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Welcome to the official Web site  of the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  The VI Port Authority (VIPA) is a semi-autonomous agency that owns and manages the two airports and the majority of the public seaports in the United States Virgin Islands - a territory of the United States of America. We are also charged with maintaining the harbors in the territory. 

Our mandate is to promote the wise use of these facilities for the betterment of the U.S. Virgin Islands and its people, and to assist our government and our community in fostering and sustaining sound economic development. More.


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Since February 9, 1969, the Virgin Islands Port Authority has been a critical arm of the economic engine of the United States Virgin Islands. Our ports connect the territory to the Caribbean, the United States and countless international destinations.  We have consistently developed our ports to ensure that visitors, commuters and cargo to our island communities keep moving.


Interested in leasing space at any our or airport or seaport facilities?  Our Web site provides information on how to become a tenant, vendor, bid on port projects, advertise, various retailing opportunities and much more.

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The VI Port Authority provides a variety of financial and management information to the public. Such documents include budgets, capital plans, financial audits, annual reports, governing board actions, and more.


VIPA is a dynamic agency that offers career opportunities in various fields including accounting, engineering, cruise ship pilots, airport and seaport management, law enforcement, property management, human resources, facility maintenance and much more.


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The brave men and women of the Law Enforcement Officers unit secure our port facilities to ensure the safety of our travelers and our tenants. Find out more about our security and parking regulations at our ports, obtain security forms/passes and other important security information.


The public relations office is your point of contact for all things related to the Port Authority.  Our staff is available to provide the public and the media with information about port project, events and initiatives.  Media inquiries, requests for VIPA documents and photos, donations, ceremonies and other public functions are all coordinated by our public relations department.

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VIPA Producing GREEN Energy

The Virgin Islands Port Authority has constructed one of the largest solar energy panel systems in the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas to help reduce the airport's monthly utility costs.  This project was made possible through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding from the VI Energy Office.

Read more about the project, or view the energy production live.

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One Year Waiver of Landing Fees and 50% Off Per Passenger Fees for Airlines Adding Routes or Increasing Service to St. Croix

US Customs & Border Protection Facility and Multi-Level Parking Garage Conceptual Designs being Developed for Red Hook Port on St. Thomas

VIPA Progresses with Gallows Bay Dredging and Development Projects on St. Croix
Major airport renovations underway on St. Thomas and St. Croix
For the first time since 2002, VIPA has received discretionary funding from the FAA for the Henry Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix.  VIPA also received a grant to fund improvements to the Cyril King  Airport on St. Thomas. Read more...

Svend Ovesen Seaplane Terminal Ceremony on
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Captain Charles F. Blair Jr. Seaplane Terminal, St. Thomas

Theovald Eric Moorehead Dock and Marine Facility, St. John

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Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

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Virgin Islands Port Authority
8074 Lindbergh Bay
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands  00803-1707
Tel: (340) 774-1629  Fax: (340) 774-0025 / 
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