The port of Manila is an important harbour for exports of Philippines products and is the largest and the premier international shipping gateway to the country. It stretches to about 880 nautical miles northeast of the Port of Saigon and 645 nautical miles south-east of the Port of Hong Kong.
An important export centre of the world, a bustling industrial hub and with an enormous warehousing capacity of handling 350 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo totalling 47.4 million tonnes each year, Port of Manila sets the pace of economic activities for miles around. With over 54 of berthing areas, the state of the art infrastructure of the port is capable of handling 1.8 million passengers per year.
The port of Manila has been the focal point of power struggles for centuries. The potential of this strategic port was recognised by the end of 1571 when the galleon trade route between the Philippines and Mexico flourished. Since then the port was given financial autonomy and it played a major role in the economic growth of the country.
This port ensures the safe, efficient, and cost-effective movement of cargos around the world. All this makes the port of Manila a reliable and strategic base in the Philippines and an excellent choice for ship container transport.