2GO Group offers shipside service in GenSan, Davao

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From left to right: Tina Marie Yu, senior assistant vice president and head of 2GO Forwarding Operations; Faye Alonzo, business unit head of 2GO Forwarding; Mirasol Tiu, vice president of PSU - Davao Chamber; Mary Antonette Doromal, secretary general of the Davao Chamber; Elizier Santiago, assistant vice president of operations for 2GO Forwarding; Mary Josephine Baylon, ATS-PPA Davao; Lester Tan, operations head at Globalport Terminals, Inc.; and Marceliano Rivera, Philippine Ports Authority Davao. Photo from 2GO.
  • 2GO Group recently expanded its operations in Mindanao with the launch of its shipside service in General Santos City and Davao
  • The expansion marks the sixth and seventh ports that the shipside service is offered after Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, and Zamboanga
  • The recent launch showcased a trial shipment of 65 crates of tomatoes from Davao bound for Iloilo

2GO Group, Inc. recently expanded its operations in Mindanao with the launch of its shipside service in General Santos City and Davao.

The expansion also marks the sixth and seventh ports that the shipside service is offered after Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, and Zamboanga, the end-to-end logistics service provider said in a statement.

The launch showcased a trial shipment of 65 crates of tomatoes from Davao bound for Iloilo.

2GO said its shipside service optimizes the efficiency of the less-than-container load (LCL) or shared cargo service, providing shippers with shortened lead times and the flexibility to accommodate last-minute cargoes, with acceptance up to 18 hours before vessel departure. 2GO said the service is an ideal solution for urgent shipments, particularly beneficial for transporting vegetables, fruits, and other fresh produce.

“We are excited to expand our shipside services to Davao and General Santos, enhancing our capability to support the local economy and meet the needs of our customers,” said Faye Alonzo, head of 2GO Forwarding Business Unit.

“These new hubs will enable MSMEs [micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises] in Davao, GenSan, and neighboring municipalities to ship their products widely, ensuring that fresh produce and other time-sensitive goods reach their destinations swiftly and efficiently,” Alonzo added.

The LCL service also offers significant advantages for inter-regional shipments, allowing businesses to ship smaller quantities without the need to fill an entire container. 2GO noted this not only reduces costs but also improves inventory management and supply chain efficiency, making it an ideal choice for small to medium-sized enterprises and businesses with diverse shipping needs.

2GO’s extensive shipping routes from Manila to Davao, General Santos City, and Iloilo can facilitate both travel and shipment. The group said these routes are particularly advantageous for businesses in Mindanao, providing them with consistent and cost-effective access to major markets, thus supporting their growth and expansion.