Featured Philippine Ports: DUMAGUIT PORT


Dumaguit, New Washington

Port of Dumaguit

NEW WASHINGTON, AKLAN

Located in the oldest province in the country, New Washington is one of the municipalities in the Province of Aklan. Formerly called Fonda Lagatik, the name derived from Lagatik river, a tributary stretching more than nine kilometers in length. Established on 15th of January 1904 and was named after President George Washington, the first President of the United States of America as a tribute by Aklanons to the Thomasites.

A mere 20 minutes leisure drive via mass transport from Kalibo City, the town of New Washington is bounded by the Municipalities of Banga and Balete on the west, to the south is Altavas, and in southeast is the Municipality of Batan. The town of Batan by the way is the home of Kalantiaw Shrine  erected  in memory of the third chief of Panay-Rajah Bendahara Kalantiaw the promulgator of the so-called Code of Kalantiaw. (1)

The City of Kalibo the capital of Aklan, is 165 kilometers from the City of Iloilo and can be reached via 3 1/2  hours Ceres transport bus ride (190 pesos for non-aircon). Travel time from Manila North Harbor  to Port of Dumaguit takes around 16 hours.

PORT OF ENTRY: Port of Dumaguit

Dumaguit-Batan Ferry Terminal

Dumaguit-Batan Ferry Terminal

Dumaguit Port is situated along a cove rich in mangroves and fish pens. The entrance channel is distinguishable at night by a two lighthouses, one is at the boundary of Dumaguit in the north and the other is on the eastern boundary of Batan.

The inner basin along Dumaguit-Batan coast are fully protected from rough sea during bad weather, and is considered a natural anchorage for small vessel looking for a shelter during storm. Ships with larger draft are not suitable to drop anchor in the cove because of shallow bed and limited turning area. The Port has a terminal building that houses the Port’s administration office and Passenger boarding facilities. It also has small container yard near the building, and a cargo handling equipment (a lone forklift truck). The entire port can operate at night with their three high mast lights installed inside the premises, and street lamps near the entrance/exit gate. Porters are also available to assist travelers to unload their cargoes from ships. Dumaguit-Batan boat terminal and passenger shed are few meters away from the port’s gate.

During 60’s and 70’s era,  at the height of the Ati-Atihan Festival popularity (as the Philippine Mardi Gras is known) popularity, some foreign and local tourist flock Kalibo town using Dumaguit Port as entry point. Today, the said above port are still preferred by backpackers, and budget conscious travelers who want to see the beauty of the Ati-Atihan Festival which is held every third Sunday of January in Aklan’s capital town of Kalibo. The festival is preceded by several weeks of street dancing and merry-making to the tune of drums in honor of the Sto. Nino or the child Jesus.

Dumaguit Port was once the gateway of the Province of Aklan; that is before Caticlan got its  ro-ro connection between Port of Roxas in Mindoro Occidental, and in Batangas Port via Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) which were launched by previous administration on April 12, 2003.

There are several vessels that previously serve between Port of Dumaguit and Manila North Harbor during 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s era. Vessels from Aboitiz Shipping’s M/V El Cano, and M/V Legazpi,  W G & A’s  M/V our Lady of Medjugorje are among the vessels that frequented here. (2)

Shipping and Passenger Statistics for 1998 to 2002 

Particulars

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

 SHIPCALLS

61

457

441

257

446

 Ave. GRT

5,886.07

5,758.96

5,562.05

6,313.76

5,900.06

       Domestic

5,886.07

5,758.96

5,562.05

6,313.76

5,900.06

       Foreign

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 Ave. Length (meters.)

116.74

117.45

120.27

120.09

117.90

       Domestic

116.74

117.45

120.27

120.09

117.90

       Foreign

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 Pax Traffic

36,621

175,717

187,103

100,977

190,751

       Disembarked

22,824

94,019

94,807

54,329

96,108

       Embarked

13,797

81,698

92,296

46,648

94,643

On 25th of October 1999, the then former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada executed an Order (E.O. Nos. 172) declaring and delineating the Dumaguit Port zone under the administrative jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority. Since then the PDO-Visayas/PMO Iloilo oversee the whole operation of the Port of Dumaguit. (4)

Port of Dumaguit is part of the Nautical highway Project covering the Batangas-Caticlan-Dumaguit and Iloilo route, using western nautical corridor’s east coast of Ivatan-Capiz road. The said project was launched by previous administration to boost inter-island Commerce, Trade, Tourism, and Agro-industrial investment opportunities through the use of  land and sea- transports links; taking advantage of the roll-on-roll-off (RORO) network of ferries, and newly constructed/renovated ports totaling 41 sea-ports in a 22 different links. (5)

In 2006, Asia Marine Shipping Lines announces the opening of Batangas-Odiongan, Romblon-Dumaguit route via Super Shuttle Roro 2, a 1769 GT vessel owned by the family of Paul Rodriguez. The said event was graced by the former President herself. (6)

