Cokaliong Shipping Lines

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Cokaliong Shipping Lines
TypePrivate company
IndustryShipping
Founded1989; 32 years ago (1989)
Headquarters
Cokaliong Tower, Osmeña Blvd. North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
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Area served
Visayas, Mindanao
Key people
Chester C. Cokaliong
Founder, CEO, & COO
Gregoria C. Cokaliong
President & Chairperson
DivisionsCokaliong Forwarding Division
Websitewww.cokaliongshipping.com/csl/
Port of Cebu with Cokaliong ships; from left to right: Filipinas Dinagat, Filipinas Cebu, Filipinas Iligan, Filipinas Nasipit, and Filipinas Maasin.

Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. (CSLI) is a shipping line based in Cebu City, Philippines. It operates both passenger and cargo ferries on eight routes in the Visayas and Mindanao regions and is one of the youngest shipping companies in the Philippines.[1]

CSLI 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.[2] On March 9, 2013, the line opened its 13th port of call with the opening of Cebu-Nasipit route.[3] Through the years, the company has acquired twelve (12) RORO passenger and cargo vessels traveling the national waters.

Vessels[edit]

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

Current Vessels (12 ships)

  • M/V Filipinas Cebu (IMO number9048562)
    • She was built in 1993 by Naikai Zosen in Setoda, Japan. CSLI acquired her in 2007 from Ise Bay Ferry or Isewan (Ise-wan) Ferry in Japan, where she was known as the Mikawa Maru. She is the first ship with a computerized engine monitoring system of Cokaliong Shipping. She is able to carry up to 686 passengers.
  • M/V Filipinas Dapitan (IMO number7534555)
  • M/V Filipinas Dumaguete (IMO number7535573)
  • M/V Filipinas Iloilo (IMO number7913830)
  • M/V Filipinas Maasin (IMO number8014887)
  • M/V Filipinas Ozamis (IMO number9185566)
  • M/V Filipinas Iligan (IMO number7813042)
    • She was built in 1978. She was the former Ferry Fukue [4] that was acquired by Cokaliong Shipping Lines from Kyushu Kaiun in 2011. She has a passenger capacity of 850 pax.
  • M/V Filipinas Butuan (IMO number8125909)
    • She was built in 1982. She was the former Ferry Nagasaki [5] that was acquired by Cokaliong Shipping Lines from Kyushu Kaiun in 2012. She has a passenger capacity of 850 pax.
  • M/V Filipinas Nasipit (IMO number9052886)
    • She was built in 1992. She was the former M/V Taiko that was acquired by Cokaliong Shipping Lines from Nomo Shosen Company Ltd in 2014. She has a passenger capacity of 685 pax [6]
  • M/V Filipinas Jagna[7][8] (IMO number9162722)
    • Built in 1997, she is the former M/V Eins Soya in Japan, before being purchased by CSLI from Japan in 2016. She can accommodate as much as 625 passengers as well as cargo.[9]
  • M/V Filipinas Surigao del Norte (IMO number9196412)
    • She is the former M/V Avrora Okushiri, the newest acquisition of Cokaliong Shipping, purchased in 2016 and.[10][11] She was built in 1999, and is the sister ship of the M/V Filipinas Jagna. She is the third vessel to have the third ship in the Cokaliong fleet to have a computerized engine monitoring system. She plies the Cebu-Surigao route.
  • M/V Filipinas Cagayan de Oro[12] (IMO number9211743)
    • Built-in 2000, she is the former M/V Ferry Toshima in Japan. It serves Cebu-Cagayan de Oro and Cagayan de Oro-Jagna (Bohol) route.
  • M/V Filipinas Mindanao (IMO number9238143)
    • She is the former M/V Feelease Soya of Heart Land Ferry, the newest acquisition of Cokaliong Shipping, purchased in 2019.

New Vessel/s

  • M/V Filipinas Agusan del Norte[13]
    • A brand new RORO/Passenger vessel, it will be delivered soon.[14][15]

Former Vessels

  • M/V Filipinas Surigao (sold to Roble Shipping Inc. and was renamed M/V Sacred Stars).
  • M/V Filipinas Siargao - formerly the M/V Gingoog City, originally a fishing vessel converted into a passenger ferry; sold to breakers in 1997.
  • M/V Filipinas Tandag - the company's first ship acquired from Trans-Asia Shipping Lines where she was formerly known as the M/V Asia Philippines.
  • M/V Filipinas Dinagat[16] (IMO number7227487) - Destroyed by fire while en route from Cebu City to Palompon, Leyte with no casualties on July 23, 2020. The vessel is former Soya Maru No. 2 of Higashi Nihon Ferry of Japan and was acquired by Cokaliong Shipping Lines in 1994.[17]

Ports[edit]

Cokaliong Shipping Lines' main port of call is Cebu City.[18]

Other ports of call are:

Former ports:

Routes[edit]

As of December 2017:[18]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On July 23, 2020, M/V Filipinas Dinagat was caught fire off the coast of Northern Cebu while underway to Palompon. As reported, there were no passengers and all the crew including the captains were rescued. The fire was placed under control around 10am the next day.[19][20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company History and Background". Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  2. ^ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/187139/cokaliong-buys-9th-vessel-building-12-story-hotel
  3. ^ http://ph.news.yahoo.com/cokaliong-opens-direct-route-220317693.html
  4. ^ "Ferry Fukue - Wakanatsu.com".
  5. ^ "Ferry Nagasaki - Wakanatsu.com".
  6. ^ "SHIP FEATURE: The Most Dashing Vessel of Cokaliong Shipping Lines: M/V Filipinas Nasipit".
  7. ^ Silva, Victor Anthony V. (2016-09-03). "Cokaliong Shipping Lines unveils its newest ship". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  8. ^ Cacho, Katlene O. (2016-01-19). "Cokaliong acquires M/V 'Eins Soya'". SunStar. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  9. ^ "M/V "FILIPINAS JAGNA"". Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  10. ^ "Cokaliong acquires new passenger vessel". 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  11. ^ Abangan, Frauline Maria S. (2016-09-08). "Cokaliong Shipping acquires 12th Ro-Ro vessel". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  12. ^ "Cokaliong to launch "M/V Filipinas Cagayan de Oro" to serve Cebu-CDO, CDO-Jagna routes; maiden voyage set February 2". CDOdev. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  13. ^ "Cokaliong flexes muscle, expands amid pandemic". Facebook. Cokaliong Shipping Lines. Retrieved 2021-08-26. Last August 25, 2021, we launched our Brand New 102M Ropax Vessel: M/V "Filipinas Agusan Del Norte" in Shanghai, China.
  14. ^ "Cokaliong flexes muscle, expands amid pandemic". Philstar-The Freeman. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  15. ^ "M/V Filipinas Agusan del Norte of Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc". Youtube. The Philippine Ship Spotters Society - Official. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  16. ^ "M/V Filipinas Dinagat of Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc". Facebook. The Philippine Ship Spotters Society - PSSS. Retrieved 2021-06-19.
  17. ^ "45 Rescued After Ship Catches Fire off Cebu". Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  18. ^ a b Cokaliong Shipping
  19. ^ Lopez, Herty B. (July 23, 2020). "Barko nasunog". SunStar SuperBalita Cebu. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  20. ^ Lopez, Herty B. (July 23, 2020). "Cokaliong vessel catches fire; captain, crew safe". SunStar Cebu. Retrieved July 23, 2020.