Operating Licence of Regular Maritime Passenger Transport and Ferry Route Permit

Addition of “Ferry Route Permits”


How to Apply

Time Limit for Application

Inapplicable to this service item.

Formalities and Required Documents

The applicant must submit an operation proposal which contains the following information:

  • estimated commencement date of business;
  • a ferry terminal or more of MSAR as a port of departure, transit or destination;
  • ferry routes for operation;
  • estimated passenger flow of each ferry route;
  • sailing schedule of each ferry route;
  • tariff table for each ferry route;
  • number of vessels for each ferry route;
  • information of each vessel in operation, including name, port state, ship model, gross tonnage, registration number of IMO, ship owner, passenger capacity and if any, ship management company;
  • documents which prove the vessel capable of operating on a permanent and stable basis;
  • safety and rescue plan which safeguard the crew and vessels during tropical cyclones;
  • contingency plan for tackling emergencies happening during sailing and in the ferry terminals;
  • allocation plan of staff which provides logistics support to the ferry terminals in MSAR;
  • infrastructures and other facilities which need to be installed and used for the operation of business in the ferry terminals of MSAR, with other purposes of use stated;
  • documents of consent, issued by jurisdictional entities other than MSAR, which permit related ferry routes to open.

Notes: For the complete examination of the application, the applicant must provide clarification or additional documents that are necessary in accordance with the requirements of the Marine and Water Bureau.


Location and Time for Application

Application in Person

Integrated Services Centre of Marine and Water Bureau
Address: Calçada da Barra, Edifício da Direcção dos Serviços de Assuntos Marítimos e de Água, Macao

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Payment Period:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Application by Post

Marine and Water Bureau
Address: Calçada da Barra, Edifício da Direcção dos Serviços de Assuntos Marítimos e de Água, Macao (P.O. Box 47)


Charges

Application Fees

Fees levied according to the Dispatch of Chief Executive No. 415/2009:

Issuance of Ferry Routes Permit: MOP 10,000 (each route permission).

Notes: By cash, bank draft or certified cheque (Bank draft and certified cheque are payable to the “Direcção dos Serviços de Assuntos Marítimos e de Água”.)


Processing Time

90 days upon receipt of application.

Notes:

  • If the operators are requested for clarifications or additional documents, the period referred in the preceding paragraph shall be counted from the day of submission to the Marine and Water Bureau.
  • For clarification or resubmission of documents: the applicant will be notified within 15 days upon receipt of application. (Performance Pledge)

Notes for Application

  • The operation of maritime passenger transport services which takes the ferry terminals of MSAR as a port of departure, transit or destination is subject to obtaining approval from the Marine and Water Bureau. Entities granted with an operating licence of regular maritime passenger transport may apply for a new ferry route permit from the Marine and Water Bureau.
  • All ferry routes should commence operation within 180 days from the date of notification of approval, or are subject to revocation of the permit.

Related Regulations or Required Documents

See “Related Legislations” on the right.


Enquiry about Status and Collection of Application Result

Application Status Enquiry: please call(853)8988 2408.

Collection Method of Application Result: Inapplicable to this service item.

Notes: The applicants will be notified by letter after the application is approved.

Documents to be presented or submitted for collection of application result: As the case may be.


Content provider: Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA)

Last modified: 2018-06-15 10:15

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