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% PMO PUERTO PRINCESA

       (Baseport)

              Private Ports:   

             1. Petron

             2. Pilipinas Shell

             3. San Miguel

             4. Citra Mina Seafood

 

% TMO CUYO

              Government Port:  

             1. Agutaya
              Private Port:
           

             1. Seven Seas Resorts

                 & Leisure, Inc.

 

% TMO CORON
              Private Port:

             1. Yulo King Ranch

 

% TMO CULION
         

% TMO EL NIDO

              Government Ports: 

             1. Liminangcong

             2. Taytay

             3. San Vicente

             4. Araceli

             5. Roxas
              Private Ports:

             1. Pan-Pacific Fishing

                 Dev't. Corp.

             2. IFA Marine Trading

                 Corp.

 

% TMO BROOKE'S POINT

              Government Port:

             1. Narra
              Private Ports:

             1. Rio Tuba Nickel

                 Mining Corp.

             2. T. Tan Paredes Pier

             3. Agricultural

                 Investors, Inc.

             4. Anscorland   

                 Management and

                 Development Corp.

             5. Rio Tuba Nickel

                 Mining Corp. (NB)

             6. Platinum Group

                 Metals Corp.

 


 

 

PMO PUERTO PRINCESA (BASEPORT)

 

§ CONTACT INFORMATION
            

             Contact Person:   Luis A. Cuison 
                                       Port Manager

 

  
      Tel. no.     048-434-5747
      TeleFax No.:    048-434-5626
      Email Address: lacuison@yahoo.com

 

I.        FACT SHEET

 

A.   General Information.     

 

   PMO Puerto Princesa was organized on June 1, 1977 by the Systems Implementation

   Group (SIG) of the Philippine Ports Authority. This group laid the groundwork for the

   PMO and held office at a rented structure standing on submerged stilts. It coordinated

   the smooth turnover of properties and port responsibilities from the then DPWH and the

   Bureau of Customs, respectively.

 

   The SIG recruited 15 personnel to form the organizational backbone of operations,

   security, finance, administration and engineering. From the original 15 personnel, the

   PMO has now 50 regular employees, 9 casuals, 20 outsourced personnel and 38

   agency security guards.

       The Port of Puerto Princesa is a major port of entry at the island-province of Palawan. 

       Puerto Princesa City is located at the middle of the big stretch of island, and as such,

       serves as the hub of transport (of goods and passengers) activities for both the

       northern and southern municipalities of the Province.

 

       The PMO embarked on expanding operations to Coron, El Nido, Culion, Cuyo, Brooke’s

       point and the cluster ports of Liminangcong, Taytay (poblacion), Roxas, Narra, San Vicente

       and Araceli.

 

 Located within a cove on the southeastern coast of Palawan Island, the Port is open to

 cargoes (foreign/domestic; general/containerized) and passengers.

 

 Incoming cargoes vary from bottled cargoes, construction materials, general consumer

 goods to other finished products.  Outgoing cargoes include marine and agricultural

 products, live animals, furniture, coconut products and other raw materials.

 

B.   Port Profile

 

Location:

 

Latitude 09° 44”N, Longitude 118° 43”E, on the western side of Puerto Princesa, westward

of Princesa Strait, and the western side of Palawan Island. The Port lies 558 meters from a

coral reef on the southern portion of Bancao-Bancao Point. 

 

Sea Distance:

 

Sea distance to Manila is 370.6 nautical miles.

 

Port Area:

             

                        Total Port Area              -           49,537.45 sqm

                        Comm’l Area                 -           12,791.84 sq.m.

                        Opn’l Area                     -           36,745.61 sq.m.

 

Land Access:   

 

The Port is connected to the City Proper with two-lane concreted road from Rizal Avenue and

another two-lane concreted road from Malvar Street.  Slightly heavy traffic is experienced during

the arrival and departure of vessels. Both approaches have steep slopes making the access

difficult.

 

Entrance Channel:

 

A coral reef on the southern portion of Bancao-Bancao Pt. Is 558 meters. Navigational portion

of the channel is one mile off  both sides. There is the buoy of Gideon Shoal bearing 270° from

pier southmost end with a distance of 613 meters from pier.

