Royal Swiss Agency

About Us

Royal Swiss Agency Marine Services Offering the most comprehensive range of services tailored to your vessel's needs, our expert team is trained to focus on your requirements & understanding the importance of supplying the right item at the right time at the right price. We supply all technical stores, Deck, Engine, Spare parts, Cabin, Chemical, Safety & Rescue equipments, repair & underwater works, spare parts forwarding and custom clearance. Suez Canal transit & agency services. More

 

Mission

Mission

To meet the challenge, we are always working to develop and improve our team’s abilities to respond efficiently and accurately to your requirements whenever, wherever needed... read more

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Vision

Vision

Our aim is to become your partners serving your fleet anywhere around the world, therefore we are developing a wide network of offices in the main ports around the shipping routes... read more

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History

History

Royal Swiss Agency Marine Services established in the late eighties in a small office near of port Suez as a shipchandler, serving vessels calling port of Suez or transiting Suez Canal... read more

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Awards

Awards

Our Environmental & Safety concept raise awareness of staff about its importance. Our staff members and equipments are under continuous control standards... read more

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Our Certifications

OHSAS 18001:2007

OHSAS 18001:2007

BUREAU VERITAZ CERTIFICATION

OHSAS 18001:2007

OHSAS 18001:2007

BUREAU VERITAZ CERTIFICATION

ISO 9001

ISO 9001

BUREAU VERITAZ CERTIFICATION

ISO 9001

ISO 9001

BUREAU VERITAZ CERTIFICATION

IMPA

IMPA

International Marine Purchasing Association

IMPA

IMPA

International Marine Purchasing Association

ISSA QAULITY STANDARD

ISSA QAULITY STANDARD

International Shipsuppliers & Services Association

ISSA QAULITY STANDARD

ISSA QAULITY STANDARD

International Shipsuppliers & Services Association

ShipServ

ShipServ

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Our Services

Royal Swiss Agency offers a wide range of shipping and logistic services. The company is involved in chartering, port agency, liner agency, Suez Canal transit agency and freight forwarding. We provide reliable and professional services to many reputable ship owners, charters, managers and traders. Royal Swiss Shipping Agency handle vessels for more than 480 reputable satisfied clients all over the world. Providing our clients with first class services, updating and monitoring any changes to Suez Canal transit or port authorities rules to benefit our clients.

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Husbandry
Protective Agency
Suez Canal Transit
Marine Consultation
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Service Station Today our three Tax Free warehouses, modern transportation fleet and advanced managements, makes our dream true, “Royal Swiss Agency marine services” now is one stop ship services station.

Our Services:

Service Station
Provisions and Bond Stores
Technical Stores
Safety and Rescue Equipments
Parcels Custom Clearance
Repair Works
Spare Parts Reconditioning
Ship Yards & Docking Facilities
Spare Parts Supply
Portable Equipments Rental
Bunkers, Lub Oil & Fresh Water
Environmental Solutions

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President Message

“Success measured by growing numbers of satisfied clients. In Royal Swiss Agency we believe that real success is keeping all clients satisfied all the time and every time to meet the challenge. We are always working to develop our services adopting and implementing the international standard of managements system.”

Amr Rashdan

CEO

Egyptian Ports

Information and Transit Guide

Long: 32 o 18 / E Lat: 31 o 15 / N
1.025 g/cm3
Main Channel: 8 km. Length, 13.72m. depth. East Verge Channel: 19.5 km. length, 18.29m. depth
Breakwaters Two breakwaters protect the port entrance channel: the western breakwater is about 3.5 miles long, and the eastern breakwater is about 1.5 miles long.
The Suez Canal dwelling area is situated between latitudes 31 21 N and 31 25 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.6 E, where vessels awaiting to enter Port-Said Port stay, whether to join the North convoy to cross the Suez Canal to carry out stevedoring operations or to be supplied with provisions and bunkers. The dwelling area is divided into two sections: - The Northern Area: located between latitudes 31 23.4 N and 31 24.8 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.2 E, allocated for vessels with deep drafts. - The Southern Area: located between latitudes 31 21.3 N and 31 22 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.6 E, allocated for all vessel types.
Pilotage is compulsory in Port-Said Port, and it is performed by the Suez Canal Authority, in return for fixed fees.

