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Port Overview 

Ormoc port is the head office of the Port Management Office of Western Leyte / Biliran (PMOWLB). It is the second port of Region 8 and its location make it a good alternative to Tacloban port for cargo coming from Cebu. 

The port of Ormoc can cater to both small foreign and domestic vessels, and receive containerized cargoes as well as bulk and breakbulk cargoes. The main inbound cargoes are cement and the outbound commodities are copra. Cement from Cebu and copra/s are bound for Jimenez.  

Port website:www.ppa.com.ph 

Key port information may also be found at:http://www.maritime-database.com/port.php?pid=3956  

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Philippines 

Region 

Province  

Region 8, Eastern Visayas 

Leyte 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Ormoc

Port's Complete Name 

Port of Ormoc 

Latitude 

11° 0'8.14"N 

Longitude 

124°36'23.63"E 

Managing Company or Port Authority 

 

Philippines Ports Autorities (PPA)  

Head Office of the Port Management Office of Western Leyte / Biliran (PMOWLB) – Head Office in Ormoc 

Management Contact Person 

Mr. Manuel a. Boholano 

Port manager   

0535614663 

pmowlb_psd@yahoo.com.ph  

pmowlb_hrmd@yahoo.com.ph  

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent national Arrivals/Departures 

Tacloban “Daniel Z. Romualdez” Airport:  109  km 

Airlines 

Destinations 

Cebu Pacific 

Manila 

Cebu Pacific 
operated by Cebgo 

Cebu, Davao 

Philippine Airlines 
operated by PAL Express 

Cebu, Manila 

Philippines AirAsia 

Clark, Manila 

 Port Picture 

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

Cargo Handling: New Eagle Arrastre Services, Inc.(NEASI) 

     Bldg.A Public Market 

     Real St., Ormoc City 

     Tel.no. 561-2168/255-3726 

     Mr. Ram Capahi 

     COO/Comptroller 

Pilotage: Tacloban Harbor Pilots Association (THPA) 

Port Security: Lockheed Global Security and Investigation Services     

    Inc. (LGSISI) 

Other port related services: 

  • Bunkering:Petrologistics 
  • Ship Repair Facilities:  IDHI, Albuera, Leyte 

Port Performance 

The port is often congested but there is a port expansion project. The average waiting time before berthing depends upon the availability of the berthing space but can be up to 3 days. The channel draft of Ormoc port is 11.7 m. The limitation of the vessels is 91 m length and 7m draft maximum.  

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes 

Most frequent during December and January 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

n/a 

Other Comments 

Rainfalls and typhoons are throughout the year with no pronounced dry seasons. 

 

Handling Figures for 2018 

Vessel Calls 

5,442 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

 4,857 TEUs 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018 

Bulk (MT) 

41,597.90 MT 

Break bulk (MT) 

368,807.02 MT 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

 

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

9 

649 m 

9 m 

n/a 

 Berth details: 

Draft; as of August 2015 survey 

    Berth # 

 Length (m) 

Draft (m) 

1 

63 

2 

2 

65 

5.46 

3 

65 

5.46 

4 

90 

5.91 

5 

30 

9 

6 

69 

7.46 

7 

69 

5.74 

8 

67 

4.21 

9 

15 

4.15 

10 

70 

3.2 

Port Handling Equipment 

Port equipment is managed by the authorised cargo handling operator, the New Eagle Arrastre Services, Inc. (NEASI). 

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Dockside Crane 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Container Gantries 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Mobile Cranes 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Reachstacker 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer) 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Transtainer 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Forklifts 

Yes  

Forklifts 3.5 Tons = 3 

Forklifts 4.0 Tons = 1 

Forklifts 5.0 Tons = 1 

Forklifts 15 Tons = 1 

Good condition 

RORO Facilities2 RORO ramps, dimension 15 m. 

1 fast craft ramp 

Container Facilities 

There are no containers facilities, the containers are offloaded with a ship/mobile crane directly loaded to the trucks. There are not yet containers yards put it is in includes in the future development, 

Facilities 

10/20/40 ft 

Container Facilities Available 

None 

Container Freight Station (CFS) 

None 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

None 

Other Capacity Details 

None 

Daily Take Off Capacity  
(Containers per Day)  

168 units regardless the size 

Number of Reefer Stations  
(Connection Points) 

None 

Emergency Take-off Capacity  

n/a 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift 
(Containers per Shift)  

56 

Customs Guidance 

There is a custom office outside the port, they can process import/export clearance. If all documents are in order, vessels clearances take about 1 hour and all payments have to be done by bank wire only. 

The custom office is open from Monday to Friday with a permanence on the weekend. Office hours are from 8.00 to 17.00.  

For more information on customs in Philippinesplease see the following link: 1.3 Philippines Customs Information

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

The conventional berth is suitable to receive all different types of cargo: bagged cargo, break-bulk or containers.  

Containerized cargoes operations (loading and unloading) are done with using the ship's crane.  

There are 2 x 15m width RoRo ramps. 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

Some bulk cargos can be handle (liquid bulk and dry bulk). Generally molasses for liquid bulk and copra for dry bulk cargoes.  

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

There are no warehouses available in the port enclosure. All goods are either picked up directly on vessels arrival and loaded on trucks or stored on open areas. 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

General Cargo 

3 

  1. 1,425.96 m2
  2. 662.43 m2 
  3. 6,244 m2 

Stevedoring 

Stevedoring activities are provided by the authorized cargo handling operator, the New Eagle Arrastre Services, Inc. (NEASI). 

Port Security 

The port is fenced; there are security guards at the main gate and in the terminal building. The coastguards have an office outside the port perimeter and do regular patrol in the area. Manual and wheeled fire extinguisher are available, if needed, fire trucks can be called from the municipality. 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes 

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

Level 1 

Police Boats 

No 

Fire Engines 

 No