Port Authority of Jamaica
The Port Authority of Jamaica is a statutory corporation established by the Port Authority Act of 1972. It is the principal maritime agency responsible for the regulation and development of Jamaica’s port and shipping industry. The Port Authority is responsible for the safety of all vessels navigating the ports of entry and regulation of the tariffs charged on goods passing through the public wharves. Visit their website.
Port Security Corps
The focus of the Ports Security Corps Limited (PSC) at the time of its establishment and deployment was primarily the security of the ports of entry in order to prevent the trafficking of illicit drugs and other contrabands and to restrict the passage of unauthorized persons to port areas. Visit their website.
Caribbean Maritime Institute
What is known today as the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) was established in 1980 as the Jamaica Maritime Training Institute (JMTI), the result of the collaborative effort of the Government of Jamaica and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway (NORAD). The aim of the school at the time was to train Jamaican nationals to man the Jamaica Merchant Marine (JMM) fleet of five ships. The Institute has embraced a new and expanded vision and mission directed by its new philosophy and strategy known as the Blue Ocean Strategy Philosophy. Pursuant to and consistent with the Blue Ocean Strategy Philosophy, the new management has expanded the curricula to include degrees in Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Security Administration and Management and engineering. Visit their website.
Maritime Authority of Jamaica
The Maritime Authority was established to implement the provisions of the Shipping Act of 1998, (which itself provides for the establishment of maritime administration). Under the Shipping Act, the objective of the Maritime Authority is to pursue the development of shipping and to regulate matters relating to merchants shipping and seafarers. The Authority has accordingly, responsibility for the wide-ranging activities regulated under the Act and ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and sustainable manner. Visit their website.
Airports Authority of Jamaica
Established in 1974 under the Airports Authority Act as an independent statutory body, with initial responsibility (ownership and management) for the nation’s two international airports; namely Norman Manley International Airport and Sangster International Airport. In 1990, Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) took on the additional responsibility for the island’s four domestic aerodromes. Since its inception AAJ has worked diligently to fulfill its principal mandate of developing and operating a safe and secure airport system for Jamaica. For several years now AAJ has been adjusting structurally, in keeping with the Government’s airport privatization policy. Visit their website.
Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority
The Civil Aviation Authority is a statutory Organization within the Ministry of Transport and Works and regulates the Jamaican aviation industry. Formerly the Civil Aviation Department, (CAD) the Authority was established by the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act 1995 and became operational on May 1996.The Authority regulates Air Navigation and all matters relating to safety and security in civil aviation. Jamaica as a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is required to comply with the standards of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation. Visit their website.
Aeronautical Telecommunications Ltd.
AEROTEL's Mission is to provide Engineering and Specialized Telecommunication services, on behalf of the Government of Jamaica; in keeping with the Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Conventions through a highly trained, competent and motivated management team and staff to the highest level of proficiency, accuracy and integrity for our clients in the aviation sector for the preservation of life and property in Jamaica's airspace. Visit their website.
Jamaica Urban Transit Company
The JUTC was designed to be a safe, modern and reliable system of transport, efficiently operated at a reasonable cost to commuters. This involved the construction of five depots within the Kingston, Portmore and Spanish Town areas. These depots are located at Ashenheim Road, Lyndhurst Road, Rockfort, Twickenham Park and Greater Portmore. Visit their website.
The Transport Authority was established in 1987 as a statutory body by the Jamaican Government for regulating and monitoring the public transportation system in the island. The portfolio of the Authority was transferred from the Ministry of Construction to the Ministry of Public Utilities and Transport at that time. The Agency now operates under the Ministry of Transport and Works. Visit their website.
Jamaica Railway Corporation
The Jamaica Railway Corporation was established under the Jamaica Railway Corporation Act . It is the corporate body that has power to purchase, take, hold and dispose of land and other property of whatever kind for the purposes of this Act. The Corporation may sue and be sued in its corporate name and may for all purposes be described by such name. The Corporation is to manage and operate railway (thereby transferred to it), and any expansion or extension of it, or any new railway. Additionally the Corporation is to provide all reasonable facilities for carriage of passengers and goods.
Over the past three years plans have been moving ahead for the privatization of the JRC and the reintroduction of rail service in Jamaica. Negotiations have been taking place with an India based company that would have the responsibility of overseeing the successful re-start of the service.
The scheduled re-start of rail services had, however been delayed to allow the company, to have discussions with an overseas group, which had expressed an interest in participating in the joint venture.
Functions of The Corporation:
- To control the expenditure of the Corporation whether on revenue or capital account.
- To conduct the affairs of the Corporation in such a way so as to ensure that the annual revenues of the Corporation are sufficient to meet all charges properly chargeable to revenue.
- To direct and control any expansion or extension of the railway and the construction of any new railway.
Mr. Joseph A. Matalon - Chairman
Mr. Fitzroy Williams - Chief Executive Officer
142 Barry Street,
Tel: (876) 922-6433
Fax: (876) 922-4539
Montego Bay Metro
Montego Bay Metro was set up in 1997 as a private entity to manage the operations of a dedicated school bus service in Montego Bay. In 2000 a municipal bus service was introduced.
Mr. Gordon Brown – Chairman
Mr. Dwight Peart - General Manager
Bogue Industries Estate
White Sands Beach P.O.
Jamaica Ultimate Tyre Company
The Jamaica Ultimate Tyre Company was formed in 2001 with a view to effecting savings in the operational cost of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), by providing a stable quality of long-lasting re-treaded tyres for the bus fleet. The Company has since extended its services to other Government agencies.
Ms. Natalie Dyer - Chairman
Mr. Kenry G. Jackson - General Manager
104 Maxfield Avenue