License Types for All Commercial Activities | Abu Dhabi Ports

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, licences 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 licenced operators will be permitted to operate within Abu Dhabi Ports port areas.

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Pest Control & Ship Sanitation Licence

Stevedore Operations’ Licence

Small Port Business Licence

Ship Repair Licence

Ship Survey Licence

Contracted Tour Operator Licence

Diving Operator Licence

Container Repair Operators’ Licence

Truck Operators Licence

Roads Tankers for Supply of Bunkers to Vessels’ Licence

Marine Bunker Supplies’ Licence

Towing Services’ Licence

Shipping Agents’ Licence

Ship Chandlers’ Licence

Terminal Operator Licence

Security Services Provider

Crew, Labour & Passenger Transport Service Provider