 

Turning Basin: 

 

Maneuvering room area is 500 semi-circle from 43° towards port side up to 223° towards entrance

channel.

  

Physical Environment:    

 

Out of prevailing typhoon belt, well-sheltered from any adverse condition. Seabed is muddy and free

from rocks. Tidal currents are not strong and the range is 1.30 meters between MHHW and MLLW.

 

Anchorage and Fairways:  

 

Vessels may anchor southwestward of Princesa Point in 12 to 16 fathoms, mud bottom. A

better protected anchorage may be had in 9 to 12 fathoms about 400 yards northward of the

end of the pier.The bay is considered as one of the best harbors in the country, and thus,

a very safe shelter during bad weather.

 

                        Designated anchorage grounds:

 

                        Quarantine Anchorage (not infected)

                        Latitude 09° 44’08.0”N                               Longitude 118° 42’58.0”E

 

                        Quarantine Anchorage (infected)

                        Latitude 09° 43’04.9”N                               Longitude 118° 44’01.0”E

 

                        Loading Anchorage/Waiting for Berth

                        Latitude 09° 44’52.0”N                               Longitude 118° 43’27.0”E

 

                        Lay-Up Anchorage (Below 5,000 GRT)

                        Latitude 09° 44’02.9”N                               Longitude 118° 43’04.15”E

 

                        Lay-Up Anchorage (5,000 GRT and Above)

                        Latitude 09° 43’18.0”N                               Longitude 118° 43’29.0”E

 

 

Pilotage:

 

Compulsory.  At least 24 hours prior advice of estimated arrival must be sent to

Puerto Princesa Pilots’ Association, Port Area, Puerto Princesa City. There are

two pilots available for pilotage services.

 

                        Pilot Boarding Station

                        Latitude 09° 43’13.5”N                                Longitude 118° 43’26”E

 

                        Pilot Boarding Station (for foreign ships only)

                        Latitude 09° 42’29”N                                   Longitude 118° 45’58”E

 

Shore Reception Facility:

 

Service is provided by the contractor Golden Dragon International Terminals, Inc.

 

Navigational Aids:  

 

The bay is equipped with two (2) rotating lighthouses – one in the northern tip of the bay

entrance and the other is in the middle of the northern shore of the bay.

 

Breakwater:    

 

None.

 

Storage Areas:  

 

There are two warehouses located inside the operational areas:                            

 

Warehouse 1 – 672 square meters, housing the -

                        Transit and Cargo Shed with a holding capacity

                        of 204 tons, and the warehouse with a holding

                        capacity of 57 tons.

 

Warehouse 2 – 672 square meters, with a holding capacity

                        Of 1,046 tons.

 

Container yard has an area of 7,132 square meters/ Marshalling yard

has a 9,000 square meters area with a capacity of 375 TEUs.

 

Telecommunications:     

 

Two-way radios, TVs, cable, intercom phones, telephones, FAX, internet.

 

Safety and Security Features:

 

The Port Police Division implements the ISPS Code. PPD ensures order and safety inside the port

through control of vehicles, pedestrians, cargo and vessels.  Tighter security measures will be

adopted through the installation of detector and baggage screening equipment at the Passenger

Terminal Bldg. All the buildings have fire extinguishers as required. Safety signs and signboards

are displayed in strategic conspicuous places.

 

Port Authority:         

 

Port District Office of Southern Luzon

Port Management Office of Puerto Princesa

             

               Port Area, Puerto Princesa City

               Tel. Nos. (063) (048) 433-2351; 434-5321; 434-2945; 434-6606; 433-5626

               Fax Nos.  (063) (048) 434-5626; 434-2945

                                

 

Other Government Agencies at The Port:   

 

1. Department of Agriculture – Plant and Animal Quarantine

2. Office of the Provincial Veterinarian

3. DENR - CENRO

4. City Environment and Natural Resources Office

5. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

6. Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)

 

 

  

II.      MAP:

 

 

 

  

III.    VESSEL SERVICES

 

Berthing Areas:             

 

                        Main Berth – 295 meters (depth of 8.10 meters);

                        Secondary Berth – 94.5 meters

                        Load Limit – 3,500 psi

  

Roll-On Roll-Off Ramp:

 

                        One roro ramp of 20.30 meters x 10.50 meters. 