HARBOR FACTS & INFORMATION

Port Location:   Brgy. Dumaguit New Washington, Province of Aklan

Port Name:   TMO Dumaguit

Port Management:  PPA/PDO-Visayas, PMO Iloilo

Address: Brgy. Loboc La Paz, Iloilo City Philippines

Phone:   (033) 337-69-45

Fax:  (033) 337-69-45

Email:   ppailo@philwebinc.com

Web Site:   www.ppa.com.ph

Port Type:   Pier, Jetty or Wharf

Port Size:   Small

Latitude: 11° 35′ 22” N

Longitude: 122° 29′ 20″ E

Total land Area: 276,642.22 sq. meters

SHIPPING SCHEDULE TO/FROM DUMAGUIT

From Batangas (via Odiongan):  Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 3 pm

To Batangas (via Odiongan):  Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 12 pm

TRANSPORTATION FARE 

From Batangas vice versa: 750 pesos minimum (Super Shuttle Roro 2)

To Kalibo proper: 20 pesos (Jeep)

To Caticlan Jetty Port via Ceres Bus: 107 pesos (Air-con)

To Iloilo via Ceres Bus: 194 pesos (Non Air-con)

Note: Be advised that the above shipping schedules are no longer in effect, as changes in vessel and shipping operation have seized.


References:

  1. www.wikitravel.org/en/New_Washington
  2. www.asiatour.com
  3.  file:///I:/ILO-DUMAGUIT%20STAT.htm
  4. www.elibrary.judiciary.gov.ph
  5. Socioeconomic Reports on Central Philippines, 7th July 2006 by Sec. Romulo Neri (Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning).
  6. www.batangas.com

Featured Philippine Ports: The Manila South Harbor


Manila bay sunset

Manila bay sunset as viewed here at South Harbor.

PORT OF MANILA

Being a maritime nation sea transports are the major means of moving various goods, and people from one island province to another. Majority of these products, and materials are either exported or imported to/from this country thru maritime exchanges. During early existence of Port of Manila, its transformation  from being the important trading center during galleon trade, to the “Trade center of the Pacific” during American colonialism, has been very significant in the eyes of experts.

Manila Port or Port of Manila as it was called today, is presently the country’s foremost gateway to foreign commerce, and is considered one of important maritime hub in Asia-Pacific region; and was envisioned by experts to be the alternative maritime center to Hongkong and Singapore.

Port Distance in Nautical Miles.

Iloilo City 340
Cebu City 392
Surigao City 459
Cagayan de Oro City 504
Davao City 821
Hong Kong SAR 637
Singapore 1,310
Japan 1,783

The Port of Manila is divided by the following sectors, namely:

  1. South Harbor (Baseport)
  2. North Harbor (Baseport)
  3. Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)
  4. Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. (HCPTI) 

The above listed Port Terminals are the core of Ports of Manila, and both administered by Philippine Ports Authority; a government owned and controlled corporation duly authorized by the law to develop and manage public ports, regulate port services, selection of port operators, and determination of collection levies for port related services. [1]

PORT OF ENTRY:  The Manila South Harbor 

Manila South Harbor facility is one of 123 government owned ports administered by the Philippine Ports Authority. It is a multi-cargo port with modern five-finger type pier, which handles all types of cargo, including containers, bulk cargo, break-bulk, general cargo, and vehicles. Bulk cargoes are handled at berth and at designated anchorages. South Harbor handles large chunks of international shipping traffic in the country, with annual capacity of 820,000 more or less container vans.

Former Manila Port Terminal now the office of PMO-South Harbor.

Former Manila Port Terminal now the office of PMO-South Harbor.

Port Management of South Harbor (PMO-South Harbor) is under the direct management of the Port District of Manila(PDO-Manila/North Luzon). Whereas Terminal Management Office of Pasig (TMO-Pasig) located along the Pasig river falls under the jurisdiction of PMO South Harbor.

 Port’s vehicular/pedestrian access

Main approach is through Bonifacio drive, a six lane highway of  which has accessed to the North harbor and Manila International Container Port in Tondo via Delpan bridge. The said highway also link major cities in the south like Pasay, Paranaque, and Cavite thru Roxas boulevard (formerly Dewey boulevard). Entrance to the harbor is through the four gates found at 25th street (Eva Macapagal Super Terminal, Gate 1), 16th street,13th street(Roberto S. Oca Sr. Gate), and 8th street.

Port  Characteristics

Territorial AreaSouth Harbor has been extended eastward up to Bonifacio drive, by virtue of Executive Order No. 321 issued last March 17, 1988. [2] The expansion resulted in an increased of jurisdictional area by about 26.9 hectares from 58 hectares for a total of 85 hectares excluding wharf zone. Its shoreline is protected by some 10,000 feet of rock barriers enclosing about 600 hectares of anchorage.

