Ato Mekonnen Abera

Ato Mekonnen Abera

It is the overall mission of the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA) to work on behalf of Ethiopian Government and in the interest of all stakeholders to build and maintain maritime transport relations with neighboring countries and to ensure a secure, safe and competitive transportation environment for Ethiopian logistics public and private agents.

As Ethiopia is one of the landlocked countries, a major focus of this effort is directed at facilitating access to neighboring countries` ports and cargo handling facilities and the ability to establish connecting inter-modal truck and rail services. As a result of these efforts, the Ethiopia benefits through improved market access, increased revenues, and generally improved operating efficiency in international trade for carriers and shippers, as well shipbuilders.

The all-encompassing national vision is to create a large middle class replacing those below the poverty line. It is the vision of the Maritime Authority to provide excellent maritime services to fulfill this national vision. EMAA is committed to make maritime industry self-sufficient, capable of assisting in providing jobs and raising the overall standard of living of Ethiopian society. To reach that goal EMAA is bringing innovative solutions, establishing a dedicated Logistics transformation Office, as there is so much potential to build on our success and we aim to broaden our logistics services and tap into these opportunities.

Ato Mekonnen Abera,
Director General