the relevant port authority including the volume of business during the year resulting from the activity he was licensed to perform in detail, a list of the equipment and machines added and documentation demonstrating due payment of taxes and presentation of the tax declaration within the required time limit according to the law and payment of social security dues for the activity and the people employed in it in addition to payment of sales taxes. If these documents are not presented within three months of the end of the fiscal year, the port authority may freeze the license granted after referring the matter to the Minister of Transport.

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ARTICLE EIGHT

The licensee or the party entering into a contract with the port authority to perform the activities mentioned in this decree within ports shall comply with all regulations, standards and instructions issued by the port authority related to occupational and environmental safety, security and health. The licensee must execute any instructions issued by the Port Authority within a maximum of 15 days from the date of receiving written notice. If the licensee does not comply with instructions, the port authority may freeze the license or the instructions may be executed by the port authority at the licensee's expense in addition to 25% covering administration and technical supervision costs according to the type and extent of the violation.

ARTICLE NINE

All relevant authorities are to enforce the provisions of this decree and any contradictory regulation is to be canceled.

ARTICLE TEN

This decree shall be published in the Egyptian Gazette and shall come into force starting on 1/1/2004.

Minister of Transport

Eng. Hamdy El Shayeb

(Signed)

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CONDITIONS AND REGULATIONS FOR GRANTING LICENSES TO PERFORM ACTIVITIES RELATED TO MARITIME TRANSPORTOne: Definitions
  • A) General cargo:

Consists of all goods which are shipped or discharged packed, unpacked or in containers except dry bulk cargo and liquid bulk cargo.

  • B) Dry Bulk cargo:

Consists of all goods that are discharged or shipped onboard vessels in dry bulk state even if a packing operation is carried out at a later stage (e.g. coal, iron ore, grains, etc.)

  • C) Liquid Bulk cargo:

Consists of all liquid goods that are discharged or shipped in a liquid state.

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E) Shipping agency operations:

Consist of the following activities performed by a licensed agent:

1- All operations required by the vessel and the crew on behalf of the owner or operator during the vessel’s stay at the port or transit of the Suez Canal.

2- Payment of the dues, charges and costs owed to the authorities and to the other parties

3- Collection of freight owed to owners or operators.

4- Participation in negotiations for the purchase or sale of a vessel.

5- Participation in signing charter party contracts.

6- The shipping agent may perform the work of a freight forwarder on behalf of the shippers.

  • F) Ship maintenance and repair operations outside the docks:

They consist of maintenance and light repairs of the vessel's hull, decks, engines and auxiliary machines and dismantling, fixing and repair of electrical equipment and machinery which do not require the entrance of the vessel into a dock. These works are usually carried out at the port anchorage or at quays dedicated to such operations by the port authority.

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G) Vessel supply operations:

They include supplying the vessel with water, fuel and oils at quays or anchorage using inland means or boats licensed to perform these operations.

  • H) Marine Supplies (Ship Chandling):

This includes supplying the vessel with spare parts, paints, various food products, cleaning equipment, safety equipment and all that the shipping agent or master many request and everything required for the vessel except for water, fuel and oils.

  • I) Storage and warehouses:

This includes the use of warehouses, covered areas and yards dedicated by Port Authorities for the performance of this activity to store imported/exported goods on behalf of others until the release and exit of the goods from the port in accordance with the conditions and rules regulating this activity.

  • J) Marine Works:

These include cleaning of the vessel’s holds, painting, scrapping, light repairs to containers, providing barges and floats to the vessel and crew, disposing of sludge and garbage whether liquid or solid using units licensed for this activity, maintenance of fixed and floating marine units and any other activities designated by Port Authorities.

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Two: General Conditions

The applicant for a license to perform the activities mentioned in Article One of the present decree should fulfill the following conditions:

1- A company or individual establishment of Egyptian Nationality having its head office in the Arab Republic of Egypt, specifying the permanent address of the head office and presenting a copy of the ownership or lease document.

2- The activity to be licensed should be stated among the company’s purposes.

