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We owe our strong market position to a lifelong commitment to efficient and reliable services. We also carry out daily monitoring of port activities throughout Egypt and are prepared to provide quotations for vessels call support upon request.

Seabird is fully insured by the International Transport Intermediaries Club Ltd., London.
Passing the Suez Canal has an important time and cost impact on a vessel's voyage. Exact planning, early notification, constant follow-up and real cost control are needed to save your time and money.

Our experienced staff in Port Said and Suez monitors the traffic situation daily 24H/24H, which enables Seabird to keep you updated about general events and to track your vessels at anchorage and in transit.

As your partner, the Seabird team is committed to ensure the smooth transit of your vessels.

Our services include:
Registration at the Canal Authorities for the First time transit.
Settlement of estimated/actual cost differentials within 72 hours of transit.
Advice on all documentation required by the Suez Canal Authority.
Preparation of priority bookings (according to notification.)
Guarantee of entry (according to notification.)
Transit without delay.
Complete record on transit.
Upon request:
Crew exchange.
Cash to Master.
Medical care.
Supply (foodstuff, bunker, fresh water.)
Repair and Maintenance during transit.


General information for vessels to transit the
Suez Canal :
Documents required by the Suez Canal Authorities: One copy of each of the following documents must normally be presented not later than 90 minutes after the registered arrival time and in any event the documents should not be presented later than one hour after the arrival time limits.

A) Documents
1. Cargo manifest.
2. Ballast declaration.
3. Crew list.
4. Declaration of contents of ship’s double bottom and other tanks.
5. Navigability declaration.

When a ship is to sail through the Suez Canal for the first time, all the above documents must be accompanied by the following:
1. Ship’s capacity plan.
2. Ship’s registry certificate.
3.Ship’s engine room plan.
4.Suez Canal special tonnage certificate.
5.Ship’s general arrangement plan.
Priority booking are possible, provided the Canal Authority receives a five days' notice of the intended transit date and the vessel arrives within the convoy time-limit. Tugs can be arranged with four days notice of ETA.
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Agency Service

The Seabird  is designed to provide an on the spot services to our principals transiting the Suez Canal and/or calling at other Egyptian port.

We are fully licensed agents, and are pleased to offer to you full agency services in all Egyptian ports at Avery competitive rates.

We are general agents in Egypt for very reputable owners:

1. Car Carriers 2. Bulk Carriers.
3. Product Tankers. 4. Crude Tankers.
5. O. Tankers. 6. B. Bulk
7. Salvage Tugs. 8. Service Supply Boats.

The afore said is a brief of Seabird  characteristics and may you need any further information or clarification/details, we shall be more than pleased to provide you with same.
 

We seize this opportunity and invite you to entrust our company with the full agency of your vessels while transiting the Suez Canal or calling at any other Egyptian Med. Or Red Sea ports in which case we promise to give the most excellent and cost saving service.
 



SeaBird Marine Services serving vessels, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since 1900.Throughout the 105 years , SeaBird has dedicated itself to provide economic and complete chandlery services to all types of vessels while on transit at suez canal area , since it's established , it has grown to be truly world wide company .SeaBird are also capable of providing these services in the egyptian ports allover egypt .


SeaBird recognise the additional importance of customer satisfactions and needs of crew at area at sea , thus we fulfill the delivery of orders to vessels economically,promptly and efficiently .Our customers have the luxury of choosing among a large variety of brands.There are over 55 brands of cigarettes,115 brands of spirits and many brands of soft drinks . All products in our warehouse are genuine and fresh from leading factories such as, international perfumes , Britich American Tobacco & all types, fresh foods, fresh fishing and many more .fresh provisions are also available besides the bonded store .


 

Ship Chandlers in Port Said & Port Said east and all ports Egyptians


(1) SeaBird Marine Services provides clients with high quality of bonded stores, deck supplies, engine supplies, marine paints, chemicals, safety equipment, and spare parts.

(2) While maintaining our highest professional standard of our services and attendance 24 hours, our prices are very competitive.

