Reference / Legal Documents


  1. Proclamation No 549/2007 Maritime Sector Administration
  2. Proclamation No 548/2007 Multimodal Transport of Goods


  1. Freight Forwarding and Ship Agency License Issuance Council of Ministers Regulations No. 37/1998
  2. Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Service Enterprise Establishment Council of Ministers Regulations No. 255/2011


  1. Directive on EXPORT
  2. Directive on IMPORT
  3. Directive on MULTIMODAL
  4. Directive on BULK SHIPMENT
  5. Directive on Transit Payments
  6. Directive on Dry port 
  7. Directive on Training and Certifications of Seafarers No. 2/2015, as Amended 
  8. Directive on Maritime Training Centers Approval


  1. Procedure for the New Developed Software For Freight Forwarders
  2. Procedure on how to report a complaint or submit comments and suggestions


  1. IMO Convention 1948
  2. Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea 1974, as amended and its Protocol of 1978 ( SOLAS)
  3. International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended ( STCW)International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (BUNKER, 2001)
  4. International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS , 1996)
  5. International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (2001)
  6. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation 1988 ( SUA)
  7. Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG)
  8. International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969
  9. International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 and its protocol of 1978
  10. International Convention on the prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973/78 ( MARPOL)
  11. The Revised African Maritime Transport Charter

List of Conventions on the process of ratification

  1.  Maritime Labour Convention ( MLC, 2006)