Geographical Coordinates:

Latitude – 14° 36.2″ N

Longitude – 120° 58.0″ E

Harbor Type:  Coastal Breakwater

Harbor Sized:  Large

Water Depth:

CHANNEL 31 – 35 feet
9.4 – 10 meters
ANCHORAGE 16 – 20 feet
4.9 – 6.1 meters
CARGO PIER 36 – 40 feet
11 – 12.2 meters
OIL TERMINAL 26 – 30 feet
7.1 – 9.1 meters

Source: World Port Source. [3]

 Port Topography

South Harbor directly faces Manila Bay, a semi-enclosed estuary facing the West Philippine Sea, and regarded as one of the best natural harbors in the pacific. Manila bay serves as the major navigational lane that accommodates all type of maritime vessels, large or small type. Container/Bulk ships coming from domestic and international port mostly dominates the sea-lanes of Manila bay; bringing with them raw materials, and/or finish goods to support the entire populace of the metro, and the entire country as well.  The bay, can be approached through an 18 kilometers wide channel  in which Corregidor, El Fraile Island, and Caballo Islands are situated. Manila bay is surrounded by Bataan Peninsula to the west, and Cavite to the south.

 Entrance Channel

South Harbor's south breakwater

South Harbor’s south breakwater

South Harbor's west breakwater

South Harbor’s west breakwater

The fairway (navigational channel) of South Harbor is about 200 meters wide and 3,000 meters long. It runs through an opening about 300 meters wide between the South and West breakwaters. The depth of the channel is approximately 11.6 meters below mean low water (MLW) or deeper along its full length. [4]

Port Facilities

Pier 3: For container vessels only, with five (5)  berths;

Pier 5: For general cargo vessel with seven (7) berths, and  18.2 hectares of container yard space; it is the primary area for container operations.

Between Pier 3, and Pier 5 is a beaching point where amphibious vessel docks. Across Pier 3 is a barge pool capable of accommodating 30 barges/lighters at any given time. [5]

Barge used to haul liquid cargo to and from Pasig River.

Barge used to haul liquid cargo to and from Pasig River.

Barging operations are regularly conducted along Pasig river. Tugs usually pulls one or two barges containing  liquid bulk like fuel, oil, chemicals, molasses, as well as wheat, and other agricultural raw products. These products coming  from either vessels moored/or anchored along South Harbor, and then transported to several manufacturing establishment found along the banks of Pasig river. [6]

Pier 9: For general cargo vessel with one (1) berth, with a total lenght of 320 meters and 10.5 meters draft.

Pier 13 South Harbor

Pier 13 South Harbor

Pier 13  formerly owned and operated by United States government for the exclusive used of its Army, and Navy vessel during post war era, are now assigned as special anchorage area for Philippine Coast Guard’s search and rescue (SAR) vessels; so does the vessel namedAng Pangulo, a then former presidential yacht (now assigned as BRP Pag-asa, and turned to a naval auxiliary vessel). A roll-on roll-off ramp can also be found in between Pier 13 and Pier 9.

Ferry service terminal on the other hand is located at slip between Pier 13 and Pier 15. It serve as landing point for small craft for ship crew, quarantine and custom officer, ship agents, and other passenger going to and from vessel at anchorage. A pilot boarding station is also located in this area. [6]

South Harbor's Pier 15

South Harbor’s Pier 15

Pier 15   has five berths suited for containerized roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) and load-on, load-off (lo-lo) operations. In this pier is the location of Eva Macapagal Super Terminal or EMST, it used to be the domestic passenger terminal when North Harbor is under going improvements. EMST by the way is popularly known as the home, and base of operation for Aboitiz Superferry- before it was acquired by Negros Navigation. Pier 15 also provides berthing facilities for cruise ships and visiting warships.

China Clipper landing marker found in Luneta Park, just a few meters from Manila Hotel.

China Clipper landing marker found in Luneta Park, just a few meters from Manila Hotel.

The headquarters of Philippine Coast Guard, can also be found here, whilst the towering Manila Hotel a stone throw away from  Muelle de San Francisco can be seen and access through a few minutes of walk . Further ahead,  maybe a hundreds of a meters from the wharf of Manila hotel-where MS Philippines  (sold as scrap two years ago)- is the location of a marker of a China Clipper seaplane landing on 29th of February 1935, see above photos.

The Eva Macapagal Super Terminal   started its operation in 2003, and  is named after the late first lady of  former President Diosdado Macapagal. These passenger terminal building is one of the country’s biggest, and most expensive passenger terminal with modern and high-tech facility, with first class amenities that caters Cruise Ship passengers to date. These 2,878 square meters facility have a 1,700 seating capacity, with fully air-conditioned lounge complete with food and beverage kiosk for hungry passengers awaiting for boarding calls; TV sets, public address system, public telephone booths, clean rest rooms, ticketing booths and a clinic with qualified medical personnel are also provided for the convenience of travelers. [7]

A view of Manila South Harbor Anchorage

A view of Manila South Harbor Anchorage

Anchorages  There are four  anchorage basins in South Harbor and are assigned as A, B, C, and Q anchorage.  A anchorage  can be found  within the confines of the South and West breakwaters;  anchorage B and C are both outside the breakwaters. Anchorage Q on the other hand can be located far off-shore, and is exclusively used for Port’s Quarantine requirements.

