Pulauan Port, better known as Dapitan Port, is located in Barangay San Vicente in Dapitan City. It is situated in a cove fully protected by mountainous terrain. The harbor can be accessed through the waters of North Western Mindanao, particularly in Dapitan Bay which is part of the Sulu Sea. This port is about 404 nautical miles (650 km) southwest of Manila, 156 nautical miles to Zamboanga City and 111 nautical miles to Cebu City.
Port of Dapitan has been in the limelight as it continues to play an important role in connecting the network of roads and RORO ports to form a highway known as the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) along the Western Seaboard. The port is the jump off point to/from Luzon and Visayas. Since the initial launching of the SRNH in 2003, a significant increase in RORO traffic in both cargo and passengers has taken place in the Port of Dapitan.
Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
|Zamboanga Del Norte|
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Dapitan (0 km), Dipolog (18 km)
Port's Complete Name
|PMO Port of Dapitan|
Managing Company or Port Authority
Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)
Management Contact Person
Salvador L. Delina
Port Manager, PMO Zamboanga Del Norte
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
PAL, Cebu Pacific
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Prudential Custom Brokerage Services, Inc (PCBSI) Dapitan Branch
Port Of Dapitan, Dapitan City
7101 Zamboanga del Norte
|(065) 302 0772||Customs clearing, transport and domestic cargo forwarding, shipping, and port cargo handling services|
For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.
PMO Port of Dapitan serves domestic passenger and cargo vessels, may it be RORO berth or conventional berthing. The draft of the port is between 6 m to 11 m, thus ship should observe when berthing to the assigned berthing place. Humanitarian cargoes are always a priority in all Philippine ports. Containerized cargo can be offloaded on the Port depending on the arrangement with the local shipping lines.
June to November
Major Import Campaigns
HANDLING FIGURES for 2020
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Charges on Cargoes: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-cargoes
Charges on Storage: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-storage
Charges on Vessels: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-vessel
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
|7||410 m||11 m|
Berth 4 & 5: 11 m draft
Dapitan City Water District
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Berths 4 & 5
Exports - Bagged Cargo
|Berths 4 & 5|
Imports and Exports - RoRo
|Berths 4 & 5|
Port Handling Equipment
Cargo Handling Services: Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc. (PCBSI)
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
|1 x 35 MT|
RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)
Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines
|8||From 3 MT to 25 T|
There are no container facilities in Dapitan Port, and it uses an open area for storage.
Custom documents must be filed and cleared at the Port of Zamboanga Customs Office.
Segundo Sigmundfreud Z. Barte
Acting District Collector, Port of Zamboanga
+63 62 992 6844
For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.
Passenger terminal and arrival area and Roro ramps.
|Roro Ramps (11 m x 9 m)|
|Ramp 1||6 m MLLW|
|Ramp 2||4 m MLLW|
|Ramp 3||6 m MLLW|
Grain and Bulk Handling
Main Storage Terminal
- 1,000 m2 cargo stacking shed
- 7,667 m2 cargo stacking area and CY
Number of Storage Facilities
Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc. (PCBSI) is the cargo and porterage provider.
FCL shipping companies will handle delivery and offloading including transport, LCL cargo owner provide transport and withdrawal from port.
- Rural Transit Inc.
- Evergood Trucking Services
- Fastpak Trucking Services
- Sagario Trucking Services
- Certified Express Inc
- PPA Port Police Officers
- PPA Safety Officer
- PPA-Hired Security Guards
- PCBSI-Hired Security Guards/Watchmen
- PCBSI Safety Officer
Current ISPS Level
PNP Maritime Command
Supported by the Dapitan Local Government Unit