PMO Zamboanga del Norte

The Port of Dapitan has its humble beginnings as one of the subports of PMU Zamboanga since PPA first took over the operations, development and management of the port from the Bureau of Customs in 1977.  The port was known since time immemorial as Pulauan Port but through the effort of the Local Government Unit of Dapitan through Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 26-1999, it is now officially named as Port of Dapitan. Later on, it was renamed Terminal Management Office (TMO) of Dapitan under the Port Management Office (PMO) of Zamboanga, Port District Office (PDO) of Southern Mindanao.

In 1995, the administrative jurisdiction of TMO-Dapitan was transferred to PMO-Ozamiz under PDO-Northern Mindanao. After 31 years of existence as a terminal port, the PPA Board has approved the upgrading of the TMO to a Port Management Office in 2008. The new PMO then has no terminal port under its jurisdiction.  A year later, the jurisdiction of ten (10) government ports and two private ports in the province of Zamboanga del Norte were transferred to PMO-Dapitan from PMO-Ozamiz pursuant to PPA Special Order dated June 18, 2009.  And in the same year, PMO-Dapitan was transferred back to PDO- Southern Mindanao. The formal inauguration as a PMO and turnover to PDO-Southern Mindanao was held on September 30, 2009 at Dakak Park and Beach Resort.

PMO-Dapitan now is known as PMO-Zamboanga del Norte as a result of the approval of Rationalization Plan of PPA by virtue of Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) Memorandum Circular No. 10-2014 dated 25 March 2015.

Dapitan Port was placed in the limelight when it plays an important role in connecting the network of roads and RORO ports to form a highway known as the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) under the Western Seaboard. The port is the jump off point to/from Luzon and Visayas. Since the initial launching of the SRNH in 2003, significant increase in roro traffic in both cargoes and passengers were experienced.

The Port of Dapitan is located in Barangay San Vicente, Dapitan City. It is 14 kilometers away from Dipolog City and 7 kilometers from Dapitan City proper.



PORT LOCATION

  1. Port Limits

Dapitan City lies on the Northern tip of Zamboanga del Norte and northwestern coast of the island of Mindanao with approximate geographical coordinates of 8o50’ North latitude and 123o30’ East longitude. It is about 404 nautical miles (or 650 kilometers) southwest of Metropolitan Manila; 156 nautical miles to Zamboanga City; 111 nautical miles to Cebu City; 44 nautical miles to Dumaguete City; and 14 kilometers to Dipolog City.

Port limits per attached Port Zone Delineation:

1-2                   N 21° 20’ W                 392.00 M

2-3                   N 61° 30’ E                  739.00 M

3-4                   S 31° 29’ E                  680.08 M

4-5                   S 64° 08’ W                 835.20 M

5-1                   N 26° 00’ W                 252.00 M

  • Total Port Area = 26,675.045 sq. m  

  • Sea Distance

It is about 404 nautical miles (650kms) southwest of Manila, 156 nautical miles to Zamboanga City, 111 nautical miles to Cebu City, 44 nautical miles to Dumaguete City and 147.764 nautical miles from the Sulu Sea.


  • Land Access

The Port is connected to Dapitan City and Dipolog City with an all-weather concrete road. The province has asphalt and concrete road traversing the southern hinterland to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, and northern hinterland to Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental.  The distance from the Port to the Dipolog-Oroquieta National highway is 1.80 kilometers.


  • Entrance Channel/Turning Basin

Entrance Channel = 4.45km


  • Physical Environment

Dapitan is described as level to rolling. The interior is hilly and mountainous, while the coastal areas are generally plain. The climate is dependent mainly on local air currents which are caused by various thermal conditions. Local air currents from the month of November to April are northeastern monsoon but from May to October, the air currents are variable with the southwest monsoon being slightly predominant. Wet season normally starts in May and ends in January, while dry season starts in February until April. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. Warm months are April and May while cold months are December, January and February. Rainiest months are January, June, July, October, November and December. The Weather Bureau indicates the frequency of tropical cyclones in this part of the country to be rare at 1%.

Topography – Port of Dapitan is surrounded by hills at the south of the port. It is approximately 3.00 meters above sea level. It lies on the northwestern coast of the island of Mindanao.

Oceanography – Port of Dapitan is along the central physiographic province underlain by alluvial deposits, the damped state of an earthquake is a dominant experience. The immediate soil is though generally stable, still requires the prescribed deep foundation as described above due to the deep seawater. The deepest portion of the RC Pier is about 13.00m.

