The Authority’s mission is to administer the ports, facilities and services in a manner best calculated to serve the public interest.
The Grenada Ports Authority is principally responsible for the administration and operation of the Port of St. George's. It also has jurisdiction over Prickly Bay, St. David's Harbour and Grenville, on the main island of Grenada, as well Tyrrel Bay, on the neighbouring island of Carriacou.
The Grenada Ports Authority is a statutory body which operates under the aegis of the Minister of Finance who appoints the Chairman and other members of the Board of Directors. The Authority is governed by Cap. 247 of the 2010 Revised Edition of the Laws of Grenada. Its core functions are:
- Operation and administration of ports under its jurisdiction
- Regulation and control of navigation within the limits of such ports
- Maintenance, improvement and regulation of ports and services therein
- Provision of pilotage services and navigational aids for the ports and their approaches
- To administer the provisions of the Shipping Act Cap.303
- To act as a focal point for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the IOPC Funds
- To administer the provisions of the Yachting Act Cap.345.
It also owns and operates the St. George’s Bus Terminus. Devolving from its functions under the Shipping Act the Authority is the de facto national maritime and ocean umbrella organization. The National Physical Planning Authority also relies on input from the Authority in considering developments on the coastal zone.
The Authority’s vision is to be a leading provider of high quality and cost effective services within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States.
- Receipt, storage and delivery of cargo
- Cargo sorting
- Chart sales
- Container rentals
- Delivery of containers to consignees' premises
- Hire of cargo handling equipment
- Mooring bouys
- Mooring or running lines
- Stuffing and stripping
- Sales of fresh water
Integrity is the quality of being honest and trustworthy.
The acceptance of responsibility for one's own actions and implies a willingness to be transparent.
Allowing employees to make independent decisions and to feel empowered to take action as they see fit.
The level of commitment, energy and innovation that staff hold during the working day.
Working together toward a collective goal in an efficient manner.
Operating in the Public Interest
All employees should maintain high standards of integrity, conduct, and concern for the public interest.
Monitoring performance is essential for ensuring that service quality is maintained.
Providing a safe working environment for employees by incorporating safe equipment and safe procedures at the workplace to ensure worker safety.
In addition, the GPA is represented on the national Sustainable Development Council which considers matters pertinent to the nation's long term sustainable development.
In parallel with the new cruise terminal - and in a departure from the core business of the Port Authority - the GPA was heavily involved in the financing and operation of the Melville Street Bus Terminus as part of the wider Melville Street development.