Danilo Lines Inc., a sister company of Lite Shipping Corporation, operating under the brand name Lite Ferries, “Ang Barkong Bol-anon” is continually expanding and bringing in World Class brand new ships to its fleet. This coming July 8, 2023 at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, the company is set to launch its latest brand new vessel, M/V Lite Ferry Six.
The Blessing and Inauguration will be held onboard the vessel at the Port of Polambato, Bogo City, Cebu.
M/V Lite Ferry Six was built in China and completed in 2022. This 72 meter long coast wise Ro-Ro ferry has a GRT of 2,450 tons that can accommodate 300 passengers, 18 ten-wheeler trucks and 10 cars. It is classed by RINA of Italy and it has standard and tourist class accommodations with above MARINA standards on passage ways and bed bunks accommodation. It runs a service speed of 13 knots reducing sea travel in the Bogo City, Cebu to Matnog, Sorsogon route from 9 to 10 hours to only 7 hours.
The launch is expected to be a grand event, with many attendees, led by DOTr Usec. Elmer F. Sarmiento, including representatives from Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Cebu Port Authority (CPA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), local LGU officials and local media.
Lite Ferries operates one of the youngest fleets in the country, with almost half of the fleet acquired brand new and one-fourth of the fleet below 20 years of age upon acquisition. This was the result of the company re-fleeting program of the past 10 years.
Lite Ferries is now connecting the island of Cebu to the rest of the country. Operating in 32 destinations, Lite Ferries has been bridging the provinces of Sorsogon, Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte.
The Bogo to Matnog trip departs at 11:59 PM every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; It departs from Matnog to Bogo at 11:59 PM every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
MARINA granted the vessel pioneering status in the routes of Bogo City, Cebu/Maya, Daanbantayan, Cebu to Matnog Sorsogon.