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In Canada and the United States, a port authority (less commonly a port district) is a governmental or quasi-governmental
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for a
special-purpose district Special districts (also known as special service districts, special district governments, limited purpose entities, or special-purpose districts) are independent, special-purpose governmental units that exist separately from local governments such ...
usually formed by a legislative body (or bodies) to operate
port A port is a maritime law, maritime facility comprising one or more Wharf, wharves or loading areas, where ships load and discharge Affreightment, cargo and passengers. Although usually situated on a sea coast or estuary, ports can a ...
s and other transportation infrastructure. In Canada, the federal
Minister of Transport A ministry of transport or transportation is a ministry responsible for transportation Transport (in British English British English (BrE, en-GB, or BE) is, according to Oxford Dictionaries, " English as used in Great Britain, a ...
selects the local chief executive board member and the rest of the board is appointed at the recommendation of port users to the federal Minister; while all Canadian port authorities have a federal or Crown charter called ''
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''. Numerous Caribbean nations have port authorities, including those of Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Central and South America also have port agencies such as ''autoridad'' and ''consorcio'' (authority and consortium). In
Mexico Mexico (Spanish language, Spanish: México), officially the United Mexican States, is a List of sovereign states, country in the southern portion of North America. It is borders of Mexico, bordered to the north by the United States; to the so ...
, the federal government created sixteen port administrations in 1994–1995 called ''Administración Portuaria Integral'' (Integral Port Administration) in Spanish, as result of the ''Ley de Puertos'' (Port Law) of 1993. These are organized as variable capital corporations ('' Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable''), with the intent of creating more private investment in a state owned sector. Port authorities are usually governed by boards or commissions, which are commonly appointed by governmental chief executives, often from different jurisdictions. Most port authorities are financially self-supporting. In addition to owning land, setting fees, and sometimes levying taxes, port districts can also operate shipping terminals, airports, railroads, and
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facilities.


Port authorities and districts

The distinction between inland and being marine is occasionally open to discussion. No distinction is made here between river and Great Lakes ports.


Canada

The
Minister of Transport A ministry of transport or transportation is a ministry responsible for transportation Transport (in British English British English (BrE, en-GB, or BE) is, according to Oxford Dictionaries, " English as used in Great Britain, a ...
is ultimately responsible for his patronage of Canadian port authorities, a useful map of which is electronically available at
Transport Canada Transport Canada (french: Transports Canada) is the Ministry (government department), department within the Government of Canada responsible for developing regulations, Policy, policies and Public services, services of road, rail, marine and air ...
.


Port authorities

With date of Letters Patent.


Other agencies

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Transport Canada Transport Canada (french: Transports Canada) is the Ministry (government department), department within the Government of Canada responsible for developing regulations, Policy, policies and Public services, services of road, rail, marine and air ...
* St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation * Canada Ports Corporation


Former agency

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National Harbours Board The National Harbours Board was an agency of the Government of Canada The government of Canada (french: gouvernement du Canada) is the body responsible for the federation, federal administration of Canada. A constitutional monarchy, the Crown is ...


United States

Charter date in parenthesis.


Mexico

Listed from northwest to southeast. API stands for ''Administración Portuaria Integral'' (Integral Port Administration).


Caribbean

* Port Authority of Jamaica, Jamaica * Barbados Port Authority, Barbados *
Grand Bahama Port Authority The Grand Bahama Port Authority ( GBPA or "Port Authority") is a privately held corporation that also acts as the municipal authority for Freeport, Bahamas, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas. The GBPA was created by the Haw ...
, The Bahamas


Central America

* Autoridad Marítima de Panamá * Comisión Portuaria Nacional, Guatemala * Dirección General de Puertos Empresa Nacional Portuaria, Honduras * JAPDEVA – Atlantic Port Authority, Costa Rica


Middle East

* Israel Port Authority * General Organization of Sea Ports, Bahrain *
Saudi Ports Authority Saudi Ports Authority () is a government agency that supervises the ports of Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1976 as an independent agency of the Prime Minister's office, to bring together the governance and operations of the multiple ports of t ...
, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Asia Pacific

* Bintulu Port Authority * Busan Port Authority * Gwadar Port Authority *
Indonesia Port Corporations PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Persero), trade name, trading as Pelindo, is Indonesian State-owned enterprise Based on one of the world's biggest archipelagos with an extensive history in the world maritime stage, Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) is a worl ...
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Port of Kitakyūshū A port is a maritime Maritime may refer to: Geography * Maritime Alps, a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps * Maritime Region, a region in Togo * Maritime Southeast Asia * The Maritimes, the Canadian provinces of ...
* Port of Niihama *
Port of Shanghai The Port of Shanghai (), located in the vicinity of Shanghai Shanghai (; , , Standard Mandarin pronunciation: ) is one of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The city is located on th ...
*
Port of Singapore The Port of Singapore refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade and handles Singapore Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country, island country and city-state ...
* Port Qasim Authority *
Sri Lanka Ports Authority Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is the state-owned Port authority, operator of major commercial ports in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1979, SLPA currently operates ports in Colombo Harbour, Colombo, Galle Harbour, Galle, Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, ...
* Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority *
Taiwan International Ports Corporation The Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC; ) is a state-owned shipping Freight transport, also referred as ''Freight Forwarding'', is the physical process of transporting Commodity, commodities and merchandise goods and cargo. The te ...


United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom operators of ports and harbours become ''de facto'' port authorities under several pieces of legislation. Examples include the: * Mersey Docks and Harbour Company *
Port of London Authority The Port of London Authority (PLA) is a self-funding public trust established on 31 March 1909 in accordance with the Port of London Act 1908 to govern the Port of London. Its responsibility extends over the Tideway of the River Thames and its ...


See also

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Airport authority An airport authority is an independent entity charged with the operation and oversight of an airport or group of airports. These authorities are often governed by a group of airport commissioners, who are appointed to lead the authority by a govern ...
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American Association of Port Authorities The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is a Industry trade group, trade association founded in 1912 that represents 150 port authority, port authorities in the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, an ...
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List of North American ports Lists of ports cover port A port is a maritime law, maritime facility comprising one or more Wharf, wharves or loading areas, where ships load and discharge Affreightment, cargo and passengers. Although usually situated on a sea ...
* Trust port


References


External links


General Organization of Sea Port – Bahrain

Washington Ports - What is a port district?



International Association of Ports and Harbors

American Association of Port Authorities
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