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2GO’s Optimized Route Network to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency as Economy Reopens

MANILA, 19 November 2021 – 2GO Group, Inc.’s business arm 2GO Sea Solutions, the leader in domestic freight transportation in the Philippines, aims to boost supply chain efficiency to support the country’s commerce and trade as the local economy further reopens. The company has recently optimized its route network of roll-on, roll-off passenger (ROPAX) vessels to guarantee same-day sailing schedules, while expanding its freight services in Visayas and Mindanao to ensure an 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.

 

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Two new vessels were introduced in the fleet, M.V. 2GO Maligaya and M.V. 2GO Masagana. Photo courtesy of PSSS.

Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) 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.

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, M.V. 2GO Maligaya and M.V. 2GO Masagana. 2GO now has nine vessels sailing to 16 ports of call 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.

To inquire about 2GO Freight, please visit 2GO’s website, https://www.2go.com.ph, email [email protected], call the hotline (02) 8 528 7400, or visit any 2GO outlet near you.

ABOUT 2GO GROUP, INC.

2GO Group Inc. is the Philippines’ largest integrated transportation and logistics provider, at its core has five business units, namely, 2GO Sea Solutions, 2GO Special Containers, 2GO Logistics, 2GO Distribution, and 2GO Express.

2GO is a subsidiary of SM Investments Corporation, one of the largest conglomerates in the country. It offers multimodal transportation, warehousing and inventory management, distribution, special containers, and project logistics as well as e-commerce logistics, including last-mile deliveries, and express courier deliveries. 2GO also provides sea travel, and a wide range of peripheral logistics such as freight forwarding, import and export processing, and customs brokerage. Our company leverages on all our services to create unique supply chain solutions for our chosen target customers.

Backed by 148 years of expertise in transportation and logistics, 2GO has made a mark for providing the best travel experiences, efficient movement of products and cargoes, and for catalyzing business growth in domestic and international markets.

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