Port Said - The Suez Canal Authority has extended the discount offered to dry bulk vessels back in April 2017 until the end of 2018. Specifically, a 75% rebate of the canal transit tolls is being offered to laden or ballast dry bulk vessels coming or heading to ports at South West, South and East of Australia.
The toll cut relates to bulkers starting their voyage at Geraldton port at the South West of Australia and ending at Cairns port at the East of Australia as well as ships heading to or coming from ports at North West Europe starting at Cadiz port and its northern ports. The extension also relates to dry bulk vessels coming from the Republic of South Africa ports and heading to the ports in the Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, a 40% toll cut is being offered to vessels heading to or coming from Turkey’s Iskenderun port or its western ports to the port of Marmaris.
A 50% discount is being assigned to ships heading to or coming from northern and western parts from Marmaris, including the Black Sea ports, to the port of Gibraltar or vice versa.