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
Port of Cebu with Cokaliong ships; from left to right: Filipinas Dinagat, Filipinas Cebu, Filipinas Iligan, Filipinas Nasipit, and Filipinas Maasin.

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]


Kyushu Shosen's "Ferry Nagasaki" ferry boat, departing from the Nagasaki harbour and renamed as "FILIPINAS BUTUAN"


  • M/V Filipinas Cebu[3] (first ship with computerized engine monitoring system of Cokaliong Shipping.)
  • M/V Filipinas Dinagat[4]
  • M/V Filipinas Dumaguete
  • M/V Filipinas Iloilo
  • M/V Filipinas Maasin
  • M/V Filipinas Ozamis[5]
  • M/V Filipinas Iligan
  • M/V Filipinas Butuan[6]
  • M/V Filipinas Nasipit
  • M/V Filipinas Jagna[7] (11th ship of Cokaliong Shipping.[8])
  • M/V Avrora Okushiri* (Newest acqusition of Cokaliong Shipping.[9])


  • M/V Filipinas Dapitan

*Name of the ship as of the moment since the ship is currently in Japan and undergoing process for the ship's transfer of ownership. Once the process is done and shall arrive in the Philippines for retrofitting, she'll be reanamed with "Filipinas" branding like other Cokaliong ships.


Cokaliong Shipping Lines' main port of call is Cebu City.[10]

Other ports of call are:

Former ports:


As of March 2017:[10]

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