PPA News & Events

PPA retains Green Port Award for its CDO port, remains critical to achieving a sustainable port operation

MANILA, 05 November 2021—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to receive another Green Port Award for its Cagayan de Oro Port, a testament that the agency remains critical to achieving sustainable port operations.

PPA said the award was a culmination of group efforts in its CDO Port, under the Port Management Office of Misamis Oriental/Cagayan de Oro, to maintain efficient operating processes while maintaining a high level of balance with the environment.

PRRD to inaugurate expanded Puerto Princesa seaport, cements Palawan’s role in the country’s tourism, economic markets

04 NOVEMBER 2021, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is unveiling another major seaport development project today, exactly a week after inaugurating seven seaport projects in Bohol

The project, which involves the expansion of the Port of Puerto Princesa—the main maritime gateway of the province, is expected to further expand its role as a catalyst for growth not only for the region but for the entire archipelago.

DOTr, PPA unveil seven port projects in Bohol, swift recovery from the pandemic seen

29 OCTOBER 2021, BOHOL —The province of Bohol is expected to recover swiftly from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the completion of seven new seaport projects.

These seaport projects, set to be inaugurated today by no less than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, will significantly change the transportation and logistics patterns of the province to a more speedy, predictable, and cheaper transport mode.

New Pier, POB to boost traffic, address congestion at Lucena port

25 SEPTEMBER 2021, LUCENA CITY—The Port Management Office of Marinduque/Quezon (PMO MarQuez) is anticipating bigger Ro-Ro traffic as the PMO unveils an additional pier and a POB facility at its Lucena port.

With high concentration of passengers and rolling cargoes bound for Marinduque and Romblon, the new pier facility will address the congestion at the port as it offers additional berthing space for vessels.

Makar Wharf unveils new facilities, increase in port traffic seen

22 SEPTEMBER 2021, GEN. SANTOS CITY -- Port traffic at the Port of Gen. Santos, popularly known as the Makar Wharf, is expecting an upward trend despite the ongoing pandemic as it unveils its Port Operations Building (POB) Complex.

The POB Complex, which will be inaugurated on Thursday, 23 September, offers a state-of-the-art facility, which is expected to ease the movement of vessels, cargo and other port-related traffic compared to its old complex.

DOTr, PPA, CAAP inaugurate the expanded, modernized Siquijor air and sea port facilities

25 AUGUST 2021, SOQUIJOR—The Department of Transportation, together with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), is set to inaugurate the expanded Siquijor port and airport facilities on Thursday, effectively ending the decade-long concern against congestion.

The Port of Siquijor is the main door of the mystical island province to and from Luzon, the rest of the Visayas, and Mindanao.

PPA scores big in nationwide customer satisfaction survey; PPA's integrity, facilities and services highlighted

18 AUGUST 2021, MANILA — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has scored big in a recent nationwide satisfaction survey that highlighted the strength of its integrity, facilities, and personnel.

Based on the result of the latest Port Users’ Annual Satisfaction Survey (PASS) released by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), the PPA secured the very satisfactory level in three of the biggest key indicators: facilities, integrity, and staff and organization.

Delays in cargo shipments loom as China ports reel due to COVID-19

18 AUGUST 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is encouraging the Philippine-based importers and exporters to make the necessary operational adjustments as delays in the delivery of cargo looms due to the partial closure of several ports in China due to COVID-19.

PPA said early preparation is key to reduce the negative impact of the delays in their overall daily operations, thus, allowing them flexibility in the long run.

PPA completes off-site training facility, expects significant savings on training expenses

16 AUGUST 2021, MANILA—Taking advantage of the face-to-face training lull due to COVID-19, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has completed the renovation and improvement of its training facility that will house the majority of its executive and management planning sessions and other capacity-building initiatives to reduce cost.

It will also provide the Authority a proper venue that will house the required continuous training of its port police force to maintain their tip-top shape to carry out their sworn duties and functions.