The Philippine Ports Authority was created in 1975 to facilitate the implementation of an integrated program for planning, development, financing, operation and maintenance of ports or port districts for the entire country.
PPA offers the following products and services: harbor and terminal operations and maintenance, port development, real estate management, port information services, port regulations.
The Manila International Container Terminal is the country's premier port which has a straight wharf of 1,300 sq.m. long. It has 6 berths served by 9 quay cranes and a 29-hectare container yard.
South Harbor is the country's gateway to international shipping and trade. It has 5 piers which are 83m to 103m wide and 350m to 400m long protected by rubber fendering system and 5 gantry cranes.
Because of the country's archipelagic nature, PPA is delivering front line services thru its 5 PDOs catering to Manila, Luzon, Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Southern Mindanao. The PDOs directly manage and supervise 122 ports under PPA port system.
Ports of Presence:
Philippines - Bataan, Philippines - Batangas, Philippines - Cagayan De Oro, Philippines - Cebu, Philippines - Davao, Philippines - General Santos, Philippines - Hondagua, Philippines - Isabel, Philippines - Manila, Philippines - Mariveles, Philippines - Ormoc, Philippines - Poro Point, Philippines - Port Irene, Philippines - Pulupandan, Philippines - Quezon, Philippines - San Carlos, Philippines - Tacloban, Philippines - Zamboanga
The PPA is committed to support the policies and thrusts involving privatization, decentralization and deregulation enunciated by the national government to improve delivery of port services.