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Port Overview 

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 athttps://www.maritime-database.com/port.php?pid=3929

 

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Philippines 

Region 

Province 

Region 8, Easter Visayas,  

Leyte 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Hilongos 

Port's Complete Name 

Port of Hilongos 

Latitude 

10°22'8.76"N 

Longitude 

124°44'29.60"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 

Melvin D. Narajos 

Port Manager 

09178880781 

mdnarajos@ppa.com.ph  

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent National Arrivals/Departures 

Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport 140 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: 

San Vicente Arrastre and Stevedoring Services (SVASS) 

09178880781 

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

Port Performance 

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). 

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 

1710 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

n/a 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018 

Bulk (MT) 

n/a 

Break bulk (MT) 

447’580 MT 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

 

  

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Conventional Berth 

1 pier 

161,5 x 15 m 

6 m 

RoRo ramps 

3 ramps 

9  x 11 m 

6 m 

 

 

Port Handling Equipment 

Handling equipment are owned, maintained and managed by SVASS. 

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 5 MT 

1x 20 MT 

Good condition 

Container Facilities 

Not available. 

Customs Guidance 

Not available.

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

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 

Not available. 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

There are no warehouses available at the port.  

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Refrigerated Cargo 

n/a 

n/a 

General Cargo 

Open storage area 

2000 

Stevedoring 

Very limited capacity, provided by SVASS. Possibility to rent crane or other equipment from outside, by calling the port authorities in advance. 

Hinterland Information 

All items are moved out of the port by trucks contracted independently by the cargo owners 

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 (coastguards) 

Fire Engines 

No