Mission Statement

The Petroleum Ports Authority (PPA) is mandated to regulate ADNOC's petroleum ports and ensure safe passage for vessels.


  • Regulates ADNOC's petroleum ports to ensure safe, efficient, competent and economical port operations.

  • Ensure safe passage for all vessels visiting ADNOC's petroleum ports, and ensure the protection of the ports infrastructure, assets and environment.


  • Supervise and monitor port activity to ensure the implementation of laws, rules and regulations.

  • Ensure that applicable international legislation and codes of practice regarding ship operations, including the ISPS code, are enforced. Confirm that terminal requirements are implemented by client ships.

  • Manage marine crises within port limits, including oil pollution mitigation.

  • Control the waterways and channels leading to the petroleum ports. Regulate traffic, berthing and anchoring of vessels in the petroleum ports.

  • Assess port facilities to ensure that they can handle projected cargo export and ship traffic to ADNOC Group terminals. Approve terminal and facilities expansion projects.

  • Carry out testing and certification of marine personnel employed in the ports, including pilots and tug masters, and review their training process.

  • Initiate risk assessments covering the ports limits to ensure that adequate precautions are in place to respond to a realistic threat level.

  • Conduct inspections, assessment and vetting of all client vessels calling at ADNOC's Petroleum Ports.

  • Chair the Port Users Advisory Committee. Coordinate with ADNOC's divisions, including the HSE division, to improve port services in line with the interests of ADNOC Group.

  • Develop and implement training plans in order to meet ADNOC's Emiratisation targets.