■ NEW AD­DI­TIONS TO THE COKALIONG FLEET

Sun.Star Cebu - - TOP STORIES - NELIA G. NERI neli­a_neri@ya­hoo.com

Ch­ester Cokaliong, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer/ chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of in­ter-is­land pas­sen­ger ser­vice provider Cokaliong Ship­ping Lines, an­nounced the 12th ad­di­tion to his pas­sen­ger roll-on, roll-off fleet, the beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated mv Filip­inas Suri­gao del Norte, which plies the Cebu/Suri­gao/Cebu route daily; and tug­boat num­ber 2, the mt Cokaliong Tug 2, a sup­port ves­sel to ac­cel­er­ate the dock­ing of Cokaliong ships in the Cebu port. Cokaliong is fo­cused on be­ing a step ahead in the ship­ping in­dus­try. No ifs and buts, he is de­ter­mined “to pro­vide only the best for our pas­sen­gers.” Inau­gu­ra­tion was held at the Port of Cebu, 3rd St.

Ch­ester Cokaliong, the dy­namic chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer/chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of the pace-set­ting in­ter-is­land pas­sen­ger ser­vice provider Cokaliong Ship­ping Lines, is fo­cused on be­ing a step ahead in the ship­ping in­dus­try. He con­tin­ues to ex­pand his fleet of in­ter­na­tion­ally classed ships, bring­ing in in­no­va­tions for the com­fort and safety of his pas­sen­gers. No ifs and buts, he is de­ter­mined “to pro­vide only the best for our pas­sen­gers.”

It was there­fore no sur­prise when he an­nounced the 12th ad­di­tion to his pass­sen­ger roll-on, roll-off fleet, the beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated mv Filip­inas Suri­gao del Norte which plies the Cebu/ Suri­gao/Cebu route daily; and tug­boat num­ber 2, the mt Cokaliong Tug 2, a sup­port ves­sel to ac­cel­er­ate the dock­ing of the Cokaliong ships in the Cebu port.

Inau­gu­ra­tion day was a lovely Satur­day af­ter­noon at the Port of Cebu, 3rd Street. Guests of honor were Takanori Tsu­tai, pres­i­dent of Heart Land Ferry, Sap­poro, Ja­pan; Jose Ve­nan­cio A. Vero Jr., re­gional di­rec­tor, Mar­itime In­dus­try Au­thor­ity 7; Ce­sar Romero, coun­try chair­man of Shell Philip­pines; Gio­sue Vez­zuto, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, Registro Ital­iano NavaleAsia Sin­ga­pore; and Toshiki Ishi­hara, di­rec­tor of Ku­ni­mori En­gi­neer­ing Works Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Kobe, Sin­ga­pore, Manila and Shang­hai.

Gra­ciously at­tend­ing to guests dur­ing the in­au­gu­ral party were mem­bers of the Cokaliong fam­ily led by the mov­ing spirit of the com­pany Ch­ester, and his charm­ing mother, Gre­go­ria Cokaliong, the grand ma­tri­arch of the clan. Cheers!

NEW AD­DI­TIONS TO THE COKALIONG SHIP­PING LINES FLEET.

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