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SCVASI delivers frozen goods amid pandemic

April 26, 2021 Jun I. Legaspi 8300 views

MAJOR food manufacturers in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao can move their temperature-controlled cargoes for distribution and consumption through 2GO Special Containers and Value Added Services, Inc. (SCVASI), the business arm of 2GO Group Inc. that operates the largest domestic reefer in the country, serves bulk liquid transport, and oversized and/or overweight cargo.

SCVASI also enables various food producers nationwide to ship their chilled and frozen goods to reach ultimate consumers this pandemic.

“Although the pandemic has created uncertainties in the movement of goods, 2GO never ceased operations. We ensure an unhampered supply chain across the archipelago, especially on the transportation of essential goods. From manufacturers to consumers, our reefers sustain the freshness of temperature-sensitive cargoes, such as fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, dairy, among others during intermodal and multimodal freight transport,” said2GO SCVASI Senior Vice President Gener Lim.

2GO’s new and well-maintained reefer containers with average age of six years also carry delicate cargoes, which can accommodate as many as 120,000 poultry products, or about 180,000 bottles of health supplements per 20 footers. Thousands of perishable goods have been moved this “new normal.” Alternatively, customers can opt for the less-container-load (LCL), consolidated with other frozen or chilled cargo, “2GO is the only logistics provider in the country that offers LCL for reefer forwarding, which makes us the go-to provider for this kind of service.”

Lim also stated, “We don’t only deliver a white-glove service, we also provide speed, convenience, and fulfillment. With regular sailing schedules and priority berthing of our vessels in all ports of call in the country, it is time-saving and cost-effective for our clients.”

2GO commits reliability, efficiency, and quality service through an experienced team, coupled with well-maintained equipment. 2GO acquired brand new 20- and 40-footer reefers, and ISO tanks, which are set to arrive by month-end. This is to augment more than 600 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU) as part of the equipment availability and inventory base.

Meanwhile, SCVASI transports liquid with the use of Flexibags and ISO tanks. Roughly 50% of these manufacturers utilize the service for their domestic forwarding needs.

2GO has nine freighter and ROPAX (roll-on/roll-off passenger) vessels, which sail to 20 major ports in the country. The Philippines’ largest integrated transport and logistics provider also operates a broad service network of close to 200 warehouse and hub facilities in strategic locations to efficiently move cargoes.

2GO Special Containers And Value-Added Services, Inc. (SCVASI) offers a wide range of services which includes in-land and domestic freight reefer transportation, liquid bulk transport in ISO tanks and flexi- tanks, ISO tanks and flexi-tanks repairs and maintenance, reefer van lease and maintenance, crating and packaging, and cold storage among others.

SCVASI’s project logistics business, 2GO Projects, continues to see opportunities in moving and lifting oversized cargo for clients across varying sectors such as, but not limited to, power, telecommunications, mining, and property.