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Port Overview 

Situated in Eastern Samar, the port of Catbalogan is the main port for cargo of the three provinces of Samar Island. There are regular shipping lines to Cebu carrying mainly cement, construction material, animal feeds and other general cargos in break bulk. 

During the Yolanda typhoon emergency response, it played a key role in the supply of relief items to Tacloban city. 

Port website:www.ppa.com.ph  

Key port information may also be found at:http://www.maritime-database.com/port.php?pid=3916  

 

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Philippines 

Region 

Province 

Region 8, Eastern Visayas 

Samar 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Catbalogan 

Port's Complete Name 

Port of Catbalogan 

Latitude 

11°46'27.82"N 

Longitude 

124°52'44.71"E 

Managing Company or Port Authority 

 

Philippines Port Authorities (PPA) 

Under supervision of Port Management Office Eastern Leyte / Samar  (PMOELS) – Head Office in Tacloban 

Management Contact Person 

Ildifonso A. Quilitano 

PPA Division Manager 

09219848490 

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures 

Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport 112 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 services: Leyte Integrated Port Services, INC. (LIPSI) 

M. Ignacio B. Malate 

General Manager 

055 251-5483 

Pilotage service: Catbalogan Pilotage District 

Capt. Enriquito Y. Cahatol 

09277642333 

Security: Lockheed Global Security and Investigation Services Inc. (LGSISI) 

Port Performance 

Catbalogan port is rarely congested. When it happens, the vessels can wait up to two days maximum at anchorage. In such situation, the vessels carrying humanitarian cargos would be prioritized in case of emergency. 

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 

1704 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

n/a 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018 

Bulk (MT) 

n/a 

Break bulk (MT) 

513,183 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

 

 

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Pier 1 

E 102 m 

W 102 m 

5 m 

Pier 2 

E 108 m 

W 108 m 

5 m 

 
Port Handling Equipment 

The port handling is done by the Leyte Integrated Port Services, INC. (LIPSI). They have four gangs of 12 staffs able to discharge an average of 21 MT per hour. 

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 

1 x 2.5 MT 

1 x 4 MT 

Good condition 

Customs Guidance 

Not available.

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

The conventional berth is suitable to receive bagged and break-bulk cargos. 

There are 2 Ro-Ro ramps: 

Ro-Ro ramp pier 1: 11m 

Ro-Ro ramp pier 2: 11m 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

One open space and two warehouses are available.  

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Refrigerated Cargo 

None 

n/a 

General Cargo 

Transit shed 1 

Transit shed 2 

Opening area 

648 m2 

1170 m2 

640 m2 

Hinterland Information 

All items are moved out of the port by trucks contracted independently by the cargo owners 

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 24/24 from the municipality. 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes 

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

Level 1 

Police Boats 

Yes 

Fire Engines 

No