2.1.8 Philippines - Luzon Port of Port Irene

Port Overview

The Port of Irene is located in Casambalangan, close to the mouth of Cagayan River on the NW coast of Luzon. It was reported that the port is to be developed and is expected to serve as a transshipment point. The harbor has an area of 40,000 square meters. There is a T-shaped jetty, 60m long, extending southeast from an area of reclaimed land on the northeast side of the bay. It was reported that the port has handled vessels of 15,000 gt with a draft of 7.7m. Anchorage can be taken in 12.2 m to 13.7 m mud, good holding ground and protection from south winds, about 0.5 mile offshore, with Puerto Point bearing 356° and Batulinao Point bearing 248°.

Port website:

Key port information may also be found at:

Port Location and Contact



Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Santa Ana, Cagayan

Port's Complete Name

Port Irene





Managing Company or Port Authority

Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA)

Management Contact Person

CEZA Sta. Ana Cagayan

Admin Complex, Centro, Sta Ana, Cagayan

+ 63 78 395 0509

Mr. Patrick M. Iloy – Seaport Section

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Clark International Airport

Tiger Air/Singapore Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Jetstar, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Cagayan Economic Zone Authority

Mr. Patrick M. Iloy

Seaport Section

Admin Complex, Centro, Sta Ana, Cagayan

+ 63 78 395 0509

Arienito M. Claveria

Acting District Collector

CD15, Port of Aparri

(078) 888-0721

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

As a Freeport, it operates as a separate customs territory similar to Hong Kong, Singapore, Lubuan in Malaysia and Hamburg in Germany. It is envisioned to be a major transshipment point for trade in the Asia-Pacific rim. The rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing facilities have the following phases:

Phase I – immediate port upgrading including repairing, lengthening and widening of the existing berth; developing of a container yard; provision of cold storage facilities and general cargo warehousing.

Phase II – Construction of additional berths to accommodate up to 300,000 TEUs; expansion of the container yard area.

Phase III – Construction of additional berths to accommodate an incremental capacity of up to 200,000 TEUs; proportionate expansion of the container yard and acquisition of modern equipment for cargo handling and storage.

Seasonal Constraints


Time Frame

Rainy Season


From August to December

Major Import Campaigns


Other Comments

Interruptions of port operations during typhoons.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth



Maximum Draft


Conventional Berth


185 m

7.7 m

Container Berth


Silo Berth


Berthing Tugs


Water Barges


General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo


Exports - Bagged Cargo


Imports and Exports - RoRo


Other Imports

Rolling cargoes, B/Bulk

Container Facilities

Port Irene is under rehabilitation, including container berths.

Customs Guidance

Arienito M. Claveria, Port Irene Customs Officer

Sub-Port of Irene         


For more information on customs in the Philippines, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

Port Irene's terminal is 22,550 sqm2.

Grain and Bulk Handling

There is no grain and bulk handling equipment in Port Irene.

Main Storage Terminal

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo


Refrigerated Cargo


General Cargo

Open Area

33,480 m2


CEZA handles stevedoring services.

Port Security

CEZA manages the deployment of local security services within the port premises.


ISPS Compliant


Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

Level 1

Police Boats

Coast Guard

Fire Engines

LGU Fire trucks

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