Port Overview

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 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

Country

Philippines

Province or District

Batanes

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Basco (port is in town limits)

Port's Complete Name

Port of Basco

Latitude

20.447396

Longitude

121.966192

Managing Company or Port Authority

Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)

Management Contact Person

Marieta G. Odicta

Port Manager, PMO Northern Luzon

mgodicta@ppa.com.ph

(072) 607-4607

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Laoag International Airport

(Temporarily unavailable covid-19 restrictions)

Clark International Airport

Tiger Air/Singapore Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Jetstar, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific

Port Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Marieta G. Odicta                          

Port Manager, PMO Northern Luzon                          

mgodicta@ppa.com.ph

(072) 607-4607                                     


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

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From August to December

Major Import Campaigns

No


Other Comments

Interruption of port operations during typhoons.

Handling Figures for 2020

Vessel Calls

631

Container Traffic (TEUs)

163

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020

Bulk (MT)

0.00

Break bulk (MT)

118,693 MT

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following links:

Vessel: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-vessel

Cargoes: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-cargoes

Storage: https://www.ppa.com.ph/?q=content/charges-storage

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

Maximum Draft

Comments

Conventional Berth

3

320 m

3 m

https://shipnext.com/port/basco-phbso-phl

Container Berth

None




Silo Berth

None




Berthing Tugs

None


Water Barges

None



General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

Yes

Exports - Bagged Cargo

None

Imports and Exports - RoRo

None

Other Imports

None

Port Handling Equipment

The Port of Basco does not have equipment for container loading and offloading.

Container Facilities

The Port of Basco does not have container facilities.

Customs Guidance

The Port of Basco does not have a customs collection office. Local goods and commodities only.

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

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

The port has a 1600 m2 Terminal and Admin building.

Grain and Bulk Handling

There are no grain and bulk handling equipment in the port. There is an 3000 m2 open storage area.

Main Storage Terminal

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

None


Refrigerated Cargo

None


General Cargo

Open area

3000 m2

Stevedoring

Batanes Merchants Services Cooperatives provides stevedoring services for the port.

Hinterland Information

Coordinate with PPA PMO Office for possible transporter in Port of Basco, Batanes.

Port Security

PPA PMO Northern Luzon Port Police manages the deployment of local security services within the port premises.

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

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

Level 1

Police Boats

Coast Guard

Fire Engines

LGU Fire trucks