Alexandria Port

at a frequency between 156.3 - 158.8 Mega Sec Channel 10: Operates internally with marine service operations Channel 11: Used for external guidance Channel 13: Used for internal guidance Channel 16: Receiving international calls from ships Channel 67: Receives ship data
to receive airborne warnings and warnings sent by satellites to the nearest station and rescue them to the radio station port
Works on Channel 70 at a frequency of 156.525 Mega Siek to receive the distress of the ships by means of the call and written registration on the attached printer including the ship's data
Long: 29 o 52 / E Lat: 31 o 11 / N
North Western winds with speed varying from 2-3 beauforts in summer and 3-4 beauforts in winter, it increaes in case of low pressure to reach 7 beauforts
1.030 g/cm3
Large Strait : 2000 m. Length, 220 m. width, 14 m. depth. Small Strait : 1600 m. length, 100 m. width, 9 m. depth.
The port is protected by sea stuns, and two converging breakwaters. The entrance breadth is 400m. Approximately. The port is divided into two harbours separated by coal berths and the inner breakwater. The first harbour is called the inner dock and the second harbour is called the outer harbour with a water area of 600 hectares. The first harbour is used for handling general cargo while the second harbour is used for oil and bulk cargo traffic. Pilotage is compulsory for vessels arriving and departing the port. The approach area is 3nm away from the straight entrance, and its depth varies from 30-35 m and the average water density is 1.3g/cm3.
Pilotage is compulsory for all types of vessels except that of tonnage less than 300 tons. Pilots board in the designated waiting area to pilot the ship inside to the outer harbour anchorage area, through fairways, inside the inner anchorage area and throughout maneuverings.
They are determined upon the provisions of Law no. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments.
Senior Pilot (4) First Pilot (11) Second Pilot (9) Third Pilot (12) Total (36)
96 tugboats are available at the Alexandria port (vessels with length less than 275 ft are not tugged).

Adabiya Port

Long: 32 o 29 / E Lat: 29 o 52 / N
Prevailing winds are north and north west
1.04 g/cm3
1.2 m. to 2.1 m
Inner anchorage area as controlled by Suez Canal Authority and the reception of vessels is done on the anchorage in the waiting area.
Pilotage is compulsory, and performed by pilots of the Suez Port. Available by night and day. Provided with navigational and electronic aids necessary for safe navigation 24 hours\daily.
Towage charges are 275 US$ \ hour for foreign vessels, and 175 L.E \ hour for Egyptian vessels, for a minimum of 3 hours.

Suez port

Long: 32 o 34 / E Lat: 29 o 56 / N
Prevailing winds are the north and the north west winds
1.04 g./cm3
1.2 m. to 2.1 m
Vessels usually berth at the dwelling area. Dredging of the fairway at new Sakhra port and the coastal cape has rendered water depth consistent, estimated at 11.28 m. During tide, vessels up to 11.25 m. draft can approach the harbor during the flow taking the consideration that the draft not exceeding 12.19 m.
Pilotage is compulsory, and it is monitored though radio (VHF – H/F) and electronic equipment (Radar Beacon).
Senior Pilot (6) Second Pilot (1) Third Pilot (12)

Damietta Port

Long: 31 o 48 / E Lat: 31 o 23 / N
1.025 g/cm3
Autumn - Winter
Entrance Channel 11.3 km. Length, 300 m. width, 15 m. depts. Barge Channel 4.5 km. length, 90 m. width, 5 m. depth
Pilotage is compulsory. Pilotage charges are payable in accordance with decree 60/1988 (concerning Egyptian vessels) and decree 73/1988 (concerning foreign vessels). Transshipment Containers are accorded 20-50% reduction according to decree 40/1990. Container carriers transiting the Egyptian ports are accorded 75% reduction.
Senior Pilot (6) First Pilot (4) Second Pilot (4) Third Pilot (4)