 

Bunkering:

 

                        Serviced by Tomas Tan Shell Station  -  Tel. No. 433-2751 and

                        CUL Gasoline Service Center  -  Tel. No. 433-5635

 

 

Pilotage:

 

                      Compulsory.  At least 24 hours prior advice of estimated arrival must be

                      sent to Puerto Princesa Pilots’ Association, Port Area, Puerto Princesa

                      City. With three pilots available for pilotage services.

 

                        Pilot Boarding Station

                        Latitude 09°44’28.0”N     -           Longitude 118°43’29”E

 

                        Pilot Boarding Station (for foreign ships)

                        Latitude 09°42’49”N        -           Longitude 118°46’58”E

 

Fresh Water Supply:

 

                       Supply may be arranged with PPA with a 24-hour notice.  Delivery

                       is via pipelines at P150.00 per ton for both domestic and foreign vessels

                       (to include 10% VAT).

 

Ship Chandling:

 

                        Provisions are available through local ship chandlers.  BACK TO TOP

 

                                                                                                                               

 

IV.    PORT FACILITIES

 

Medical Facilities:    

 

                        Hospitals and clinics are available within the City Proper.  The Palawan

                        Adventist Hospital, the Puerto Princesa Provincial Hospital, and the

                        Palawan Cooperative Hospital are the three hospitals in the City. There are

                        also the Saver’s Clinic, and the Palawan Medical City attending to the

                        medical needs of the populace.

 

Other Available Port Facilities:

 

                       Parking area measuring 3, 187 square meters. PICO (Port Integrated

                       Clearance Office) Bldg. housing other government agencies with port

                       clearing functions.

 

                       Unpaved back up area (reclaimed) measuring 5,767.46 square meters used

                       up by shippers/packers. BACK TO TOP

 

 

 V.    CARGO HANDLING SERVICES

 

Arrastre/Stevedoring:  

 

Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc. (PCBSI) provides the cargo handling services

at the Port of Puerto Princesa. (10-year management contract, 2007-2016)

 

Warehousing:  

 

There are two warehouses for common use at the operational area.

 

Container Yard:

              

Shipping companies are renting concreted areas at the port used as container yards.

 

Trucking/Hauling Services:

 

There are trucks providing hauling services, but most of the port users have their own vehicles used for hauling their own cargoes.                                                           

                                   

            Porterage:      

 

            Porterage service is also provided by the cargo handling contractor, Prudential Customs

            Brokerage Service, Inc. (PCBSI)

 

 

VI.      SERVICES FOR PASSENGERS, SHIPPERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

 

Passenger Terminal Building:          

 

The PTB has an area of 420 square meters.  It has 4 air conditioning units, a child care

station, a massage corner, public phone units, 2 television sets, and can accommodate

300 passengers at one time.

  

Passenger Assistance Service System Building:

 

Area is 429.00 square meters.  A two-storey open structure housing the canteen and

used as holding area for passengers and well-wishers.

 

Vehicle Parking Area:  

 

There is a designated parking area beside the PTB and the PPA Admin. Bldg.  Area is

3, 187.00 square meters. 

 

Booking/Freight Forwarding:

 

There are several cargo forwarders in the City. Booking and freight forwarding are also

serviced by shipping agencies.

 

Banking Services:                

 

There are many local banks in the City (please see Directory of Services)  

 

Telecommunication Services:

 

Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular mobile phone companies have cell sites in the City.

PLDT/Piltel, Globe RCPI provide telephone, telegram and telefax services.

 

There are three internet providers such as Kawing, Moscom, and DSL. 

 

Airport:

 

The city has one international airport, and it is about 3 km from the port. (est. 5-8

minutes ride

Other Passenger Services:        

 

There is one designated terminal for buses, shuttle vans, and jeepneys for passengers going

to northern and southern Palawan.  It is situated at the New Public Market at Bgy. San Jose,

Puerto Princesa City.