3- The company wishing to obtain a license to perform these activities should present an application to the relevant port authority or to the Maritime Transport Sector related to the performance of shipping agency activities accompanied by the following documents:

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a- The establishment contract of the company
  • b-The legal representative of the company and his previous experience and qualifications
  • c-The organizational structure of the company and human resources including the workforce at all levels and the previous experience of the company's top management.
  • d- Details of the equipment owned or controlled by the company, stating technical specifications, manufacturing date, efficiency and suitability.
  • e- Notification of foreign labor to be appointed and information related to them and foreign partners, if any, and security authorizations for them.
  • f- Commercial register.
  • g- Tax registration and documents demonstrating registration for Sales Taxes, provided that these documents are authorized by the relevant authority. A certificate for exemption from sales taxes is to be presented for activities related to export.
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h-The area of the land for which a license is being sought and its location in the port for storage and maintenance of heavy equipment.
  • i-Architectural drawings for the buildings to be constructed approved by an engineering consultant office.
  • j-Certificates of technical worthiness for all equipment approved by an accredited supervisory party in addition to documents proving that the said equipment is under the company’s control.
  • k-The work methods the company shall use in operating and maintaining its equipment.
  • l-Quality assurance methods followed by the company.
  • m-Occupational Health & Safety methods followed by the company during its work.
  • n-The name of the persons responsible for industrial safety, quality control and assurance and equipment operation and their previous experience.
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o-Any other information that the applicant wishes to add to this study.
  • p-Criminal Status certificate (for companies consisting of individuals).
  • 4- Applicants undertake to present all information and details related to the company’s activities requested by the License Committee or Port Authority or security authorities in addition to any modifications which occur during the license period.
  • 5- If all documents mentioned in the previous item are presented, the matter is presented to the Permanent License Committee of the Maritime Transport Sector or to the relevant Port Authority Board of Directors according to the type of license requested in order to issue a decision for the granting of the license.
  • 6- The port authority in whose area the project is located shall set the necessary methods for ensuring the proper and regular flow of work and ascertaining that the license conditions have been fulfilled.
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7- The licensee shall comply with the provisions of Ministerial decree No. 566 for the year 2002 related to the conditions and limits required for the performance of some activities in addition to the ministerial decrees issued in relation to the fees for services rendered in Egyptian Ports and the amendments to these decrees and new decrees related to this matter. The licensee undertakes to present a list of its declared prices to the permanent committee formed for this purpose within the Maritime Transport Sector or the Port authority with which the licensee signed the contract.
  • 8- The license may not be assigned or transferred to a third party nor may a subcontractor be used unless the matter is first referred to the relevant Port Authority. Exception for licenses to which the decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 86 for the year 1998 "Maritime Transport" applies, the license committee or the relevant Port Authority, depending on the case, may transfer the license to a first degree relative of the licensee after ascertaining that he performed the activity with the original licensee for a period of at least one year.
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9- Upon applying for renewal of the license, the licensee must present proof that the Tax Authority has received a tax declaration for the previous license period in addition to Sales Tax registration in accordance with the Sales Tax Law.
  • 10- If it is proven that the licensed company did not comply with the conditions and limits mentioned in this decree or violated the governing laws, decrees and regulations, the company will be warned then if it repeats the violation, it will be suspended from performing this activity for one month. Then if the violation is repeated a third time, the matter will be referred to the License Committee (for shipping agency) or to the relevant Port Authority Board of Directors (for other licenses) to consider the cancellation of the license.
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11- Taking into consideration the provisions of the preceding article, licenses are to be cancelled in any of the following cases:
  • Upon the licensee’s request.

- The dissolution of the company or its liquidation or expiry of its term.

- Licensee's misuse of the license granted and non-compliance with the terms and conditions in the present decree.

- The applicant does not perform the activity for one Gregorian year without acceptable reasons.

