Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Cargo License (Airline, Ship, Railroad) (ABCC)

A permit authorizing the holder to transport and deliver alcoholic beverages lawfully sold by a licensee in Massachusetts to a lawful buyer in Massachusetts.
Once an application is submitted via our eLicensing system, the typical turnaround time is a few days to a week.

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

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What you need for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Cargo License (Airline, Ship, Railroad) (ABCC)

To apply for a Cargo permit pursuant to M.G.L. c. 138, ยง 22 you will need electronic copies of the documents listed below.

Required Documents for ALL new Cargo [Airline, Ship, Railroad] permits:

  • Articles of Organization, Partnership Agreement, Bankruptcy Documents, Estate Documents, Trust Documents or Business Certificate, are required depending on your corporate structure.

Required for Ship Cargo permits:

  • Coast Guard Certificate for the ship being licensed.

Fees for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Cargo License (Airline, Ship, Railroad) (ABCC)

Name Fee Unit
Airline $1,500 each
Ship Cargo $1,500 each
Railroad Cargo $1,500 each

How to apply Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Cargo License (Airline, Ship, Railroad) (ABCC)

To apply for this license, please create an account on our eLicensing and ePermitting Portal.

Please review the information below:

Technical Requirements:

Below is the list of supported browser versions that provide the best user experience for the online application:

  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 10

  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 11

  • Firefox 29

  • Safari 6

  • Google Chrome 34

  • Opera 21

Although you may find that your current version also works, it may not support all functions.

To use the system you must first create a user name and password. User guides on this topic and other helpful information about the eLicensing and ePermitting Portal can be found here.

For technical assistance:
Please call the ePLACE Help Desk Team at (844) 733-7522 between the hours of 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, with the exception of all Commonwealth and Federal observed holidays.

Next steps for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Cargo License (Airline, Ship, Railroad) (ABCC)

Processing Time

Please allow a few days to a week for the permit application to be processed. If there is any information missing, a licensing staff member will reach out to you directly.

If you would like to check on the status of your application, please contact a licensing staff member.

More info about Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Cargo License (Airline, Ship, Railroad) (ABCC)

To generate a list of the most current Airline Cargo, Ship Cargo, or Railroad Cargo licensees please use the General Search Function provided on our eLicensing and ePermitting portal.

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Contact for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Cargo License (Airline, Ship, Railroad) (ABCC)

Address
239 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Online
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