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Petroleum Distribution License in port area

License for the distribution and sale of Petroleum within the port limit

Information to be included for application

  1. To distribute and sell petroleum within the port limits, the application for a license must be submitted to the Managing Director, along with a confirmation of compliance with the regulations.
  2. Information about the vessel (Ship Particular) and the following Plans/ Drawings must be submitted;
  3. General Arrangement Plan
  4. Watertight and Deep-tank Bulkheads
  5. Tank Plan၊ Capacity Plan
  6. Manhole, Hatch and Hatch-closing Arrangement
  7. Ventilation System on Weather Deck
  8. Valve, Piping & Pumping Arrangement
  9. Safety Plan
  10. Fire-fighting & Life Saving Appliance Arrangement
  11. Anchor & Mooring Arrangement
  12. Navigation Signal Light & Communication Equipment
  13. Vessel Crew List must be submitted.
  14. A valid tanker license issued by the Department of Marine Administration, load line certificates, a tank test certificate, a test certificate for a pressure vessel, and the most recent survey report must be submitted.
  15. A copy of the Myanmar Fire Department’s inspection regarding fire safety must be submitted.
  16. Lists detailing workplace safety and fire prevention devices, and workplace health care, emergency response plans to mitigate fire hazards and environmental damage resulting from fire-facilitation methods and mechanical oil leaks shall be submitted.
  17. Certificates from the relevant authorities for transportation and distribution of petroleum and fire prevention certificates must be submitted.
  18. The copy of the brochure paid for the petroleum license shall be submitted to the Account Department, Myanmar Port Authority.
  19. To comply with current regulations, it is necessary to submit suitable insurance arrangements to protect oil tankers.


Regulations regarding this license

  1. A one-year license is permissible for the distribution and sale of petroleum within the port limit. When seeking an extension for a work permit, the application must be submitted one month prior to the expiration date. If the stipulated period elapses, operations must terminate immediately.
  2. Those authorized to operate the business of distribution and sale of petroleum within the port limit will be paid200,000 MMK to Myanma Port Authority per year, as long as this license continues to exist.
  3. If the extension of the license for the distribution and sale of petroleum within the port limit is not completed in a timely manner, a specified fine must be paid. Should the extension exceed 30 days from the specified date, a fine of 30,000 MMK will be incurred. If the extension exceeds 60 days, the fine will be 60,000 MMK. If it exceeds 90 days, the fine will be 90,000 MMK. Should the extension exceed 120 days, the penalty will be 150,000 MMK and the license permit will be terminated.
  4. Other firms beyond those approved by the license to distribute and sell petroleum inside the port limits are not permitted to operate. Do not transfer this license to someone else.
  5. Individuals authorized for business within port boundaries must strictly adhere to existing laws established by the Government, Ministry, regional or state government, and Myanma Port Authority. This includes compliance with regulations, orders, instructions, and published laws governing vessels, especially those carrying petroleum products.
  6. Oil tankers that operate without a license inside the port limits will be penalized under Myanma Port Authority Law Sections 17(g), 19(a), 36(a), 78,83, 86, 90, and 91.
  7. Dumping waste water, waste oil, old oil, or garbage from oil tankers into the river is strictly prohibited. If caught, a fine must be paid in line with Section (19)(a) of the Myanma Port Authority Law. Moreover, waste materials must be disposed of properly and the area must be cleaned. Furthermore, the vessel owner or the licensed Port Reception Facilities are responsible for ensuring that this waste is properly discharged so as not to harm the environment.
  8. Due to an oil tanker accident within the port limit, stranding, and other factors, special precautions must be taken to minimize engine oil spillage and waste. If a spill occurs, the company licensee (or vessel owner/representative) is liable for its management.
  9. In the event that the spill of oil and waste from a vessel cannot be effectively removed by the owner, the Myanma Port Authority will undertake the cleaning, and the associated expenses will be charged to the owner or representative of the ship. Furthermore, the license will be revoked, and legal action will be taken in accordance with existing laws.
  10. The Myanma Port Authority is responsible for overseeing international oil tankers that traverse the port limit and terminals to ensure compliance with the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) as well as pertinent laws and regulations.
  11. MARPOL73 / 78 ANNEX published by IMO (1) Regulations set to be followed to prevent Oil Pollution must be followed.
  12. Vessels transporting petroleum products must only load and discharge certified petroleum in the designated location within the port limits.
  13. During petroleum loading or unloading, it is required to hoist the “B” flag on the fore masthead during the day and ensure that a red light is illuminated at night. For berthed petroleum tankers, it is necessary to position guards on unmanned tankers and implement measures such as managing communication tools and lighting berthing signal lights.
  14. All preparatory activities, such as welding and electric riveting, that may present a fire hazard on board, require approval from the Myanmar Port Authority. Smoking on or near the vessel where petroleum is stored, as well as conducting hot work and activities that may initiate fires, are strictly prohibited. It is imperative to abstain from using any materials that could potentially contribute to a fire hazard.
  15. Oil tankers entering/exiting the port limit and loading oil to vessels berthed at the port require prior consent from the Myanma Port Authority.
  16. Operations inside the port limits require Permit to Ply from Myanma Port Authority.
  17. Within the port limits, only qualified professional pilots may drive petroleum boats.
  18. The transportation of petroleum must comply with the current regulations outlined by the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. It is imperative to adhere to the prescribed procedures and guidelines.
  19. Licenses, permits, and certificates of identification Documents (originals) must be maintained and ready on the vessel for inspection at any time as needed.
  20. Valve, Pipeline, Flexible Hose, Connection Petroleum supply and distribution fittings must be pressure-rated. It is necessary to take precautions to prevent leaks.
  21. In the event of a fire or any other emergency, it is essential to have proper arrangements in place to ensure that employees can safely evacuate the premises at any time.
  22. In the event of damage caused by a fire or explosion resulting from a vessel failure, the individual designated as the “person who has the right to operate” will bear responsibility for covering all associated damages.
  23. Myanma Port Authority (headquarters) will issue licenses for the distribution and sale of petroleum within the port’s limit according to the type/ level of the vessel.
    24.      The person authorized to work must strictly follow the terms and conditions of the said work as long as the Myanma Port Authority does not receive a different permission in writing. Failure to comply will result in the termination of license.