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Port Overview

The Port of Tabaco serves as the main gateway to the island-province of Catanduanes, with Catanduanes residents accounting for around 90 percent of the total number of passengers taking the routes to Virac and San Andres, Catanduanes. Tabaco's LOCODE is PHTBC.

Port website: ppa.gov.ph

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


Port Location and Contact

Country

Philippines

Province or District

Albay

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Tabaco City, Albay

Port's Complete Name

TMO Tabaco International Seaport

Latitude

13.361501

Longitude

123.737243

Managing Company or Port Authority

Philippine Ports Authority

Management Contact Person

Maria Magnolia S. Requejo

Acting Port Manager, PMO Bicol

mmsrequejo@ppa.com.ph

+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.

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Tabaco Port Cargo Corp

Pier Site, Tabaco Port, Tabaco City

+63 (54) 472 2208

 Tabaco Port Warehouse

  • Barrio San Roque, Tabaco City – near Tabaco Port
  • WH area 1500 sqm with existing guard house, bathroom and office
  • Land Area 2157 sqm
  • Php1,500.00 monthly rental

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From August to December

Major Import Campaigns

None

N/A

Other Comments

The typhoon season may disrupt port operations.

Handling Figures for 2020

Vessel Calls

1,381

Container Traffic (TEUs)

0 TEUs

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020

Bulk (MT)

0 MT

Break bulk (MT)

209,673 MT

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

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

Vessels: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-vessel

Cargoes: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-cargoes

Storage: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-storage

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

Maximum Draft

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

300 m

6 m

RORO Ramp 1 - 6 m. x 8 m.

RORO Ramp 2 - 6 m. x 12 m.

Container Berth

None




Silo Berth

None




Berthing Tugs

None




Water Barges

None




 

Port Facilities

Marginal Wharf - 11.45 m. x 297.45 m.

Mooring Bollards - 5 pcs.

Mooring Bitts - 12 pcs

Mooring Cleats - 5 pcs.

Fendering System - Horizontal and Vertical Rubber Dock Fender

Controlling Depth & Pier Load Capacity

MLLW (berth length) - 8.5 m

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

Yes

Exports - Bagged Cargo

None

Imports and Exports - RoRo

None

Other Imports

None

Port Handling Equipment

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

None



Container Gantries

None



Mobile Cranes

Yes



Reachstacker

None



RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

None



Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

NONE



Transtainer

None



Forklifts

Yes



Container Facilities

The Port of Tabaco has a storage area and container yard - 7,425 m2.

Customs Guidance

Judith P. Barrameda, Sub-Port Collector

Sub-Port of Tabaco

judith.barrameda@customs.gov.ph

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

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

Port of Tabaco has 2 RORO ramps, and the berthing facility uses Mediterranean docking for up to 4 domestic passenger ferries and cargo vessels bound for Virac, Catanduanes. It has a 4200 m2 open storage area. For passenger facilities, there is a 390.67 m2 shed and a new 1,371.98 m2 passenger terminal building.

Grain and Bulk Handling

The Port of Tabaco does not have grain discharging facilities.

Main Storage Terminal

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

Yes, warehouse/cargo shed

933.12 m2

Refrigerated Cargo

None


General Cargo

Yes, terminal open space

4200 m2

Stevedoring

The TMO Tabaco will organize stevedoring activities at the port through the Tabaco Port Cargo Corporation (Pier Site, Tabaco Port, Tabaco City,  +6354 472 2208).

Port Security

PPA TMO Tabaco manages the deployment of security services within the port premises.

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

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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