Dubbed as “The City of Gentle People”, Dumaguete City is bounded in the southeast by Mindanao Sea and Tañon Strait in the north. The strait (a major sea lanes) connects Visayan Sea to the Bohol Sea, and is regarded as protected fishing ground.
“Dakbayan sa Dumaguete” is the Capital of the Province of Negros Oriental, and considered as one of the fastest developing cities in the Philippines. The proximity of the location, and the convenience of the modern and affordable land, air, and sea transport access from Manila, Cebu and Bacolod makes Dumaguete the ideal jump-off points to the Province of Siquijor, as well as the Island paradise of Sumilon. And because of the ideal location, the warmth hospitality of the people, and the tropical climate of the province, lots of foreign and local tourist flock to the many serene beach resorts in the northern coastal town, as well as the majestic dive paradise in the south particularly Apo Island (boasting their one of the best community managed marine sanctuaries in the country).
POINT OF ENTRY: DUMAGUETE SEAPORT
Philippine Port Authority, Port District of Visayas (PPA-PDO Visayas) manages the six (6) Port Management Office in the three geopolitical regions in the visayas (except for the Ports/Wharfs in the city or Province of Cebu, which is under the operational and administrative supervision of the Cebu Port Authority), and this include the Port of Dumaguete City. By virtue of the Executive Order No. 254 in 1950 and formalized by the R.A. No. 1173 of 1954 thus created the Subport of Dumaguete.
PMO Dumaguete has the jurisdiction of the Management of all Government and Private Ports in the Province of Negros Oriental and Siquijor Island since 2002.This Government Ports handle both Passenger and Cargo traffics, while private owned/maintained piers/wharfs are generally utilized for the shipment of cargoes coming from local as well as International shipment (with the exception of few wharfs that serviced passenger like Maayo Shipping in Tampi, San Jose). The three (3) government ports/terminals are:
TMO Tandayag- Approximately 18 kilometers North of the City proper is the town of Amlan. The Port itself has a total land area of 2,150 square meters with an open storage area of 800 square meters. Its berthing facilities consist primarily of;
One (1) 12-meter by 24-meter reinforced concrete wharf and;
One (1) 15-meter by 20-meter reinforced concrete beach ramp
Tandayag Port is accessible only to small vessels going to and coming from Bato, Samboan in Cebu island. This port also serves as an alternate pier for docking of small vessels in case Dumaguete Port is not Operational. To view ferry schedule, you may click the link below:
TMO Guihulngan - Approximately 116 kilometers north of the City, this port provides access to via small ferry vessels plying the route between Guihulngan and Tangil, Dumanjug, Cebu. Port facilities include an L-type reinforced concrete finger pier 6-meter wide by 55-meter long, and a berthing area of 99 meters with six (6) cleats mooring fixtures.
TMO Larena - Is the main entry point to the province of Siquijor. It can accomodate ships of up to 1000 gross ton. Passenger terminal was built to complement the Roll-on Roll-off Transport System. Fast craft, motor bancas and RORO ferry boats plies Dumaguete on a daily basis. There are also ferry boat trip to and from Cebu, Tagbilaran, Plaridel and Iligan on a weekly basis.
The Port of Dumaguete is the main gateway to the province of Negros Oriental and also a major link to Mindanao’s passenger and cargo traffic, and forms part of the western seaboard’s Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH).
Other National/Municipal Port:
1. Bais City- Jump off point for Dolphin watching
2. Lazi, Siquijor
3. Sibulan-Jump off point for passengers to and from Liloan, Cebu
To view Ferry schedules along this route you may click the link provided:
Private Port under jurisdiction of PMO Dumaguete includes:
