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Port Overview

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Port website: INSERT LINK TO PORT WEBSITE The Port of General Santos City (Gensan) is the gateway the SOCCSKSARGEN Region. It is a certified International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) and is a ISO-compliant cargo handling operator (ISO 901 and ISO 14001). GenSan’s port is the city’s gateway by sea, covering one base port, called the Makar Wharf; two terminal ports: Glan and Mabila; and four private ports: Dole, Cargill, General Milling Co., and Southern Fishing Inc. The Philippine Ports Authority’s (PPA) management office in General Santos City oversees the city’s port.

The Makar Wharf, centrally located at the tip of Sarangani Bay, serves as the city’s gateway for people and trade in Soccsksargen and handles various types of cargoes. It is the southern city’s main international seaport and is one of the finest seaports in the country. GenSan’s port scored high in port safety, health and environment management, and port security according to the Regional Development Council of Region XII – Soccsksargen region. The port’s safety system facilitates efficient, safe, secure, and environment-friendly movement of cargoes in the port. The PPA’s regional office implements the system. 

Port website:

Key port information can also be found at:


Port Location and Contact


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Province or District

Region XII

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port


DISTANCE (General Santos City (0 km)

Port's Complete Name

Port of General Santos City


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Managing Company or Port Authority

If more than one operator, break down by area of operationPhilippine Ports Authority, PMO General Santos

Management Contact Person

PPA Administration Building, Makar,General Santos City, Philippines

Email Address:

Nearest Airport and Airlineswith Frequent International Arrivals/Departures


LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CARRIERSGeneral Santos International Airport (10.8km)

Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, AirAsia, PAL Express, Leading Edge


Port Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies


South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. (SCIPSI)

Makar Wharf Llido Arrastre and Stevedoring Services (LLSSI)

Dole Pier Calumpang Wharf Services, Inc. (CALWHARF)

Dole Pier delas Masias Brokerage (DELAMAR)

GMC Pier Tambler Manpower Coop., Services, Inc. (TAMANCO)


For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 4.4 3 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List here.

Port Performance




Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes / NoFrom (month) to (month)

June to December

Major Import Campaigns

Yes / No

From (month) to (month)


Other Comments



Vessel Calls

Container Traffic (TEUs)


For more information on customs in COUNTRY NAMEthe Philippines, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 1.3 Customs Information here.  

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal