The Port of Tabaco serves as the main gateway to the island-province of Catanduanes, with Catanduanes residents accounting for around 90 percent of the total number of passengers taking the routes to Virac and San Andres, Catanduanes. Tabaco's LOCODE is PHTBC.
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
Tabaco City, Albay
Port's Complete Name
TMO Tabaco International Seaport
Managing Company or Port Authority
Philippine Ports Authority
Management Contact Person
Maria Magnolia S. Requejo
Acting Port Manager, PMO Bicol
+63 52 482 0303
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines; Cebu Pacific Air, PAL Express, Philippines AirAsia.
Tabaco Port Cargo Corp
Pier Site, Tabaco Port, Tabaco City
+63 (54) 472 2208
Tabaco Port Warehouse
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
The typhoon season may disrupt port operations.
Handling Figures for 2020
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020
Break bulk (MT)
For information on port rates and charges, please see the following links:
Type of Berth
RORO Ramp 1 - 6 m. x 8 m.
RORO Ramp 2 - 6 m. x 12 m.
Marginal Wharf - 11.45 m. x 297.45 m.
Mooring Bollards - 5 pcs.
Mooring Bitts - 12 pcs
Mooring Cleats - 5 pcs.
Fendering System - Horizontal and Vertical Rubber Dock Fender
Controlling Depth & Pier Load Capacity
MLLW (berth length) - 8.5 m
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
The Port of Tabaco has a storage area and container yard - 7,425 m2.
Judith P. Barrameda, Sub-Port Collector
Sub-Port of Tabaco
For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.
Port of Tabaco has 2 RORO ramps, and the berthing facility uses Mediterranean docking for up to 4 domestic passenger ferries and cargo vessels bound for Virac, Catanduanes. It has a 4200 m2 open storage area. For passenger facilities, there is a 390.67 m2 shed and a new 1,371.98 m2 passenger terminal building.
The Port of Tabaco does not have grain discharging facilities.
Number of Storage Facilities
Yes, warehouse/cargo shed
Yes, terminal open space
The TMO Tabaco will organize stevedoring activities at the port through the Tabaco Port Cargo Corporation (Pier Site, Tabaco Port, Tabaco City, +6354 472 2208).
PPA TMO Tabaco manages the deployment of security services within the port premises.
Current ISPS Level
Coast Guard / PNP Maritime Command
LGU fire trucks