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Port Overview

The Port of Matnog is the busiest passenger terminal in southern Luzon and is the jump off point to Central Visayas and Mindanao. Small vessels can take anchorage in Matnog Bay, in a depth of 5.5 m, about 400 m from the beach. Larger vessels can anchor in the middle of the bay in depths of 14.6 m. Vessels wishing to enter Matnog Bay may bring the sharp conical summit on Ticlin Island astern, bearing 090°, and anchor according to draft. Matnog's LOCODE is PHMTN.

Port website:

Key port information may also be found at:

Port Location and Contact



Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Matnog, Sorsogon

Port's Complete Name

TMO Port of Matnog





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.

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


Time Frame

Rainy Season


From August to December

Major Import Campaigns



Other Comments

The port is located in a typhoon-prone area, and typhoons may disrupt port operations.

Handling Figures for 2020

Vessel Calls


Container Traffic (TEUs)

0 TEUs

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020

Bulk (MT)

0 MT

Break bulk (MT)

258,683 rolling cargoes/RORO

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

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




Trucks and Buses on-board RORO vessels are not charged handling fees.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth



Maximum Draft


Conventional Berth


10 m

9 m

C. Pier - 15 m. x 105 m. (1,575 m2)

RORO Ramp 1 - 9 x 11 meters (99 m2)

RORO Ramp 2 - 9 x 11 meters (99 m2)

RORO Ramp 3 - 5 x 9 meters (45 m2)

RORO Ramp 4 - 9 x 11 meters (99 m2)

RORO Ramp 5 - 5 x 9 meters (45 m2)

RORO Ramp 6 - 5 x 9 meters (45 m2)

Container Berth


Silo Berth


Berthing Tugs


Water Barges



Northeast side of R. C. pier - 5.69 meters

Southwest side of pier - 7.48 meters

Controlling depth - 6.39 meters

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo


Exports - Bagged Cargo


Imports and Exports - RoRo


Other Imports


Port Handling Equipment

The Port of Matnog serves mostly rolling cargoes.

Container Facilities

The Port of Matnog does not have container facilities.

Customs Guidance

The Port of Matnog caters only domestic ferry and cargo vessels.

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

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

The Port of Matnog is a Ro-Ro berthing facility using Mediterranean docking and caters to domestic passenger ferries and cargo vessels. It has a 5000 m2 open storage area and 5 berthing locations. The terminal building  is 2,144 m2.  

Grain and Bulk Handling

The Port of Matnog does not have grain discharging facilities.

Main Storage Terminal

Trestle - 11m. x 120m. (1,320 m2)

Back-up Area 1 - 9,246.88 m2

Back-up Area 2 - 4,734 m2

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo


Refrigerated Cargo


General Cargo

Yes, terminal open space

5000 m2


TMO Matnog manages the stevedoring activities at the port.

Hinterland Information

There is no large scale transporter based in Matnog as the port is only a connecting RORO point for vehicles from Luzon going to Visayas and Mindanao.

Port Security

TMO Matnog manages the deployment of security services within the port premises.


ISPS Compliant


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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