The Port of El Nido on the island of Bacuit (El Nido), the most important town on the west coast of Palawan, is situated on the east of the peninsula of which Ipil Point is the southwest extremity. The town is situated at the head of a small bay which is fringed by a drying reef and fronted by foul ground as far as 800 m off its head. A stone causeway, its outer end in ruins, is located at the west end of town where a church is a prominent landmark. Anchorage can be taken 1.6 km north of town, in depths of 15 to 16.5 m, mud, protected from all but north winds. Occasional variable squalls of hurricane force blow through the gaps in the highlands making the anchorage untenable. Vessels approach the anchorage from the west via the narrow passage between the headland and Cadlao Island.From the north, the approach lies east and southeast of this island.
Port website: ppa.gov.ph
Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
El Nido, Palawan
Port's Complete Name
Port of El Nido
11 10 51.50 N
119 23 12.39 E
Managing Company or Port Authority
Philippine Ports Authority
Management Contact Person
Elizalde M. Ulson
Acting Port Manager, PMO Palawan
+63 48 434 5626 / 434 4881
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines; Cebu Pacific Air, PAL Express, Philippines AirAsia.
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.
From August to December
Major Import Campaigns
Typhoons may disrupt port operations.
Handling Figures for 2020
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020
Break bulk (MT)
85 589 MT
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
For information on port rates and charges, please see the following links:
Type of Berth
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
The Port of El Nido does not have port handling equipment.
The Port of El Nido does not have container facilities.
The Port of El Nido handles domestic cargoes only.
For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.
The Port of El Nido Terminal has an existing terminal building with a 800 m2 open storage area.
Grain and Bulk Handling
The Port of El Nido does not have grain discharging facilities.
Main Storage Terminal
Number of Storage Facilities
Open storage area
The Port of El Nido TMO will provide stevedoring.
The Port of El Nido does not have commercial transporters and warehouses.
The PPA TMO El Nido manages the deployment of security services within the port premises.
Current ISPS Level
Coast Guard / PNP Maritime Command
LGU fire trucks