Climatological condition – Climate of Dapitan City is dependent mainly on local air currents which are caused by the various thermal condition. Local air currents from the month of November to April are northern or the northeastern monsoon but from May to October, the air currents are variable with the southwest monsoon slightly predominant. Dapitan’s climate is characterized by rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. Warm months are April and May while cold months are December, January, and February. Rainiest months are January, June, July, October, November and December.

Seismic condition – The nearest active volcanoes are beyond 10km distance. The nearest active fault line was traced at 50.40km distance from the port which named as Mindanao fault with its segment name of Western Mindanao Extension that pass through northern part of Jose Dalman to the area of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Norte.



PORT FACILITIES

  1. Berthing Facilities and Draft

Port of Dapitan berthing facilities can accommodate eight (8) vessels at the same time with the consideration that the vessels utilize the four (4) roro ramps are at Mediterranean docking.

Berthing Area

  • Berth 1 = 24 m
  • Berth 2 = 75 m
  • Berth 3 = 75 m
  • Berth 4 = 55.34 m
  • Berth 5 = 55.34 m
  • Berth 6 = 42.25 m
  • Berth 7 = 42.25 m

Reinforced Concrete Pier (130m x 18m):

Berth 4 and 5        : 6 to 11 m MLLW

Berth 6 and 7        : 6 to 11 m MLLW


Wharf (150 L.M.):

            Berth 1            :  3 to 5 MLLW

            Berth 2 and 3  :  6 MLLW


  •  Roll-On-Roll-Off Facilities

Roll On Roll Off Ramps (11m x 9m; 5 units):

Ramp 1     :  6 m MLLW

Ramp 2     :  6 m MLLW

Ramp 3     :  6 m MLLW(dedicated to Archipelago Philippines Ferries, Inc.)

Ramp 4     :  6 m MLLW

Ramp 5     :  6 m MLLW (construction is ongoing)


Ramp Number 1

Ramp Number 2

Ramp Number 3

Ramp Number 4

Ramp Number 5 (ongoing construction)


  • Anchorage

Anchorage area is designated at:

Latitude           = 08° 41.5’ N Latitude           = 08° 38.8’ N  
Longitude        = 123° 22.5’ E Longitude        = 123° 23.3’ E
Latitude           = 08° 39.5’ N Latitude           = 08° 39.4’ N   
Longitude        = 123° 24.0’ E Longitude        = 123° 23.1’ E

  • Storage Facilities

Cargo Shed = 1,275.28 sq. m


  • Container Yard

Area = 737.60 sq. m.

Can accommodate 25 TEUs


  • Container Freight Station (none)

  • Marshalling Area

RORO Marshalling for private vehicles:     985 sq. m.

  • Capacity: 16 units

RORO Marshalling for trucks: 2,175 sq. m.

  •  Capacity: 24 units

  • Back-up Area (none)

  1. Vehicle Parking Area

Manage by PTB Operator Vehicle Parking Space    :     1,247.73 sq. m.

   Capacity: 40 cars


  • Cargo Handling Equipment

Forklifts:

  • tonner              :           Two (3) units  

4 tonner                 :           Two (2) units

6 tonner                 :           One (1) unit

15 tonner               :           Two (2) units

25 tonner               :           Two (2) units

Tractor Head/Prime Mover:    One (1) unit

Chassis Trailer:                       One (1) unit

6 Wheeler Cargo Truck:         One (1) unit

Tractors 5 tonner        :           Two (2) units

Truck-Mounted Crane :           One (1) unit 35 tonner

Weighbridge 80 tonner:          One (1) unit


  • Other Port Facilities/Amenities
  • Empty Container Depot (none)
  • Fenders

M-Type (800H X 2000L – 15 units)

V-Type (600H X 2000L – 36 units)

V-Type (500H X 1500L – 6 units)

  • Maintenance Repair Workshop (Motorpool)= 296.93 sq. m.
  • Power Plant Station = 94.55 sq. m.
  • Reefer/Refrigerated Container Outlets (none)
  • Transient House

   2 family rooms

   1 double room

   2 single rooms

  • GAD/Multi-Purpose Hall

563 capacity

  • Port Manager’s Quarter = 112.15 sq. m
  • Guest Quarter

5 single beds

  • Port Integrated Clearance Office (PICO) Building
  • Port Police Building = 249 sq. m.
  • Two-Storey Storage Building = 157.50 sq. m.
  • Dormitory for Transient Passenger = 298 sq. m.
  • One-Stop-Shop Building Operations Building = 416.06 sq. m.

