In August 2007, the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Republic’s Ministry of Transportation established the former Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA) under Proclamation No.549/2007. The Ministry of Transportation vested EMAA with the responsibility and authority to ensure the standards of Ethiopia’s maritime training and seafarer certification, marine & dry ports, and transport logistics infrastructure. EMA is a Transport Ministry agency, managed by the Office of the Director-General. The Authority is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and operates separate departments for the accreditation of training centers & seafarer certification, registration of Ethiopia’s national fleet, and maritime security and safety.
Ethiopian Maritime Authority is governmental regulatory body established as proclamation No. 549/2007 and changed its name as per proclamation No. 1263/2021
To make Ethiopia the leading logistics performer in Africa and one of the five supplying seafarer nations in the world by 2030.
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