  • The cancellation is to be issued in the form of a decree from the Maritime Transport Sector or from the relevant Port Authority's Board of Directors depending on the type of license after presenting matter to the Minister of Transport.
  • 12- Shipping agency licenses are valid for use in all ports while licenses for other activities are granted for each port individually according to the license applicant's request.
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13- Companies governed by the Investment Law that wish to obtain a license to perform a maritime activity which is not mentioned among the activities and fields specified in the Law for Investment Guarantees and Incentives No. 8 for the year 1997, shall comply with the conditions and regulations mentioned in the present decree and shall set up financial accounts and a separate financial position for this activity.
  • 14- Specification of the minimum rates for stevedoring works.
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Three: Special Conditions

In addition to the general conditions, the licensee should take into consideration the following special conditions:

  • 1- Stevedoring operations for container vessels, general cargo vessels including containers handled outside the yards and dry or liquid bulk vessels:

Companies may be granted licenses to perform stevedoring operations for general cargo vessels, including containers to be handled on general cargo quays outside of container yards, and to perform stevedoring operations for dry and liquid bulk vessels in Egyptian ports under the following conditions and regulations:

  • 1 - 1 The conditions mentioned in Ministerial Decree No. 566 for the year 2002 are applicable on current or new licenses for companies performing these activities.
  • 1 – 2: The issued capital for the company licensed to perform stevedoring operations should not be less than the following:
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1-2-7: The licensed company should own operating equipment valued at not less than 50% of the issued capital in addition to the necessary maintenance equipment to ensure quality and efficient performance in accordance with international standards, while complying with safety, security and environmental requirements. Certificates of technical fitness should be obtained from an accredited supervisory authority for all the equipment used by the license applicant or licensee. The license applicant or licensee should renew these certificates on expiry of their validity and all of the stevedoring equipment used including locks, shackles, scales and other equipment should have certificates of fitness issued by an accredited supervisory authority.
  • 1 – 3 Enclosed warehouses or horizontal or vertical silos with suitable capacities and areas that comply with the conditions mentioned in Ministerial decree No. 566 for the year 2002 must be available at the quay or port area for which the license to handle dry bulk cargo is being sought. It is also necessary for the license applicant to specify the type of bulk cargo that he wishes to be licensed to handle.
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1 – 4 The licensee must have plans for human resource development and quality assurance. The company licensed to perform the activity must be committed to presenting an annual list of insured workers to the Port Authority in whose area the company works provided that the number of workers is commensurate to the company’s equipment in such a way as to ensure the achievement of the required rates of performance.
  • 1 – 5 Stevedoring companies must provide a certified cheque or unconditional bank letter of guarantee as a preliminary bond as follows:
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This bond is to remain up to the end of the license period either as a cash equivalent or an unconditional letter of guarantee.
  • 1 – 6 The period between approval of the license and commencement of the activity should not exceed six (6) months. However, the port authorities may increase this period according to the volume of the equipment or construction required.
  • 1 – 7 The stevedoring companies licensed to perform this activity are required to insure their liability towards third parties resulting from the licensed activity with an insurance company for an amount not less than EGP 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand Egyptian Pounds) per incident in addition to insuring the port equipment and structures against all risks.
  • 1 – 8 The license is granted for ten years, which may be increased according to the volume of investment through negotiations with the relevant Port Authority. The license may be renewed upon the licensee's request after approval of the board of directors of the relevant port authority as long as the necessary conditions specified in this decree are met.
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1 – 9 The party licensed to perform this activity shall pay a fee to the port authority in whose area the work is performed in return for the use of the license pursuant to the relevant regulatory decrees provided that the licensee specify the minimum fee to be paid annually to the port authority.
  • 1 – 10 The licensee must declare to the port authority in whose area the activity is performed the fee for performing the activity as directed by the governing decrees. The licensee must also declare performance rates for the activity.