Port Operator

ATI Office Building located at Bonifacio Drive, South Harbor Manila.

ATI Office Building located at Bonifacio Drive, South Harbor Manila.

Asian Terminals Inc. (controlled by Dubai’s DP World) a premier seaport and logistic investor, developer, and operator in the country is the sole container terminal and multi-cargo operator of South Harbor.

Contracted by Philippine Ports Authority to render container/cargo handling services since 1992,  ATI has been awarded a new 25 year extension to its contract to “manage, develop, maintain, operate, and render container terminal handling, stevedoring, arrastre, storage, porterage, passenger terminal management, and other related services” at South Harbor until May 18, 2038.[8]

The company utilizes seven Quay Cranes (35.5 to 55 tons capacity), 19 Rubber tired Gantry Cranes (40 to 40.6 tons capacity), three Reachstackers (42 to 45 tons capacity), side-loaders, and floating crane among others.

Facilities includes six (6) international container berth (Pier 3 and 5) with total area of 5,000 sq. meters. Nine (9) general cargo berths (Pier 5 and 9), and one (1) domestic cargo/passenger terminal (Pier 15).

Manila South Harbor Statistics

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

CARGO in m.t.

(Foreign&Domestic)

12,094,491

11,235,172

10,734,949

12,958,525

12,612,780

11,130,626

Passenger Traffic

(Embark/Dis-embark)

1,401,648

1,270,950

1,116,662

1,004,780

816,839

161,500

Shipcalls

(Domestic/Foreign)

8,177

7,889

7,650

7,810

7,496

5,671

Containers handled

(Domestic/Foreign)

880,789

846,478

838,950

988,268

976,843

1,014,500

Source: @ppa.com.ph/port statistics [9].

 Port History

Pre-World War II

The development of Philippine trade by Spanish regime ended upon the American occupations. In succeeding years of Commonwealth government, Manila was then open to foreign trade with freer and more liberal economic system-thereby increasing the domestic and foreign trade traffic.

Trade under the American administration were prosperous,  Manila then enjoyed one of the most flourishing trades in the Orient; overseas commerce steadily increased with United States represent as major trading country. With its port facilities in Pasig river which are too small, a plan to create port facilities along Manila Bay was envisioned by Americans; and in 1937, renovation of the South Harbor begins. Port construction includes installation of warehouses to accommodate large volume of cargoes, construction of  berthing space for ocean going vessel, and construction of new Custom house replacing the old Aduana building located in Pasig river; but the said construction was cut short due to the outbreak of World War two.

Prior to the war, South harbor had four finger piers and a marginal wharf for  ocean going vessels  of deep drafts. One of these piers were considered during that time as “One of the finest in the world and the longest in the far east”. [10]

Shipping facilities of South Harbor during Pre-war period

Manila harbor comprises an anchorage area of about 1,250 acres of the Manila bay partially enclosed and well protected by a rock-breakwater wall.

Pier 1;  is exclusively owned, and operated by the United States Government for the exclusive use of its Army and Navy vessels. Whereas the harbors, piers, wharves, and equipment installed at ports are owned, administered, and controlled by the commonwealth government thru Manila Harbor board.

Piers 3, 5, and 7; complete with modern cargo-handling equipment consisting of electric heavy lift crane, interior electric hoist, electric tractor,  piped provision for fresh water, and bunker fuel oil among others are both available for Cargo/Passenger carrying vessels. [11]

 The aftermath of World War II

During early stage of the war, these harbor installations particularly the South Harbor are subject to intense bombing raids by Japanese invasion forces, and later by the U.S Liberation forces.

At the end of the war sunken vessels littered the entire harbor. Many of the port facilities suffered extensive damages rendering them not useable to shipping activities.

Immediately after the liberation of the entire country, the commonwealth government started the repair and clearing works for Manila harbor particularly the South harbor facilities. Under Rehabilitation Act of 1946 (Public Law 370, passed by US Congress), funds were allocated for the rehabilitation for Port of Manila under supervision of a branch of the U.S. Corps of Engineer who undertakes all phases of the works in consultation with the Philippine Port Commission.

