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
Region 8, Eastern Visayas
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Port's Complete Name
Port of Ormoc
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
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent national Arrivals/Departures
Tacloban “Daniel Z. Romualdez” Airport: 109 km
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Cargo Handling: New Eagle Arrastre Services, Inc.(NEASI)
Bldg.A Public Market
Real St., Ormoc City
Mr. Ram Capahi
Pilotage: Tacloban Harbor Pilots Association (THPA)
Port Security: Lockheed Global Security and Investigation Services
Other port related services:
- Ship Repair Facilities: IDHI, Albuera, Leyte
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.
Most frequent during December and January
Major Import Campaigns
Rainfalls and typhoons are throughout the year with no pronounced dry seasons.
Handling Figures for 2018
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
Draft; as of August 2015 survey
Port Handling Equipment
Port equipment is managed by the authorised cargo handling operator, the New Eagle Arrastre Services, Inc. (NEASI).
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
Forklifts 3.5 Tons = 3
Forklifts 4.0 Tons = 1
Forklifts 5.0 Tons = 1
Forklifts 15 Tons = 1
RORO Facilities: 2 RORO ramps, dimension 15 m.
1 fast craft ramp
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,
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Daily Take Off Capacity
168 units regardless the size
Number of Reefer Stations
Emergency Take-off Capacity
Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
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 Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Philippines Customs Information
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.
Number of Storage Facilities
Stevedoring activities are provided by the authorized cargo handling operator, the New Eagle Arrastre Services, Inc. (NEASI).
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.
Current ISPS Level (Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)