The Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port is established by Public Law 13-87, as a public corporation and an autonomous instrumentality of the Government of Guam. The Agency is mandated to provide for the needs of ocean commerce, shipping, recreational, commercial/boating and navigation of the Territory of Guam.
The enabling act provides that the Port must be entirely self-supporting, i.e., it must raise capital funds for construction projects by borrowing money on its own credit. Its financial obligations and administrative operating costs must be paid by monies generated from the use of its facilities and services in accordance with the provisions of the Port terminal tariff.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of five (5) non-salaried members, appointed by the Governor with the consent and advice of the Guam Legislature. The Board provides and establishes policies and directives pertaining to the planning, promotion, development, construction, operation and maintenance of the Port facilities.
The General Manager, under the general direction of the Board of Directors, serves as Chief Executive Officer for the Authority. The General Manager has charge and control of the planning, organization, staffing, direction and coordination of the Authority's operations and business affairs. The General Manager is hired and employed at the pleasure of the Board.
Deputy General Manager
The Deputy General Manager is under the general supervision of the General Manager. In the absence of the General Manager, the Deputy General Manager serves as Acting General Manager. The position is hired and employed under the terms and conditions fixed by and at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.
Harbor Master Division
This division is responsible for providing and administering the overall safe and orderly movement, berthing and mooring and traffic of sea vessels within the Apra Harbor area.
Port Police Division
This division is functionally responsible for the protection of life and property through the Agency's security rules and regulations, Guam Criminal and Motor Codes, Maritime Security Act and applicable federal and local security programs, laws, rules and regulations.
Occupational Health and Safety Division
This division is responsible for the compliance and enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of Guam, federal and local regulations on marine terminal, long shoring and environmental protection statutes.
The division is responsible for securing and administering the federal grants in aid; ensuring compliance with federal and local regulations and program guidelines; evaluating the financial feasibility of proposed capital improvement projects; and providing technical advice to management regarding the effectiveness of the Agency's programs, operations or its productivity and efficiency. The division also maintains the Agency's records management program.
Marketing/Public Relations Division
Responsible for the planning, developing, coordinating and implementing of the Agency's local, regional and worldwide marketing and communication activities and efforts.
Corporate Services Department
The Corporate Services Manager is under the general supervision of the Deputy General Manager. The position is responsible for the programs, projects, activities and operations of the Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement & Supply, Commercial, Engineering/CIP and General Administration divisions.
General Administration Division
The division maintains the Authority's correspondence; responsible for the Authority's internal/external mail distribution, switchboard operations and all major reproduction services.
The division oversees all real estate and appurtenances controlled by the Port and responsible for projects pertaining to the planning, organizing, controlling of the property planning and development of the Commercial Port and Industrial Complex and all other Port real property.
The division is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the programs and activities involving the operation, maintenance and repair of the marina and its facilities.
Responsible for providing management with professional civil engineering work involved in the overall planning, design and construction of seaport facilities. Also responsible for the coordination of the Agency's capital improvement projects in regards to the planning, implementing and monitoring of programs, functions and activities, including coordination with port and harbor agencies on the engineering aspects of cargo handling equipment and other port related operations, facilities, certifications, pollution control.
Information Technology Division
Responsible for the administration and control of data processing services for informational, financial, personnel, voice and data communications and other management functions.
The Finance Division is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Authority's payroll, accounting, and billing functions. Also responsible for the continual review of accounting controls to safeguard all assets and to ensure fulfillment of commitments to management; and for coordinating the annual audit of the authority with an independent public accounting firm retained by the Board of Directors.
Expense Accounting Section
Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of all accounts payables, establishing and maintaining fixed asset property inventory records and validating, auditing and payment of approximately 400 daily/weekly time cards and the issuance of bi-weekly paychecks to include payroll deductions and fringe benefit allotments.
Revenue Accounting Section
Responsible for the invoicing of billable services and use of facilities with the Port tariff provisions, maintenance the general ledger and collection of revenues.
Procurement and Supply Division
This division is responsible for the procurement and supply, inventory and surplus property programs for the Agency.
This section is responsible for ensuring that the General Manager's delegation of procurement authority is safe guarded; ensures that all applicable federal and territorial procurement rules and regulations are adhered to.
This section is responsible for multi-million dollar parts/supplies inventories; operate and maintain the sole parts/supply warehouse for the entire Port Authority.
