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MARITIME TRANSPORT BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

Core texts of Maritime Agreements:

  1. The spatial scope of application of the agreement as it applies in the territory of each of the contracting parties.
  2. Encouraging shipping companies in the two countries to operate a regular navigation service between their ports.
  3. The competent maritime authority of the two contracting parties, a ship of a contracting party, a crew member, a shipping company…etc.
  4. Participation of the ships of the two contracting parties in the transfer of mutual foreign trade between the two contracting parties on equal bases.
  5. Identification documents for seafarers (Maritime Passport or Passport for Egypt).
  6. Treating the ships of the two contracting parties in their respective ports on reciprocity basis with regard to the entry and exit of ships, facilities for loading and unloading of goods as well as the boarding and disembarking of passengers.
  7. Mutual recognition of documents on board ship.
  8. Allow crew members to disembark to the port city and to transit to their ship or to any other vessel.
  9. Providing assistance to the ship, its crew, its cargo and its passengers in case of sinking, delinquency, or any other accident inside the port or territorial waters of the other party.
  10. The revenue generated from the maritime transport activity of shipping companies in the ports of the other contracting party shall be subject to income tax in the territory of the party whose flag the ship is flying only.
  11. Forming a joint maritime committee of experts in the two countries to follow up the implementation of the agreement and resolve any disputes arising from it.
  12. Entry into force of the agreement.

BETWEEN EGYPT AND THE ARAB STATES

No. State Signature Date Implementing State Notes
1 Jordan  
1985 1985
2 Iraq 1988 1989
3 Morocco 1989 1997
4 Tunisia 1989 1990
5 Syria
1990 1991
6 Saudi Arabia 1990 1991 under amendment
7 Libya 1992 1993
8 Algeria 1995 1998
9 Yemen 1997 2005
10 Lebanon 1998 1998
11 Sudan 2002 2003 Governmental Memorandum of Understanding

BETWEEN EGYPT AND THE FOREIGN COUNTRIES

No. Country Signature date Entry into force date Comments
2 Bulgaria 1969 1970 Negotiations are ongoing for updating
3 France 1975 1979
4 Italy 1976 1978 2008 update
5 Greece 1981 1981
6 Bangladeshi 1988 1988
7 Turkey 1988 1988 Negotiations are ongoing to reach a new agreement
8 North Korea 1996 1997
9 Ukraine 1997 Not Implemented
10 Russian 1997 2001
11 Germany 1998 2000
12 China 1999 Not Implemented
13 Georgia 1999 Not Implemented
14 Romania 2002 Not Implemented
15 Cyprus 2006 2007
16 Pakistan
2013 2013 Governmental Memorandum of Understanding

BETWEEN EGYPT AND THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES

No. Country Signature date Entry into force date Comments
1 South Africa 1998
2 Djibouti 2010

PORTS COOPERATION PROTOCOLS BETWEEN EGYPT AND THE ARAB STATES

No. Egyption Ports Foreign Ports Country Signature Date
1 Alexandria Sfax Tunisia 14/3/2002
2 Alexandria Casablanca Morocco 23/5/2000
3 Alexandria Latakkia Syria 23/12/2005
4 General Authority Of Red Sea Ports yemeni institution of gulf aden ports Yemen 6/12/2007
5 General Authority Of Red Sea Ports sudanese Seaports Authority Sudan 19/4/2007
6 Damietta General Company Of Tartos Port Syria 12/6/2007

COOPERATION PROTOCOLS BETWEEN FREE ZONES

Egyptian Free Zone Foreign Free Zone Date Comments
Free Zone of Port Said and East Port Said Free Zone of Aden Port – Yemen 12-12-1997 The invitation for a meeting to active the memorandum of understanding was sent more than once but the committee didn’t meet because of the absence of the Yemeni delegation.

PORTS COOPERATION PROTOCOLS BETWEEN EGYPT AND FOREIGN STATES

No. Egyptian Ports Foreign Ports Country Year
1 Alexandria Buenos Aires Argentina      1997
2 Alexandria Barcelona Spain      2000
3 Alexandria koper Slovenia      2001
4 Alexandria Rijeka Croatia       2002
5 Alexandria Marseille France      2002
6 Alexandria Marport Turkey      2009
7 Alexandria Venice Italy 2009
8 Alexandria Tarragona Spain 2010
9 Alexandria Poti Georgia 2010

MOU ON COOPERATION AND TWINNING BETWEEN EGYPT AND THE AFRICAN PORTS

No. Egyptian Port Arab Port Country Signature
1 Port Said Port Louis Mauritius 1999
2 Red Sea Ports Tanzania Ports Authority Tanzania 2001

BETWEEN THE RECOGNITION OF SEAFARER CERTIFICATES ACCORDING TO STCW REQUIREMENTS FOR 1995

No. Country Agreement’s Subject Adoption’s date Revalidation’s date
1 Cyprus Mutual recognition of certificates 7/4/2002 6/4/2007
2 Indonesia Mutual recognition of certificates 25/6/2002 24/6/2007
3 Singapore Mutual recognition of certificates 11/6/2004 10/6/2009
4 Antigua and Barbara Mutual recognition of certificates 10/3/2004 9/3/2009
5 Poland Mutual recognition of certificates 6/6/2003 5/6/2008
6 Latvia Mutual recognition of certificates 18/7/2003 17/7/2008
7 Barbados Mutual recognition of certificates 20/4/2004 19/4/2009
8 Algeria Mutual recognition of certificates 9/5/2004 8/5/2009
9 Denmark Mutual recognition of certificates 12/3/2002 11/3/2007
10 Cambodia Mutual recognition of certificates 25/11/2002 24/11/2007
11 Estonia Mutual recognition of certificates 9/7/2003 8/7/2008
12 Belize Our certificates have been recognized 24/6/2003 23/6/2008
13 Bahamas Our certificates have been recognized 17/9/2001 16/9/2008
14 Fantawe Our certificates have been recognized 5/12/2001 4/12/2006
15 Marshal Island Our certificates have been recognized 6/2/2002 5/2/2007
16 Philippine Under adoption
17 Italy Under adoption
18 Kuwait Under adoption
19 Greece Under adoption
20 Brazil Under adoption
21 Malaysia Under adoption
22 Hong Kong Under adoption

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