Port of Gdynia Authority SA (PGA SA) is a public service company established on 30 November 1999 by the representatives of the Municipality of Gdynia and the State Treasury and has been serving as a managing body of the port since that moment. It directly manages the areas where the operating companies in which a PGA SA holds shares and other independent entities carry out handling and storage operations. The company carries out the objectives set out in the Act on ports and harbours, such as, inter alia, management of the property and port infrastructure, forecasting and planning the port development and the maintenance and expansion of the port infrastructure, while ensuring adequate standards of safety of persons and cargo handling as well as keeping the environmental standards. Carrying out the privatization processes under the Act on ports and harbours the PGA SA sells shares of the subsidiaries (while keeping the property used by the companies) in order to completely separate the spheres of management and operation, as well as for the increase of the capital strength and the competitiveness of the port operating sector. The aim of these actions is to maintain a stable and strong position of the Port of Gdynia in the Baltic region and within the European North-South transport corridor.