(3) Bunkers supplies

And Ship Agents / Ship Chandlers / Ship Agency / Protecting Agents / Security Club / and services for Suez Canal transit and in all Ports Egyptian.
 


 

Our main goal is to arrange a smooth transit with minimum fees and expenses to our Principals (Owners/Charters, Operators, or Managers) Some of the steps we take to minimize expenses are as follows:
  • Principals are always updated with any new Suez Canal circulars or rules of navigation.
  • Accurate D/A estimation (prior to transit) to be as close to the actual transit record as possible to avoid any extra remittance from our Principals.
  • Define agency fees before transit, any other expenses being added as per the official Port/Canal tariff endorsed with the official receipts.
  • Owners are advised on the best way for their ship to be ready for transit so no unnecessary dues are calculated or extra tug or equipment is imposed on the vessel.
  • Arrange for vessel transit by notifying all concerned authorities.
  • Make all necessary declarations and obtain approvals from all parties concerned for special cargo on board (IMO, Cement, etc...).
  • Keep close contact with vessel from arrival at outer anchorage in Port Said or Suez till it clears the canal and keeping owners timely informed.
  • The vessel is promptly attended upon arrival and before clearing by our trained staff at Port Said and Suez to coordinate with the Master for a smooth transit and for any needed requirements.
  • Interfering in unusual situations and providing assistance and/or legal support to avoid and reduce liabilities.
  • Providing bunkering and supplies needed during vessels’ transit.
  • Final statement of account to be dispatched immediately.

Suez Canal Transit Dues

 

Suez Canal Toll Circular - 2009
These Dues to be applied as of 1 April 2009 SDR / SCNT

Vessel Type

SC Net Tonnage

First 5000

Next 5000

Next 10000

Next 20000

Next 30000

Next 50000

Rest

Laden

Ballast Laden Ballast Laden Ballast Laden Ballast Laden Ballast

Laden

Ballast Laden Ballast
1

Tankers of Crude Oil

7.65 6.50 4.80 4.08 3.90 3.32 1.70 1.45 1.50 1.28 1.40 1.19 1.30 1.11
2

Tankers of Petroleum Products

7.65 6.50 4.80 4.08 3.90 3.32 2.35 1.45 2.30 1.28 2.20 1.19 2.10 1.11
3

Dry Bulk Carriers

7.65 6.50 5.20 4.42 4.40 3.74 1.40 1.19 1.30 1.11 1.25 1.06 1.20 1.02
4

LPG Carriers

7.65 6.50 4.90 4.17 3.90 3.32 2.80 2.38 2.60 2.21 2.50 2.13 2.50 2.13
5

LNG Carriers

7.65 6.50 5.30 4.51 4.90 4.17 3.40 2.89 3.30 2.81 3.20 2.72 3.10 2.64
6

Chemical Carriers & Other Liquid bulk Carriers ( * )

8.00 6.80 5.50 4.68 4.70 4.00 3.00 2.55 2.90 2.47 2.80 2.38 2.80 2.38
7

Containerships

7.65 6.50 5.00 4.25 4.00 3.40 2.80 2.38 2.60 2.21 2.05 1.74 1.95 1.66
8

General Cargo Ships

7.65 6.50 5.50 4.68 4.00 3.40 3.00 2.55 2.90 2.47 2.85 2.42 2.80 2.38
9

Ro/Ro Ships

7.65 6.50 5.30 4.51 4.30 3.66 3.10 2.64 2.90 2.47 2.80 2.38 2.70 2.30
10

Vehicle Carriers

7.65 6.50 5.00 4.25 3.85 3.27 2.75 2.34 2.60 2.21 2.05 1.74 1.95 1.66
11

Passenger Ships

7.65 6.50 5.00 4.25 4.30 3.66 3.05 2.59 3.00 2.55 2.90 2.47 2.80 2.38
12

Special Floating Units

8.30 - 5.10 - 4.80 - 3.40 - 3.20 - 2.90 - 2.80 -
13

Other Vessels

8.00 6.80 5.00 4.25 4.40 3.74 3.20 2.72 3.10 2.64 2.90 2.47 2.80 2.38

 

