transit must be sent before starting the voyage or
at least 48 hours before reaching the deviation
point with the following information:
Name, Type, Dwt, Last Transit, S.C.NET, Beam,
Transit Draft, Speed, Bunker consumption/price (F.
Weather conditions at sea, Port of
Origin/Destination, Nature and Quantity of cargo
loaded if any - Daily chartering rate - Bunkering
ports - Deviation point.
Your detailed calculations of voyage costs via each
route (Cape/Suez Canal/other route) and expected
rebate from normal tolls.
Full S. C. Tolls amount, without any reduction, to
be submitted before transiting. The agreed rebate
will be released Upon receiving the following
Bill of lading and cargo manifest if any.
A statement signed by the Master and
Owners/Operators that the vessel made her voyage
without any stopping at intermediate ports for cargo
Certificate from the port authorities of origin
stating : date of departure - Nature & Quantity of
cargo loaded (or in ballast) - sailing to.
Certificate from port authorities of destination
stating : Coming from - date of arrival - Nature of
cargo discharged (or in ballast).
In the event that a vessel has called at any port en
route, a Certificate/S.O.F. must be produced which
verifies that the vessel has only called for
bunkering/crew change purposes and no cargo
operations have taken place.
These documents should be submitted within 6 months
of the transit, no reduction will be granted after
The calculated rebate is operative for 60 days from
the date of issue. If the transit does not take
place within this period a new application must be
made. The SCA will restudy the case provided that
the new application is received by them before the
ship arrives at its deviation point.
Should the vessel, for any reason, change load or
discharge port from those stated in the original
Bill of Lading or manifest, a revised calculation is
to be presented to the S.C.A. showing the new
reduction required. New documentation is to be
The S.C.A. calculate 2 extra days steaming via the
Cape for bad weather. Kindly take this into
consideration when making your calculations. State
the vessels correct speed and not the average speed,
which is usually calculated to take into account any
bad weather over the whole voyage. This will ensure
that the allowance in the calculation for lost time
due to bad weather is not made twice.
On receipt of the completed Rebate Request Form
attached, we will make a proposal to the S.C.A.
concerning any vessel you feel should be eligible
for a rebate, and negotiate on your behalf. It
normally takes two or three days to receive a clear