OUR HISTORY

Prior to the creation of PPA, port administration in the Philippines was merged with the traditional function of revenue collection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Port and harbor maintenance was the responsibility of the Bureau of Public Works (BPW). In the early 1970's, there were already 591 national and municipal ports plus 200 private ports scattered all over the country necessitating the need for long-range planning and rationalization of port development.

Port Authority Biddings go on live streaming

MANILA, JUNE 20, 2017—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has started to live stream all its bidding processes to boost the integrity and transparency of the agency’s procurement process.

The PPA, on Tuesday, aired live the bidding for the proposed Abra De Ilog port project that involves the construction of a Reinforced Concrete Pier, Construction of a Ro-Ro ramp and Construction of Access Trestle. The project has a duration of about 360 days or 1 year.

PPA posts encouraging Q1 revenue figures

MANILA, JUNE 13, 2017—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) posted encouraging revenue figures in the first quarter, a month after revising down its growth forecast for 2017.

Latest data from PPA showed that net income went up 23% to P2.3 billion for the period compared to the P1.93 billion registered in the same period last year. The figure is also higher by 32.84% against the target of P1.78 billion.

PPA moves toward the use of renewable energy in its ports nationwide

MANILA, MAY 11, 2017—To be at par with international maritime stakeholders and to reduce the carbon footprints from ports, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is pursuing the use of renewable energy in all its controlled ports nationwide.

The “Green Port” project is in accordance with the 25-year port development roadmap adopted by Philippine port stakeholders in a summit held in April this year, which will be submitted to the President later this year.

Ph cargo volume still on the uptrend but on a slower pace for Q1

MANILA, MAY 9, 2017—Philippine cargo volume sustained its growth but on a slower pace for the first quarter of 2017 due to the significant drop in the export volume.

The critical developments clouting the mining industry has also affected the industry’s shipments in several ports nationwide.

Latest data from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) showed that cargo volume for the first quarter of the year totaled 54.298 million metric tons (mmt) or about 4.15% higher than the 52.133 mmt handled in the same period last year.