Sokhna Port

Long: 32 o 21.4 / E Lat: 29 o 39 / N
Winds are north and north west
1.04 g/cm3
1.2 m. to 2.1 m
Entrance channel of length 3650m. and width 250m. depth from 18m. up to 17m. in an entrance of diameter 560m. with a draft of 17m.
Pilotage is compulsory in the port.
Senior Pilot (1) First Pilot (1)

El-Dekheila Port

Long: 29 o 49 / E Lat: 31 o 08 / N
Prevailing winds are North West
2-3 Beaufort (in summer), 3-4 Beaufort (in winter)
1.030 g/cm3
1.5 mile length, 250 m. width, 20 m. depth. Turning Circle 750 m. diameters, 20 m. depth for vessel maneuvering.
Breakwater To protect the port from widespread waves progressing from the North West 2250 m. long. The breakwater extends from Agamy throughout the several natural island, and consists of concrete – reinforced stones. The breakwater Chart datum varies from 2.77 m. to 5.8 m., reaches a depth between 10, 14 and the side sloping is 2 : 1.
It follows the regulations of Alexandria Port except Sumid units.
It follows the regulations for all ships whose tonnage exceeds 2000 tons.

Petroleum Dock Port

Long: 32 o 31.8 / E Lat: 29 o 57.2 / N
Prevailing winds are North and north west
1.04 g/cm3
1.2 m. to 2.1 m
The port is located on the Eastern part of Suez-port on the northern side of Suez Gulf at the Southern entrance of Suez Canal

East Port Said Port

1.003 g/cm 3
Long: 32 o 21 / E Lat: 31 o 13 / N
East Port Said Port has a distinguished location east of the Northern entrance of the Suez Canal, at the confluence of three continents, and at the crossroad of the most important world sea trade route between the East and the west. The port is bordered from the North by the Mediterranean Sea, from South by the industrial zone, from East by El-Malaha Lake, and from the Western verge of Suez Canal inside the frontiers of Port Said Province.

