Philippine Ports Authority’s goal is to implement an integrated port system that is aimed at accelerating maritime trade and commerce and carrying forward the government’s objective of transforming Philippines into a newly-industrialized country. Along these lines, PPA rehabilitated, developed and improved the port of Batangas. The project was implemented in 2 Phases. Development Phase I, covering an area of 22 hectares was completed in 1999 and is dedicated to domestic cargoes and passenger vessels as well as non-containerized foreign vessels. Development Phase II, covering an area of 128 hectares was completed in 2005 and constructed to cater international container vessels.
Looking constantly towards improving its infrastructure, the Port of Batangas is equipped with Vessel Traffic Management System with 4 radar stations to monitor and direct the entry and exit of vessels in Batangas and Balayan Bay areas. Further to that, in order to provide better port operations service in relation to the increasing volume of container vessels and cargoes, Asian Terminals Incorporated (ATI), the authorized cargo handling operator of Batangas Port, recently acquired 2 new Quay Side Gantry and 4 RTG cranes, bringing the total number of cranes to 4 Quay Side Gantry and 8 RTGs. In addition, aiming to optimize the existing port capacity, a 5-storey Multi-level Parking Building for CBUs was constructed and completed in November 2018.
Furthermore, the port is also implementing and/or holding the following:
- Port Operations Management System for Vessel Entrance Clearance (VEC)
- Terminal Operating System for container handling;
- Quality Management System Certified for VEC;
- Port Safety, Health and Environmental Management certified;
- On-going migration to Integrated Management System;
- ISPS compliant