Air Transport

The Air transport plays an important role in Jordan, which has heavily invested in tourism projects over the past decade. There are three major airports in Jordan through which over 3 million passengers pass each year. The Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport, is responsible for safely and securely developing, managing, and operating the civil aviation airports and airspace in Jordan.

The Jordan Civil Aviation Authority falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport and is responsible for safely and securely developing and operating the civil aviation airports and airspace in Jordan. Other government entities responsible for safety & security include Public Security Directorate (Police), Civil Defense Department, Jordanian Armed Forces and the General Intelligence Department.

Aircraft manufacturing in Jordan is restricted to licensing to assemble and service light general aviation type aircraft and manufacturing Canadian and German designs. Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Company (Jormaco) and Jordan Air motive Limited Company (JALCO) are dynamic aircraft maintenance centers specializing in aircraft maintenance and component repair and overhaul. Finally, there are three Jordanian Airlines; Royal Jordanian and its subsidiary Royal Wings, and Jordan Aviation, and two main aviation academies in Jordan; The Royal Jordanian Air Academy (RJAA) and the Mid-East Aviation Academy (MAA).

sea Transport

Aqaba is the only port of Jordan that handles all the sea shipments either exported from Jordan or Imported to Jordan. The main Port has 12 berths, the Container Port has nine (including passenger berths) and the Industrial Port has four.

The berthing of tankers and vessels carrying dangerous goods is prohibited during darkness (normally 18:00 to 06:00).

Customs and Quarantine
The Port of Aqaba's customs, quarantine and agriculture offices are located in the Main Port. Goods are inspected based on various documents including bills of lading, invoices, certificates of origin, delivery orders from agents, permission to import and agreement of approval.

Customs fines/dues are imposed under customs law for shortlanded goods, if the shortlanded quantity is not traced within six months. The Customs Department submits demads to agents for the payment of customs fines/dues. This must be paid within two weeks.

Vessels must supply the following information to the Port authority within a reasonable time prior to expected time of arrival:
- Name of vessel.
- IMO number.
- Nationality.
- Agent’s name.
- Overall length.
- Draft forward, Draft aft. & Maximum draft.
- Gross and net tonnage’s; arrival Displacement.
- Type of cargo destined for Aqaba.
- Any special characteristics of the vessel.
- Any special characteristics of the vessel cargo or over-dimension loads of flat/open containers.

Vessel Entry
All vessels calling Aqaba Port are subject to inspection according to international conventions & regulations in conformity with Med. MOU on PSC (Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control).
Dcoument to be checked by PSC:
- the log book (retained by the port authorities during the vessel’s stay).
- the tonnage certificate .
- the ship’s registry certificate .
- All ships certificates on board.

Cargo Documentation
The following documentation is required:

- Two freighted manifests stating all details;
- Ten copies of the UN freighted manifest stating all details except freight;
- Two sets of non-negotiable bills of lading;
- Nine copies of a separate manifest for Free Zone cargoes, which must be included in the general cargo manifest;
- Twelve copies of a separate manifest for cargo in transit for each destination;
- Two lists of reefer containers giving full details of cargo carried;
- Two copies of the heavy lifts list.
- Two lists of dangerous and hazardous cargo lists showing IMO class and UN number to be sent at least 48 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival.
- At least three copies of the master stowage plan and hatch lists to be sent at least 48 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival. This helps the Ports Corporation to plan.
- The manifests must be stamped and signed by the agent at the port of loading. Documents must go to the agent’s head office.
- Manifests must show the weight, dimensions and other measurements of the cargo. Weight must be shown in kilograms.
- Manifests must be received in Aqaba at least 48 hours before the arrival of the vessel, or the ship’s master must deliver a set to the agent.

Free Pratique
The following documents are required in accordance with related international conventions:

- From the ships:
- four copies of the crew list;
- four copies of the passenger list;
- one copy of the stores list;
- one copy of the crew declaration list;
- one copy of the vaccination list.

From the agent

- two copies of the maritime declaration form;
- one copy of the customs declaration form;
- two copies of the vessel’s specification form.
- One copy of the Pilotage form.

Service Charges
According to the PC services charge regulations including: anchorage, Pilotage and towage; port entrance; wharfage/mooring; stevedoring; lighterage, porterage, quay and storage.
Special charges may be made for the use of certain handling equipment, for specialized operations or services and for repairs.
Special discounts or incentives are available for certain types of traffic or cargo, for example reefer cargo, fruit and vegetable, and container traffic, transit or transshipment.

For further information, please contact the Ports Corporation at the following address:

Ports Corporation
P. O. Box 115
Aqaba 77110 Jordan
Tel: +962 3 2014031
Fax: +962 3 2016204
URL: http://www.aqabaports.com.jo/

Road Transport

Jordan enjoys excellent road connections with Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Authority and Israel. There is sustained truck and tourism traffic across the northern and eastern borders of the Kingdom. Jordan has built a new customs control center at the border with Syria which was opened in 1998. About ten hectares of land in the area of the Jordanian-Syrian border have been designated for private commercial activities.

Ministry of Transport
P. O. Box 35214
Tel: + 962 6 5518111
Fax: +962 6 5527233
URL: http://www.mot.gov.jo

Warehousing Facilities

Warehousing facilities are available at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, Zarqa Free Zone, Karak Free Zone and Sahab Free Zone.

For further information, please contact the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority and The Free Zones Corporation at the following addresses:

Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority
P.O. Box 2565,
Aqaba 77110 Jordan
Tel: +962 3 203 5757/8
Fax: +962 3 203 0912
E-Mail: info@aqabazone.com
URL: http://www.Aqabazone.com

The Free Zones Corporation
P.O. Box 20036
Amman 11118 Jordan
Tel: +962 5 3826429
Fax: +962 5 3826430
E-Mail: frez@amra.nic.gov.jo
URL: http://www.free-zones.gov.jo