SUEZ CANAL NORTHBOUND TRANSIT GUIDE

1st Group (tanker group fixed arrival limit: 0100 HRS North of latitude 29 42.8 N In favorable navigational conditions, the limit time for arrivals from South is to be extended as shown below.
A) When arriving between 0100 and 0300 hrs such ships can join the tanker group against the payment of a surcharge equal of 3% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 7000.
B) When arriving after 0300 hrs and up to 0400 hrs such ships can still join the tanker group against the payment of a surcharge equal to 5% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 10500.
C) Vessels arriving after 0400 hrs may join the northbound convoy, if traffic conditions permit, against the payment of a surcharge equal to 10% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 20000.
Movement of Group: From 0600 HRS to 1130 HRS
2nd Group (ordinary Ships) Fixed arrival limit: 0300 HRS North of latitude 29 42.33 N In favorable navigational conditions, the limit time for arrivals from North is to be extended as shown below.
Vessels that are allowed to join the ordinary group can do so when arriving after 0300 and up to 0400 hrs against the payment of a surcharge equal to 3% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 7000.
Vessels arriving after 0400 and up to 0500 can join the group against the payment of a surcharge equal to 5% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 10500.
Vessels arriving after 0500 hrs may join the group, if traffic conditions permit, against the payment of a surcharge equal to 10% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 20000.
Movement of Group: Depending on number of vessels in first group.
VHF channels in use: 16 & 14 Port Suez port
Control prior vessel arrival 72 / 48 / 24 / 12 Hours
ETA notice to Royal Swiss Agency Master should include following in his last ETA e-mail to the Royal Swiss Agency
No bamboats or others are allowed to board my vessel except the officials, pls advise port police accordingly.
Please note:
Information / instructions concerning all other matters should be directed to Royal Swiss Agency who will coordinate and authorize additional requirements Special information for master to avoid unexpected expenses.
Master should know that only authorized personnel are allowed to board his ship and he can always ask for their official license and/or identification card, Officials are authorized to board: - Quarantine Doctors -Suez Canal Inspectors -Imm. Officers
Do not sign any vouchers/invoices for services not rendered.
All vouchers/invoices should state amount and type of service requested.
Before signing any presented document, master should clarify necessity of particular service offered.
Service requested should be rendered and in a satisfactory manner before signing. Do not sign/stamp any blank paper. No blank space below signature.
Always keep a photocopy of signed papers onboard.
All spirits (incl. wines) and excess cigarettes must be properly manifested and together with any "x" rated materials to be placed in bonded store room prior to arrival and request / insist sealing by custom's officer.
Officers/crew to be warned to comply, or otherwise ship may be detained and may be charged for "smuggling."
For sake of good order, master should e-mail to Royal Swiss Agency when entering the canal advising name of ship chandler and type of service rendered.
This also applies if no services have been requested/rendered during ships canal transit/port call.
The following documents and certificates should be on board ships passing the Canal:
Suez canal special tonnage certificate and calculation sheet issued by recognized classification society, (in absence of this certificate the SCA will charge toll on a provisional tonnage usually on grt.( Certificate of Registry, showing latest ship's name and present owners GA/engine room/capacity plan.
Statistical declaration
Copies of cargo manifests and bills of lading (Dangerous / radioactive cargo should be properly manifested and submit stow plan verified by a competent authority of loading port).
Declaration concerning use of double bottom tanks and the lower parts of the high tanks.
Declaration concerning vessels in ballasts
Declaration concerning state of navigability
Classification certificate.
All other known documents / certificates which a seaworthy trading ship should have on board Master is required to fill in various forms handed/e-mails to him by Royal Swiss Agency.
All vessels transiting Canal must hire mooring boats from the Canal Mooring and Light Company.
All boats are to assist ship to moor in the Canal ports, in case of need or emergency.
Ship must be equipped with lifting means of 4 Mts. capacity, with valid certificate and must be installed in a position well clear of the ship's propellers.
Ship may be supplied with a portable projector, in which case special installation required.
The so called Floating projector weighs about 1,5 mts, and ship should provide capable means for lifting.
Ships should supply uninterrupted electricity for smooth and continuous operation of the projector.
For safety reasons the electric cables and connections leading to the projector position, must be permanently fixed and installed.
A gastight junction box must be permanently installed close to the projector.
Irrespective if own or hired projector, two shore electricians will board to operate the projector during transit.
Accommodation should be provided for them.
Ship should comply with above conditions, otherwise subject to transit during day time only.
In addition, if the defects are not restored until third consecutive transit a fine of USD 4.300 is imposed.

Suez Canal Southbound Transit Guide

1st Convoy

Fixed arrival limit: 1900 HRS South of latitude 31 28,7 N In favourable navigational conditions, the limit time for arrivals from North is to be extended as shown below.

A ) When arriving between 1900 and 2100 hrs such ships can join the 1st Southbound convoy against the payment of a surcharge equal of 3% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 7000.

B ) When arriving after 2100hrs and up to 2200 hrs such ships can still join the 1st Southbound convoy against the payment of a surcharge equal to 5% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 10500.

C ) Vessels arriving after 22000 hrs may join the 1st Southbound convoy , if traffic conditions permit, against the payment of a surcharge equal to 10% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 20000.