( * ) : Ballast chemical / oil tankers are to be charged at the same rate of ballast oil tankers .
- Loaded combined carriers are to be charged according to the kind of cargo. In case of carrying more than one type of cargo such carriers are to be charged at the rate of petroleum products tankers
- Ballast combined carriers are to be charged at the rate of ballast dry bulk carriers

- The currencies accepted for the payment of transit dues are :
   1. U.S Dollar
   2. Sterling Pound
   3. Euro
   4. Japanese Yen (JPY)
   5. Canadian Dollar(CAD)
   6. Swedish Krona (SEK)
   7. Danish Krone(DKK)
   8. Norwegian Krone (NOK)
   9. Swiss Franc(CHF)
 


Convoy System

A) North Bound convoy 
    * Starts from Suez at about 0600 hrs
    * Transit time is about 10 hours  
 
The limit time for the vessel to join the north bound convoy at Suez without any additional dues is 0100 hrs for: the Super Tankers, 3rd, 4th Generation ships, Heavy Bulk carriers Lash over 35,000 S.C..GRT, L.P.G. & L.N.G and vessels over  38 feet draft (tankers group) and 0300 hrs for the others.  

Ships arriving after 0100 hrs till 0300 hrs can also join the tankers group against additional dues of 03% of the transit dues. Ships arriving after 0300 hrs till 0330 hrs can also join the Tankers group against additional charge of 05% of the transit dues.
Ships entes of 03% in case of arrival after 0300 hrs till 0400 hrs and 05% incase of arrival after 0400 hrs till 0500 hrs.    

B) South bound convoy
1-B) 1st South bound convoy (N1)
         * Starts at 0000 hrs from P.Said. 
         * Average transit time is 12 hours 

The limit time join the convoy is 1900 hrs, the vessel may join the convoy against additional dues of  03% of the normal transit in case of arrival after 1900 hrs till 2100 hrs, and 05% in case of arrival after 2100 hrs till 2200 hrs.

2-B) 2nd South bound convoy (N2)
         * Starts at 0700 hrs from P.Said. 
         * Average transit time is 15 hours 

The limit time to join the convoy is 0300 hrs, vessels may join the convoy against additional dues of 03% in case of arriving after 0300 hrs till 0400 hrs and 05% in case of arriving after 0400 hrs till 0500 hrs.

Suez Canal Authority decided the limit time for arrival to join the convoys will be on the basis of passing the following latitudes:

At P. Said:
(South of Lat.  31'  28.7" N)

At Suez: 
A-Tankers group (North of Lat.  29'  42.8" N)
B- Other vessels: (North of Lat.  29'  48.33 N)
 
Following vessels which intend to join the south bound convoy are not  
allowed for shifting in Port Said inner harbor:-
LPG, LNG, laden or ballast N.G.F., and vessels with S.C.GRT over 40,000  or with arrival draft of 38 and over. 


Transit Instructions

Note that either north or south bound, masters to ensure sending regular arrival notices 5,3,2 days and 24 hours before arrival to S.C.A.

The necessary information for your transit :

  • Vessel name, former name and nationality
  • Date of last transit and if there is any changes done to vessel's particulars
  • Owners/Charters name
  • Inter. GRT/NRT S.C.N.R.T.   S.D.W.T.  max. arr. draft L.O.A./breadth.
  • Vessel intention for transit
  • E.T.A.
  • Vessel status and cargo on board
  • If carrying dangerous cargo on board, state quantity, class and UN number
  • Whether you have projector on board or need one
  • Number of mooring boats required

Suez Canal Authority  has decided the limit time for arrival to join the north/south bound convoys will be on the basis of passing the following latitudes:

At Port Said:
South of lat. 31° 28.7' N

At Suez:
a- tankers group : north of lat. 29° 42.8'   N
b- other vessel    : north of lat. 29° 48.33' N

Upon arrival of indicated positions call Port Said pilot station/boat by V.H.F. Ch. 12/16 to report your arrival and anchor time.

Try your best to fill the declaration of double bottom tanks which will be provided by S.C. representatives specially the non used tanks.

