APN’s Mission shall include the implementation of the national ports policy as defined by the Government. In this capacity, it shall be responsible for:

1. In terms of supervision of port activities :

  • Planning of the national ports development;
  • Development, in consultation with Autonomous Port Authorities, of the National Ports Master Plan that shall take into account the need to foster competitiveness¬†;
  • Development and control of the implementation of port safety and security standards, in compliance with relevant national and international regulations.

2. In terms of regulation of port activities :

  • Ensuring compliance with competition rules in the performance of port activities;
  • Approving and controlling port services tariffs, in collaboration with relevant administrations;
  • Defining the transfer scheme framework and conditions for the performance of port activities;
  • Issuing opinions on port concessions awarded by the Government;
  • Issuing technical opinions on proposals for port reforms;
  • Hearing disputes brought before it concerning the port sector;

3. As part of monitoring and evaluation of port activities

  • Participation, where necessary, in negotiations of agreements to be signed by the Government in the port area;
  • Monitoring the implementation of port environmental protection regulations;
  • Monitoring the implementation of port regulations as well as port performances;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the port cost reduction plan;
  • Conduct of specific audits in the port¬†sector;
  • Provision of advisory support services to the port sector stakeholders.