Movement of Convoy: From 0000 HRS to 0500 HRS

2nd Convoy

Fixed arrival limit: 0300 HRS LT South of latitude 31 28,7 N In favourable navigational conditions, the limit time for arrivals from North is to be extended as shown below.

a) Vessels arriving between 0300 and 0400 hrs can join the second southbound convoy against the payment of a surcharge equal to 3% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 7000.

b) Vessels arriving after 0400 hrs and up to 0500 hrs can join the second southbound convoy against the payment of a surcharge equal to 5% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 10500.

c) Vessels arriving after 0500 hrs may join the second southbound convoy, if traffic conditions permit, against the payment of a surcharge equal to 10% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 20000.

d) Vessels allowed to join the second southbound convoy as per Circ No. 2/2003, 3/2003, if they arrive after the limit time stated in item (a) they have to pay a surcharge of 8% of the normal transit dues with a maximum of SDR 17000, and 10% if they arrive after the limit time stated in items (b,c) with a maximum of SDR 20000.

Movement of Convoy: From 0630 HRS to 0900 HRS

Master should know that only authorized personnel are allowed to board his ship and he can always ask for their official license and/or identification card.
Do not sign any vouchers/invoices for services not rendered.

All vouchers/invoices should state amount and type of service requested.

Before signing any presented document, master should clarify necessity of particular service offered.

Service requested should be rendered and in a satisfactory manner before signing.

Do not sign/stamp any blank paper. No blank space below signature.

Always keep a photocopy of signed papers on board.

All spirits (incl. wines) and excess cigarettes must be properly manifested and together with any "x" rated materials to be placed in bonded store room prior to arrival and request / insist sealing by custom's officer.

Officers/crew to be warned to comply, or otherwise ship may be detained and may be charged for "smuggling."

For sake of good order, master should e-mail to Royal Swiss Agency when entering the canal advising name of ship chandler and type of service rendered.

This also applies if no services have been requested/rendered during ships canal transit/port call.

The following documents and certificates should be on board ships passing the Canal:

Suez canal special tonnage certificate and calculation sheet issued by recognized classification society, (in absence of this certificate the SCA will charge toll on a provisional tonnage usually on grt.)

Certificate of Registry, showing latest ship's name and present owners

GA/engine room/capacity plan

Statistical declaration

Copies of cargo manifests and bills of lading (Dangerous / radioactive cargo should be properly manifested and submit stow plan verified by a competent authority of loading port).

Declaration concerning use of double bottom tanks and the lower parts of the high tanks.

Declaration concerning vessels in ballast

Declaration concerning state of navigability

Classification certificate

All other known documents / certificates which a seaworthy trading ship should have on board Master is required to fill in various forms handed/e-mails to him by the agent.

Mooring: All vessels transiting Canal must hire mooring boats from the Canal Mooring and Light company. All boats are to assist ship to moor in the Canal ports, in case of need or emergency. Ship must be equipped with lifting means of 4 Mts. capacity, with valid certificate and must be installed in a position well clear of the ship's propellers. Ships with SCGRT up to 2.500 ts should hire one mooring boat.

Canal projector:

All ships passing the Canal must have onboard a canal projector placed on the axis of the bow, able to illuminate 1800 meters.

Vessels carrying petroleum products (or inflammable substances), LPG/LNG, should have their own "gastight" projector.

Also, ships with bulbous bow must have their own projector unless their bow is 10 ft below sea level, in order not to endanger lowering and lifting operations to eliminate high risk of accidents.

Vessels that have their own projector should be of approved type and have a certificate of type test issued by a pertinent recognized authority, being in accordance with the Canal rules.

Ship may be supplied with a portable projector, in which case special installation required.

The so called Floating projector weighs about 1,5 mts, and ship should provide capable means for lifting.

Ships should supply uninterrupted electricity for smooth and continuous operation of the projector.

For safety reasons the electric cables and connections leading to the projector position, must be permanently fixed and installed.

A gastight junction box must be permanently installed close to the projector.

Irrespective if own or hired projector, two shore electricians will board to operate the projector during transit.

Accommodation should be provided for them. Ship should comply with above conditions, otherwise subject to transit during day time only. In addition, if the defects are not restored until third consecutive transit a fine of USD 4.300 is imposed.

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