The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced increasing transit fees by 15% for several types of vessels, including crude oil tankers, petroleum products tankers, liquified petroleum gas LPG) carriers, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
Transit fees increase will also be applied for chemical tankers and other liquid bulk tankers containerships; vehicles carriers; cruise ships; and special floating units.
A five percent increase will be applied on dry bulk ships, general cargo ships, and roll-on/roll-off ships.
Containerships directly moving from North-West Europe ports to ports at the Far East are exempted from the above increase.
The announced increase is set to be effective as of January 15th, 2024.