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.

PPA braces for tough Summer as rejuvenated Ro-Ro highway expected to bring more vehicle, passenger traffic

MANILA, APRIL 10, 2017—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has tightened the security noose in all its ports as it expects a very busy summer.

PPA, over the weekend, has directed all its port managers to mobilize its emergency response teams as well as all its security and safety personnel to ensure smooth operations in all PPA-controlled ports.

The Authority has also deployed 32 brand new baggage and walk-thru metal scanners in key ports to facilitate the movement of baggages and passengers as it anticipates volume to double its numbers compared to last year.

Port of Manila ranks 36th among top 100 container ports

MARCH 28, 2017, MANILA—The Port of Manila jumps two notches higher to number 36 in the raking of the top 100 Container Ports, according to a report released by Lloyd’s List and Containerization International for 2016.

The report showed that the Philippines was able to increase their ranking after the country was shielded from the slowdown in China that has hurt other emerging nations in 2015, as government stepped up efforts to unlock bottlenects in state spending and entice investment.

Ro-Ro ports, vessels ready to handle classic, vintage, sophisticated vehicles

MARCH 24, 2017, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) announced that Philippine Ro-Ro ports are now more than capable to handle the special requirements of transporting classic, vintage and sophisticated vehicle.

In 2003, the government issued a policy to promote Ro-Ro, a system designed to carry rolling stock cargo that does not require cranes for loading or unloading.

PPA expects 2017 to be flat for cargo, revenues

MARCH 21, 2017, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is overhauling its growth forecast for this year despite registering a banner year in 2016.

The state-owned corporation now anticipates growth to be nominal this year from the previous year’s exponential growth due to vital developments over the past two months.

PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago explained that the tapered expectation is attributable to the continuing volatility of the Philippine currency as well as the expected drop in the operation of the mining industry in the Philippines.