Obstructions to navigation along Manila bay leading to this pier were removed, and dredge works along the channel particularly near the mouth of Pasig River were conducted by the U.S. Army, and U.S Navy Engineers. [12]


References:

1. Philippine Ports Authority

2.  Executive Order No. 321

3. http://www.worldportsource.com/ports/portCall/PHL_Port_of_Manila_1947.php

4.   http://www.ppa.com.ph/South%20Harbor/south_aboutUs_southHarbor.htm

5.  http://www.supermanning.com/Manila.htm

6.  Philippine Ports: Gateway to Maritime Trade 2004

7. Eva Macapagal Super Terminal

8. ATI extend cargo handling… Manila Bulletin (10/20/07)

9. Philippine Port Authority/Port Statistics

10. Port of Manila and other Philippine Ports. Yearbook 1949.

11.  Port of Manila: Trade Center of the Pacific, Yearbook 1939.

12. Port of Manila and other Philippine Ports, Yearbook 1949.

Further reading: Competition Policy and Regulation in Ports and Shipping, Philippine Institute of Development Studies by Gilberto M. Llanto et. al

Pasig River Ferry


 

 
 
 
 
Pasig River Ferry seen at Guadalupe Makati Station

Pasig River Ferry seen at Guadalupe Makati Station

Commuter service along Pasig river from Plaza Mexico, Intramuros (downstream) to Brgy. Kalawaan Norte, Pasig City (Upstream).

Plaza Mexico Ferry Terminal

Plaza Mexico Ferry Terminal

 

 

 

SPECIFICATION

Transit type: Water Bus
Structure type: Twin hulled (Catamarans)
Length: 23 meters long
Width: 7 meters long
Molded depth: 1.8 meters, draft 1.1 meter
Deck dimension: Passenger area 104 sq.meters
Outer deck: 22 sq.meters
FRF Main Engine: 2 Cummins QSM-11, 355 horsepower each
Marine gears and shafting (model&ratio): ZF 325 1A, 2.037 to 1 ratio, 2 -inch 316ss shaft.
Propeller dimension: 4 blade 30- inch propellers
Design Speed: 19 knots
Operational Speed: 10-12 knots
Fuel consumption at operational speed: less than 30 liters for both engine per hour.
Seating capacity: 150 passenger
Crew: 4
Tankage Capacity: Fuel 2 x 1500 liters
Water: 2 x 1000 Water
Safety Feature: Equipt with 160 life jacket, Radio, Public Address System
Builder: SCC Nautical Transport Service Inc.
Boat Designer: Robert Cole
Cost: Php 15 Million
Amenities: Air conditioned room, Music and High-Definition TV on board, Bar, and Separate comfort room.

Pasig River Ferry seen at Plaza Mexico Station

Pasig River Ferry seen at Plaza Mexico Station

 

 

Fare rate from Guadalupe to Escolta: Php 45.00

Length of Travel: Approximately 40 mins.

Operator: SCC Nautical Transport Services Inc ( A joint venture of Filipino group led by Penta Capital Investment and Robert Cole of Sydneyside Cruises ltd.

Project Proponent: Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (Chaired By DENR and Co-chaired by MMDA) with partnership by GMA-7 Network Inc, Unilever, and Clean and Green Foundation.

Featured Philippine Ports: Port of Dumaguete


Rizal Blvd. Dumaguete City

View of Dumaguete City bay area

DUMAGUETE CITY

Dubbed as “The City of Gentle People”, Dumaguete City is bounded on the southeast by Bohol Sea and Tañon Strait in the north. Tañon strait (a major sea lanes) connects Visayan Sea to the Bohol Sea, and is regarded as a protected fishing ground.

Dakbayan sa Dumagueteis the Capital of the Province of Negros Oriental, and considered as one of the fastest developing cities in the Philippines. The proximity of the location, and the convenience of the modern and affordable Land, Air, and Sea transport access from Manila, Cebu and Bacolod City, makes Dumaguete the ideal jump-off points to the enchanting Island of Siquijor-as well as the Island paradise of Sumilon.  And because of these natural location, the warmth hospitality of the people, and the tropical climate of the province; large numbers of foreign and local tourist/vacationers visits  the many serene beach resorts of the northern coastal town, as well as the majestic dive paradise in the south particularly Apo Island (boasting their one of the best community managed marine sanctuaries in the country).

 Point Of Entry: PORT OF DUMAGUETE 

Dumaguete Lighthouse and Passenger Terminal

Philippine Ports Authority’s Port District of Visayas (PPA-PDO Visayas) manages the six (6) Port Management Office in the three geopolitical regions in the visayas (except for the Ports/Wharfs in the city or Province of Cebu, which is under the operational and administrative supervision of the Cebu Port Authority), and this include the Port of Dumaguete City.

By virtue of the Executive Order No. 254 in 1950 and formalized by the R.A. No. 1173 of 1954 thus created the Subport of Dumaguete.

