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2GO optimizes route network to boost efficiency

  • 2GO Sea Solutions optimized roll-on, roll-off passenger vessels route network to guarantee same-day sailing schedules
  • Port coverage has been expanded to include Tagbilaran City in Bohol with weekly services
  • Frequencies to Davao and General Santos were doubled from twice a month to weekly calls via Iloilo
  • Introduced this year were two new vessels: MV 2GO Maligaya and MV 2GO Masagana

2GO Group, Inc.’s business arm 2GO Sea Solutions revamped its routes and schedules to improve supply chain efficiency in support of trade as the local economy further reopens.

The company recently optimized its route network of roll-on, roll-off passenger vessels to guarantee same-day sailing schedules while expanding freight services in Visayas and Mindanao to ensure unhampered flow of essential goods in the regions amid the pandemic.

“During the pandemic, we pivoted our operations to ensure reliable sailing schedules despite restrictions. By revamping our routes and schedules, we have instituted additional reliability and voyage frequency in our freight operations through day-definite departures. We are now in a strong position to offer speed for faster lead times to allow our customers to improve supply chains, lower inventory costs, and increase market responsiveness,” 2GO vice president and head of Sea Solutions Dan Fernan said in a statement.

Fast-moving consumer goods and essential supplies, such as food, pharmaceutical products, and liquids are transported from Manila to Visayas and Mindanao four times a week via major freight hubs in Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Cagayan de Oro.

Greater regional foothold

In addition, 2GO is solidifying its foothold in the central and southern regions as it has expanded its port coverage to include Tagbilaran City in Bohol with weekly services, and with additional frequencies to Davao and General Santos, which were doubled from twice a month to weekly calls via Iloilo.

“Our customers have access to the fastest less-container-load (LCL) service in the market for chilled and frozen cargoes, and also to our newest solutions like 2GO CabinCargo and 2GO Connect,” Fernan added.

This year, two new vessels were introduced in the fleet, MV 2GO Maligaya and MV 2GO Masagana.

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2GO now has nine vessels sailing to 16 ports via Manila to Bacolod, Butuan, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Ozamis, Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran, and Zamboanga, including Batangas to Caticlan and Roxas, offering full container load, less-than-container load for dry and chilled/frozen cargoes, rolling cargo, breakbulk cargo, among other services.


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