The Port of Basco is situated at the head of Baluarte Bay on the west coast of Batan Island in the province of Batanes. Basco is the principal town of the island. Load line zone: Summer. Max size: Max draught 3.0 m.
Port website: ppa.gov.ph
Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Basco (port is in town limits)
Port's Complete Name
Port of Basco
Managing Company or Port Authority
Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)
Management Contact Person
Marieta G. Odicta
Port Manager, PMO Northern Luzon
Nearest Airport and Airlineswith Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Laoag International Airport
(Temporarily unavailable covid-19 restrictions)
Clark International Airport
TR/SQ, QR, EK, 3K, PR
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
For more information on port contacts, please see the following link:4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.
From August to December
Major Import Campaigns
Interruption of port operations during typhoons.
Handling Figures for 2020
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Type of Berth
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
The Port of Basco does not have equipment for container loading and offloading.
There are no grain and bulk handling equipment in the port. There is an 3000 m2 open storage area.
Main Storage Terminal
Number of Storage Facilities
Batanes Merchants Services Cooperatives provides stevedoring services for the port.
PPA PMO Northern Luzon Port Police manages the deployment of local security services within the port premises.
Current ISPS Level
LGU Fire trucks