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     Port of South Harbor
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●  Geographical Location

The Port of South Harbor is located South of Manila Harbor and situated at the Northeast shoulder of Manila Bay, Southeast of Luzon island in the City of Manila with the coordinates latitude of 14036.2’N Long 120058.0’E.


●  Total Area

The territorial area of South Harbor has been expanded Eastward up to Bonifacio Drive from 58 hectares by about 27 hectares to a total of 85 hectares excluding the wharf zone, by virtue of Executive Order No. 321 dated March 17, 1988. It is divided into the Old Port Zone (OPZ) and Expanded Port Zone (EPZ). It has a shoreline and is protected by some 10,000 feet of rock barriers enclosing about 600 hectares of anchorage. Its harbor limits are clarified and defined in Executive Order No. 361 dated August 16, 1996.


●  Land Access to Port Area

The main access for South Harbor traffic is through Bonifacio Drive, six lanes, divided and concrete paved road. Entrance to the Harbor is through the four gates (Gate Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 6).


●  Entrance Channel / Turning Basin

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.


●  Physical Environment / Topography

South Harbor directly faces the Manila Bay, the Southwestern part of which is narrow and connected with South China Sea through the North and channels of Corregidor Island, approximately 45 kilometers from the estuary of the Pasig River. The Bay is surrounded by the Bataan Peninsula to the West and Cavite Province to the South.


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   1. Finger Piers
       South Harbor has five (5) finger piers, numbered 3, 5, 9, 13 and 15.


No. of Berth



      Pier 3


360         11
      Pier 5


615         11.5
      Pier 9


360         10.5
      Pier 13


400           9
      Pier 15


360           9

   2. Fendering System

      The fendering system is one of the most important facilities in the port.
      All piers are protected by rubber fenders classified into two (2) types,
      namely: Lambda type fender and PI-type Sumitomo fender

   3. Mooring Fixtures

      Mooring bits are basically provided on both sides of the berths while
      bollards are installed between bitts at intervals of about 20 meters.

   4. Anchorages

      There are four (4) anchorage basins, namely: A, B, C, and Q. Anchorage A
      is inside the South and West Breakwaters while Anchorages B and C are
      both outside Breakwaters. Anchorage Q is located far off-shore and is
      exclusively used for quarantine requirements.


     1. Foreign/International Container

Container Yard (Laden) 131,796 sqm.
Container Yard (Empty) 62,124 sqm.
Reefer Area 3,199 sqm.
CFS Warehouse 3,527 sqm.

     2. General Cargo

Pier 9 Stacking Area 19,370 sqm.
Pier 9 Shed 4,137 sqm.
Pier 13 Stacking Area  12,622 sqm.
Pier 13 Shed 2,882 sqm.
Warehouse 1  5,330 sqm.

    3. Domestic Container

        Container Yard (Laden & Empty)      60,831 sqm.


   A major component of the development of South Harbor modernization program is
   the construction of the newest and biggest passenger terminal in the country.
   Located at Pier 15 in South Harbor, the 2,878-square meter Eva Macapagal Super
   Terminal can accommodate larger ships, thus, creating new opportunities for more
   efficient shipping operations and lower freight costs. The new Terminal provides
   passengers with the best amenities in inter-island travel 24 hours a day, seven days
   a week.

   Complementing the 1,700-seating capacity of the spacious and fully-airconditioned
   lounge are fastfood outlets, drinking fountains , TV sets, public address system,
   public telephone booths, clean rest rooms, ticketing booths and a clinic with qualified
   medical personnel, all for the safety and convenience of passengers waiting to board.


   A Ferry Service Terminal is located at the slip between Piers 13 and 15. It serves as
   landing point for small water crafts serving ships, crew, harbor pilots, quarantine and
   Customs Officers, ships agents and passengers coming from/going to the vessels at
   the anchorage.


   Parking areas are conveniently located in many strategic parts of South Harbor to
   cater to the parking requirements of officials and employees working inside the port,
   the port users and passengers.


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• CARGO HANDLING SERVICES. The Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI) is the sole and
   exclusive cargo handling contractor at South Harbor.

