The Administration of Shipping and Ports ( ASP) is responsible for maritime traffic, moorings and ports, vessels and operators; licensing and registration of vessels, Prevention of pollution from ships and seafarer and skipper certification. The Authority works towards ensuring a safe, secure, Environment friendly and sustainable shipping infrastructure at all times; formulating and monitoring shipping regulations and policies; supervising maritime traffic, ports and moorings; promoting and maintaining international regulations and treaties.

On February 17, 2005, the former Administration Shipping and Ports was transformed into a statutory Authority within the Ministry of Transport.

Structure
The Authority contains the following units: Planning, Economics and International Relations; Human Resources and Administration; Technical Services and Maritime Control; Vessel Registration; Ports and Moorings as well as the Ports of Eilat, Acre and Tiberias.

Role
The Administration of Shipping and Ports is responsible for maritime traffic, moorings and ports, vessels and operators; licensing and registration of vessels, Prevention of pollution from ships, seafarer and skipper certification. The Authority works towards ensuring a safe, secure, environment friendly and sustainable shipping infrastructure at all times; formulating and monitoring shipping regulations and policies; supervising maritime traffic, ports and moorings; promoting and maintaining international regulations and treaties.