2.1.28 Philippines - Luzon Port of San Jose

2.1.28 Philippines - Luzon Port of San Jose

Port Overview

The Port of San Jose, also known as Caminawit Port, is the main port serving Occidental Mindoro. It was the main seaport of Occidental Mindoro both in shipping cargo and ferrying passengers, but has been suspended by the port authority due to heavy siltation. Main exports include rock salt, palay, rice, seafood, tobacco, bulbs and other agricultural products. Imports include cement, fertilizers and general commodities.

.The port has at least two piers, with the old pier measuring 60 m long and 15 m which is made from wood and a new pier measuring 74 m long and has 32 m wide ramp at the offshore end and a 32 m berth at the west side of the pier. The concrete pier is connected to 60m concrete ramp. An asphalt paved open storage area measuring 1612 m2 and a multi-purposed building with a 225 m2 covered storage area, and an additional 300 m2 is allotted for the passenger terminal with amenities and parking area.

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

Occidental Mindoro

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

Port's Complete Name

Port of San Jose





Managing Company or Port Authority

Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)

Management Contact Person

Leo A. Romero

Acting Port Manager, PMO Mindoro


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.

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

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

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints


Time Frame

Rainy Season


From August to December

Major Import Campaigns


Other Comments

Typhoons may disrupt port operations.

Handling Figures for 2020

Vessel Calls


Container Traffic (TEUs)

0 TEUs

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020

Bulk (MT)

213,892 MT

Break bulk (MT)

9,717 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



Maximum Draft


Conventional Berth


50 m

5 m

With 2 RORO ramp, 8 m wide

Container Berth


Silo Berth


Berthing Tugs


Water Barges


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 of San Jose does not have port handling equipment. 

Container Facilities

The Port of San Jose does not have container facilities. 

Customs Guidance

The Port of San Jose handles domestic RORO passenger and cargo vessels only.

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

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

The Port of San Jose terminal has a 2000 m2 open area and an existing terminal building.

Grain and Bulk Handling

The Port of San Jose does not have grain discharging facilities.

Main Storage Terminal

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo


Refrigerated Cargo


General Cargo

Open storage area

2000 m2


The TMO San Jose will provide stevedoring at the port.

Hinterland Information

The Port of San Jose handles domestic RORO passenger and cargo vessels only.

Port Security

The PPA PMO San Jose manages the deployment of security services within the port premises.


ISPS Compliant


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

Level 1

Police Boats

Coast Guard / PNP Maritime Command

Fire Engines

LGU fire trucks