PORT AUTHORITY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I
Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Application

 

PART II
Port Authority

   4   Establishment of Port Authority

   5   Transfer of property

 

PART III
Duties and Powers of Port Authority

   6   Duties and powers of the Authority

   7   Powers of the Authority

   8   Compulsory acquisition of land

   9   Delegation of powers and duties

   10   Certain provisions of Act to prevail

 

Regulation of Wharves

   11   Power of Authority to make bylaws

 

PART IV
Financial Provisions

   12   Funds and resources of the Authority

   13   Application of revenues

   14   Borrowing powers

   15   Power of Minister to guarantee loans to Authority

   16   Power to invest moneys

   17   Accounts and audit

   18   Annual report

   19   Regulations

      SCHEDULE

 

THE PORT AUTHORITY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 14th February, 1972]

Law 13 of 1959.

Acts
16 of 1966,
35 of 1976.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Port Authority Act.

PART I
Preliminary

2   Interpretation

   In this Act unless the context otherwise requires or it is otherwise expressly provided-

   "Authority" means the Port Authority established in accordance with this Act;

   "harbour" means a harbour of the Island constituted under section 3 of the Harbours Act;

   "port" means the Harbour of Kingston and includes any other harbour declared to be a port pursuant to section 3;

   "port facilities" means facilities for the drydocking, berthing, towing, mooring or moving of vessels in or entering or leaving a port or its approaches, for the loading and unloading of goods or embarking or disembarking of passengers in or from any such vessel, for the lighterage or the sorting, weighing, warehousing or handling of goods, and for the carriage of passengers or goods in connection with any such facilities;

   "vessel" means any decked vessel or craft, whatever may be its rig or tonnage, and whether propelled by sail. steam or otherwise.

3   Application

   The Minister may by order-

   (a)   declare any harbour to be a port for the purposes of this Act;

   (b)   declare any navigable channel leading into a port to be an approach to such port for the purposes of this Act.

PART II
Port Authority

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