PMO-Dumaguete has the jurisdiction of the Management of all government and private ports in the Province of Negros Oriental and Siquijor Island since 2002. This government ports handle both passenger and cargo traffic, while privately owned and/or maintained piers, and/or wharves are generally utilized for the shipment of cargoes coming from local as well as International shipment (with the exception of few wharf that serviced passengers like Maayo Shipping in Tampi, in the town of San Jose). These three (3) government ports/terminals are:

TMO TandayagApproximately 18 kilometers North of the City proper is the town of Amlan. The Port itself has a total land area of 2,150 square meters with an open storage area of 800 square meters. Its berthing facilities consist primarily of;

One (1) 12-meter by 24-meter reinforced concrete wharf and;

One (1) 15-meter by 20-meter reinforced concrete beach ramp

Tandayag Port is accessible only to small vessels going to and coming from Bato, Samboan in Cebu Province. This port also serves as an alternate pier for docking of small vessels in case Dumaguete Port is not operational. To view ferry schedule, you may click the link below:

Cuadro Alas Navigation Lines 2015 ferry sched here

TMO Guihulngan Approximately 116 kilometers north of the City, this port provides access to via small ferry vessels plying the route between Basak, Guihulngan and Tangil, Dumanjug, Cebu. Port facilities include an L-type reinforced concrete finger pier 6-meter wide by 55-meter long, and a berthing area of 99 meters with six (6) cleats mooring fixtures.

You may check ferry schedule here: 2015 sched

TMO LarenaIs the main entry point to the province of Siquijor. It can accommodate ships of up to 1000 gross tonnage. A Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) was built to complement the Roll-on Roll-off transport system, fast craft and ferry boats now plies directly to and from Dumaguete or Bohol on a regular basis. There are also ferry boat trip connecting Cebu, and Plaridel in Iligan on a weekly basis.

Port of Dumaguete is the main gateway to the province of Negros Oriental and is also a  major link to Mindanao’s passenger and cargo traffic, and forms part of the western seaboard’s  Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH).

Other National/Municipal Port:

1. Bais City- Jump off point for Dolphin watching

2. Siquijor, Siquijor

3. Sibulan-Jump off point for passengers to and from Liloan, Cebu

4. Malatapay, Zamboanguita- Jump off to Apo Island

Private Port under jurisdiction of PMO Dumaguete includes:

1. Caltex Philippines Inc.(Tandayag, Amlan)

2. Candanay, Siquijor

3. Central de Azucarera de Bais in Tanjay

4. Pryce Gass Inc. in Brgy. Awaan, Ayungon

5. Dumaguete Coconut Mills Inc. (DUCOMI) in San Miguel, Bacong

6. Orica Nitrates Phils. Inc.(Former Dyno Nobel Phils. Inc.), Bacong

7. Herminio Teves Co. Inc. (HTCI) in Tolong Sta. Catalina

8. Maayo Shipping Inc. (Tampi, San Jose)

9. CAB Port in Luka, Tanjay City

10. Phil-Am Timber Co.(PATIC)

11. PETRON Phil. Inc.(Amlan Fuel Depot)

12. Lo-oc Lead Ores Inc. Port in Lo-oc, Ayungon

13. Tambisan San Juan, Siquijor

14. United Robina Sugar Milling Corp. (URSUMCO) in Manjuyod.

DUMAGUETE CITY HARBOR FACTS and INFORMATION

Port Location:   Dumaguete City Negros Oriental, Philippines

Port Name:   Port of Dumaguete

Port Management:   Philippine Ports Authority, PMO Dumaguete

Address: Port Area Lo-oc, Dumaguete City Negros Oriental 6200

Phone:   (035) 225-0973  Fax:  (035) 225-0974

Email:   ppadgte@philwebinc.com

Web Site:   www.ppa.com.ph

Latitude:   9° 18′ 43″ N

Longitude:   123° 18′ 46″ E

UN/LOCODE:   PHDGT

Port Type:   Pier, Jetty or Wharf

Port Size:   Small

Harbor Characteristics

Harbor Size:    Small

Harbor Type:   Open Roadstead

Shelter:   Fair

Turning Area:   Yes

Maximum Vessel Size:   Up to 500 feet in length

Good Holding Ground:   No

Water Depth

Channel 76 feet – OVER (23.2m – OVER)
Anchorage 76 feet – OVER ( 23.2m – OVER )
Cargo Pier 11 – 15 feet (3.4 – 4.6 meters )
Mean Tide 2 feet

Pilotage

Compulsory:   Yes

Available:   Yes

Communications

Telephone:   Yes

Telegraph:   Yes

Radio:   Yes

Lifts & Cranes

0-24 Ton Lifts:   Yes

Mobile Cranes:   Yes

Supplies

Provisions Yes
Water Yes
Fuel Oil Yes
Diesel Oil Yes

Ship Repairs:   Limited

(Source: worldportsource.com)

PORT FACILITIES

PASSENGER TERMINAL Temporarily housed in a 265 sq. meter, 60 person capacities, fully air-conditioned one story renovated building. With amenities such as clean restroom, a nursing or breastfeeding room, food and beverage kiosk are also available for passenger waiting to board a ferry.

As safety and security procedure all in-coming/embarking passenger are required to pass to a walk-through metal detector, and have their baggage check by in-house baggage X-Ray machine inside the Terminal Building. Terminal fee cost only 15 Php for each passenger.

