Port Overview

The Port of Lipata is one of the four (4) Ferry Terminals under the Eastern Nautical Highway—the first Roll-on, Roll-Off ports and highway system built in the Philippines to connect Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Serving as hub to two spoke ferry terminals (namely the ports of Liloan and San Ricardo, all in Southern Leyte), the Port of Lipata has three (3) RORO ramps, one (1) RORO berth and one (1) specialized steel ramp. In 2014, the Port of Lipata again received major infrastructure developments with the expansion of its back-up area by almost half a hectare to complement berthing facilities, enhancing its role as Mindanao’s primary RORO link connecting to the Visayas and the rest of the country.

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



Province or District

Surigao Del Norte

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Surigao City (11 km)

Port's Complete Name

Port of Lipata





Managing Company or Port Authority

Philippine Ports Authority

Management Contact Person

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Mactan-Cebu International Airport

PAL, Cebu Pacific, Eva Air, Emirates, China Airlines, Qatar Airways


Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

CompanyServicesContact Information
Philharbor Ports and Ferries ServicesTerminal Operator

Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc.

Weighbridge Operator

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

Port Performance

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Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes / No

From (month) to (month)

Major Import Campaigns

Yes / No

From (month) to (month)

Other Comments



Vessel Calls

Container Traffic (TEUs)

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for YEAR

Bulk (MT)

Break bulk (MT)

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

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Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth


Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)


Conventional Berth

Container Berth

Silo Berth

Berthing Tugs

Water Barges

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General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

Exports - Bagged Cargo

Imports and Exports - RoRo

Other Imports

Port Handling Equipment

The port equipment is managed by the government.



Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

Yes / No

Container Gantries

Yes / No

Mobile Cranes

Yes / No


Yes / No

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

Yes / No

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

Yes / No


Yes / No


Yes / No

Container Facilities

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20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available



Container Freight Station (CFS)

Refrigerated Container Stations

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

Emergency Take-off Capacity

Give an indication

Give an indication

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

Customs Guidance

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

Physical Description

Total Port Area - 22,911.70 sq.m. or 2.29 hectares

Quay Length - 110 meters, 3 roro ramps, 1 roro berth,

1 specialized steel ramp

Apron - 1,840 sq. m.

Passenger Terminal Building

Operator - Philharbor Ports and Ferries Services

Pre-Departure Area - 1,800 sq. m. (approx. 500 pax capacity)

Arrival Area - 568 sq. m. (approx. 200 pax capacity)

Controlling Draft - four (4) meters

Other Facilities/Services

Storage Area - 1,315 sq. m.

Weighbridge - PhP80.00 per vehicle

Service Provider: Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc.

Parking Area / Marshalling Area - 4,808 sq. m.

Service Provider: Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc.

Multipurpose Terminal

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Grain and Bulk Handling

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Main Storage Terminal

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Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

Refrigerated Cargo

General Cargo


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Hinterland Information

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Port Security

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ISPS Compliant

Yes / No

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

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Police Boats

Yes / No

Fire Engines

Yes / No