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Medway Ports Authority Act 1973

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5General duties and powers

(1)It shall be the duty of the Authority—

(a)to provide, maintain, operate and improve such port facilities in, or in the vicinity of, the port as they consider necessary or desirable and to take such action as they consider incidental to the provision of such facilities;

(b)to take such action as they consider necessary or desirable for or incidental to the maintenance, operation, improvement and conservancy of the port.

(2)The Authority shall have power either themselves or by arrangement between themselves and another person to take such action as the Authority consider necessary or desirable whether or not in, or in the vicinity of, the port—

(a)for the purpose of discharging or facilitating the discharge of any of their duties, including the proper development or operation of the undertaking;

(b)for the provision, maintenance and operation of—

(i)warehousing services and facilities;

(ii)services and facilities for the consignment of goods on routes which include the port;

(c)for the purpose of turning their resources to account so far as not required for the purposes of the undertaking.

(3)Particular powers conferred or particular duties laid upon the Authority by this Act shall not be construed as derogating from each other or from the generality of subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

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