2- Shipping Agency Activities:

Licenses may be granted to companies and individuals to perform shipping agency activities according to the following conditions and guidelines:

  • 2 – 1 The shipping agent must have an organization with the requisite level of previous experience, a permanent site for the company and should be distinguished by having qualified personnel and using advanced information and communication systems allowing execution of this activity efficiently in keeping with the technical standards issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD (copy is attached). These conditions are evaluated by the Permanent License Committee at renewal.
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2 – 3 Companies licensed to perform shipping agency activities must provide a certified cheque or unconditional bank letter of guarantee for the following amounts:

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To be used if the shipping agent does not comply with the conditions of the license related to payment of the amounts owed to the Maritime Transport Sector or Port Authorities after a maximum grace period of three months.
  • 2 - 4 The period between approval of the license and commencement of the activity should not exceed six (6) months.
  • 2 – 5 At the end of each year, the licensee must present a list of the vessels the shipping agent has served during the year to the Maritime Transport Sector. This list must be authenticated by the relevant Port Authority.
  • 2– 6 The licensee is to be guided by the rates mentioned in the governing ministerial decrees. The licensee must notify the Maritime Transport Sector of the fees for services rendered.
  • 2 – 7 The shipping agent is committed to collecting fees owed to the Maritime Transport Sector as specified in the relevant governing ministerial decrees and to pay these fees to the relevant Port Authority to the account of the Maritime Transport Sector after deducting collection fees pursuant to the regulating decrees.
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2 – 8 Transactions related to vessel accounts are to done through one of the accredited banks in the Arab Republic of Egypt provided that the shipping agent present related evidence to the Permanent Committee of the Maritime Transport Sector for granting shipping agency licenses.
  • 2 – 9 The license is to be granted for five years and registered in a specially prepared record. The license may afterwards be renewed for similar periods as long as the necessary conditions are fulfilled.
  • 2 – 10 The party licensed to perform this activity shall pay a fee to the port authority in whose area the work is performed in return for the use of the license pursuant to the relevant regulatory decrees.
  • 2 – 11 Cancellation of the license may be issued through a decree from the Minister of Transport stating reasons for the cancellation after fulfillment of the relevant legal and formal aspects related to the agency whose license to work is to be cancelled.
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3- Vessel supply activities:

Licenses may be granted to perform vessel supply activities according to the following conditions and guidelines:

  • 3 – 1 The issued capital should not be less than one million Egyptian Pounds.
  • 3 – 2 Presentation of a comprehensive report concerning the types of vessel supply activities that the licensed company shall perform and the equipment and methods to be used in performing this activity .
  • 3 – 3 The license is to be granted for five years and may be renewed for other periods at the licensee's request as long as the necessary conditions are fulfilled.
  • 3 – 4 The party licensed to perform this activity shall pay a fee to the port authority in whose area the work is performed in return for the use of the license pursuant to the relevant regulatory decrees.
  • 3 - 5 The period between approval of the license and commencement of the activity should not exceed six (6) months.
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4- Marine Supplies (Ship Chandling) activities:

Licenses may be granted to perform marine supply (ship chandling) activities according to the following conditions and guidelines:

  • 4 – 1 The issued capital should not be less than EGP 50,000 (fifty thousand Egyptian Pounds).
  • 4 – 2 Presentation of a comprehensive report concerning the types of marine supply (ship chandling) activities that the licensed company shall perform.
  • 4 – 3 The license is to be granted for five years and may be renewed for other periods at the licensee's request as long as the necessary conditions are fulfilled.
  • 4 – 4 The party licensed to perform this activity shall pay a fee to the port authority in whose area the work is performed in return for the use of the license pursuant to the relevant regulatory decrees.
  • 4 - 5 The period between approval of the license and commencement of the activity should not exceed six (6) months.
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5- Vessel Maintenance activities:

Licenses may be granted to perform vessel maintenance activities according to the following conditions and guidelines:

  • 5 – 1 The issued capital should not be less than EGP 50,000 (fifty thousand Egyptian Pounds) for light maintenance activities and repairs to vessel equipment and devices.
  • 5 – 2 The license is to be granted for five years and may be renewed for other periods at the licensee's request as long as the necessary conditions are fulfilled.
  • 5 – 3 The party licensed to perform this activity shall pay a fee to the port authority in whose area the work is performed in return for the use of the license pursuant to the relevant regulatory decrees.
  • 5 – 4 The period between approval of the license and commencement of the activity should not exceed six (6) months.
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6- Marine works:

