RETIREMENT OF MR. AMBROSE PHILLIP, GENERAL MANAGER

This serves to inform you that Mr. Ambrose Phillip, General Manager, who has been on pre retirement leave as of 3rd November, 2014, will be demitting office with effect from 30th April, 2015, having attained the age 60 years on 5th April, 2015.

Mr. Phillip has given the Authority thirty-two (32) years and more of distinguished and esteemed service for which we are extremely grateful. Moreover, we wish to convey to him congratulatory wishes on his retirement, successful future endeavours, good health and God’s richest blessings.

Mr. Ian Evans will continue to act as General Manager.

DATE: 27th April, 2015

OBITUARY

Lauriston F. Wilson (Jnr.) OBE, the Authority’s first and longest serving
Chairman passed on, on Sunday 26th October, 2014. Condolences are extended
to his bereaved family.
Mr. L. F. Wilson (Jnr.) was a long servicing Director – General and
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. He served as the Authority
Chairman from inception in April 1981 until he resigned in October 1992. In his
role as Chairman of the Authority, Mr Wilson nurtured the fledgling corporate
developments of the Authority and guided its first steps towards fiscal
sustainability in its early years.
Out-going General Manager of the Authority, Mr. Ambrose Phillip states “I
am honoured and proud to have been mentored by L.F. Wilson (Jnr). My
generation referred to him as ‘Laurie the Great’. He was an exemplary beacon
and icon for all patriotic servants of the public”
May he Rest in Peace.
Grenada Ports Authority
28th October, 2014

GPA June 2014 Performance

The Authority (Board), on the occasion of its 313th General Meeting, considered the Half-Year Report for the period ending 30th June 2014. Members noted that, despite the economic challenges, there was an improvement in the physical indicators as compared with 2013. The cargo thru-put (Imports + Exports) was 241, 349 tons, 9% higher than last year. Containers handled was 16% higher, reaching 8,326 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) and the number of cruise passenger arrivals reached 150,429, 18% higher than the corresponding period in 2013. Yacht calls also increased by 9% reaching 2,752. However total ship calls declined by 4% being only 695 calls.

Financially the Authority also experienced some improvement. Gross Operating Revenue increased from $7.7m in 2013 to $9.2m for the corresponding period in 2014. Total Assets was $270.6m compared to $273.5m in 2013 with reductions in Trade Receivables and fair value Assets being principally responsible for the difference. The Authority’s Long Term Debt was also reduced from $48.3m to $46.2m. The purchase of Sun Set View property at Grand Mal St. George’s as the future site for ferry and inter-island vessel operations, and the retirement of the 2004 loan from ING Bank of Holland, were also noted.

Since June 2014 the Authority has ordered two new reachstackers, Cone Cranes model SMV4525TBE5, to replace the 16-year old units currently in use. The new container handling machines are expected be delivered and commissioned during December 2014. Advanced negotiations are also underway for relocating the main port operations in Carriacou to Tyrrel Bay; this upgraded port facility is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2015 and is estimated to cost EC$23.5m.

Grenada Ports Authority

Director Resigns and is Replaced

The Minister has appointed Mr. George Bain to replace Mrs. Hazel-Ann Hutchinson-Bell as a Director representing the interests of Commerce on the Board of the Ports Authority. The appointment took effect from 1st September, 2014. Mrs. Hutchinson-Bell has relocated to the United Kingdom for family reasons.

Members of the Authority now are:

Dr. Wayne Sandiford – Chairman
Messrs. Timothy Antoine – Deputy Chairman
George Bain – Member
Mrs. Winnifred Duncan-Phillip – Member
Messrs. Carlyle Felix – Member
Russ Fielden – Member
Winston James – Member
Ian Marshall – Member
Lyle Samuel – Member
Andre Worme – Member

GPA’s 2013 Annual Report

The Annual Report and Accounts of the Ports Authority for the year ending 2013 were laid at the Houses of Parliament during the Second Session of the 9th Parliament during August 2014. Section 37 of Cap. 247, the Ports Authority Act, requires the Minister of Finance to have the annual report together with a copy of the audited statements of accounts and the auditors’ report thereon to be laid on the table of both Houses of Parliament.

Copies of the 2013 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements are posted on this site. See “GPA Reports”.

4TH ANNUAL ISPS CODE PORT USERS AWARENESS TRAINING

4TH ANNUAL ISPS CODE PORT USERS AWARENESS TRAINING
HELD THURSDAY 22ND AND FRIDAY 23RD MAY, 2014

The Ports Authority held its 4th Annual International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code Awareness Training for Port Users on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd May, 2014, at the National Stadium. The training was designed to provide persons, in particular, port users, who interface with activities at the ports (cargo/cruise) with basic information in respect of the security at port facilities and the requirements of the ISPS Code.

A total of 41 persons attended the training. Participants included tour guides, taxi operators, water taxis operators and cargo brokers, among other persons. Certificates of participation will be issued to all participants.

The training was facilitated by the National Port Facility Security Officer, Mr. Don McKenzie, Sgt. Francis James, Sgt. Allan Mitchell and Mr. Lazarus Joseph, Senior Pilot.

Date:26th May, 2014

OBITUARY

It is with considerable sadness that the Authority received word of the passing of the late Lieutenant-Commander James Robinson, RNR, on 6th May, 2014.

Lt. Cmdr. Robinson was retired from the British Royal Navy and served for sometime as an advisor to the Royal Grenada Police Force.

At the time of his passing he was a member of the Authority’s Pilotage Committee and also a member of its Maritime Affairs Advisory Committee. He was appointed to the Pilotage Committee and the MARAD Committee in 2002 and 2010, respectively. As a member of the respective committees his contributions were invaluable.

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Authority mourn the loss of Lt. Cmdr. Robinson and extend our deepest condolences to his bereaved family.

May his soul rest in peace.

A memorial service is expected to be held in Grenada soon.

Date: 26th May, 2014