PIER

Three reinforced concrete Finger:

Pier 1 :  30 x 166 meter

Pier 2 :  16 x 80 meters

Pier 3 :  12 x 162 meters

ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF (RORO) RAMPS

One 9 x 11 meters and One 12 x 12 meters

CONTAINER YARD:  1,945 sq. meters

DUMAGUETE PORT STATISTIC 

Passenger Traffic

Disembarked 371,095*
Embarked 387,714*
Total Passenger Traffic 758,809*

*2008 un-official Summary

SHIP CALL 7,286*
CARGO (Inward/Outward) 393,878 metric tons*
TEU (Inward/Outward) 13,554 TEU*

*Un-official Summary (Source: PPA Port Statistic/2008 File)

PORT EXPANSION PROJECT

Dumaguete Port is currently under expansion. The project task is to reclaimed few hectares of sea to accommodate more container ships.

Port expansion includes excavation of existing seabed along the beach of Brgy. Lo-oc behind the PPA-Dumaguete Office. Constructing of back-up area, mooring and fendering system, drainage, fencing and Port lightning. Target completion is on the 6th of June 2010. Once completed, Dumaguete Port will be much wider by about 1.5 hectares and can accommodate two Inter-Island vessels, berthed simultaneously and with abundance of cargo space for storage and warehousing. The project covers 6,700 square meters and has a cost of P394 million.

Adjacent to Pier 2  fronting  Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Custom’s offices is the construction of the new Passenger Terminal costing 50 million pesos, which will soon to be completed. It would be equipped with enough facilities to handle large number of passengers, a fully-air-conditioned building, and with better aesthetic compared to other passenger terminals in other cities. The facility according to its designer was specifically outlined to blend with the architecture of the city. It has a semi-second floor area and can accommodate 1,300 passengers. The City Government has pushed for a Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) over the past years as it noted an increased in the number of port users in this city.

FERRY/RORO Transport Operator in Dumaguete Port

The following are list of Shipping companies that operates passenger ferries in and out of Dumaguete.

  1. Aboitiz Transport System
  2. Sulpicio Lines
  3. Delta Fast Ferries 
  4. Ocean Fast Ferries or OceanJet
  5. Montenegro Shipping Lines
  6. Asian Marine Transport
  7. Cokaliong Shipping Lines
  8. Trans-Asia Shipping Lines
  9. George & Peter Lines
  10. GL Shipping Lines
  11. Oceanic Shipping Lines
  12. Aleson Shipping Lines

Shipping destination in/out of Dumaguete Port

For updated RORO/FERRY schedule, please click here: 2014 RORO/FERRY sched

 PORT OF MANILA

Superferry 1/5

Offers once a week trip to and from Dumaguete, their itinerary for this route is: From Dumaguete it will depart every Wednesday at approximately 09:45 in the morning and arrives to the Port of Cebu at around 2 pm (Approximately no less than 4 hour trip). Then at around 5:45 in the afternoon it will sail again for Manila, thus arriving the next day at Pier 15 around 6 in the evening (24 hour trip).

For Manila to Dumaguete, Superferry 1/5 departs from Pier 15 of South Harbor every Monday at 10:45 pm. Then arrives on Tuesday 11:00 pm at Cebu International Port, then finally depart for Dumaguete at 2 am Wednesday morning.

Note: Schedule is subject to change, please check superferry website for further infos.

M/V Princess of the Carribean

Leaves Dumaguete for Manila every Monday at 1 pm

Leaves Manila for Dumaguete every Wednesday at 12 noon

Note: You may check their website for further infos.

PORT OF CEBU

Two pioneer RORO shipping companies are still active to date in this Visayan route, these are Cokaliong Shipping Lines and George & Peter Lines (GPL). While Ocean Fast Ferries Inc. is the only fast craft company that serves Dumaguete.

Their schedules are listed as follows:

1. COKALIONG SHIPPING LINES

Departures are everyday of the week except Monday. Departures at 12 midnight and arrives at Pier 1 Cebu City at around 6 in the morning (Approximately 6 hour run).

Please click here for schedule: Cokaliong Shipping Lines

2. GEORGE & PETER LINES

Cebu-Dumaguete route: Mon/Thurs/Fri at 10 pm.

For Dumaguete-Cebu City route: Thursday at 10 am/Friday at 11 pm.

3. OCEAN FAST FERRIES INC.

Cebu – Dumaguete via Tagbiliran route:  Daily 6:00AM & 3:35 PM

Dumaguete – Cebu via Tagbilaran route: Daily 7:30 AM & 2:20 PM

Please click to this link to view complete schedule: Ocean Jet

PORT OF DIPOLOG/DAPITAN

With distance of only 44 nautical miles southwest of Dumaguete, most of the ferries can cover this route for about 3 ½  to 4 hours. RORO serviced to and from Dapitan/Dipolog started only in 2003 (Pioneer on this route is the shipping company George and Peter Lines, serving this area since early 80’s).

