Gothong Lines

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Not to be confused with its sister company, Gothong Southern
Carlos A. Gothong Lines Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry Shipping
Founded 1946
Founder Don Carlos A. Gothong / Don Alfredo Gothong
Headquarters Alfredo Gothong Private Wharf FF Cruz, Pier 7, Reclamation Area,, Mandaue City, Philippines
Area served
Manila, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Ozamis, Nasipit, Iligan
Key people
Benjamin Gothong, President & General Manager
Services Container Shipping
Website http://www.cagothonglines.com/

Carlos A. Gothong Lines, popularly known as CAGLI and formerly once known as simply Gothong Lines, is a passenger and cargo ferry company based in Cebu, Philippines. CAGLI was formerly a part of WG&A SuperFerry, a company in January 1996 which served 23 major provincial ports throughout the Philippines and was the first domestic shipping company in the country to be certified by the International Safety Management Code standard.[citation needed] CAGLI, William Lines and Aboitiz Shipping (Aboitiz Transport System Corporation) formed was the biggest merger in the Philippine shipping industry.[1]

History[edit]

With a mandate from the patriarch, Don Alfredo D. Gothong, the three siblings Bowen D. Gothong, Ben D. Gothong and Brezilda Gothong Co, lead the rebirth of CAGLI with the launching of its first vessel, Butuan Bay 1, on October 3, 2002.

Positioning the company as a low-cost operator, the CAGLI President, Ben D. Gothong is helped by the fourth generation of their family who are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the shipping operations and other affiliate businesses. They are Calvin Boniface Lee Gothong, COO of Carlos A. Gothong Lines, Inc., Clark Lee Gothong, COO of Danao Coco Palms Resort, Jade T. Gothong, COO of GT Ferry and PCDC Group.

Port of Calls[edit]

Its ships call at the ports of Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Ozamis, Iligan and previously Jagna, Bohol for cargo and Butuan (Nasipit) for passengers.

Fleet[edit]

Current vessel[edit]

  • Subic Bay 1
  • Manila Bay I

Former vessel[edit]

  • Butuan Bay 1 (now Trans-Asia 5)
  • Ozamiz Bay 1
  • Cagayan Bay 1

Terminals[edit]

  • ADG Terminal Mandaue
  • ADG Terminal Cagayan
  • ADG Terminal Nasipit[2]

Tug boat assistance[edit]

GT Ferry (GTF), a subsidiary of Carlos A. Gothong Lines Inc. provides ship docking services and towing assistance to all types of commercial vessels and barges in the Philippines.

  • Tug 2
  • Tug 3
  • Tug 4[3]
  • Tug 5

Real Estate Ventures[edit]

GT Landev, the lines real estate arm, started with port and warehouse developments in Cebu, Cagayan, Nasipit, Iligan, and Ozamis. Currently it is planning three projects: the 30-storey GT TimeSquare in Cebu, and one project each in Cordova and in Compostela.[4]

Danao Coco Palms Resort is a 20,000 square meter property.[5]

Notable Incidents[edit]

  • Manila Bay 1 caught fire by the afternoon of October 21 but no one was reported injured. Initial investigation revealed that the fire started inside the vessel’s engine room. The cargo vessel was supposed to travel to Manila the other night but postponed its voyage due to super typhoon Lawin[6][7]

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