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
Region 8, Eastern Visayas
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Port's Complete Name
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
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent National Arrivals/Departures
Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (120 km)
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Stevedoring: AWG Port Services (AWGPS)
Mr. Alex Lim Ang
Security: Lockheed Global Security and Investigation Services Inc. (LGSISI)
The Naval port is a small port serving the Biliran province only, which is the less populated in the Region 8. Never 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.
Most frequent during December and January
Major Import Campaigns
Rainfalls and typhoons are throughout the year with no pronounced dry seasons.
Handling Figures for 2018
Container Traffic (TEUs)
N/A (ceased operation last 2017 for .50 TEU of 10 footer container)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018
Break bulk (MT)
Inbound (General Cargo) 6,879.008 MT
Outbound (General Cargo) 70,698.433 MT
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Maximum Draft (m)
Conventional Berthing area
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
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
3 x 3.4 MT
Not available, only national transport.
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
MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL
Number of Storage Facilities
General / bagged Cargo
1 open space
1 open space
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.
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.
Current ISPS Level (Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)
Yes, coast guards