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Port Overview 

Maasin is the first chartered city in the Province of Southern Leyte, Region VIII. The port strategically faces Bohol Island and Canigao Channelin the northeast and opens up to the Mindanao Sea southward. This port serves vessels plying to Cebu City.   

Commercial consists mainly of agricultural products such as copra and other commercial and industrial  products coming from Cebu and Mindanao such cement, feeds, flour, rice and some steel or construction products. 

 

Port website: www.ppa.com.ph  

 Key port information may also be found at:http://www.maritime-database.com/port.php?pid=3948  

 

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Philippines 

Region 

Province 

Region 8, Eastern Visayas 

Southern Leyte 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Maasin 

Port's Complete Name 

Port of Maasin 

Latitude 

10° 7'52.80"N 

Longitude 

124°50'30.10"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 

Me Joeniet M. Docena 

Officer-In-Charge / Sr. Terminal Operations Officer 

Phone: (053) 570-9812 pmowlb_maasin@yahoo.com.ph  

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent National Arrivals/Departures 

Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport : 178 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 

Cargo Handling: Panaon Arrastre Service, Inc. (PASI-Maasin Branch) 

Alfredo O. Bantug, Jr. 

Branch Manager 

Phone: (053) 381-2973 

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

Port Performance 

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 

515 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

In-137.5 / Out-140.50 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018 

Bulk (MT) 

Inbound (aggregates) 

23,601.18 MT 

Outbound (copra) 

20,387.12 MT 

Break bulk (MT) 

Inbound (General Cargo) 68,976.55 MT 

Outbound (General Cargo) 1,698.38 MT 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

 Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

6 

420 m 

6 m 

Domestic cargoes only 

Berth details: 

Pier 1: 102m x 18m 

Pier 2 :105m x 15m

Ro-Ro ramp: 15m x 15m 

Wharf: 102m 

Controlling draft along berth: 6m 

Port Handling Equipment 

The port cargoes are handled through duly authorized Cargo Handling Operator, PANAON ARRASTRE SERVICES, INC. (PASI-MAASIN) using forklift equipment with gang complement deployed by the cargo handling operator. 

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  

1 x 3 MT 

1 x 5 MT 

Good condition 

Container Facilities 

None. 

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

The terminal is suitable for bagged cargos. They are unloaded through a semi-mechanized scheme using vessel cranes with gang complement deployed by cargo handling operators 

Bulk cargoes such as copra are contained in boxes being loaded to the vessel through the its crane equipment.  

There is a RORO ramp, dimension: 15 X 15 meters and a marshalling area of 2,300 m2 for the vehicles. 

 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

Not available. 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Refrigerated Cargo 

None 

n/a 

General Cargo 

Open area 

1904 

Stevedoring 

Stevedoring services are also being provided through the same cargo handling operator, the Panaon Arrastre Services, Inc. (PASI) 

Hinterland Information 

Delivery of cargoes is also being undertaken by the Cargo Handling Operator (CHO)-PASI but most cargoes are being withdrawn by the cargo owners using their own/rented trucks or vehicles.  Cargoes are being transferred from the port’s stacking area to tail end of truck using the forklift equipment provided by the CH operator. 

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. 

The port has also newly installed Baggage X-Ray Machine Equipment and a Walk-Thru Metal Detector.   

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes  

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

Level 1 

Police Boats 

Yes 

Fire Engines 

No