About Us

The  Belize Port Authority is a Statutory Body falling under the Ministry of Transport & National Emergency Management. 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, Licensing, Registration & Statistics Manageramp;
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
Mile 4, George Price Highway, Belize
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.
Mile 4, George Price Highway
Belize City,Belize

Tel:  501-232-9440


Security Level

Emergency Hotline

Vessels in need of emergency assistance call

999 - Emergerncy Hotline

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