ADPC makes Byelaws, Directions and Rules. The Byelaws, which provide for the overall management of the ports, comply with the Department of Transport, Transport Regulations (General and Port Operations) 2010.
The masters of vessels are required to comply with the Harbour Master's Direction, primarily concerned with the waterside of port operations.
The Port Rules have been designed to address the Harbour Master’s powers in respect of operations on the landside of each port.
ADPC also issues guidance in the form of standards, codes of practice and handbooks which provide port users with examples of how to achieve best practice. The diagram below sets out the principles on which Abu Dhabi Port Regulation and guidance is based.
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2. Port Management Byelaws
3. General Directions
4. Port Rules
5. Port Warehouse Rules
6. Harbour Master’s Instructions
7. Pilotage Directions
9. Ports Information Guides
11.Standard Terms and Conditions For ADPC Ports
12.Port Regulatory Guidance Notes
13.Harbour Craft Security Code
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