Regulate, supervise and develop the maritime sector including all transportation modes, stationary and moving equipment, labor force, transport auxiliaries and associated services, and provide guidance according to the Kingdom's economic and social plans in conformity with the provisions of ASEZA Law in force.
Enhance the private sector's role in contribution to improve and develop the maritime sector.
Encourage competition and prevent monopoly in the sector.
Contribute in marine environment protection and boost maritime safety and security standards.
License of all maritime activities in cooperation and coordination with the parties concerned and in conformity with the provisions of ASEZA law in force.
Registration of ships under the Jordanian flag.
Issuance of statutory certificates for Jordanian ships.
Issuance of documents and certificates for seafarers in the maritime sector including certificates of competency.
Conducting inspections and surveys on ships and marine equipment in Aqaba Port area and within the Jordanian territorial waters according to related national laws and international conventions.
Control of pilotage, tugboat activities and coastal navigation in the Jordanian territorial waters.
Follow up of search, rescue and salvage operations within and outside Jordanian territorial waters.
Investigating maritime accidents within the Jordanian territorial waters and on Jordanian ships wherever they may be.
Recommending to the Ministry to ratify bilateral, regional and international maritime conventions and follow-up their implementation.
Representing the Kingdom at international and regional maritime commissions, organizations, associations, unions, committees, and follow-up their activities.
Cooperation and coordination with national, regional and international parties related to the Authority functions.
Conducting studies, gathering data and information relevant to the sector, and classify, analyze, issue bulletins, periodicals and reports of the sector's activity.
Conducting the authorities of Aqaba Port Department stipulated in the Commercial Maritime Law in force.
Carrying out any other activities invested in any other official departments the Council of Ministers may delegate to the Authority.