 

 

VII.    OTHER SERVICES

 

One-Stop-Shop               

 

One-stop-shop for paying port charges and fees.  There is the PICO (Port Integrated Clearing

Office) Bldg. housing 5 government offices with port-clearing functions. These are the: 

 

                                    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

                                    Department of Agriculture

                                             Office of the Provincial Veterinarian

                                             Plant and Animal Quarantine Offices

                                    Department of Environment and Natural Resources –

                                    City ENRO

                                    CENRO

 

 

VIII.  REGULAR LINERS CALLING AT THE PORT

              

International Liners:         

 

International cruise ships call at the Port of Puerto Princesa if included in their itinerary. 

 

Domestic Liners:   

        

Aboitiz Transport System Corp.  M/V Our Lady of Medjugorje and Super Ferry 1 (cargo

and passenger). Calls at the Port of Puerto Princesa once a week. Passes through the Port

of Coron.

 

Negros Navigation Co., Inc.  M/V San Paolo (cargo and passenger). Calls at the Port of

Puerto Princesa once a week.  Calls at the Ports of Iloilo and Bacolod.

 

            Milagrosa Shipping Corp.  M/V Milagrosa J-3 and J-5 (cargo and passenger). Call at the Port

            of Puerto Princesa once a week (alternately). Other port of call include Cuyo and Iloilo.

           

            Montenegro Shipping Lines.  M/V Matilde (cargo and passenger) calls at the Port

            of Puerto Princesa once a week (every Sunday), calls at the Ports of Cuyo, Palawan and

            Iloilo.

 

 

IX.  DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

 

Agents Domestic Shipping Lines:

                                   

                                    Mr. Alfred T. Pe

                                    Sulpicio Lines, Inc. – Puerto Princesa Agency

                                    46 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City (Tel. No. 433-2641)

 

                                    Mr. Jensen C. Jimenez

                                    Aboitiz Transport System Corp.

                                    Rizal Avenue cor. Sandoval St., Puerto Princesa City

                                    (Tel. Nos. 434-5734 to 38)

 

                                    Mr. Alan T. Estrada

                                    Negros Navigation Co., Inc.

                                    National Highway, Bgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City

                                    (Tel. No. 434-4735; or 434-4533; 434-5872)

 

                                    Ms. Teresita C. Java

                                    Prince Valiant Navigation, Inc.

                                    Port Area, Puerto Princesa City

                                    (Tel. No. 433-3748)

 

                                    Ms. Ritzel M. Cortes

                                    Milagrosa Shipping Corp.

                                    Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City

                                    (Tel. No. 433-4806)

 

                                    Mr. Rolando de Guzman

                                    Montenegro Shipping Lines

                                    Roxas Street (beside Piltel)

                                    (Tel. No. 434-9344)               BACK TO TOP

 

Banks:            

 

                        Bank of the Philippine Islands – Rizal Avenue

                        Tel. Nos. 433-2785; Fax. 433-2786

 

                        Land Bank of the Phils. - 270 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City

                        Tel. Nos. 433-2820; 433-2823; 434-2141; 434-2142

 

                        Philippine Veterans Bank - Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City

                        Tel. Nos. 433-7842; 433-7843; Fax. 433-7841

 

                        Development Bank of the Philippines - Rizal Avenue, Pto. Princesa City

                        Tel. Nos. 433-2538; 433-2358

 

                        Equitable PCI Bank – 261 Rizal Avenue, Pto. Princesa City

                        Tel. Nos. 433-2941; 433-2713; Fax. 434-4243

          

Philippine National Bank – Rizal Avenue, Pto. Princesa City

                        Tel. Nos. 434-3742; Fax. 433-2421

 

                        Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. – Rizal Avenue, Pto. Prin. City

                        Tel. Nos. 433-2091; Fax. 433-5352

 

 Bunkering:        

 

                        Mrs. Erlinda Pe

                        Tomas Tan Shell Station

                        Quezon cor. Sandoval Sts., Puerto Princesa City

                        (Tel. No. 433-2751)

                       

                                    Mr. Chester U. Lim

CUL Gasoline Service Center  -  Tel. No. 433-5635

                        Rizal Avenue Extn., Puerto Princesa City

(Tel. No. 433-5635)

 

Mr. Rey M. Rafols

Rafols Enterprises

National Highway, Bgy. San Miguel

Puerto Princesa City

 

Mr. Jose L. Castro

Travellers’ Petron Servicenter

Malvar Street, Puerto Princesa City

 

Mr. Jose Concepcion

New GLC Hauling Services – Puerto Princesa Branch

Bgy. Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa City

 

Cargo Handling Operator:

 

                        Mr. Leo E. Tubianosa

                        Branch Manager, Prudential Customs Brokerage Service, Inc.

