Philippine tourism

2GO’s new Japan-made ship to sail in May

Aika Rey
2GO’s new Japan-made ship to sail in May

2GO SHIP. Passengers enter a 2GO vessel in 2020.

File photo from 2GO Travel

As part of pre-launch efforts, 2GO Travel is offering discounted trips

2GO Travel’s newly acquired vessel from Japan is set to make its maiden voyage in May.

As part of pre-launch efforts, 2GO is offering discounted tickets until May 3 for June 1 to December 15 voyages.

2GO said travel from Batangas to Caticlan and Roxas are priced at P299 for a one-way trip with 50-kilogram baggage allowance.

Manila to Bacolod, Cebu, Coron, Iloilo, Dumaguete, and Puerto Princesa are priced at P399, while Manila to Butuan, Iligan, Ozamiz, Zamboanga, and Cagayan de Oro are offered at P499.

“This new acquisition is part of our continuing efforts to upgrade our fleet, modernize our operations, and to provide a better passenger experience in sea travel. As destinations reopen [their] doors to local tourists, we are ready to bring Filipinos to their favorite Philippine islands,” said 2GO assistant vice president of marketing Blessie Cruz in a statement.

The newly acquired ship will be part of 2GO’s fleet of 10 roll-on/roll-off passenger and freight vessels.

Meanwhile, Special Container and Value Added Services Incorporated, a unit of 2GO Group, will have its new ISO tanks for liquid transport as well as 20-footer and 40-footer reefers by the end of April.

In March, Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corporation announced that it was selling its entire stake in 2GO Group to SM Investments Corporation, as the logistics and travel industry suffered losses due to the pandemic. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.