On October 1, 1975, the Philippine Ports
Authority established its management unit in Cagayan de
Oro and took over the port operations, maintenance and
related functions from the Bureau of Customs and from
the Bureau of Public Works. In April 1976, PPA added to
its function the collection of income and revenues from
the use of PPA facilities and services.
The development of the Port of Cagayan
de Oro started in 1977. The infrastructures have
completely changed the features of the port from an old
wooden port into a wide, modern and advanced port
Port of Cagayan de Oro is now the busiest government
port in Northern Mindanao in terms of cargo throughput.
Dubbed as the gateway to Mindanao, its strategic
location makes it the entry and exit point of goods and
passengers for the city of Cagayan de Oro and the
provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin,
Agusan del Norte and Davao.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order 769 on
November 19, 2008 declaring and delineating the Cagayan
de Oro Port Zone under the administrative jurisdiction
of the Philippine Ports Authority.