Human Resources Division
This division is responsible for the development, coordination, planning and administration of a comprehensive personnel program for the Agency. These programs include, but not necessary limited to, position classification and compensation plans, employee development and service functions, employment and recruitment, training, equal employment opportunity, employee relations activities, and the maintenance of personnel records for all employees.
The Operations Manager is under the general supervision of the Deputy General Manager. The position is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the Transportation, Terminal, and Stevedoring divisions.
The division administers the programs, projects and activities involved in the operation of cargo handling equipment, such as, gantry cranes, straddle hoists, hystainers, forklifts, tractors, etc., for the vessel operations and special service requests.
Charged with the responsibility of dispatching personnel and equipment assigned to the vessel operations; relaying and recording messages; and the maintenance of records of activities of the division.
Equipment Operator Section
The section is responsible for operating tractors, hystainers, forklifts, and related equipment involved in the movement and storage of container and break bulk cargoes during vessel and normal operations.
Crane Operator Section
The section is responsible for operating the straddle hoists, gantry and stick cranes For the loading and unloading of containerized and break bulk cargoes during vessel and normal operations.
The division administers the programs, projects and activities functionally charged with the responsibility for receiving, recording, storage, transfer, consignment and accountability of transit containerized and breakbulk cargoes within the terminal facilities and warehouses.
Cargo Control Section
The section accounts and issues containers received from vessel/customers; maintains control of container movements; records/verifies container locations; operates and accounts for receiving, storage, and issuing breakbulk cargoes in the transit warehouses. The section processes and physically inspects all transit vehicles or equipment prior to its issuance or export to consignees.
The division administers the operations, programs and activities involved in providing vessel operations with the necessary manpower, such as, the lashing and unlashing of containers, loading and unloading of containers and breakbulk cargoes , the stuffing and unstuffing of containers, etc. Additionally, the division manufactures and repairs a variety of rigging equipment and devices.
Cargo Handling Section
Provides all manual work for vessel operations, such as, the lashing activities, rigging of cargoes, palletizing of cargoes, stuffing and unstuffing of containers, etc.; and operates vessel winches to load and unload cargoes.
Manufactures, repairs and operates a variety of rigging equipment and devices, as well as, stocks up and provides necessary rigging equipment and devices for all vessel operations.
The Maintenance Manager is under the general supervision of the Deputy General Manager. The position is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the Facility Maintenance and Equipment Maintenance Divisions.
Maintenance Control Section
Coordinates work projects for the maintenance, alteration, repair and upkeep of buildings and grounds and maintenance and repair work projects of equipment and vehicles.
Facility Maintenance Division
The division is responsible for the administration of programs, projects and activities involved in the maintenance, alteration, repair and upkeep of the Port facilities, warehouses, trade shops and grounds.
Building Maintenance Section
This section provides all services involved in the construction, maintenance, alteration, and upkeep of wooden structures, such as, offices, doors, windows, floors, cabinets and partitions. Responsible for the installation, alteration and maintenance of the plumbing systems, fittings and accessories.
This section is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of the central and window-type conditioning units and water cooling systems. In addition, installs, maintains, alters, and repairs electrical systems for the administrative buildings, offices, and trade shops.
This section provides custodial services, housekeeping and grounds maintenance work and minor maintenance repair work on the plumbing/electrical systems, office furniture, equipment and building structures.
Equipment Maintenance Division
This division is functionally charged with the responsibility for the maintenance and repair of all cargo handling equipment, such as, gantry cranes, stick cranes, tractor-trailers, hystainers, straddle hoists, diesel and gasoline-powered light and heavy equipment. Also, the division provides preventive maintenance work to prevent the corrosion of Port equipment and facilities.
Crane Maintenance Section
This section is functionally responsible for the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems of the gantry cranes, straddle hoists and stick cranes to ensure that all operating sections have reliable and necessary cargo handling equipment.
Fleet Maintenance Section
This section is responsible for the overhaul, maintenance and repair of diesel and gasoline-powered equipment to ensure that all sections have the necessary and reliable cargo handling equipment to perform their assigned functions.
Corrosion Control Section
This section is responsible for providing preventive maintenance work to effectively prevent or stop the corrosion on the structural framework of the gantry cranes, straddle hoists, stick cranes, tractors, forklifts and vehicles.
This section responsible for providing welding work on the structural framework of the cargo handling equipment and Port's facilities.