      Operator : ASIAN TERMINALS, INC.
      Address : ATI Bldg., A. Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila,
      Tel. No. : (63-2) 528-6000
      Fax. No. : (63-2) 527-2467
      E-mail :

ATI provides the following cargo handling services:

1. Container Terminal Division
    o International Container Terminal Operations
    o Container Freight Station (Stripping and Stuffing services)
    o Reefer Stations
    o Dangerous Cargo Handling
    o Transhipment Cargo Services

2. General Stevedoring Division
    o RORO Services
    o Heavy Lift Operations
    o Bulk/Non-Containerized Cargo Handling

3. Domestic Terminal Division
    o Passenger Terminal Operations
    o Domestic Cargo Terminal Operations
    o Container Depot

• PILOTAGE. The Manila Bay Harbor Pilots’ Partnership (MBHPP) provides pilotage
   services for South Harbor. Pilotage is compulsory to ensure safe maneuvering of 
   vessels calling at South Harbor. The MBHPP has a pilot boarding station at
   the South Harbor Ferry Landing located between Piers 13 and 15.

• SHORE RECEPTION. Golden Dragon International Terminals, Inc. (GDITI) provides
   services for the collection and disposal of oil, sewerage and garbage wastes from
   all vessels calling in the ports. Reception facilities are provided by GDITI to ensure
   proper disposal of ships wastes in accordance with the requirements of the
   International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships (MARPOL 73/78).

• ANCILLARY SERVICES. Services other than cargo handling, porterage and
   pilotage services are allowed to be performed inside the port including its
   harbors/fairways and extensions. These services, classified as ancillary services,
   involve the provision, application, and use of the equipment, facility, utility,
   manpower or expertise, and goods. Some of the services are the following:

   A. Cargo-related Services
       1. Brokerage/Forwarding
       2. Warehousing
       3. Transport/Trucking

4. Import/Export
5. Lighterage/Barges
6. Weighbridge/Truckscale

   B. Ship-related Services
       1. Shipping Agency
       2. Bunkering
       3. Tug Assistance
       4. Water Supply
       5. Water Taxi/Ferry Services
       6. Laundry Services
       7. Ship Repair
       8. Towage and Salvage


Access to the following information systems is via Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI):

• SH Container and General Stevedoring Terminal Information Systems

  1. Terminal Control System (TCS). This system manages all container
      movements in the terminal with links to ATI Billing System, Manifest
      System and the Bureau of Customs via Online Release System and
      features gate pass with security barcodes, receival/transmission of
      electronic bay plan and gate-in/gate-out messages.

      o Vessel Operations System
      o Terminal/Yard Operations
      o Road/Gate Operations
      o Container Freight Station
      o Reefer
      o Truck Turnaround
      o Equipment Monitoring, Maintenance and Repair
      o Electronic Data Interchange

   2. Cargo Tracking System (CTS). Tracks cargo discharging/loading/delivery
       and validation of barcoded gate pass; with links to the Bureau of Customs
       system via Online Release System (OLRS) as well as ATI Billing System to
       verify payment of arrastre, storage and other charges.

       o Vessel Operations System
       o Terminal/Yard Operations
       o Road/Gate Operations
       o Truck Turnaround and Activity Monitoring
       o On Line Request for Service (RFS)
       o Vessel Profit & Loss
       o On Line Weighbridge Ticket Printing

• Navis Synchronous Planning & Real Time Control System (SPARCS). A graphical
   planning software that guides proper segregation and stacking of containers,
   vessel berthing, loading and unloading and equipment control.

• Ship Working Log (SWL). Captures vessel activities for electronic vessel invoicing.

• WebTrack SMS. An e-commerce facility where shipping lines, importers and
   exporters can track the status of their shipments through short messaging
   system (SMS) over a mobile phone. WebTrack SMS is developed exclusively
   for South Harbor port users who demand greater flexibility and transparency
   in the management of their shipments. The system generates information on
   the latest movement and location of specific cargo, whether containerized or
   non-containerized. It is available 24/7 to shipping lines and agents, customs
   brokers, cargo consolidators, freight forwarders, importers and exporters that
   use the South Harbor Container Terminal. Through this system, South Harbor
   customers can access cargo and vessel information, download billings and pay
   for port charges over the internet.


Modern and sophisticated cargo handling equipment at South Harbor are owned and operated by Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), the sole and exclusive cargo handling contractor.

One of the three terminals at South Harbor, the Container Terminal has four berths at Piers 3 and 5 using high capacity, ship-to-shore gantry cranes that ensure efficient loading and discharge of containers. It has 20 hectares of container yard space optimized with modern container handling equipment such as rubber-tyred gantries (RTG), reachstackers, toploaders and sideloaders, as follows:

   • Quay Cranes - 18 units
   • Rubber-Tyred Gantries - 7 units
   • Container-Stackers - 8 units
   • Empty Container Handlers (Sideloaders) - 11 units
   • Forklifts > = 15T - 16 units
   • Tractors - 86 units
   • Chassis - 81 units
   • Forklifts < 15 T - 60 units


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