Philippines Philippines - Mindanao Port of Zamboanga

Port Overview

The Port of Zamboanga is a seaport located in Zamboanga City located in western Mindanao. The international container Port of Zamboanga ranked 2nd in Asia according to the 2010 Super Efficient Ports in Asia study.  The Seaport of Zamboanga has 19 docks, 12 of which are privately owned. The largest dock has capacity for up to 20 vessels, and is operated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).


Key port information can also be found at: 

Port Location and Contact



Province or District

Zamboanga Del Sur

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Zamboanga City (0 km)

Port's Complete Name

PMO Zamboanga





Managing Company or Port Authority

Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority

Management Contact Person

Arcidi S. Jumaani, Port Manager    

PMO Zamboanga

(062) 991-2037 to 39 / 991-2360              

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Zamboanga Airport

Domestic only PAL / Cebu Pacific / Air Asia


Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Cargo Handling
Company Contact Person Contact Details
Unified Stevedoring and Arrastre Corporation

Bienvenido Ruste, President

PTC-Mindanao Port Services Inc

Guillermo L. Laureano, President        

Zamboanga Arrastre and Stevedoring Corporation

Hadji Harun Dimarunsing, President/General Manager

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.3 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

Based on the PPA 2018 Cargo Throughput Report, PMO Zamboanga had 44,927(RORO) and 551,045(Non RORO) for the 1st quarter and 42,028(RORO) and 624,437(Non RORO) in the 2nd quarter of 2018. There are nineteen seaports or wharves in Zamboanga City, twelve of which are privately owned. The biggest and most modern is the Zamboanga Port, which is operated by the Philippine Port Authority (PPA). It is located at the City's southern tip, and it's main entrance is on R.T. Lim Boulevard. It can hold 20 vessels at a time. This port is designed for larger vessel and can accommodate within 10m draft. Container handling if DTD FCL mode will be shoulder by shipping company.

Humanitarian cargoes are priorities in all Philippine ports during an emergency.




Time Frame

Rainy Season


From June to November

Major Import Campaigns



Other Comments

Small vessel bound for Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-tawi provinces also use this port.


Vessel Calls


Container Traffic (TEUs)

48,705 TEUs

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018

Bulk (MT)

58,631 MT

Break bulk (MT)

1,179,149 MT

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following links:

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth


Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)


Conventional Berth


320  m

6-13 m

Finger pier w/ 2-RORO berth 1,000 m

Container Berth


Silo Berth


Berthing Tugs


Water Barges


General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

Exports - Bagged Cargo

Imports and Exports - RoRo

Other Imports

Container Facilities

PMO Zamboanga has CFS and an open area for bulk storage.


20 & 40 ft

Container Facilities Available

13,700 m2

Container Freight Station (CFS)

5,040 m2

Refrigerated Container Stations


Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)


Emergency Take-off Capacity

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

Customs Guidance

Customs clearing is done at the port. Customs clearing and operations normally takes the usual process and time frame provided that all clearance, exemption and document are process on time.

Operating Hours: 8am - 5pm, Mon-Fri. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Phone: +6362 992 6844

For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.  

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

2 passenger terminal sheds (1,620 m2 and 960 m2)

Grain and Bulk Handling

There are no grain and bulk handling facilities at Zamboanga Port.

Main Storage Terminal

  • 5,400 m2 open storage area
  • 6,200 m2 unpaved area
  • 13,700 m2 container marshalling yard

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

1 (transit shed)

5,050 m2

Refrigerated Cargo

None (cold storage)

General Cargo

1 (Transit Shed)

5,050 m2


  • Unified Stevedoring and Arrastre Corporation (USAC)
  • PTC-Mindanao Port Services, Inc. (PTC-MPSI)
  • Zamboanga Arrastre and Stevedoring Corporation (ZASCO)

Hinterland Information

  • Shipping companies will facilitate withdrawal and delivery of DTD FCL thru their contracted transporters.
  • LCL cargoes will be facilitated by the owner or their authorized representative.

Port Security

24/7 guarded gate 1 and 2 complex With Astrophysics baggage X-Ray machine and metal detectors.


ISPS Compliant

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

Police Boats

Provided by Maritime Command

Fire Engines

Provided by the local government


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