1. Caltex Philippines Inc.(Tandayag, Amlan)
2. Candanay, Siquijor
3. Central de Azucarera de Bais in Tanjay
4. Pryce Gass Inc. in Brgy. Awaan, Ayungon
5. Dumaguete Coconut Mills Inc. (DUCOMI) in San Miguel, Bacong
6. Orica Nitrates Phils. Inc.(Former Dyno Nobel Phils. Inc.), Bacong
7. Herminio Teves Co. Inc. (HTCI) in Tolong Sta. Catalina
8. Maayo Shipping Inc. (Tampi, San Jose)
9. CAB Port in Luka, Tanjay City
10. Phil-Am Timber Co.(PATIC)
11. PETRON Phil. Inc.(Amlan Fuel Depot)
12. Lo-oc Lead Ores Inc. Port in Lo-oc, Ayungon
13. Tambisan San Juan, Siquijor
14. United Robina Sugar Milling Corp. (URSUMCO) in Manjuyod.
DUMAGUETE CITY HARBOR FACTS and INFORMATION
Port Location: Dumaguete City Negros Oriental, Philippines
Port Name: Port of Dumaguete
Port Management: Philippine Ports Authority, PMO Dumaguete
Address: Port Area Lo-oc, Dumaguete City Negros Oriental 6200
Phone: (035) 225-0973 Fax: (035) 225-0974
Web Site: www.ppa.com.ph
Latitude: 9° 18′ 43″ N
Longitude: 123° 18′ 46″ E
Port Type: Pier, Jetty or Wharf
Port Size: Small
Harbor Size: Small
Harbor Type: Open Roadstead
Turning Area: Yes
Maximum Vessel Size: Up to 500 feet in length
Good Holding Ground: No
|Channel||76 feet – OVER (23.2m – OVER)|
|Anchorage||76 feet – OVER ( 23.2m – OVER )|
|Cargo Pier||11 – 15 feet (3.4 – 4.6 meters )|
|Mean Tide||2 feet|
Lifts & Cranes
0-24 Ton Lifts: Yes
Mobile Cranes: Yes
Ship Repairs: Limited
PASSENGER TERMINAL Temporarily housed in a 265 sq. meter, 60 person capacities, fully air-conditioned one story renovated building. With amenities such as clean restroom, a nursing or breastfeeding room, food and beverage kiosk are also available for passenger waiting to board a ferry.
As safety and security procedure all in-coming/embarking passenger are required to pass to a walk-through metal detector, and have their baggage check by in-house baggage X-Ray machine inside the Terminal Building. Terminal fee cost only 15 Php for each passenger.
Three reinforced concrete Finger:
Pier 1 : 30 x 166 meter
Pier 2 : 16 x 80 meters
Pier 3 : 12 x 162 meters
ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF (RORO) RAMPS
One 9 x 11 meters and One 12 x 12 meters
CONTAINER YARD: 1,945 sq. meters
DUMAGUETE PORT STATISTIC ( for 2008)
|Total Passenger Traffic||758,809*|
|CARGO (Inward/Outward)||393,878 metric tons*|
|TEU (Inward/Outward)||13,554 TEU*|
*Un-official Summary (Source: PPA Port Statistic/2008 File)
PORT EXPANSION PROJECT
Dumaguete Port is currently under expansion. The project task is to reclaimed few hectares of sea to accommodate more container ships.
Port expansion includes excavation of existing seabed along the beach of Brgy. Lo-oc behind the PPA-Dumaguete Office. Constructing of back-up area, mooring and fendering system, drainage, fencing and Port lightning. Target completion is on the 6th of June 2010. Once completed, Dumaguete Port will be much wider by about 1.5 hectares and can accommodate two Inter-Island vessels, berthed simultaneously and with abundance of cargo space for storage and warehousing. The project covers 6,700 square meters and has a cost of P394 million.
Adjacent to the Pier 2, fronting the Coast Guard and Bureau of Custom’s office is the construction of the new Passenger Terminal costing 50 million pesos, which will soon to be completed. It would be equipped with enough facilities to handle passenger volume, a fully-air-conditioned building, and with better aesthetic compared to other passenger terminals in other cities. The facility is designed to blend with the architecture of the city. It has a semi-second floor area and can accommodate 1,300 passengers. The City Government has pushed for a passenger terminal over the past years as it noted an increased in the number of port users in Dumaguete.
FERRY/RORO Transport Operator in Dumaguete Port
The following are list of Shipping companies that operates passenger ferries in and out of Dumaguete.
- Aboitiz Transport System
- Sulpicio Lines (PACC)
- DMIC (Delta)
- Ocean Fast Ferries
- Montenegro Shipping Lines
- Asian Marine Transport
- Cokaliong Shipping Lines
- Trans-Asia Shipping Lines
- George & Peter Lines
- GL Shipping Lines
SHIPPING DESTINATION IN/OUT OF DUMAGUETE PORT
PORT OF MANILA
Offers once a week trip to and from Dumaguete, their itinerary for this route is: From Dumaguete it will depart every Wednesday at approximately 09:45 in the morning and arrives to the Port of Cebu at around 2 pm (Approximately no less than 4 hour trip). Then at around 5:45 in the afternoon it will sail again for Manila, thus arriving the next day at Pier 15 around 6 in the evening (24 hour trip).
For Manila to Dumaguete, Superferry 1/5 departs from Pier 15 of South Harbor every Monday at 10:45 pm. Then arrives on Tuesday 11:00 pm at Cebu International Port, then finally depart for Dumaguete at 2 am Wednesday morning.
Note: Schedule subject to change, please check superferry website for further infos.
Leaves Dumaguete for Manila every Monday at 1 pm
Leaves Manila for Dumaguete every Wednesday at 12 noon
Note: You may check their website for further infos.
PORT OF CEBU
Two pioneer RORO shipping companies are still active to date in this Visayan route, these are Cokaliong Shipping Lines and George & Peter Lines (GPL). While Ocean Fast Ferries Inc. is the only fast craft company that serves Dumaguete.
Their schedules are listed as follows:
1. COKALIONG SHIPPING LINES
Departures are everyday of the week except Monday. Departures at 12 midnight and arrives at Pier 1 Cebu City at around 6 in the morning (Approximately 6 hour run).
Please click here for schedule: Cokaliong Shipping Lines
2. GEORGE & PETER LINES
Cebu-Dumaguete route: Mon/Thurs/Fri at 10 pm.
