Rough Total Cost Estimation Canal
Transit for average cruising sail boat
was reported to be around US$ 450 in 2005.
On Dec. 30, 2007, it was announced that Egypt
will increase Suez Canal transit fees
by an average of 7.1%, starting in April of in 2008.
SUEZ CANAL TONNAGE CALCULATION & FEES
~ by Stephen Davies
Goto: Abu Tig Marina El Gouna
(L x (0.5G+0.5B)squared) x 0.17/0.18
100 (if in feet)/2.83 (if in metres)
L = LOA
(strictly length between the inside faces of stem post and stern planking)
G = girth (measured as the distance from the point of maximum beam on the upper deck
on one side, beneath the hull
at right angles to the center line, to the point of maximum beam on the upper deck
on the other) - this usually goes under the keel
, so centreboarders should have theirs up!
B = maximum beam
0.17/0.18 = factor depending on whether construction is in 'wood' (0.17) or 'iron'
(0.18) 100/2.83 = factor depending on whether measurements are in feet (100) or metres (2.83)
An approximation of likely tonnage without measuring can be got by calculating G as:
G = 2(square root ((D+F)squared + 0.5B squared))
D = Draft
, F = freeboard at point of maximum beam
On top of that there are the usual fees
such as: Port Authority Fees, Bank charges, Port clearance, Quarantine, Immigration, Customs
, Explosives and drugs check, Insurance
, Duty stamps, Agent's fee.
Suez Canal Transit and Pilotage Fees will be indicated by the Suez Canal officials who board the yacht on arrival and measure the yacht; varies from US$100-200. Also Port Authority Clearance fee; Quarantine Fee; Immigration Fee; Insurance
Fee; agency fee. Fathi Soukar (Prince of the Red Sea) is the agent with the best reputation and who handles most cruising yachts in Suez.
He normally monitors VHF
Tel. + 20 62 222 126,
Fax. 330 965,
All agents' and Suez Canal fees must be paid in US dollars, therefore some cash should be carried.
And a humorous calculation (and more info') from our own ' maxingout '
aboard Exit Only
< Welcoming to Maxing Out
Goto: David's Journal 9
" ... There is a complicated mathematical formula to assess the fee for each vessel that transits the canal.
Most cruisers have trouble understanding the formula, so I had the fee adjuster break it down for me….here it is:
(length of boat) x (width of boat) + (number of people) – (number of camels seen by the canal director while driving to work on Tuesday) x (amount of calories in slice of Sara Lee cheesecake) + (the square root of 58…it’s the fee adjuster’s lucky number) x (cubic volume of engine room) = Cost to transit canal ..."
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