Puerto Rico Ports Authority

Puerto Rico Ports Authority
Agency overview
Formed March 19, 1955 (1955-03-19)
Preceding agency
  • Puerto Rico Transport Authority
Jurisdiction executive branch
Headquarters San Juan, Puerto Rico
Agency executive
Parent department Department of Transportation and Public Works
Key document
Website www.prpa.pr.gov

The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) Spanish: Autoridad de los Puertos (AP) is a government-owned corporation of Puerto Rico charged with developing, operating, and overseeing all seaports and airports in Puerto Rico.[1][2][3] The Authority is ascribed to the Department of Transportation and Public Works and is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Its day-to-day operations are under the charge of an Executive Director, currently Álvaro Pilar. Beginning in January 2, the current Secretary General for the Popular Democratic Party, Víctor Suárez, is expected to assume the position.[4]

Seaports overseen

Name Municipality Cardinality
Aguirre Port Salinas south
Port of Arecibo Arecibo north
Port of Ceiba Ceiba east
Port of Fajardo Fajardo east
Port of Guayanilla Guayanilla south
Port of Mayagüez Mayagüez west
Port of San Juan San Juan north
Port of Yabucoa Yabucoa southeast
Rafael Cordero Santiago Port of the Americas Ponce south

Airports overseen

Further information: List of airports in Puerto Rico
Name Municipality IATA
Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport Arecibo ABO
Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport Vieques VQS
Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport Culebra CPX
Eugenio María de Hostos Airport Mayagüez MAZ
Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport San Juan SIG
Humacao Airport Humacao X63
José Aponte de la Torre Airport Ceiba RVR
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Carolina SJU
Mercedita Airport Ponce PSE
Rafael Hernández Airport Aguadilla BQN

Executive Directors

  • 2009–present: Álvaro Pilar


  1. www.PRPA.gobierno.pr, official government website for Puerto Rico Ports Authority (Spanish)
  2. "Contáctenos". pr.gov. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. "Ley Núm. 17 de 19 abril 1955". gobierno.pr. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. "García Padilla nombra a Víctor Suárez como nuevo director de Puertos". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). December 20, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
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