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In line with the Department of Transport, Transport Regulations (General and Port Operations) 2010 Articles TP47/10 and TP48/10, Abu Dhabi Ports is authorised to provide, and not unreasonably withhold, licenses for all commercial activities carried out within Abu Dhabi Ports' port limits.
 
Our mission is to provide a sustainable competitive environment within the port areas, attracting and maintaining port users, by ensuring that all service providers meet and exceed minimum expected levels of service. For those activities covered under Licensing, only licensed operators will be permitted to operate within Abu Dhabi Ports port areas.

License Types

Stevedore Operations’ Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out stevedore operations within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the company
  • 3rd Party Liability Insurance covering the activity
  • Abu Dhabi Ports’ Contract
  • Employee Insurance as per Abu Dhabi Law

Licence Fees:

AED 10,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

Small Port Business Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out small port business activities within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade licence of the company
  • Company Profile (optional)

Licence Fees:

AED 5,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

Ship Repair Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out ship repair services within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the company
  • 3rd Party Liability Insurance covering the activity
  • Certification for all Floating Assets
  • EAD NOC for operation

Licence Fees:

AED 10,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

Ship Survey Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out ship survey services within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the company
  • Professional Certificates of Personnel carrying out the survey
  • Professional Certificate of the Personnel

Licence Fees:

AED 10,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

Public Transport Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out shore transport of cruise passengers to and from Cruise Terminal in Zayed Port.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the company
  • 3rd Party Liability Insurance covering the activity

Licence Fees:

AED 2,000 to AED 20,000 depending on number of vessel calls. Licence is valid for one year (new and renewal)

Diving Operator Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out diving operations within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the company
  • 3rd Party Liability Insurance covering the activity
  • Professional Certificates of each diver

Licence Fees:

AED 10,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

Container Repair Operators’ Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out container repair operations or services within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain The Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the company
  • 3rd Party Liability Lnsurance covering the activity

License Fees:

AED 10,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

Truck Operators Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out trucking operations or services within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a valid trade licence of the company
  • Company profile (optional)
  • List of trucks with details

Licence Fees:

AED 5,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

AED 20 per sticker (issued to trucks under the licence)

Roads Tankers for Supply of Bunkers to Vessels’ Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out bunkering operations to vessels via a road tanker within Abu Dhabi Ports jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the Company
  • 3rd Party Liability Insurance covering the activity
  • List of Trucks with details
  • Valid Registration Copy of each tanker
  • Hose Pressure Test Certificate for each hose
  • Standard Operating Procedures for conducting bunkering
  • Company Profile (optional)

Licence Fees:

AED 5,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

AED 1,000 per sticker (issued to trucks under the licence)

Marine Bunker Supplies’ Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out Marine Bunkering operations or services within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the company
  • 3rd Party Liability Insurance covering the activity
  • Company Profile (optional)
  • Valid Navigation Licence Copy of each Bunker Barge
  • Valid Statutory Certificate of each Bunker Barge
  • CLC/P&I for each Barge
  • Hoses Pressure Test Certificate Copy for each Bunker Barge
  • Updated Q88 Forms
  • Qualifications & Experience of the Bunker Barge Masters
  • Standard Operating Procedures for conducting bunkering

Licence Fees:

AED 100,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

Towing Services’ Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide approved licence to carry out towing services inside Musaffah Ports Limits.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the Company
  • P & I Insurance (per Vessel)
  • NTA Navigation Licence (per Vessel)
  • Minimum Safe Manning Document (per Vessel)
  • Bollard Pull Certificate (per Vessel)
  • Class Certification (per Vessel)
  • Load Line Certificate, if applicable (per Vessel)
  • Completed and Signed Tug Check List

Licence Fees:

AED 10,000 per company & per licence valid for one year (new and renewal)

AED 5,000 per tug covered under the licence (new and renewal)

Shipping Agents’ Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide approved licence to carry out shipping agent services to vessels within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a valid trade licence of the company
  • 3rd party liability insurance covering the activity

Licence Fees:

AED 7,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

Ship Chandlers’ Licence

Licence Scope:

To provide an approved licence to carry out ship chandelling services to vessels within Abu Dhabi Ports’ jurisdictional areas.

How to Apply?

If you are an existing user of mLMS module (mLicensing) module please log in into your account and apply for this licensing regime. If you are a new user, please click on the following link to register with AD Ports first.

Documents Required to Obtain the Licence:

  • Copy of a Valid Trade Licence of the company
  • 3rd Party Liability Insurance covering the activity with minimum coverage of AED 1,000,000.

Licence Fees:

AED 5,000 per company & per licence - valid for one year (new and renewal)

AED 20 per sticker (issued to trucks under the licence)

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