PORT SERVICES

  1. Vessel Services
    1. Pilotage
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Iligan Harbor Pilot Association Capt. Richard T. Centino 3rd flr. Dupoint/Dismark Bldg., Cor. Zamora & Liuch St. Iligan City (063) 221-5512
  • Bunkering
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
SEAOIL Philippines Inc. Joseph A. Lozano 22nd/F The Taipan Place, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Pasig City 09209730016
Southern Philippine Trucking Jeonard G. Cuizon Palilan, Ozamiz City 09173148008
MEM Trading and Hauling Services Michael Kim G. Tan Bunawan, Calamba, Mis. Occ. 09188049999
  • Chandling (none)
  • Towing/Tugging
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Golden Star Manning and Ship Mgt. Corp Kendrick S. Sulay 2A Sail Centre Comm. Complex Bldg., NRA, Cebu City 09285082287
Venus Marine Services Inc. Florence Angeline A. Senogat Unit 412 Dakota Residences, 555 Gen. Malvar St., Malate Manila 09178255659
Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc. Shiela Salibo Davao City 09184424776
  • Line Handling
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Prudential Customs Brokerage Services Inc. Rubilina G. Repaso Dapitan City 09178949201
  • Mooring/Unmooring
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Prudential Customs Brokerage Services Inc. Rubilina G. Repaso Dapitan City 09178949201
  • Fumigation (none)
  • Waste Disposal
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
iPrudential Stevedoring & Port Services, Inc. Wifredo J. Velilla 5/F Dela Rosa Centre, 7603 Dela Rosa St., Makati City 09177027986
GRREGG Shore Reception Facility Service Provider Emily R. Balmeo Bredco Port Reclamation Area, Bacolod City 09152369895 09197247141
  1. Vessel Cleaning (none)
  • Water Suppliers
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Dapitan City Water District Alemarlou B. Dagpin Polo, Dapitan City 09101787850
MCJ Water Trading Chelle Jane C. Acasio Lamao, Liloy, Zamboanga Del Norte 09461866635
  • Vessel Repair/Maintenance (none)
    • Other vessel services (none)
  •  Cargo Services
  • Cargo Handling
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Prudential Customs Brokerage Services Inc. Rubilina G. Repaso Dapitan City 09178949201
  • Barging/Lighterage Operations (none)
  • Cargo Checking (none)
  • Cargo Surveying (none)
  • Transport Service/Cargo Forwarding/Hauling/Trucking
Trucking Services
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Doque Trucking Services Florapis B. Solatorio Galas, Dipolog City 09094182150
MKR Transport and Trucking Services Vincent Brian Z. Ranillo Burgos St., Dipolog City 09309389742
Mafrini Trucking Services Samuel P. Sarande Polanco, Dipolog City 09171385571 09309575001
Evergood Delivery & Freight Services Corp. George Ryan A. Lim Galas, Dipolog 09123381962
Trans Roadway Logistics, Inc. Cymbeline V. Catina  Sicayab, Dipolog City 09108587942
Janas Trucking Services Tom Jerry T. Sagario Dapitan City 09285544480
Hauling Services
Mega Home Finishing Supply Hasan G. Lumna Barra, Dipolog City  
Mandarin Hardware & Auto Supply Patricia D. Huang Miputak, Dipolog City 09655888886
  • Storage (none)
  • Warehousing (none)
  • Weighbridge/Truck Scale
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number  
Prudential Customs Brokerage Services Inc. Rubilina G. Repaso Dapitan City 09178949201 4m x 23m
  1. Brokerage (none)
  2. Other available services on cargoes (none)
  •  Passenger Services
  • Passenger Terminal Building
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Wazeecha Terminal Management Inc. Atty. Michael Alan Z. Ranillo Dipolog CIty 09291740755

