The Port of Manila is the busiest seaport in the Philippines. The Port of Manila is the country’s primary international gateway for shipping.
The port is located on the southeastern shores of Manila Bay. The Port of Manila Bay entrance is 19 kilometers (12 miles) wide, and the Bay expands to 48 kilometers (30 miles) in width. The port is about 40 kilometers south of Bataan Peninsula.
The Port of Manila is made up of three areas: Manila North, Manila South, and Manila. Manila North Harbor is located in the Tondo District of Manila. The North Harbor is the biggest and primary port in the Philippines for domestic cargoes. The multi-purpose terminal in the North Harbor is used to handle general and containerized cargo and passengers.
The North Harbor covers about 52.5 hectares of land and contains about 5.2 thousand meters of quays with ten berths and eight quays that can accommodate a wide range of inter-island vessels. The quays contain 54 berthing areas, and there are areas for rolling cargoes at all piers.
The Manila North Harbour Port Inc. was organized under national laws to operate the North Harbor. It is a joint venture between the country’s biggest bulk and break-bulk port operator, Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc., and Petron Corporation, an industry leader in the oil and fuel sectors.
The Port of Manila South Harbor is operated by Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI), a publicly-listed port investor, operator, and developer in the Philippines. ATI operates the South Harbor’s container and domestic terminals and provides general stevedoring services.
- Total area: 137 hectares
- Container Berths: 22 on 12 piers
- Container Capacity: 4.5 miilion TEUs