In 1982, Shenzhen and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region reached an agreement to jointly open a transit corridor from Huanggang to Lok Ma Chau. 
In May 1985, Huanggang Port started construction.
On November 30, 1988, with the approval of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Huanggang Port was opened to the outside world.
On December 29, 1989, the freight part of Huanggang Port was opened to traffic.
On August 8, 1991, the passenger transport part of Huanggang Port was opened for use.
On November 3, 1994, Huanggang Port opened two cargo inspection channels for trial round-the-clock customs clearance, and set up a special channel for empty vehicle inspection and release.
On March 20, 1997, the Huanggang-Lok Ma Chau shuttle bus service was opened at Huanggang Port.
In October 1999, Huanggang Port implemented the natural distribution of trucks.
On January 27, 2003, Huanggang Port implemented 24-hour customs clearance for passenger inspection channels. On October 8th, Huanggang Port allowed private cars, official cars and commercial vehicles with two licenses from Wenjindu and Shatoujiao ports to enter and leave the country between 0:30 and 6:30.
In 2006, the Huanggang Port Reconstruction Project was approved.
In March 2007, the Huanggang Port underwent a renovation project.
In July 2011, the reconstruction of the "Chegang City" in the exit area of Huanggang Port was completed and opened.
In January 2016, the special study on the reconstruction of Huanggang Port completed the bidding. 
On September 29, 2017, the newly built self-inspection channel in the departure hall of Huanggang Port was completed and put into use. 
On July 9, 2018, the Huanggang Port Entry Hall opened a new self-service customs clearance record information collection point.  On the 13th, the entry and exit small (passenger) vehicle inspection site at Huanggang Port used LED display screens.