GYPA is a Trust Port, it is the harbour authority for the port of Great Yarmouth and employs the marine pilots. The port is owned and operated by GYPC, a Peel Ports Group company.
Great Yarmouth is strategically located to serve the Oil and Gas fields of the southern North Sea and the existing and planned Offshore Wind development off the UK East Coast, and offers the shortest North Sea crossing between Great Britain and continental Europe.
The port is managed by two bodies, Great Yarmouth Port Authority is the BPA member and oversees the statutory functions of the port while operations are managed by Peel Ports Great Yarmouth. The port has established itself as a centre of excellence in the renewable and offshore energy sectors, with the unique combination of modern deep sea facilities in the outer harbour for larger offshore vessels and long established facilities for offshore operations and maintenance in the river port.
Also, it has a long tradition as a general and project cargo port handling a wide range of cargoes including aggregates, cement, grain, fertilisers, forest products, dry and liquid bulks, pipeline and onshore wind farm equipment.