Our Mission

“To provide superior quality seaport facilities and services, in an environment characterised by employee growth and development, cutting edge technology and teamwork for the betterment of the BVI.”


The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (The Authority) was established by the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority Act, No. 12 of 1990 (the Act), as a separate corporate entity, solely owned by the Government of the British Virgin Islands. The Authority began its operations under the Act in January 1991. Prior to the establishment of the Authority, most of its functions were carried out by the Ports and Marine Services Department of the Government (see also http://www.bvigovernment.org). The Ports and Marine Services regulations (the regulations) and the related Tariff were saved under the Act and together they govern the operations of the Authority. The Ports Authority is governed by a Board comprised of a chairman, Deputy chairman, five members, and three ex-officio members. We are also a member of the American Association of Port Authorities (see http://www.aapa-ports.org).

Latest News
2014-01-16 - BVIPA Moving Ahead with Cruise Pier Project; Berthing Agreements to be signed,

The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) in going forward with the Cruise Pier Expansion Project will formally enter into preferential berth

2013-11-14 - BVI Ports Authority Welcomes Carnival Conquest’s First Call to the Territory,

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Ports Authority welcomes ‘M/S Carnival Conquest’ on its first call to the British Virgin Islands. The ship, whic

2013-11-29 - Horizon Makes Its First Trip to the Territory – Official Welcome by BVI delegation,

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Ports Authority, Ministry of Communications and Works and the BVI Tourist Board gave an official welcome to Horizon