INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION
Here you will find information on the functions carried out by Las Palmas Port Authority, the ports it manages and the organisational structure. We have also included other relevant aspects of the organisation, such as the guide to good practices or the President’s profile.
The Port Authority of Las Palmas is a public body which is accountable to Puertos del Estado (Ministry of Development), which manages five ports of general interest in the province of Las Palmas, Canary Islands: Puerto de La Luz and Puerto de Las Palmas, Arinaga and Salinetas (Gran Canaria); Puerto de Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Puerto de Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura).
As we stated in the legal information section, this organism is regulated by Royal Legislative Decree 2/2011, dated 5th September, which passes the Consolidated Text of the Law on State Ports and the Merchant Navy into law. This law sets out the role the Port Authority of Las Palmas should play, along with its organisational structure.
Functions of Las Palmas Port Authority:
The APLP is regulated by Royal Legislative Decree 2/2011, dated 5th September, which passes the Consolidated Text of the Law on State Ports and the Merchant Navy into law. According to this Authority, it undertakes the following competences in the sphere of Las Palmas ports:
a) Providing general services as well as managing and overseeing port services to achieve optimal conditions of effectiveness, economy, productivity and safety, without prejudice to the competence of other bodies.
b) Arranging the service zone of the port and of the port’s uses, in coordination with the competent Administrations in territorial organisation and urban planning.
c) Planning, designing, building, conserving and running the port’s works and services and any maritime signals entrusted to it, subject to the provisions of this Act.
d) Managing the public domain of the port and of the maritime signals assigned to it.
e) Optimizing economic governance and capitalizing any assets and resources assigned to it.
f) Promoting industrial and commercial activities relating to maritime or port traffic.
g) Coordinating the operations of the different modes of transport within the port space.
h) Organising and coordinating both maritime and terrestrial port traffic.
The Las Palmas Port Authority (APLP) approved its Guide to Good Practices, implemented for the purpose of reinforcing ethical behaviour at the APLP, encouraging both individual and collective values and ethics, establishing guidelines in keeping with them.