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Port Overview

The Port of Bulan is located at the southeast end of Luzon, is the ideal jump-off point to Masbate, Cebu and Western Samar islands not traversed by the Pan Philippine Highway. Bulan is the most important town in this vicinity,  and stands on the north side of the entrance to the Sabang River, north of Sabang Point. Bulan Light is shown from a concrete tower, 8m high, standing on the shore near the middle of the town.

Port website: ppa.gov.ph

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com


Port Location and Contact

Country

Philippines

Province or District

Sorsogon

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Bulan

Port's Complete Name

TMO Port of Bulan

Latitude

12.666188

Longitude

123.872439

Managing Company or Port Authority

Philippine Ports Authority

Management Contact Person

Maria Magnolia S. Requejo

Acting Port Manager, PMO Bicol

mmsrequejo@ppa.com.ph

+63 52 482 0303

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.

Port Picture

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.

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From August to December

Major Import Campaigns

None

N/A

Other Comments

Typhoons may disrupt port operations.

Handling Figures for 2020

Vessel Calls

3,031

Container Traffic (TEUs)

0 TEUs

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020

Bulk (MT)

0 MT

Break bulk (MT)

110,198 MT

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following links:

Vessel:  https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-vessel

Cargoes: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-cargoes

Storage: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-storage

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

Maximum Draft

Comments

Conventional Berth

2

200 m

4 m


Container Berth

None




Silo Berth

None




Berthing Tugs

None




Water Barges

None





Port Facilities

RC Pier - 1,192.20 m2

RORO Ramp - 81 m2

Concrete Causeway - 2,184 m2

Concrete Approach Road - 1,220.50 m2

Reclamation Area - 2,750 m2

PPA TMO Building - 220.50 m2

Sideslope w/deflector wall - Passenger Terminal Building - 108 m2

Lighthouse - Port Lighting System - 2

Powerhouse - 24 m2

Draft: Average draft alongside RC Pier is 2.5 m at its west side. At the east side, average draft is 1.8 m.

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

None

Exports - Bagged Cargo

None

Imports and Exports - RoRo

None

Other Imports

None

Port Handling Equipment

The Port of Bulan does not have port handling equipment.

Container Facilities

The Port of Bulan does not have container facilities.

Customs Guidance

The Port of Bulan caters only domestic ferry and vessel cargo.

For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

The Port of Bulan is a non Ro-Ro berthing facility and uses conventional docking for domestic passenger ferry and cargo vessels. It has 1700 m2 open storage area and 2 berthing locations. The 2,750 m2 reclamation area is available for storage of cargo.

Grain and Bulk Handling

The Port of Bulan does not have grain discharging facilities.

Main Storage Terminal

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

None


Refrigerated Cargo

None


General Cargo

Yes, Terminal open space

1700 m2

Stevedoring

TMO Bulan will arrange for stevedoring activities at the port.

Hinterland Information

Bulan transport company: BULAN SORSOGON TRUCKING / bulansorsogontrucking@gmail.com

Port Security

The PPA TMO Bulan manages the deployment of security services within the port premises.

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

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

Level 1

Police Boats

Coast Guard / PNP Maritime Command

Fire Engines

LGU fire trucks



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