Passenger Terminal Building: 913 sq. m.; 289 passengers

Passenger Terminal Building 2: Manage by PMO Zamboanga del Norte

331.73 sq. m.; 222 passengers

  1. Passenger Ferry Services (none)
  • Garage Service (none)
  • Medical Facilities
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
PCBSI Clinic PCBSI Port Area 09178949201
Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital (nearest hospital: 6 kilometers from the port) LGU Dapitan, 1st District, Zamboanga del Norte National Highway, Brgy. Dawo, Dapitan City Zamboanga del Norte 09954080512 09296150526
  • Booking/Ticketing Office (none)
  • Necessary Customs, Immigration, Quarantine & Health Clearances
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Maritime Industry Authority AJ Totoh Dapitan City 09177843198
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Arcelita A. Andaya Dipolog City 09177231430
Bureau of Animal Industry Dr. Darwin B. Abadilla Manukan Zamboanga del Norte 09778015822
Bureau of Plant Industry Benito S. Mendoza Zamboanga City 09069108007
  • Communication Service (none)
  • Canteen Service/Shop/Stores
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Peet’s Food and Drinks Pamela Pauline M. Ang Dipolog City 09273418014
Bamboo Garden Janette R. Asprer Burgos St., Dipolog City 09309389742
Palawan Pawnshop & Palawan Express PeraPadala Ria May B. Salawague San Vicente, Dapitan City 09178671484
RLizaWynx Republic Liza Mendoza San Vicente, Dapitan City 09206986892
Bon Gou Resto Jocelyn S. Bernardo Minaog, Dipolog City 09958073304
Michel J. Lhuiller Financial Services (Pawnshop) Inc. Aurora B. Colong San Vicente, Dapitan City 09479999097
Jesus B. Doque Jesus B. Doque Malvar St., Dipolog City  
  • Other available passenger services
Security Service
Business Name Operator Name Address Contact Number
Wedgewood Security Agency Arnold A. Campaner Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City 09105079515
Globe Security Services Corporation Gaudencio A. Cantos III Las Piñas City 09985776648
Vestina Security Services, Inc. Angelo Gerardo C. Valera Intramuros, Manila 09328444402


REGISTERED PRIVATE PORTS

Private Port and Location Official Representative/ Contact No. Registered Facilities Main Function/s of the Private Port Nature of Business/Commodities Handled
Mindanao Estate Timber Corporation (Calatunan, Sindangan Zamboanga del Norte) Kenneth Clefftan Planteras (Administrative Officer)/ 09109008484 117m x 7m – Rock causeway35.30m x 7m – RC approach40.60m x 10.40m – Timber desk wharf on RC piles Loading of mineral ore Logging Operation and Mining: Chromite ore
Dipolog Coconut Oil Mill, Inc. (Brgy. Lower Irasan, Roxas Zamboanga Del Norte) Julius Bobby S. Barrameda (Plant Manager)/ 09175183918/09088845815 220 x 5.20m pier8m x 5m – breasting dolphin8 x 280m oil pipesCopra warehouse – 3, 060 sqmCopra cake warehouse –  3, 060 sqm Loading/Unloading of coconut-based products and by products Coconut Oil Milling/Copra, crude coconut oil, cochin CNO, copra pellets
Southern Islands Oil Mill Corporation (Bo. Nabilid, Roxas Zamboanga Del Norte) Francisco S. Santander (Plant – OIC)/  09178654721   Pier Facilities: 8m x 28m – pier head 178m berthing line to shorePipeline conveyor: 35” x 178m belt conveyor; 10” dia x 160m, 6” dia x 160m coco pipelines Loading/Unloading of coconut-based products and by products Manufacturer/in-bulk

SHIPPING LINES AND SCHEDULE OF VESSELS THAT DOCK AT THE PORT

SHIPPING LINES VESSEL TYPE / NAME ETA ETD LAST PORT NEXT PORT
Philippine Acrhipelago Shipping RORO Fast Cat M6 0100 0200 DGTE DGTE
Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc. RORO Filipinas Dumaguete 0600 1900 CEBU CEBU
Philippine Archipelago Shipping RORO Fast Cat M14 0500 0600 DGTE DGTE
Aleson Shipping Lines Inc RORO Trisha Kerstin 3 0730 2200 DGTE DGTE
Philippine Archipelago Shipping RORO Fast Cat M6 0900 1000 DGTE DGTE
Montenegro Shipping Lines Inc. RORO Ma. Gloria 1000 1400 DGTE DGTE
Philippine Archipelago Shipping RORO Fast Cat M14 1300 1400 DGTE DGTE
Aleson Shipping Lines Inc RORO Ciara Joie 7 1700 0100 DGTE DGTE
Lite Shipping Corp. RORO Lite Ferry 5 2300 0100 Oslob,Cebu Oslob,Cebu
Philippine Archipelago Shipping RORO Fast Cat M6 1700 1800 DGTE DGTE
Philippine Archipelago Shipping RORO Fast Cat M14 2100 2200 DGTE DGTE
Asian Marine Transport Corp. RORO Super Shuttle Ferry 12 2030 0500 DGTE DGTE
2GO Group Inc.   RORO St. Michael the Archangel   0500 0900 MNL/DGTE ZAMBOANGA
2GO Group Inc.   RORO St. Michael the Archangel   0700 1200 ZAMBOANGA MNL/DGTE
Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc. RORO Filipinas Maasin 1100 1600 DGTE DGTE/CEBU
Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc. RORO Filipinas Dapitan 1100 1600 DGTE DGTE/CEBU