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: 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 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.
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
The port is located in a typhoon-prone area, and typhoons may disrupt port operations.
Handling Figures for 2020
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020
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.
Type of Berth
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)
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
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
The Port of Matnog serves mostly rolling cargoes.
The Port of Matnog does not have container facilities.
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.
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
Number of Storage Facilities
Yes, terminal open space
TMO Matnog manages the stevedoring activities at the port.
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.
TMO Matnog manages the deployment of security services within the port premises.
Current ISPS Level
Coast Guard / PNP Maritime Command
LGU fire trucks