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Cayman Maritime & Aviation City

Set up your global business in as little as 4-6 weeks and operate in a world-class environment.


Cayman Maritime & Aviation City (CMAC) is a component of Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), which enables businesses within the shipping and maritime industries and the aviation sector to efficiently and cost-effectively set up a genuine physical presence with offshore company and staffed offices to generate an active business income onshore, in the Cayman Islands. 

Why establish a physical presence in the Cayman Islands?

Companies that establish in this international maritime and aviation centre can take advantage of Cayman’s jurisdictional benefits, streamlined packages, world-class service, along with a series of globally competitive concessions written into Cayman Islands law. 


  • 100% foreign ownership permitted
  • Well-regulated and globally recognised free zone
  • Secure, Efficient and Reliable IT Infrastructure (Learn More)
  • No local corporate, income, sales capital gains or payroll tax
  • 100% exemption from import duties
    Fast, efficient, and cost-effective set up within 4-6 weeks
  • 5 Year renewable work permits/residency visas granted within 5 days
  • 5 year residency for employees and their dependents
  • A safe, stable British Overseas Territory with robust laws
  • Intellectual property owned offshore
  • An appropriately business regulated environment
  • Excellent service providers to support your business
  • Easy access to North and Latin America markets
  • Ongoing support offered by CEC’s Client Experience and Global Mobility teams

Cayman Maritime & Aviation City Members

Meet others, like you, who have made the move. 

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CEC presents the opportunity for multifaceted international aviation industries to be established in the Cayman Islands.

Fostering the growth of this international community is a very positive development.

P.H. Richard Smith
Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority

Cayman Maritime & Aviation City provides an opportunity for ship management, bunkering crewing and related services in the maritime space.

Cayman-flagged vessels can now have genuine and substantial on-shore presence.

Joel Walton
CEO, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry

Cayman offers a great solution for innovative companies.

I suggest for everyone to take advantage of the multiple benefits of setting up offshore in the Cayman Islands - it's more than just a beautiful destination.

Ramona Tudorancea
Founder & Managing Director JB Advisory Services SEZC

Shipping & Maritime Sectors

Ideal for globally-focused shipping and maritime services businesses seeking to access to new opportunities for growth. 

  • Ship owners/operators/managers
  • Ship/ Yacht registry
  • Shipbrokers
  • Shipping financiers
  • Technology companies and start-ups engaged in innovative maritime research and development, data management, and more
  • The head offices or satellite offices of maritime industrial businesses and yacht manufacturing and repair businesses
  • Demurrage calculation and post deal expenses calculation
  • Freight trading and brokerage businesses
  • Crew salaries and benefits processing companies
  • Bunker brokerage
  • Shipping operations
  • Logistics planning and vessel management companies
  • Management consulting
  • Other specialised services to the maritime sector
  • etc.

Aviation Sectors

Designed for globally-focused businesses within the aviation sector.

  • Businesses involved in the transport of passengers by air over regular routes and on regular schedules
  • Charter flights for passengers, scenic and sightseeing flights
  • Renting of air‐transport equipment with operator for the purpose of passenger transportation
  • General aviation activities, such as the transport of passengers by aero clubs for instruction or pleasure
  • The transport freight by air over regular routes and on regular schedules
  • Non‐scheduled transport of freight by air
  • Launching of satellites and space vehicles, space transport
  • Renting of air transport equipment with operator for the purpose of freight transportation
  • Logistics planning and aircraft management
  • Management consulting and other specialised services to the aviation sector
  • etc.

Partner Organisations


The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is the regulatory organisation responsible for safety oversight and economic regulation of the aviation industry throughout the jurisdiction and ensures that the Cayman Islands aviation industry conforms to international standards and practices. 


Island Air has proudly served the aviation community in the Cayman Islands since 1987. The Fixed Base Operator that provides private charters, ground handling of aircraft, fueling and VIP Meet and Greet services. 

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Aviation Solutions Cayman provides a global perspective and the local knowledge to smooth your company’s transition to, and ongoing operations under, a Cayman Island’s Air Operators Certificate.

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