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
Region 8, Eastern Visayas
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Port's Complete Name
Port of Catbalogan
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
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport : 112 km
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Cargo handling services: Leyte Integrated Port Services, INC. (LIPSI)
M. Ignacio B. Malate
Pilotage service: Catbalogan Pilotage District
Capt. Enriquito Y. Cahatol
Security: Lockheed Global Security and Investigation Services Inc. (LGSISI)
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.
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)
E 102 m
W 102 m
E 108 m
W 108 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.
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
1 x 2.5 MT
1 x 4 MT
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.
Number of Storage Facilities
Transit shed 1
Transit shed 2
All items are moved out of the port by trucks contracted independently by the cargo owners.
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.
Current ISPS Level