Cokaliong Shipping Lines

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Cokaliong Shipping Lines
Private company
Industry Shipping
Founded 1989
Headquarters Cokaliong Tower, Osmeña Blvd. North Reclamation Area, Cebu City, Philippines
Key people
Chester C. Cokaliong
Founder, CEO, & COO
Gregoria C. Cokaliong
President & Chairperson
Divisions Cokaling Forwarding Division

Cokaliong Shipping Lines is a shipping line based in Cebu City, Philippines. It operates both passenger and cargo ferries on eight routes between islands in the Visayas and Mindanao regions and is one of the youngest shipping companies in the Philippines.

It was organized in 1989 by Chester Enterprises, Inc., a textile and ready-to-wear enterprise started in 1969 that diversified into the shipping business with the purchase a vessel from Japan in 1998, christened the M/V Filipinas Ozamis. In May 2012, the company acquired its ninth vessel, a 3,000-ton, 850-passenger vessel from Japan.[1] In March 9, 2013, the line opened its 13th port of call with the opening of Cebu-Nasipit route.[2]


Cokaliong ship at the Port of Iloilo, Iloilo City in the Iloilo Strait, near Fort San Pedro
Kyushu Shosen's "Ferry Nagasaki" ferry boat, departing from the Nagasaki harbour and renamed as "FILIPINAS BUTUAN"

Its fleet of vessels are:


Cokaliong Shipping Lines' main port of call is Cebu.[3]

Other ports of call are the cities of'

Former Ports:


Routes (As of February 2015):

  • Cebu-Surigao: M/V Filipinas Dumaguete/Maasin[4][5]
  • Cebu-Maasin: M/V Filipinas Iligan/Dumaguete/Dinagat[4][5][6]
  • Cebu-Dapxtan: M/V Filipinas Dinagat/Ozamis[7][8]
  • Cebu-Dumaguete: M/V Filipinas Dinagat/Ozamis/Nasipit[7][8]
  • Cebu-Tagbilaran: M/V Filipinas Maasin[5]
  • Cebu-Iloilo: M/V Filipinas Cebu/Nasipit[9]
  • Cebu-Palompon: M/V Filipinas Cebu/Ozamis/Dumaguete[9][10]
  • Cebu-Ozamiz: M/V Filipinas Ozamis/Iligan/Nasipit[6]
  • Cebu-ligan: M/V Filipinas Ozamis/Iligan/Nasipit[6]
  • Cebu-Calbayog: M/V Filipinas Dapitan[11]
  • Cebu-Nasipit: M/V Filipinas Butuan/Nasipit[11]
  • Nasipit-Jagna: M/V Filipinas Butuan[11]
  • Cebu-Masbate: M/V Filipinas Ozamis[11]

See also[edit]