Batangas Port is the center of transportation of goods produced in the hinterland, primarily in Batangas Province and serves as the strategic trading point for all industries in the CALABRZON area. (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) Agricultural produvts, copra, cement, logs, minerals, completely built units (CBUs) and other general cargo dominate dominate bthe traffic while container traffic is continously growing.
The completed Batangas Port Development Project(BPDP) Phase I and Phase IIwill serve the Mindoro Island and other Islands within the economic range but will respond to the demand of burgeoning trade and commerce resulting from the regional developments. The Port expected to complete the Port of Manila.
The Baseport of PMO Batangas is located 110 km. from Metro Manila. Based on 1981 Feasibility Study conducted by JICA, Batangas will serve as the Main Gateway to and from the islands of MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), the Visayas, and Mindanao. To cater to the cargo shipping needs of this Hub Port, the Batangas Baseport was rehabilitated and will be developed into four (4) Phases of construction financed through foreign loan.
Phase I covering an area of 22 hectares was completed in 1999 at a cost of Php 1.6 B. In 2006, the Baseport alone handled 542,219 tons of Domestic and Foreign Cargoes. Recorded passengers are more or less 3,450,529. Phase II of the development was the construction of an International Container Terminal to complement the Ports of Manila and to meet the demands of CALABARZON and Southern Tagalog provinces. This was funded by JBIC. The start of construction was on Jan. 16, 2002 covering an area of 128 hectares. It was completed on August 2005 at a cost of almost Php 3 B.