Saturday, July 13, 2024

2GO Opens Hubs Expanding Forwarding Operations in Mindanao

2GO Opens Hubs Expanding Forwarding Operations in Mindanao

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2GO continues its expansion in Mindanao by recently launching its shipside services in General Santos City and Davao, marking the sixth and seventh ports to offer this service after Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, and Zamboanga.

2GO, the country’s largest end-to-end logistics, transportation, and distribution solutions provider, strengthens its presence in Southern Mindanao. Seizing the economic growth opportunities in Davao and General Santos, 2GO opens its logistic hubs in these cities’ major ports to support businesses and communities.

The shipside service optimizes the efficiency of the Less than Container Load (LCL) or shared cargo service, providing shippers with shortened lead times and the flexibility to accommodate last-minute cargoes, with acceptance of up to 18 hours before vessel departure. This service is an ideal solution for urgent shipments, particularly beneficial for transporting vegetables, fruits, and other fresh produce.

“We are excited to expand our shipside services to Davao and General Santos, enhancing our capability to support the local economy and meet the needs of our customers,” said Faye Alonzo, 2GO Forwarding Business Unit Head. “These new hubs will enable MSMEs in Davao, GenSan, and neighboring municipalities to ship their products widely, ensuring that fresh produce and other time-sensitive goods reach their destinations swiftly and efficiently.” The LCL service offers significant advantages for inter-regional shipments, allowing businesses to ship smaller quantities without the need to fill an entire container.

This not only reduces costs but also improves inventory management and supply chain efficiency, making it an ideal choice for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and businesses with diverse shipping needs. 2GO’s extensive shipping routes from Manila to Davao, General Santos City, and Iloilo facilitate both travel and shipment, creating a reliable and efficient logistics network. These routes are particularly advantageous for businesses in Mindanao, providing them with consistent and cost-effective access to major markets, thus supporting their growth and expansion.

The launch events in Davao and General Santos were attended by Faye Alonzo and Sea Operations Head Elizier Santiago. The events were also graced by representatives from the Philippine Ports Authority of Davao and General Santos, GlobalPort Terminals, Inc., South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. (SCIPSI), PHILEXPORT Region 12, various fruit and vegetable traders and shippers, Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII), and partner agents.

The event showcased a trial shipment of 65 crates of tomatoes from Davao bound for Iloilo,
demonstrating the efficiency and reliability of 2GO’s new shipside service.
For more information about 2GO LCL services, please visit www.2go.com.ph.