Cebu Port Authority Crew Change Hub 360.mp4

A year from its deferment, the 5% increase in cargo handling charges for foreign cargoes shall take effect starting 1 October 2021. 

To recall, CPA has deferred the implementation of the increase to 1 October 2021 per Resolution No. 833-2020 by the Cebu Port Commission (CPC). 

The 5% increase is the second tranche of the 10% across-the-board increase in foreign cargo-handling tariff (excluding for cement, iron, and steel products) in the Port of Cebu that was approved on 27 September 2019 under CPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 12-2019. 

The first tranche in the 10% increase was implemented in 19 October 2019 while the second tranche was supposed to be implemented on 19 October 2020, one year after the implementation of the first tranche.

A Corporate Overview (click to view the CPA Corporate Video)

The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) was created through the enactment of Republic Act No. 7621 signed on June 26, 1992 to specifically administer all ports located in Cebu Province, thus, effectively separating these ports from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) system. CPA began operations and officially took over all Cebu ports on January 1, 1996.


Legal Authority

Created through Republic Act 7621

Enacted into law on June 26, 1992

Operationalized on January 1, 1996



(a)  To integrate and coordinate the planning, development, construction and operations of ports and port facilities within its territorial jurisdiction, consistent with the needs and requirements of the region;

(b)  To enhance the flow of international and domestic commerce passing through or utilizing the regional ports; and

(c)  To promote regional development by providing support services to sustain the growth of export and other priority industries in the region.



To become a world-class port that is financially sound, economically profitable and self-sustaining with the passion to deliver safe, efficient and effective port services, responsible environmental stewardship, exemplary public service, and to promote regional commerce through the port.



To build, operate and maintain ports under its network and implement an integrated management systems aligned with internationally accepted standards and practices for operations, planning and development of ports within its territorial jurisdiction enhancing trade and commerce.


The CPA Citizen's Charter - Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9485 otherwise known as the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, the CPA Citizen's Charter provides a step-by-step guide on how to avail of CPA's frontline services complete with information on the documents needed, forms to fill up, processing time and the person or department in charge. To download, click this link

 2023 Certificate of Compliance to ARTA 

 2022 Certificate of Compliance to ARTA 

 2021 Certificate of Compliance to ARTA 


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