2GO expands footprint in Southern Mindanao

Logistics provider 2GO has expanded its footprint in Southern Mindanao to tap into the growing economic opportunities in Davao and General Santos.

In a recent move, 2GO rolled out its shipside services in General Santos City and Davao, making them the sixth and seventh ports to offer this service, following Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, and Zamboanga.

With the establishment of logistic hubs at key ports in these cities, 2GO said it intends to provide support to local businesses and communities. 

The shipside service has been specifically designed to streamline Less than Container Load (LCL) or shared cargo services.

According to 2GO, this enables shippers to have quicker lead times and the flexibility to accommodate last-minute shipments, with acceptance allowed up to 18 hours before vessel departure.

This service is ideal for time-critical shipments, particularly proving beneficial for transporting perishable items such as vegetables, fruits, and other fresh produce, 2Go said.

"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," Faye Alonzo, 2GO forwarding business unit head, said.

“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,” she added.

The LCL service is an option for businesses looking to ship smaller quantities without needing to fill an entire container, thus reducing costs and improving inventory management and supply chain efficiency.

2GO’s shipping routes from Manila to Davao, General Santos City, and Iloilo make travel and shipment more convenient, creating a reliable and efficient logistics network. 

These routes are especially beneficial for businesses in Mindanao, providing them with consistent and cost-effective access to major markets, thus supporting their growth and expansion.