About Us

The  Belize Port Authority is a Statutory Body Falling Under the Ministry of Works and Transport. 

            Honourable Rene Montero, Minister of Work and Transport (left) and Honourable Edmond Castro Minister of State Ministry of Works and Transport with an Emphasis on Transport (right)

It is administered by a Board comprising of  a Chairman (Representing the Minister), Two ex-officio members (Fin Sec & CEO) and Seven other member nominated by the Minister.  Appointment period is for two yrs.

Board Members


Mrs. Merlene Martinez, Ports Commissioner (Comment)

Management Team: 

Mrs.Shirlett Martinez, Operations Manager
Mr. Michael Jenkins, Chief Safety & Security Manager
Mrs. Marciana McKoy, Accountant
Mr. Andrew Coc, Vessel Doc & PPS Manager
Ms. Tanya Aguilar, Human Resources Manager
Ms. Stacie Swift, Planning, Policy and PR Manager

Role and Functions of the Authority

  • Maritime Safety.
  • Designated Authority ISPS.
  • Port Security.
  • Licensing and Registration of Vessels.
  • Licensing of Masters.
  • Port State Control.
  • Regulatory Oversight for Ports


Belize Port Authority
July 1980
120 North Front Street or
P.O. Box 633
Belize City
Tel No:
Fax No:
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday
8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
1 P.M. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Marine Office
4.5 miles Western Highway
Belize City,Belize

Tel:  501-232-9440


Security Level

999 Emergency Hotline

Vessels in need of emergency assistance call

999 - Emergerncy Hotline

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