Since then the number of RORO ferries and Operators have increased due to the growth of Passenger and Cargo traffic. While Dipolog City has Galas Feeder Port, Dapitan City meanwhile has RoRo ramps at Pulauan Port, which form part of the Strong Republic Nautical highway (SRNH).

To date there are five (5) Shipping lines servicing this route, these are:

1.  COKALIONG SHIPPING LINES

MV Filipinas Iloilo

Departs to Dapitan every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday at 7 am

Departs for Dumaguete Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday at 4 pm

MV Filipinas Dumaguete

Departs to Dapitan every Wednesday / Friday / Sunday at 7am

Departs for Dumaguete every Wednesday & Friday at 4 pm

2.  ALESON SHIPPING INC.

Ciara Joie

Departs daily from Dipolog to Dumaguete at 10:30AM

Departs daily from Dumaguete – Dipolog at 4:00AM

3.  ASIA MARINE TRANSPORT CORP.

Super Shuttle Ferry 12

Daily : Dumaguete – Dapitan at 5:00PM

Daily : Dapitan – Dumaguete at 5:00AM

4.  MONTENEGRO SHIPPING LINES

Maria Beatriz and Maria Helena

Daily at 6 am (ETD) and 5pm (ETD)

5. GEORGE AND PETER LINES

MV Georich and/or MV Zamboanga Ferry

Please click the link for updated schedule  and Fare. George and Peter

PORT OF TAGBILARAN

Referred  by locals as the “Tagbilaran City Tourist Pier”. The Port of Tagbilaran is the city’s main seaport and is located on the northern edge of the city. Travelers to and from Bohol island uses this port as its main mode of entry. Bohol particularly Tagbilaran surpasses Negros Oriental and Siquijor in terms of volume of domestic and international visitors. The insular Port of Tagbilaran was also adjudged as one of the region’s healthy port by the Department of Health.

Please click the link of Ocean Fast Ferries Inc. to view detailed schedule, fares and promotion provided above.

SIQUIJOR PROVINCE

Siquijor has three (3) Passenger Port/Wharf in the whole province, it serves as docking and berthing for fast craft, ferry boat and motorized banca that carries passenger and cargo traffic from Dumaguete and nearby provinces. These Ports are:

TMO Larena formerly known asthe town ofCanoan” during the Spanish period, is the main entry point and major hub for commerce and business activities in the whole island of Siquijor. Shipping Lines that has schedules:

Delta 1 & 3 (Delta Marine International Pty.Ltd.) – Daily

M/V Marie Kristina (Montenegro Shipping Lines) – Daily

Villa Shipping Lines – MV Canoan Jet

Tanjuan Shipping – LCT Engatan/ LCT St. Joseph

GL Shipping Lines- M/Bca Jaylann 2

Siquijor is the Capital of the Province.  Siquijor Port/wharf serves as one of the most important port in the province (next to Larena Port).  Fast Craft and Motor Banca Operator serve this route:

Delta 1 & Delta 3 (Delta Marine International Pty. Ltd.) – Daily

Delta Car Ferry – Daily

M/V JAYLANN/MBca JAYLANN 2

MBca JAZIEL

MBca REMI DEO

MBca Prima 1

Villa Shipping Lines – Canoan Jet

Lazi wharf

Lazi wharf are visited by boats/ships from Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Northern Mindanao. Copra, peanuts, tobacco, livestock, maguey and kapok are exported from the island through this port.

MV Siquijor Island (Orlines Sea-Land Transport Inc.)

Minor wharf for Motorized Banca:

Solong-on, Tambisan Siquijor to Dumaguete v.v – MBca Prima 1

San Juan Siquijor to Dumaguete v.v -MBca Bienbe, MBca Siquijor II, MBca Siquijor Princess.

PORT OF CAGAYAN DE ORO

PORT of  CAGAYAN is located in barangay Macabalan facing the Macajalar Bay in the northern coastline of Mindanao, approximately 97.9 NM southeast of Dumaguete City. Cagayan de Oro particularly Port of Cagayan is the Gateway to Northern Mindanao’s passenger and commercial traffic. The port is a modern International Seaport situated near the estuary of Cagayan de Oro River; it has an anchorage depth of 18 meters and is around 400 meters from the shoreline. Shipping Company that serves from Dumaguete to this Port v.v-Cebu Ferries Corporation (Subsidiary of Aboitiz Transport System).

Cebu Ferry 01 – Every Sunday at 10:30 AM (from Dumaguete) Arrival Sunday at 5:30 PM (Cagayan).

Please click the link for added info: Cebu Ferries

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 The schedules and fares posted above are sourced from the ticketing booth found at Port of Dumaguete and/or Ports in Siquijor.  The information provided herein is accurate for the time being, but subject to change as per shipping operator’s policy please be guidedOther pertinent information regarding Shipping Operator, Port terminal policies, and fees can be found at their own website or at designated ticketing office found at said above Ports. 

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