Please try to make ullaging of the non used bunker tanks reads 6 inches or less to be considered as an empty tanks, which will be exempted from S.C.N.R.T. also do not sign in blank.

Watch men and garbage services are not compulsory therefore do not accept to sign for same in case are not required on board otherwise sign the actual services used and put sufficient details on the submitted vouchers i.e. number of watchmen used, quantity of garbage (approx.) disposed.

You will be contacted by our office upon arrival also our representative will attend your vessel in time to cooperate in processing transit formalities and for any assistance you may need.
In case of any clarification or requirements, stores etc., please contact us immediately.

  • Accurate D/A estimation on the basis of the updated port tariff.
  • Advising Principal and Master with port facilities, port restrictions and any new rules or regulations.
  • Updating the Principal and Master with the proper reports prior to arrival, such as berthing, operation prospects, crane availability, and weather updates.
  • Necessary steps are taken during vessel’s stay to speed up operations, avoid claims, and to protect the ship from any false liability.
  • Master is assisted in completing proper cargo documentation, statement of facts, and sailing forms.
  • Dispatching final statement of accounts to Principals with official invoices, within a reasonable time after sailing.

Seabird handles most types of vessels. In addition to its long history in serving General Cargo, Break Bulk Carriers, Tankers, Reefers

 

Information about Egyptian Ports

Egypt's geographical location lends an important aspect to the maritime transport sector. Overlooking both the Mediterranean and Red seas linked by the Suez Canal; Egypt realized its role at an international level. The government overplayed the infra structure of a great maritime industry by building ports and supplying them with high tech. equipments to handle cargoes and passengers.
There are 41 ports in Egypt divided into Commercial, Ore, Petroleum, Fishing and Tourist ports.
Among the most important ports are Alexandria which is the biggest port in Egypt, Dekheila Port which is a natural extend to Alexandria Port. Damietta Port which has the largest container terminal and most sophisticated equipments in the Middle East, and Port Said and Suez at both ends of the Suez canal.
It is historically recorded in 1874 B.C., Egypt was the first country to dig a man-made canal across its lands to link the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea via the Nile River and its branches. That Canal was abandoned and reopened several times then later named "The Suez canal". It was opened for international navigation on 17 November 1869 A.D.

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Port Presentation :

 
 

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The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea and extends for a total length of 192 kilometres. The Mediterranean entrance is situated at Port Said and the Red Sea entrance at Suez Port.

There is no restriction on the length of a vessel, max airdraught is 68 meters, max beam is 70.1 meters and max draught is 17.07 meters. The beam and draught dimensions can vary as the Canal Authority operates a breadth and draught table. The Canal is dredged to a depth of 19.5-20 meters.

The canal operates a lock-free transit system with passage by convoy, 2 southbound and 1 northbound daily, max 40 vessels per convoy with an average transit time of 14 hours.

It is recorded that Egypt was the first country to dig a canal across its land with a view to activate world trade.

The first canal was dug under the reign of SENAUSRET III, Pharao of Egypt (1887-1849 BC) linking the Mediterranean Sea in the north with the Red sea in the south via the river Nile and its branches.

The Canal often abandoned to silting and was successfully reopened to navigation by SITY I (1310 BC), NKHAW (610 BC), Persian King DARIUSSLI POLEMY II (285 BC), Emperor TRAJAN (117 AD) and AMRO IBN ELASS, following the Islamic conquest.

In modern times the Suez Canal is actually the first canal directly linking the Mediterranean to the Red sea.

Excavation of the present Canal begun on April 25, 1859 and was opened for international navigation on November 17, 1869. The Canal has been closed five times.

The longest period of closure was following the 1967 war, when the canal was closed during 8 years. The Canal was reopened for navigation on June 5, 1975.

