Iloilo’s major port is located in Iloilo City. Over 160 years ago, it was officially declared open to international trade on September 29, 1855 by royal order of Queen Isabela II of Spain. A year after being opened to the world, a British diplomat and merchant named Nicholas Loney became the first to trade through the Iloilo port. The pier leading out to the sea was named in his honor, Muelle Loney.  The Iloilo city port became the second most important seaport in the Philippines during this time.

Port of Iloilo

Iloilo City’s port has a unique composition – it has three (3) base ports accommodating different types of vessels that bring in cargo and passengers from all around the Philippines.

Iloilo Commercial Port Complex (ICPC)

ICPC has an average shipcalls of six (6) foreign vessels per month and two (2) domestic cargo vessels per day.

  • Total Port Area – 22.2 hectares; Additional Reclamation – 1.4 hectares


  • R.C. Quay Line – 26.26m x 526m
  • Roll on, roll off Ramp – 13.80m x 15.00m
  • New Wharf Extension Load Limit – 3.60 tons/sq.m
  • 3 x 6 Reefer Outlet/Terminals (1-220V and 2-480V)
  • Container Freight Station – 7,500 sq.m
  • Standby Generator – 500KVA
  • Container Marshalling Area: 27,500
  • Operational Area: 90,057
  • Back-up Area/Commercial Total Area: 98,952 sq.m


  • Vessel arrivals – 11,853 (3rd Busiest in the Philippines)
  • Annual cargo – 491.7 million tonnes
  • Passenger traffic – 2.4 million annually

SEAPORT locations and routes

City PortsDestination
Iloilo Domestic PortManila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro
Iloilo River WharfBacolod (fastcrafts)
Guimaras, Palawan (roll-on, roll-off ferries)
Ortiz WharfJordan, Guimaras (pumpboats)
Parola WharfBuenavista, Guimaras (pumpboats)
Municipal PortsDestination
Dumangas Port Bacolod (roll-on, roll-off ferries)
Estancia Municipal Fishing Port Islands in Estancia and Carles (pumpboat)
Bantayan Island, Cebu (pumpboat)
Bancal PortGigantes Norte Island in Carles
Culasi Port, AjuyVictorias City, Negros Occidental

Fort San Pedro Terminal

The Fort San Pedro Terminal caters to domestic passenger/cargo vessels. There is an average of 2 regular vessels calling at the port daily.

  • Total Port Area – 35,976.66 sq.m


  • R.C. Quay Line – 12 mm x 634.33m
  • Roll on, roll off Ramp – 9.0m x 11.0m
  • Design Draft – 6.00 MLLW
  • New Wharf Extension Load Limit – 3.60 tons/sq.m
  • Passenger Terminal Bldg. 2,100 sq.m
  • Standby Generating Set – 60 KVA
  • Open Storage: 3,800 sq.m
  • 2,366.40 sq.m – container marshalling yard

Iloilo River Wharf

The Iloilo River Wharf accommodates fast craft, tramping and roll-on, roll-off vessels. The primary commodities being shipped are bottled cargoes and cement


  • R.C Quay Line – 900 m
  • Roll-on, roll-off System – 5.0m x 9.0m; 5.0m x 10.0m; 6.0m x 9.0m
  • Design Draft – 5.0m MLLW
  • Load Limit – 2.40 tons/sq.m


This terminal services passengers going to Bacolod City, Negros

  • R.C. Quay Line – 135.313m
  • Roll-on, roll-off System – 9m x 11m
  • Design Draft – 4.50m MLLW
  • Load Limit – 2.40 tons/sq.m

port of dumangas

The Port of Dumangas accommodates roll-on, roll-off and tramping vessels coming from and going to Bacolod.


  • R.C. Pier – 108m x 9m
  • Access Road – 440m
  • Design draft – 4.5m – 6.0m MLLW
  • Load Limit – 2.40 tons/sq.m
  • Roll-on, roll-off ramps – (2) 11.0m x 9.0m
  • Passenger Terminal Shed – 180 sq.m
  • Operational Area – ,800 sq.m

Port of Estancia

Primary commodities being shipped through the Port of Estancia are fish/marine produce, processed fish,  and petroleum products.


  • Port Area: 5,600 sq.m
  • R.C. Pier – 117m x 12m
  • Design Draft: 6m MLLW
  • Back-up area – 4,490 sq.m

Source: Philippine Ports Authority Region VI 

Iloilo Fastcraft Terminal

Iloilo River Wharf, Muelle Loney side

Dumangas Port in the municipality of Dumangas

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