Licenses may be granted to perform marine works according to the following conditions and guidelines:

  • 6 – 1 The issued capital should not be less than EGP 50,000 (fifty thousand Egyptian Pounds) for marine works.
  • 6 – 2 The license is to be granted for five years or for a longer period according to the volume of investments undertaken by the licensee. It may be renewed at the licensee's request as long as the necessary conditions are fulfilled as specified in this decree.
  • 6 – 3 The party licensed to perform this activity shall pay a fee to the port authority in whose area the work is performed in return for the use of the license pursuant to the relevant regulatory decrees.
  • 6 – 4 The period between approval of the license and commencement of the activity should not exceed six (6) months.
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7- Performance of storage and warehousing activities:

Licenses may be granted to perform storage and warehousing activities according to the following conditions and guidelines:

  • 7 – 1 The port authority is entitled to enter into a contract after advertising that it requires management of warehouses or yards to be specified by the port authority.
  • 7 – 2 The issued capital should not be less than EGP 10,000,000 (ten million Egyptian Pounds).
  • 7 - 3 The period between approval of the license and commencement of the activity should not exceed six (6) months. However, the port authorities may increase this period according to the volume of the equipment or construction required.
  • 7 – 4 The port authority shall determine the volume and area of the warehouses and yards in which the work is to be performed while taking into consideration the conditions specified in decree No. 566 for the year 2002.
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7 – 5 The license is granted for ten years in the port in which the work is to be performed according to the volume of investment. The license may be renewed upon the licensee's request as long as the necessary conditions are met as specified in this decree.
  • 7 – 6 The party licensed to perform this activity shall pay a fee to the port authority in whose area the work is performed in return for the use of the license pursuant to the relevant regulatory decrees.
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Minister of Transport's

Decree No. 521 for the year 2003

issued on 19/11/2003

Related to fees for the use of licenses granted for performance of Maritime Transport and related activities in Egyptian Ports The Minister of Transport, having considered the following:

  • Law No. 12 for the year 1964 establishing the Egyptian General Authority for Maritime Transport, amended by Law No. 1 for the year 1998.
  • Law No. 1 for the year 1998 related to amending some of the provisions of Law No. 12 for the year 1964
  • Presidential Decree No. 57 for the year 2002 related to determining the authorities and responsibilities of the Ministry of Transport;
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 31 for the year 1998 (Maritime Transport), related to determining fees for licenses granted for performing maritime transport and related business.
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport No. 7 for the year 2000 related to setting the tariff for handling wheat received by the Supply Products Authority.
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Our decree No. 520 for the year 2003 concerning the conditions and regulations for granting licenses to perform activities related to Maritime Transport in Egyptian Ports
  • Other information presented to us by the Head of the Maritime Transport Sector.

RESOLVED

ARTICLE ONE

The parties which have been granted licenses for Maritime Transport and related activities in Egyptian Ports are to pay the fees for use of the license issued in their favor as follows:

One: As concerns licenses for performance of Shipping Agency Activities:

  • The shipping agent shall collect shipping agency fees mentioned in the Minister of Transport's decree No. 332 for the year 2003 on behalf of the Maritime Transport Sector after deducting collection fees pursuant to Article One of the said decree.
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The shipping agent shall pay the fee for use of the license to perform shipping agency activities at the rate of one Egyptian Pound (EGP 1.00) per ton of general, dry or liquid bulk or containerized cargo according to the vessel's manifest to the Port Authority in whose area the vessel is located or berthed. Wheat received for the Supply Products Authority shall be exempted from this fee.
  • The shipping agent shall pay the fee for use of the license for vessels transiting the Suez Canal as follows:
  • a) Vessels with gross tonnage less than 1000 Tons shall be exempted from this fee.
  • b) U.S. Dollars 200.00 for vessels with gross tonnage of more than 1000 Tons and less than 10000 Tons.
  • c) U.S. Dollars 250.00 for vessels with gross tonnage of more than 10000 Tons.
  • d) This fee is payable to the Port Said Port Authority or Red Sea Ports Authority depending on whether the vessel is in the Northbound or Southbound Convoy.
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e) Tourist and passenger vessels are exempted from this fee.