Characteristics of the current canal lengths

Total Length of the navigable canal 192 KM
From Port Said to Ismailia 78 KM
From Ismailia to Port Tewfik 84 KM
Double parts of the canal 84 KM
Breadth between buoys 180 M
Maximum possible draft of ships 58 FT
Airdraft from July 2000 68 M

 
 
       
 

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We are pleased to introduce Seabird organization in Port Said.
Seabird proved its efficiency during the construction of the Suez Canal, thus starting a long history of first class shipping services in Egypt.
Seabird is today a leader in the field of the Suez Canal transit.

 

The idea of linking the Mediterranean and
Red sea first occurred during the Pharaonic age.
suez canal

During the French campaign of 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte thought of linking the two seas directly by means of a navigation canal, but engineers did not support the idea of believing that the Red Sea level is nine meters higher than that of the Mediterranean.

  • On November 30, 1854 the French engineer Ferdinand De-lesseps managed to sign a concession with the Egyptian government to dig the Suez Canal.

  • On April 25, 1859 the digging of the Canal began and continued for ten years. More than 2.4 million Egyptian workers took part, of which more than 125.000 lost their lives.

  • On November 17,1869 the Suez Canal was opened for navigation.

  • The Suez Canal has a strategic location. It links two oceans and two seas

  • In July 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal after it had been an international company for about 87 years.

  • The Egyptian government has always been keen on improving and developing the performance of the Suez Canal in order to cope with the steady increase in maritime transport due to the huge capacity of tankers, giant cargo vessels and the ever increasing number of ships crossing the canal

SUEZ CANAL TRANSIT

There are three convoys daily two from Port Said and one from Suez and the time limits are following:


LIMIT TIME FOR S.C.TRANSIT NB FROM SUEZ

FOR MOTOR VESSELS

FYG , 0300 hrs LT ( LT = GMT + 2 ) is the dead limit time for the vessel to pass north of lat 29 48.33N and report to Suez pilots to join the NB convoy of same day ( start about 0600 hrs ).

Otherwise , if the vessel passed the deadline after the dead limit time , she can join the same day's convoy against additional dues on canal tolls as following :

- 3 % if arrived after 0300 hrs and up to 0400 hrs.
- 5 % if arrived after 0400 hrs and up to 0500 hrs.
- 10% if arrived after 0500 hrs (if the convoy traffic permits)

FOR TANKERS & LPG

FYG , 0100 hrs LT ( LT = GMT + 2 ) is the dead limit time for the vessel to pass north of lat 29 42.8N and report to Suez pilots to join the NB convoy of same day ( start about 0600 hrs).

Otherwise , if the vessel passed the deadline after the dead limit time , she can join the same day's convoy against additional dues on canal tolls as following:

- 3 % if arrived after 0100 hrs and up to 0300 hrs.
- 5 % if arrived after 0300 hrs and up to 0400 hrs.
- 10% if arrived after 0400 hrs (if the convoy traffic permits)
 



LIMIT TIME FOR S.C.TRANSIT SB CONVOY PORT SAID

FOR TANKERS & LPG

FYG , the Vessel should pass South of LAT 31 28.7N and report to Port Said pilots before 1900 hrs LT (LT = GMT + 2) to join the SB Convoy N1 (start about 0100 hrs next day).

AND if the Vessel passed the deadline after the dead limit time (1900 hrs) she can join the SB Convoy N1 of next day against additional dues on canal tolls as following :

- 3% if the Vessel arrived after 1900 hrs and up to 2100 hrs
- 5% if the Vessel arrived after 2100 hrs and up to 2200 hrs
- 10% if the Vessel arrived after 2200 hrs and up to 0100 hrs (next day)

FOR OTHER VESSELS

FYG , the Vessel should pass South of LAT 31 28.7N and report to Port Said pilots before 0300 hrs LT (LT = GMT + 2) to join the SB Convoy N2 (start about 0600 hrs same day).

AND if the Vessel passed the deadline after the dead limit time (0300 hrs) she can join the SB Convoy N2 of same day against additional dues on canal tolls as following:

- 3% if the Vessel arrived after 0300 hrs and up to 0400 hrs
- 5% if the Vessel arrived after 0400 hrs and up to 0500 hrs
- 10% if the Vessel arrived after 0500 hrs (if the Convoy traffic permits)
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