                        Port Area, Puerto Princesa City

                        (Tel No. 433-2451; 433-2052)

 

 Pilotage:      

 

                        Puerto Princesa Pilots’ Association

Capt. Bonifacio Paloma, Chief Pilot

                        86 Lacao St., Puerto Princesa City

(Tel. No. 433-3787)

 

Power Supply:

            

                        Mr. Ponciano Payuyo

                        General Manager, PALECO

Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City

(Tel. No. 433-5646)

 

Shoreline Reception Facility:            

 

                        Mr. Benjamin Cuvinar III

                        Golden Dragon International Terminals, Inc

                        OS No. 4, PICO Bldg., Port Area

                        Puerto Princesa City

  

Telecommunication:    

 

                        Ms. Susan M. Corpuz

                        Coordinator, PILTEL

                                    Roxas St., Puerto Princesa City

                                    (Tel. No. 433-2345)

 

Trucking/Hauling:

        

                        Nitoy’s Trucking and Hauling Services

                        Libis, San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City

                        (Tel. No. 433-2551)

 

                        Victan Trucking Services

                        299 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City

                        (Tel. No. 433-2142)

 

Kent Trucking Services

                        46 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City

                        (Tel. No. 433-2741)

 

Glennford Trucking Services

                        Bgy. Sicsican, Puerto Princesa City

                                   

                        Allan Boy Trucking Services

                        Dacanay Rd., Bgy. San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City

   

Nelsa’s Trucking Service

                                    112 Manalo St., Puerto Princesa City

                                    (Tel. No. 433-2454)

 

                                    Cheng’s Trucking Service

                                    56 New Buncag, Puerto Princesa City

 

                                    LMG Trucking Services  

                                    Marabahay, Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan

 

                                    Teen Brothers Trucking Services

                                    Socrates Rd., Bagong Silang, Puerto Princesa City

 

                                    Palawan Casbro Corp.

                                    National Highway, Bgy. San Jose, Puerto Princesa City

                                    (Tel. No. 433-8198; Cel. No. 0920-435-182

 

 

PRIVATE PORT/S IN PUERTO PRINCESA

 

 

        1. PETRON CORPORATION

              

Location:

 

Bgy. Maunlad, Puerto Princesa CIty.

 

Main Function:

 

Discharge of regular gasoline line, diesel (low and regular sulfur), aviation turbine fuel, diesel,

double purpose gasoline/kerosene from vessel to storage tank.

 

Facilities/Area Available:

 

4 Submarine pipelines

4 6" dia. white oil receiving line

4 4" dia. LPG liquid line

4 2" dia LPG vapor hose

4 4 pt. mooring system

4 2 mooring buoys

4 2 mooring bollards

 

Operator of Facilities:

 

Petron Corporation.  BACK TO TOP

 

 

        2. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

              

Location:

 

Bgy. Bagong Silang, Puerto Princesa City

 

Main Function:

 

Discharge of regular gasoline line, diesel (low and regular sulfur), aviation turbine fuel, diesel,

double purpose gasoline/kerosene from vessel to storage tank.

 

Facilities/Area Available:

 

4 Five (5) 3m dia. x 1.2m high mooring buoys

4 3m x 51.22m causeway

 

Operator of Facilities:

 

PSPC.    BACK TO TOP

 

 

        3. SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION

              

Location:

 

Bgy. Mandaragat, Puerto Princesa City.

 

Main Function:

 

Loading and unloading of empty and full goods-beer.

 

Facilities/Area Available:

 

4 10m x 28m T wharf head

4 3m x 51.22m causeway

4 30m x 21m concreted warehouse

 

Operator of Facilities:

 

Golraz Enterprises.   BACK TO TOP

                                     

 

        4. CITRA MINA SEAFOOD CORPORATION

              

Location:

 

Bgy. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City

 

Operator of Facilities:

 

Citra Mina Seafood Corp. BACK TO TOP

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