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PORT OF MANILA - NORTH HARBOR
 
General Information

Located along the shoreline of Tondo District is the country’s leading domestic port – North Harbor. It can accommodate all types of inter-island vessels. Its six (6) main piers cater to coastwise cargo and passenger ships. North Harbor also includes Isla Putting Bato, Vitas, Pier 2, Terminal 16, Marina Slipway. These are havens for batels, fishing boats, LCT’s and other smaller ships. With an area of 52.47 hectares, a quay length of 5,200 m. including Marine Slipway and Isla Putting Bato, North Harbor is highly recognized as a catalyst for domestic commerce.

The facilities are also used extensively for passenger accommodation. North Harbor services the Metro Manila area and the immediate provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, and Nueva Vizcaya in the north, Rizal in the east and Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon in the south.

 
 
PORT PROFILE
Location : Lat. 14 deg. 37.22’N, Long. 120 deg. 57.5’E . It is located along the shores of Tondo District in Manila, northeast of Manila International Container Terminal (MICT).
     
Total Port Area
(in hectares)
: North Harbor has a total area of 52.47 hectares and a quay length of 5,200 meters.
     
Land Access : There are four (4) entrance/exit gates to North Harbor from Radial Road (R-10).  This is parallel to Marcos Road, on is at Moriones Street while the other one is at Zaragoza Street, used for passengers and cargo traffic.  The other two gates are the Pacheco gate and the Access Road gate.
     
Brief Description of Piers : North Harbor has six (6) finger piers and five wharves. The facilities are used for handling coastwise general cargo, containerized cargo and for passenger accomodation. Along the piers, and slips between the piers, there are 41 berths with water depth ranging from 4.5 to 6.0 meters. Covered and open storage areas are available at piers 2 to 16 and slips. There is a 2.8 has. Container yard t Slip ‘0’ and Marine Slipway Yard has an extensive container yard of 9.8 hectares.
     
Depth Alongside :

The present maximum depth of the water alongside the piers is about 5.5 m. below MLW.

     
Draft :

Using the tide, the largest fully laden ship that could safely berth at North Harbor would have a draft of 6.0 m. The vessels which have deeper drafts fall into two categories:

Larger container vessels calling at piers 4, 12, and 16 Trampers usually carrying logs which call at Pier 6 and 8. The arrival of such vessels is sometimes scheduled for the high tide or larger ships carrying logs lighten part of their cargo before berthing.

 
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