September 30, 2023


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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 September 17, 2023, Sunday at 3:00 PM, the company is set to launch its brand new RoRo Passenger Catamaran Ferry, M/V LiteCat 2.


The Blessing and Inauguration will be held onboard the vessel at the Port of Cebu City with Vice President Sara Z. Duterte as Guest of Honor and Senator Imee R. Marcos.


MV LiteCat 2 is built by PT Karimun Anugrah Sejati, one of the largest shipyards in Indonesia. This 71.4 meter long coastwise Ro-Ro Catamaran ferry has a GRT of 1,547 tons that can accommodate 453 passengers, 12 units of heavy trucks and 20 light vehicles or 60 cars. It is classed during its construction by Lloyd’s Register of London and it has 3 classes of accommodation to ensure your comfort. The economy class located at the bridge or sun deck lets you experience the cool sea breeze while giving you a wonderful vantage point of the horizon and sea views. The tourist class on the upper deck provides a fully-air conditioned area with German designed seats with food trays. Additionally, there are now tables to cater to the convenience of passengers traveling in groups or as families. The business class has its own exclusive area that offers a deluxe experience with reclining Germandesigned couches that exude comfort and class with retractable food trays to provide you space for work, eat and play. Also available is a VIP lounge located at the bridge deck to those who want a more exclusive comfort. LITECAT 2 offers passengers an unprecedented feature of uninterrupted WiFi access during the whole trip a first in inter-island sea travel, made possible by Starlink technology. Snacks and refreshments are available in the café lounge and snack bar now equipped with tables for passenger convenience located at the main deck area, Among the unique features of LITECAT 2 from all other vessels in its class is its wider and more spacious passage ways and in between seats legroom which are all way above MARINA standards.


The launch is expected to be a grand event, with many attendees, including representatives from the maritime industry led by Marina Administrator Atty. Hernani N. Fabia, and local government officials namely, Bohol Province Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Cebu 3rd District Cong. Pablo John Garcia and Cebu 2nd District Representative Eduardo Rama, Jr.


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’s re-fleeting program the past ten (10) years.


Lite Ferries is now bridging the island of Cebu to the rest of the Country. Operating in thirty-two (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 as part of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway.


Marina granted the vessel pioneering status in the route of Cebu City to Tubigon, Bohol and vice -versa daily.


The company is a proud member of the Philippine Coastwise Shipping Association, Inc.


BRIDGING ISLANDS, CONNECTING LIVES“, is the new Lite Ferries Slogan.

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