Two: As concerns licenses for performance of stevedoring activities:

Dry Bulk:

  • The fee for use of the license is EGP 2.50 per ton handled. However, for wheat received for the Supply Products Authority, the fee for use of the license is EGP 0.50 per ton handled.
  • This fee is payable to the Port Authority where the vessel is located or berthed.

General and liquid bulk cargo:

  • The fee for use of the license is EGP 1.50 per ton handled. This fee is payable to the Port Authority where the vessel is located or berthed.
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Containers:
  • The fee for use of the license is payable as follows:
  • EGP 20 per container (20’ or 40’) received and handled.
  • USD.1 per container (20’) in transit.
  • USD.2 per container (40’ or above) in transit.
  • This fee is payable to the Port Authority where the vessel is located or berthed.

Three: As concerns licenses for performance of Storage and Warehousing activities:

The fee for performance of storage and warehousing activities is payable at the rate of one Egyptian Pound (EGP 1) per ton handled per month. This fee is payable to the Port Authority in whose area the activity is being performed. (Fractions of a ton will be calculated as one ton and fractions of a month will be calculated as a full month).

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Four:The fee for performance of the following activities is payable at the rate of five thousand Egyptian Pounds (EGP 5000) for each activity (except for licenses for vessel supplies and marine works in force prior to the application of decrees No. 30 and 31 for the year 2003 under which the Decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 86 for the year 1998 was issued):
  • a) Vessel supplies
  • b) Marine Supplies (Ship Chandling)
  • c) Vessel maintenance and repairs
  • d) Marine works
  • This fee is payable to the Port Authority where the licensee works.

ARTICLE TWO

Egyptian exports (Egyptian product) are exempted from the fee for the above-mentioned licenses.

ARTICLE THREE

The fees collected for the use of the above-mentioned licenses shall be used in developing and supporting existing ports and in construction of new ports.

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ARTICLE FOUR

The tariffs mentioned herein are applicable for all new licenses and for existing valid licenses. However, these tariffs shall not apply on activities established under contracts or commitment contracts.

ARTICLE FIVE

The competent authorities shall enforce the provisions of the present decree. The decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 31 for the year 2003 (Maritime Transport) and any contradicting provisions shall be cancelled.

ARTICLE SIX

This decree shall be published in the official Egyptian Gazette and shall come into force from the date of publishing.

Minister of Transport

Hamdy El Shayeb

(Signed)

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Minister of Transport's

Decree No. 522 for the year 2003

issued on 19/11/2003

Related to granting reductions to vessels carrying containers in transit at Egyptian Ports on the dues set by law No. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments:

The Minister of Transport, having considered the following :

  • Law No. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments, related to pilotage, compensations, port and light dues and berthing and stay dues;
  • Law No. 5 for the year 1990 related to amending some of the provisions of Law No. 24 for the year 1983 related to pilotage, compensations and port and light dues.
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Presidential Decree No. 57 for the year 2002 related to determining the authorities and responsibilities of the Ministry of Transport;
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Maritime Transport No. 40 for the year 1998, related to granting reductions on the dues set by Law No. 24 for the year 1983for vessels carrying transit containers at the Port Said, Damietta and Alexandria Ports;
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 4 for the year 1995, related to granting reductions on the dues set by Law No. 24 for the year 1983for vessels carrying transit containers at Adabiya Port;
  • Decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 606 for the year 2002 related to granting reductions on the dues set by Law No. 24 for the year 1983for vessels carrying transit containers at Red Sea Ports;
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Decree of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. 330 for the year 2002, related to amending the dues set by Law No. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments;
  • Other information presented to us by the Head of the Maritime Transport Sector.