For Dumaguete-Cebu City route: Thursday at 10 am/Friday at 11 pm.
3. OCEAN FAST FERRIES INC.
Cebu – Dumaguete via Tagbiliran route: Daily 6:00AM & 3:35 PM
Dumaguete – Cebu via Tagbilaran route: Daily 7:30 AM & 2:20 PM
Please click to this link to view complete schedule: Ocean Jet
PORT OF DIPOLOG/DAPITAN
With distance of only 44 nautical miles southwest of Dumaguete, most of the ferries can cover this route for about 3 ½ to 4 hours. RORO serviced to and from Dapitan/Dipolog started only in 2003 (Pioneer on this route is the shipping company George and Peter Lines, serving this area since early 80’s).
Since then the number of RORO ferries and Operators have increased due to the growth of Passenger and Cargo traffic. While Dipolog City has Galas Feeder Port, Dapitan City meanwhile has RoRo ramps at Pulauan Port, which form part of the Strong Republic Nautical highway (SRNH).
To date there are five (5) Shipping lines servicing this route, these are:
1. COKALIONG SHIPPING LINES
Departs to Dapitan every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday at 7 am
Departs for Dumaguete Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday at 4 pm
Departs to Dapitan every Wednesday / Friday / Sunday at 7am
Departs for Dumaguete every Wednesday & Friday at 4 pm
2. ALESON SHIPPING INC.
Departs daily from Dipolog to Dumaguete at 10:30AM
Departs daily from Dumaguete – Dipolog at 4:00AM
3. ASIA MARINE TRANSPORT CORP.
Daily : Dumaguete – Dapitan at 5:00PM
Daily : Dapitan – Dumaguete at 5:00AM
4. MONTENEGRO SHIPPING LINES
Daily at 6 am (ETD) and 5pm (ETD)
5. GEORGE AND PETER LINES
Please click the link for updated schedule and Fare. George and Peter
PORT OF TAGBILARAN
Referred by locals as the “Tagbilaran City Tourist Pier”. The Port of Tagbilaran is the city’s main seaport and is located on the northern edge of the city. Travelers to and from Bohol island uses this port as its main mode of entry. Bohol particularly Tagbilaran surpasses Negros Oriental and Siquijor in terms of volume of domestic and international visitors. The insular Port of Tagbilaran was also adjudged as one of the region’s healthy port by the Department of Health.
Please click the link of Ocean Fast Ferries Inc. to view detailed schedule, fares and promotion provided above.
Siquijor has three (3) Passenger Port/Wharf in the whole province, it serves as docking and berthing for fast craft, ferry boat and motorized banca that carries passenger and cargo traffic from Dumaguete and nearby provinces. These Ports are:
TMO Larena formerly known as the town of “Canoan” during the Spanish period, is the main entry point and major hub for commerce and business activities in the whole island of Siquijor. Shipping Lines that has schedules:
Delta 1 & 3 (Delta Marine International Pty.Ltd.) – Daily
M/V Marie Kristina (Montenegro Shipping Lines) – Daily
Villa Shipping Lines – MV Canoan Jet
Tanjuan Shipping – LCT Engatan/ LCT St. Joseph
GL Shipping Lines- M/Bca Jaylann 2
Siquijor is the Capital of the Province. Siquijor Port/wharf serves as one of the most important port in the province (next to Larena Port). Fast Craft and Motor Banca Operator serve this route:
Delta 1 & Delta 3- (Delta Marine International Pty. Ltd.) – Daily
Delta Car Ferry – Daily
M/V JAYLANN/MBca JAYLANN 2
MBca REMI DEO
Villa Shipping Lines – Canoan Jet
Lazi wharf are visited by boats/ships from Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Northern Mindanao. Copra, peanuts, tobacco, livestock, maguey and kapok are exported from the island through this port.
MV Siquijor Island (Orlines Sea-Land Transport Inc.)
Minor wharf for Motorized Banca:
Solong-on, Tambisan Siquijor to Dumaguete v.v – MBca Prima 1
San Juan Siquijor to Dumaguete v.v -MBca Bienbe, MBca Siquijor II, MBca Siquijor Princess.
PORT OF CAGAYAN DE ORO
PORT of CAGAYAN is located in barangay Macabalan facing the Macajalar Bay in the northern coastline of Mindanao, approximately 97.9 NM southeast of Dumaguete City. Cagayan de Oro particularly Port of Cagayan is the Gateway to Northern Mindanao’s passenger and commercial traffic. The port is a modern International Seaport situated near the estuary of Cagayan de Oro River; it has an anchorage depth of 18 meters and is around 400 meters from the shoreline. Shipping Company that serves from Dumaguete to this Port v.v: Cebu Ferries Corporation (Subsidiary of Aboitiz Transport System)
Cebu Ferry 01 – Every Sunday at 10:30 AM (from Dumaguete) Arrival Sunday at 5:30 PM (Cagayan).
Please click the link for added info: Cebu Ferries
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