The Port of Cagayan de Oro is an ISO:9001:2008 certified port as to the facilitation of vessel entrance and clearance processes. It is currently implementing the Port Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (PSHEMS) covering three standards: ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety).

Dubbed as the Gateway to Mindanao, the Port of Cagayan de Oro is strategically located within Macajalar Bay, making 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.

Executive Order 769 issued on November 19, 2008 declared and delineated the Cagayan de Or Port Zone under the administrative jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority.

PPA established its management unit in Cagayan de Oro on October 1, 1975 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 functions the collection of income and revenues from the use of PPA facilities and services.

The infrastructure development of the Port of Cagayan de Oro however, started in 1977. From an old, wooden port, it has since been developed into a wide, modern and advanced port complex.

As a field office of PPA, the Port Management Office of Cagayan de Oro, adheres to the following PPA Vision-Mission-Value statements:


By 2030, PPA shall have provided globally competitive port services in the Philippines characterized by increased productivity, efficiency, connectivity, comfort, safety, security, and environmental sustainability.

  1. Provide reliable and responsive services in ports, sustain development of communities and the environment, and be a model corporate agency of the government.
  2. Establish a mutually beneficial, equitable and fair relationship with partners and service providers.
  3. Provide meaningful and gainful employment while creating a nurturing environment that promotes continuous learning and improvement.
  4. Establish a world-class port operation that is globally competitive adding value to the country’s image and reputation.

To establish, develop, regulate, manage and operate a rationalized national port system in support of trade and national development.

Core Values

E – xcellence. Professionalism, Efficiency
C – reativity. Innovation, Adaptibility
C – ustomer Satisfaction. Customer Focus
R – esponsible Citizenship. Sustainability, Accountability, Risk Management
E – thics. Integrity within moral bounds
S – incerity. Commitment to fulfill mandate
T – eamwork. Synergy of working together, Esprit d’ corps

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