RESOLVED

ARTICLE ONE

The pilotage dues, port and light dues and berthing and stay dues set by Law No. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments, for the vessels and ferries carrying transit containers to Egyptian Ports are to be reduced according to the following rates:

  • From 50 containers to 150 containers 20%
  • From 151 containers to 300 containers 30%
  • Over 300 containers 50%

ARTICLE TWO

  • Container vessels carrying transit containers between Egyptian Ports are to be granted a 50% reduction on pilotage, port and light and berthing and stay dues.
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ARTICLE THREE

The number of containers in transit based on which the reduction percentage is determined shall include the total number of incoming and outgoing transit containers for each voyage.

ARTICLE FOUR

The port authorities shall grant these reductions pursuant to a certificate to be issued by the container handling terminal at the port, the details of which are to be approved by the concerned shipping agent. A copy of the vessel's import and export manifest is to be attached to the said certificate.

ARTICLE FIVE

The relevant authorities shall enforce the provisions of the present decree. Any contradicting provisions shall be cancelled.

ARTICLE SIX

This decree shall be published in the official Egyptian Gazette.

Minister of Transport

Hamdy El Shayeb

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Ministerial Decree No. 330/2003 issued on 14/07/2003First Article To increase pilotage dues mentioned in the first article (Item A,B,C) from law 60/1988 which adjusting law 24/1983 (concerning treatment of National vessels) to be as follows:

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Second Article To increase pilotage dues mentioned in decrees 95/1987 – 73/1988 for the foreign ships to be as follows:
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B- To increase dues of the mentioned articles of Ministerial Decree 95/1987 for the foreign ships as follows:
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Third Article

All concerned parties have to apply to this decree

Fourth Article

This decree will be into force from the publishing date in the official newspaper

Minister of Transport

Eng. Hamdy El Shaeeb

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The following is a free translation for (General cargo handling tariff) as received from Port Said Cargo & Container Handling Terminal on 01/04/2009.

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1- Quarantine station Dues

To be collected from owners of every vessel once arrive to the 1st Egyptian Port or on every call according to the vessels’ GRT as the following:

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1- In addition to above, the amount of 2.00 EGP as port clearance dues + 2.00 EGP for quarantine release to be collected.

2- 75 EGP to be collected from owners of ships passing Suez Canal under quarantine coverage.

3- Rats destruction Dues subject to vessels’ GRT.

- (Fm 1-500) 15 EGP

- (Fm 501-2000) 45 EGP

- (Fm 2001-5000) 70 EGP

- (Fm 5001 – More) 90 EGP

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4- Vaccination dues

a) Against Yellow fever : 70 Egp.

b) Against Cholera : 15 Egp

c) Against Meningitis : 50 Egp

5- Patient or dead body landing dues : 10 Egp.

6- Quarantine supervising on ship’s remnants, waste

or garbage dues : 100 Egp.

7- Quarantine supervising on foodstuff stores or garbage

discharge dues : 100 Egp.

8- Incase of working during the weekends, official public holidays (100Egp) to be added to all above mentioned dues.

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According to the Egyptian law no.24 -1983 & amended decreesFirst: for the vessels passing eastern channel (North & South bounds)1- Foreign vessels:

Remarks: during the weekends & the official holidays 4USD to be added

to the shift dues for foreign vessels & 5EGP for the Egyptian vessels.

second for the vessels passing old channel north south bounds 1 foreign vessels
Second: for the vessels passing old channel (North & South bounds)1- Foreign vessels:

2- Egyptian vessels:

third for coastal vessels or berthed
Third: for coastal vessels (or berthed)

1- Foreign Vessels:

2- Egyptian Vessels:

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Port Said Police Direction Dues

  • Securing & guarding passenger vessels dues : 340 Egp per day.
  • Securing & guarding cargo vessels dues : 100 Egp per day.

Tourism Police Direction Dues:

(Only for Passenger ships)

With reference to the Egyptian law no.53/1973 & no.101/1964 a representative from the Tourism Police Direction should attend the passengers’ ships during stay time in Egypt and to calculate a small dues (from 2:15 EGP) according to the representative rank (shift only 2 hours).

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