Hilongos is the second busiest port in the western coast of Leyte after Ormoc.
There are regular ferry lines to Cebu 4 times a day and to Ubay once a day.
Cargo vessels are calling the port regularly to supply cement, fertilizer, floor and feeding products for livestock while the only commodity going out is copra.
Bunkering is possible on demand but unusual as the prices in Cebu are cheaper.
Port website: http://www.ppa.com.ph/
Key port information may also be found at https://www.maritime-database.com/port.php?pid=3929
Port Location and Contact
Region 8, Easter Visayas,
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Port's Complete Name
Port of Hilongos
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
Melvin D. Narajos
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent National Arrivals/Departures
Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport : 140 km
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
San Vicente Arrastre and Stevedoring Services (SVASS)
Security: Lockheed Global Security and Investigation Services Inc. (LGSISI)
The port is never congested and vessels carrying relief items would be prioritised in case of emergency.
The handling capacities are very limited, it is highly recommended to charter either vessels with cranes for heavy cargo or RoRo vessels for light cagos and wheeled equipment.
Navigational approach is 14.5 km along Canigao channel (8m draft).
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)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
161,5 x 15 m
9 x 11 m
Port Handling Equipment
Handling equipment are owned, maintained and managed by SVASS.
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
1 x 5 MT
1x 20 MT
Most of the cargo are coming with passengers travelling on the ferries, by vehicles with Ro-Ro vessels, or in bags with crane ships. The terminal is not equipped to receive bulk or containerised commodities.
3 Ro-Ro ramps available, dimensions: 9m x 11m.
GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING
MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL
There are no warehouses available at the port.
Number of Storage Facilities
Open storage area
Very limited capacity, provided by SVASS. Possibility to rent crane or other equipment from outside, by calling the port authorities in advance.
All items are moved out of the port by trucks contracted independently by the cargo owners.
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)