LOGISTICS HUB

Located at the northern seaboard of the country’s southernmost island of Mindanao, this fast-growing city of more than 600,000 people provides easy access to an enormous concentration of markets in Northern Mindanao.

The Mindanao Container Terminal facilitates direct and cost-efficient movement of containerized cargoes to Manila, Cebu, and international shipping hubs. The multi-berth Cagayan de Oro Baseport handles inter-island passenger travel with connectivity to the country’s nautical highway and the logistics corridors of Mindanao. Laguindigan Airport services air logistics requirements while an extensive inter- and intra-city road network leads to and from the major production areas and markets of Mindanao.

Cagayan de Oro is the veritable city of trade links in Southern Philippines, the entry point for goods to be quickly distributed to a consumer market of 22.0 million, and the most efficient exit for the island’s agricultural and industrial products to its major foreign and domestic markets in Visayas and Luzon. Supply chain companies have located their major depots or distribution centers in Cagayan de Oro and its immediate environs.

The expansion of the Mindanao Container Terminal and the FDC Power Plant will consolidate Cagayan de Oro’s position as the largest logistics center in Southern Philippines.

Ports

Ports

Cagayan de Oro provides the shortest and most convenient access to and from Mindanao and the Philippines’ domestic and international markets. It is bounded on the north by Macajalar Bay with its long shoreline covering most towns of Misamis Oriental. Two government ports, the Cagayan de Oro(CDO) Baseport and the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) , as well as several private ports are located along the bay’s deep water harbor.

The MCT, located in the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate at Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, is designed to service fully-containerized domestic and foreign vessels with an annual throughput capacity of 270,000 TEUs. The CDO Baseport, on the other hand, services passenger traffic and both bulk and break bulk cargo. Fourteen (14) domestic shipping lines and four (4) foreign shipping companies call on its port. As of 2012, the CDO Baseport’s Berth Occupancy Rate (BOR) was recorded at 70.89%.

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Highways and Bridges

Highways and Bridges

Cagayan de Oro is connected to major production areas in Northern Mindanao and other regions in Mindanao by all-weather highways and bridges from four (4) major routes or corridors.

 

Airport

Airport

Situated 491 miles south of Metro Manila, Cagayan de Oro, by plane, is one hour and 20 minutes away from Metro Manila, 40 minutes from Cebu City, and 35 minutes from Davao City. The newly-opened PhP 7.853 billion Laguindigan Airport, funded by the Korean Eximbank and built to international standards, is located in the municipality of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach from Cagayan de Oro. The table below shows the 2008-2012 flight statistics (passengers and cargo) of the former Lumbia Airport that ceased operation when the new Laguindingan Airport opened on June 15, 2013.

Situated 491 miles south of Metro Manila, Cagayan de Oro, by plane, is one hour and 20 minutes away from Metro Manila, 40 minutes from Cebu City, and 35 minutes from Davao City.

The newly-opened PhP 7.853 billion Laguindigan Airport, funded by the Korean Eximbank and built to international standards, is located in the municipality of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach from Cagayan de Oro. The table below shows the 2008-2012 flight statistics (passengers and cargo) of the former Lumbia Airport that ceased operation when the new Laguindingan Airport opened on June 15, 2013.

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KEY PLAYERS IN THE LOGISTICS SECTOR IN NORTHERN MINDANAO

In 2009, there were about 174 regular exporters in the region with export volume at approximately 4.4 million metric tons valued at USD 526.72 million. A total of 222 importers were importing raw materials and goods for domestic consumption. The region has about forty (40) major trucking companies serving both exporters and importers. Most of these players are based in Cagayan de Oro. There are other players based outside Northern Mindanao (e.g. Davao, Cotabato, Manila) that also operate within the region as they have contracts with local companies. There are six major foreign and domestic shipping lines operating in Northern Mindanao thru MCT on a weekly call frequency: American President Lines, Maersk Lines, Marianas Express Shipping, NMC Container Lines, Lorenzo Shipping Lines and MCC Transport Philippines.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

While the Mindanao Container Terminal is currently operating at 80% capacity, the city government urgently needs to increase the cargo berth length by another 200 meters from its present 300 meters.

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