ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
4 Establishment of Port Authority
5 Transfer of property
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
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
THE PORT AUTHORITY ACT
[Date of Commencement: 14th February, 1972]
Law 13 of 1959.
16 of 1966,
35 of 1976.
This Act may be cited as the Port Authority Act.
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.
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.
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