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Aboitiz’s SuperCat acquires new fast craft

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As part of its efforts to boost its passenger-carrying capability, Aboitiz Transport System’s SuperCat unit recently announced the purchase of a new fast craft, SuperCat 38.

This newest addition to the SuperCat fast ferry family servicing the passengers taking the Bacolod-Iloilo routes and vice versa.

SuperCat 36, the twin of SuperCat 38, is also servicing the Calapan-Batangas route.

The new vessel, which has the first ever state-of-the- art resilient mounting that acts like a shock absorber in rough seas, results in a smoother and more comfortable ride as explained by Capt. Jose Correos, the Master Mariner of SuperCat 38.

Aside from the new vessel, SuperCat announces servicing a new route — Manila-Bataan and vice versa.

After the initial talks with Cong. Abet Garcia and Gov. Tet Garcia of the Province of Bataan, the management of SuperCat has agreed to deploy M/V SuperCat 25 to serve the riding public.

The ferry ride from SM Mall of Asia Jetty Port to the Port of Orion in Bataan will approximately take one hour instead of the current travel time by land of two-three hours.

According to Supercat Fast Ferry Corporation president Ramon G. Villordon Jr. “This deployment is in consonance with the company’s direction of promoting domestic tourism by serving tourist oriented destinations such as Bataan which is the home of the famous Corregidor and a place which boasts of rich culture and history and the beauty of unspoilt beaches.”

Orion will be the home of Supercat in Bataan. It is now transformed into a modern port complex and is readily accessible through mini buses and other local transport coming from Balanga and nearby municipalities. Orion is the gateway of its neighboring provinces like Pampanga and Zambales.

Travelling by sea via SuperCat serves as an alternative in reaching Subic and Olongapo.

“While we place the highest importance on making every voyage safe, enjoyable and comfortable, we also want to continue making SuperCat an affordable option for the riding public,” Villordon concluded.

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