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Port Overview 

The port of Naval is the main port serving the Biliran province Mainly used for passengers traveling to/from Cebu and the islands surrounding the area such as Maripipi or Higatangan. In 2018, 2,400 passengers have transited from Naval port.  

Coming from Cebu, the main cargos coming in are cement, aggregate/construction material, fertilizers (in big bags or sacs), and few general goods such as rice, corn in break bulk. Copra is the only product transiting out of the port, there are no regular or seasonal schedule, it mainly depends on the market price. 

Bunkering is not common but can be arranged on demand. 

 

Port website:www.ppa.com.ph  

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


Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Philippines 

Region 

Province 

Region 8, Eastern Visayas 

Biliran 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Naval 

Port's Complete Name 

Naval port 

Latitude 

11°33'36.13"N 

Longitude 

124°23'26.77"E 

Managing Company or Port Authority 

 

Philippines Ports Autorities (PPA)  

Under the supervision of the Port Management Office of Western Leyte / Biliran (PMOWLB) – Head Office in Ormoc 

Management Contact Person 

Reyselle J.Gaviola 

Port manager 

0535009676 

pmowlb_naval@yahoo.com.ph  

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent National Arrivals/Departures 

Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (120 km) 

Airlines 

Destinations 

Cebu Pacific 

Manila 

Cebu Pacific 
operated by Cebgo 

Cebu, Davao 

Philippine Airlines 
operated by PAL Express 

Cebu, Manila 

Philippines Air Asia 

Clark, Manila 

Port Picture 

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

Stevedoring: AWG Port Services (AWGPS) 

Mr. Alex Lim Ang 

General Manager 

053 500-9617 

Security: Lockheed Global Security and Investigation Services Inc. (LGSISI) 

Port Performance 

The Naval port is a small port serving the Biliran province only, which is the less populated in the Region 8Never congested, vessels transporting relief cargos would be prioritised anyway in case of emergency. 

The average cargo transiting per month is 1,800 mt. 

There is no equipment to receive containers or heavy equipment.  There is a possibility of renting a crane and other equipment outside the port but it is preferable to contract ships with cranes. 

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes 

Most frequent during December and January 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

n/a 

Other Comments 

Rainfalls and typhoons are throughout the year with no pronounced dry seasons. 

  

Handling Figures for 2018 

Vessel Calls 

1014 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

N/A (ceased operation last 2017 for .50 TEU of 10 footer container) 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018 

Bulk (MT) 

Inbound (aggregates) 

53,067.78 MT 

Outbound (copra) 

14,260.38 MT 

Break bulk (MT) 

Inbound (General Cargo) 6,879.008 MT 

Outbound (General Cargo) 70,698.433 MT 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

 

Berthing Specifications 

Berth no. 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Conventional Berthing area 

1 

300 m 

4 m 

There is a total of 5 berths:

  • Berth 1 is used for the Bancas (local made boats) 
  • Berth 2 is the deeper and generally used for the vessels transporting copra 
  • Berth 3 Ro-Ro 
  • Berth 4 is used for the Cebu’s regular ferries 
  • Berth 5 is habitually not used (draft is only 2.2m) 

 

 

Port Handling Equipment 

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Dockside Crane 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Container Gantries 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Mobile Cranes 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Reachstacker 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer) 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Transtainer 

No 

n/a 

n/a 

Forklifts 

Yes 

3 x 3.4 MT 

Good condition 

Container Facilities 

Not available 

Customs Guidance 

Not available, only national transport. 

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

The terminal is a passenger terminal. The cargos are discharged and loaded directly on trucks or stored on an open space; however, the owners are asked to pick up their goods within the day. 

There is a 9m large Ro-Ro ramps at the extremity of the berth. 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

Not available. 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

General / bagged Cargo 

1 open space 

1904 m2 

Marshalling area 

1 open space 

2300 m2 

Stevedoring 

The cargo activities are not common but a private company provides stevedoring services. They can hire manual labour on demand; it is recommended to contact them before coming. 

Port Security 

The port is fenced; there are security guards at the main gate and in the terminal building. The coastguards have an office outside the port and do regular patrol in the area. Manual and wheeled fire extinguisher are available, if needed, fire trucks can be called from the municipality. 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes 

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

Level 1 

Police Boats 

Yes, coast guards 

Fire Engines 

No