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
Province or District
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Port's Complete Name
TMO Port of Bulan
Managing Company or Port Authority
Philippine Ports Authority
Management Contact Person
Maria Magnolia S. Requejo
Acting Port Manager, PMO Bicol
+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.
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)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
For information on port rates and charges, please see the following links:
Type of Berth
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
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
The Port of Bulan does not have port handling equipment.
The Port of Bulan does not have container facilities.
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.
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
Number of Storage Facilities
Yes, Terminal open space
TMO Bulan will arrange for stevedoring activities at the port.
Bulan transport company: BULAN SORSOGON TRUCKING / firstname.lastname@example.org
The PPA TMO Bulan manages the deployment of security services within the port premises.
Current ISPS Level
Coast Guard / PNP Maritime Command
LGU fire trucks