Suez Canal transit tolls to rise 6%

The Suez Canal Authority will raise its tolls next year by 6% for all ships bar cruiseships and LNG carriers. The new fees come into effect from February.

Egypt is widening and deepening the southern part of the Suez Canal where the Ever Given containership ran aground blocking the waterway for six days in March.

The engineering works include a 10 km long extension of a second lane of the waterway that opened in 2015, bringing the double-lane stretch of the canal to 82 km.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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