Frequently Asked Questions
Ethiopian Maritime Authority has established to ensure the benefit of the country in international sea transport and maritime issues. More over as Ethiopia is a land locked nation; it has to have strong institution to ensure efficient sea port utilization. Therefore, EMA is working to have competitive sea ports in all corridors of the country.
Programs of the Maritime Administration promote the development and maintenance of an adequate Shipping line sufficient to carry the Nation’s domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its waterborne foreign commerce. The Maritime Administration also seeks to ensure that Ethiopia maintains inland water transport safety and job creation on international sea transport for youth.
EMA has a responsibility to coordinate all stakeholders in foreign trade and set a mechanism to ensure smooth flow of import and export goods.
EMA is government regulatory organization on maritime administration and import export logistics of the country; hence EMA set standards on the sector and check the implementations. Whereas ESLSE is government owned profitable business enterprise responsible for sea transport operation, port operation and road transport and dry port operations.