2GO

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Not to be confused with its parent company, 2GO Group
2GO Travel
Industry Shipping
Founded Aboitiz, Gothong and William, Negros Navigation
Headquarters Pasay, Philippines
Area served
Philippines
Key people
  • Dennis A. Uy (Chairman)
  • Frederic C. DyBuncio
    (President & CEO)
  • Elmer B. Serrano
    (Corporate Secretary and Corporate Information Officer)
Parent 2GO Group
Website http://travel.2go.com.ph
2GO Travel kiosk in an Iloilo City mall.

2GO, formally 2GO Travel, is a passenger ferry company which is based in Manila, Philippines and part of 2GO Group, a listed company owned by the Chinese government through the China-Asean Investment Cooperation Fund.[1][2][3] It is the largest ferry company in the Philippines with its main hub located in Eva Macapagal Super Terminal in Pier 15 in the Manila South Harbor.[4]

Until 2012, 2GO was known as Negros Navigation. It changed its name following a significant realignment of ferry transportation in the Philippines in which long-standing companies SuperFerry, Cebu Ferries and SuperCat merged into SuperFerry, under the Aboitiz Transport System. SuperFerry was purchased by Negros Navigation, in December 2010, for US$105 million.[4] At the same time, a unit of China-Asean Investment Cooperation Fund, a Netherlands-based, private equity firm wholly owned by the Chinese government, took a controlling stake in Negros Navigation through an equity infusion.[1][3][4] Because Negros Navigation was a privately held firm the exact amount invested by the Fund was not disclosed.[2]

2GO has one of the most modern shipping fleets in the Philippines and operates the largest fleet of inter-island vessels in the country.[5]

Dennis A. Uy is the chairman of 2GO Group, replacing Sulficio O. Tagud, Jr.[6]

Destinations[edit]

The following ports of call are served by 2GO Travel:

Fleet[edit]

2GO acquired vessels from all four known shipping companies/brands: SuperFerry, SuperCat, Negros Navigation and Cebu Ferries. The vessels carry names derived from Roman Catholic saints and carries the 2GO Travel brand.

2GO Travel inter-island ferry, Port of Iloilo, Iloilo Strait, Iloilo City
2GO Travel catamaran ferry to Bacolod on Iloilo River in Iloilo City

Current fleet[edit]

SuperFerry-acquired fleet[edit]

  • St. Pope John Paul II[7] (formerly SuperFerry 12, current flagship of 2GO)
  • St. Leo the Great[8] (formerly SuperFerry 21 and MV Sunflower Nishiki of Kansai Kisen)
  • St. Therese of the Child Jesus (formerly SuperFerry 16, reacquired in 2015, 2GO's latest acquisition)

Negros Navigation-acquired fleet[edit]

  • St. Michael the Archangel (former flagship of Negros Navigation)

Cebu Ferries-acquired fleet[edit]

  • St. Augustine of Hippo (formerly Cebu Ferry 1)
M/V St. Augustine of Hippo cruising Romblon Bay
  • St. Anthony de Padua (formerly Cebu Ferry 2)
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola (formerly Cebu Ferry 3)

Other vessels of 2GO[edit]

Other vessels that were acquired by 2GO:

  • St. Francis Xavier[9][10] (formerly M/V Star Diamond and M/V Jiadong Pearl)
Cargo vessels[edit]
  • San Agustin Uno
  • San Rafael Uno
  • San Rafael Dos[11]
  • San Pedro Calungsod
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Uno
  • 2GO 1
  • 2GO 2

SuperCat-acquired vessels[edit]

SuperCat operated the following vessels that are now part of the 2GO fleet:

  • St. Nuriel (formerly SuperCat 22 and M/V Mt. Samat Ferry 3)
  • St. Sealthiel (formerly SuperCat 25 and M/V Mt. Samat Ferry 5)
  • St. Jhudiel (formerly SuperCat 30)
  • St. Braquiel (formerly SuperCat 32)
  • St. Benedict (formerly SuperCat 36)
  • St. Dominic (formerly SuperCat 38)

Former Vessels of 2GO[edit]

Ship/(s) that was part of 2GO fleets that were retired, sunk, or sold.

Incidents[edit]

MV St. Thomas Aquinas[edit]

On August 16, 2013, at 9 pm as it approached Cebu City's harbor, the MV St. Thomas Aquinas, formerly SuperFerry 2[17] collided with the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete of Sulpicio Lines and sank in 100 feet deep off Talisay, Cebu.[18] The ship was carrying 831 people—715 passengers and 116 crewmembers.[18] 629 people were rescued immediately and as of August 17, 2013, 31 bodies have been recovered leaving 172 unaccounted for.[18] The Sulpicio Express Siete with 36 crew members on board did not sink and returned safely to port.[18] It had a large hole in its bow above the water line, clearly visible in news photos.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Negros takes out remaining Aboitiz stock". Baird Maritime. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Chinese firm to become top Philippine ferry operator". ABS-CBN News. 5 December 2010. Archived from the original on 26 January 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Gamboa, Rey (August 20, 2013). "Keeping our seas safe". Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Cacho, Katlene O. (December 1, 2010). "Aboitiz sells transport unit". Sun Star Cebu. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Cebu Daily News (2007-02-21). "Ship with 640 people stalls midsea, towed". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Sulficio O. Tagud Jr.: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  8. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  9. ^ http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/03/20/1302797/2go-travel-unveils-new-ship
  10. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  11. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  12. ^ "SUPER FERRY 1". www.wakanatsu.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  13. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  14. ^ "SUPER FERRY 2". www.wakanatsu.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  15. ^ "ST.JW". www.wakanatsu.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  16. ^ "ST.PETER.THE.APOSTL". www.wakanatsu.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  17. ^ See photo at http://www.wakanatsu.com/philippine/photo/sf2.html
  18. ^ a b c d e De Jesus, Julliane (17 August 2013). "40 dead, 172 missing as two ships collide". Philippine Daily Inquirer (Agence France-Presse). Retrieved 17 August 2013. 

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