The Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port lies on the shores of Apra Harbor in west central Guam near the city of Piti. The Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port is the biggest United States’ deep-water port in the Western Pacific region.
The Port Authority of Guam (PAG) is responsible for operating the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port. An autonomous government agency, the PAG was established in 1975. Port facilities cover about 74 acres on the Island of Cabras in Apra Harbor, which is protected by a 4.5 kilometer breakwater.
The PAD owns and operates the harbor, three marinas, five cargo-handling piers, and two fuel piers in the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port. In 2006 the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port handled 144.2 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo.
The Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port’s Pier F3 handles general cargo, fishing vessels, and passenger vessels. It is 705 meters long with alongside depth of 10.4 meters. Piers F4, F5, and F6 handle general cargo and containers. Total length of these piers is 600 meters with alongside depths from 10.4 to 11.6 meters. The Hotel Wharf at the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port is 152.4 meters with alongside depth of 10.4 meters, and it handles passenger and fishing vessels and some general cargo. The Container Yard contains 10.7 hectares of storage yard for containers and 180 stalls equipped for reefer containers.
Two Fuel Piers serve Mobil and Shell oil companies at the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port. Serving liquid bulk tankers, the Mobil Pier is 112.8 meters long with alongside depth of 15.2 meters. The Shell Pier serves liquid bulk and liquefied petroleum gas tankers and is 167.6 meters long with alongside depth of 21.3 meters.
The Aquaworld Marina and Harbor of Refuge is located in the Cabras Island area, this private marina offers mooring for residential, recreational, and commercial vessels. The Harbor Refuge is also privately-managed.
The PAG also operates the Gregorio D. Perez Marina and the Agat Marina and Harbor of Refuge. The Perez Marina is located in Hagatna, Guam’s capital. Owned and operated by the PAG, it offers mooring for recreational and small commercial vessels. Nine kilometers to the south, the Agat Marina was built in 1992 to house residential, recreational, and small commercial vessels. It also contains a privately-owned restaurant and gift shop.
In 2007, 331 cargo vessels called at the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port, including 127 container ships and 184 vessels carrying bulk, breakbulk, and roll-on/roll-off cargoes. During 2007, the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port handled 99,630 TEUs of containerized cargo. That year, the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port welcomed 1281 vessel calls, including 127 container ships, 165 cargo vessels, 19 barges, and 670 fishing vessels.