Port Overview

The Port of Lipata is one of the four (4) Ferry Terminals under the Eastern Nautical Highway—the Roll-on, Roll-Off ports and highway system built in the Philippines to connect the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao main island groups. Serving as a hub to two spoke ferry terminals (namely the ports of Liloan and San Ricardo, all in Southern Leyte), the Port of Lipata has three RORO ramps, one RORO berth and one specialized steel ramp.

As of 28 Apr 2022, only three RORO ramps were operational. Two RORO ramps were damaged by Typhoon Rai's (Odette in the Philippines) onslaught on 16 Dec 2021.

Port website: https://ppasurigao.weebly.com/uploads/1/5/0/4/15042190/brochure_lipata.pdf 

Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Philippines

Province or District

Surigao Del Norte

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Surigao City (3 km)

Port's Complete Name

Port of Lipata

Latitude

9.815582

Longitude

125.454812

Managing Company or Port Authority

Philippine Ports Authority

Management Contact Person

Allan P. Yap, TMO Port Manager

+63 86 827-1434 / (086) 827-1434

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Surigao Airport (4 km)

Domestic flight only via CEBU

 

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Philippine Archipelago Ports & Terminal Services Inc (PAPTSI): Cargo Handler at Lipata Port

Contacts:

Merv Jim Diola, Port Operations OIC (+63 9484477382)

Merlyn Eludo-Sebial, Passenger Terminal OIC (+63 950 957 1471)

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

RORO Terminal Fee
Vehicle TypeDescriptionTerminal Fee
Type 1Motorcycle, tricycle, scooterPhp 65.00
Type 2Car, minivan, SUV, AUV, Owner-type jeep, PUJPhp 129.00
Type 3Light delivery van, pickup truck, PUJPhp 258.00
Type 4Stake truck, heavy delivery truck, passenger bus, prime mover/tractor head (with or without trailer/chassis)Php 516.00

The above rates shall be an inclusive charge for the use of port facilities collected on a per sea-leg journey at the port of embarkation. No fees or charges shall be collected at the port of disembarkation.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

5 (RORO)110 m4 m

RORO Ramps (3)

RORO Berth (1)

Specialized RORO Steel Ramp (1)

General Cargo Handling Berths

There are no cargo handling berths.

Port Handling Equipment

There are no port handling equipment as the port only serves RORO cargo.

Container Facilities

There are no container facilities.

Customs Guidance

Lipata Port is not an entry /exit port for imports and exports. The Port of Surigao is the nearest port that handles imports and exports. 

For information on donated humanitarian goods, please the http://customs.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Guidelines-and-Procedures-on-International-Donations.pdf

For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.  

Terminal Information

Lipata Port is a passenger terminal. RORO cargoes queue in an open space (1,315 m3).

Stevedoring

Philippine Archipelago Ports & Terminal Services Inc (PAPTSI): Stevedoring services at Lipata Port

Contacts:

Merv Jim Diola, Port Operations OIC (+63 9484477382)

Merlyn Eludo-Sebial, Passenger Terminal OIC (+63 950 957 1471)

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Hinterland Information

Cargo owners are responsible for loading and withdrawal at the port. Truck owners will be the one to board and disembark the truck from the vessel. 

Port Security

Local security guards man the port, with support from the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Coast Guard.