November 21, 2021 | 12:00 noon
MANILA, Philippines – 2GO Sea Solutions, a dominant player in domestic freight transport in the Philippines, is stepping up efforts to improve supply chain efficiency.
In addition, it is increasing its presence in central and southern regions.
The company has expanded its port coverage to Tagbilaran City in Bohol with weekly connections and additional frequencies to Davao and General Santos, which have doubled from twice a month to weekly connections via Iloilo.
2GO VP and Head of Sea Solutions Dan Fernan said the company switched operations during the pandemic to ensure reliable timetables despite restrictions.
It also added the travel frequency.
“By revising our routes and timetables, we have created additional reliability and travel frequency in our freight operations with daily departures,” said Fernan.
He said 2GO is now in a strong position to provide speed for shorter lead times so customers can improve their supply chains, reduce inventory costs and increase market responsiveness.
This is particularly necessary for the country’s trade as the local economy continues to reopen.
“The company recently optimized its roll-on-roll-off passenger ship (ROPAX) network to ensure same-day schedules while expanding its cargo services in Visayas and Mindanao to allow the unhindered flow of essential goods in the regions amidst that of the pandemic, “said Fernan.
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and essential goods such as food, pharmaceutical products and liquids are currently being transported from Manila to Visayas and Mindanao four times a week.
It does this through key freight hubs in Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro.