Lite Ferries Cuts Cebu-Luzon Travel Time with New Pioneering Gateway
Lite Ferries President and CEO Lucio E. Lim, Jr. led on July 31, 2021, the inauguration and launching of the new pioneering gateway to Luzon via Northern Cebu. This event, which took place during the company’s 30th year, was made more special with the presence of Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia and the leaders of the different agencies and local government units who helped make this project possible.
Gateway to Luzon
The new route is “the most exciting pioneering gateway to the Province of Cebu” in recent years. First, the route will cut travel time from days to just 9 hours. Second, this new route is seen to help boost the economy of both Cebu and Sorsogon. Third, the project will help lessen road use and vehicle wear and tear. Lastly, the project will help give travelers a safer and faster route.
The two main ports of the new route will be the Polambato Port in Bogo City in Cebu and the Matnog Port in Sorsogon. However, the Maya Port in Daanbantayan will serve as an alternative port. This is to ensure that travel continues even if the Polambato Port cannot be used for whatever reason.
Matnog to Bogo/Maya – 11:45pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Bogo/Maya to Matnog – 11:45pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
The event is a milestone for the company. And it is why LSC President and CEO Lucio E. Lim, Jr. is thankful for the support of the leaders of different agencies and LGUs during the event.
Serving as the event’s guest of honor was Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia. According to the governor, the project was a dream come true for the province of Cebu. In addition, she said that the project is an important part of the government’s goal of making sea travel all over the country safer and faster.
Also present during this event were Bogo City Mayor Carlo Martinez, Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura, CPA General Manager Lionilo Miole, CGD Central Visayas Commander CG RADM Jose William U. Isaga, LSC COO Engr. Fernando A. Inting, LSC Commercial Operations Head Jethro Lim Imboy, and Province of Cebu BM Kerrie Keane Shimura.
Lite Shipping Corporation is a shipping line based in Cebu City. It operates under the brand name Lite Ferries. The company had humble beginnings in the province of Bohol. Today, Lite Ferries has a fleet of 25 RORO passenger ships that connect Cebu to various provinces in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.