Aleson Shipping Lines

Aleson Shipping Lines, Inc. is a shipping company based in Zamboanga, Philippines.[1] Their services include routes to Sandakan, Malaysia and over Dapitan City to Dumaguete City.[2][3] They also ship cargo from Zamboanga City to Manila with twelve of their container carriers.

Aleson Shipping Lines Inc.
FoundedOctober 1, 1976; 44 years ago (1976-10-01) in Zamboanga City, Philippines
Headquarters172, Mayor Agan Avenue, ,
Area served
Zamboanga City, Basilan, Jolo, Sulu, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, Dapitan City, Dumaguete City, Cebu, Bohol, and Sandakan
ServicesRoRo Service, Shipping


The company was founded on October 1, 1976,[2] and its first vessel MV Estrella del Mar[4] transported passengers and cargo, mainly rice, to the neighboring islands. In 1980, the company acquired its first cargo vessel, thus the debut of MV Aleson.

The company expanded in the 1980s with more cargo ships, along with voyages to Singapore for trade and commerce purposes.

During the 1990s the company concentrated on the passenger and roll-on/roll-off ferry sector. Additional vessels were added to carry more passengers and travel on more routes. In 1994, a new route between Zamboanga Port and Sandakan Port, Malaysia was opened[5][6] in response to the development of BIMP-EAGA routes.[7] Aleson's MV Danica Joy was one of the first vessels that sailed on this route.

In 1999, the company expanded into containerizing cargo, with the addition of new container carriers. The first fast craft of the corporation was bought on 2004 and was named MV Seajet.

At present, Aleson operates a fleet of 36 vessels and is the largest shipping operator in Western Mindanao.[citation needed]

Ports of callEdit

Aleson Shipping Lines Inc. main port of call is Zamboanga City, but some of their ships are actively in service for Tubigon, Bohol, Cebu, Manila, Dapitan, Dumaguete, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, Isabela City, Basilan, Lamitan City, Basilan, and Bongao, Tawi-Tawi[3][8]


*for cargoes only


MV Trisha Kerstin 2 in Zamboanga International Seaport
MV Trisha Kerstin 3 in Port of Dapitan
MV Lady Mary Joy 3 in Zamboanga International Seaport
Bus shuttle of Aleson Shipping Lines, carrying passengers from terminal to port and vice versa

Current (as of March 2017)[1]

  • MV Antonia (current flagship)
  • MV Danica Joy 1[9]
  • MV Danica Joy 2
  • MV Lady Mary Joy 1
  • MV Lady Mary Joy 3
  • MV Kristel Jane 2
  • MV Kristel Jane 3
  • MV Kristel Jane 5
  • MV Anika Gayle
  • MV Anika Gayle 2
  • MV Stephanie Marie
  • MV Stephanie Marie 2
  • MV Ciara Joie
  • MV Ciara Joie 2
  • MV Ciara Joie 3
  • MV Ciara Joie 5
  • MV Ciara Joie 7
  • MV Trisha Kerstin 1[10]
  • MV Trisha Kerstin 2
  • MV Trisha Kerstin 3
  • MV SeaJet[11]
  • MV Nico Bryan
  • MV Estrella Del Mar
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 1
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 2
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 3
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 5
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 6
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 8
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 9
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 10
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 11
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 12
  • MV Aleson Con-Carrier 14
  • Mv Aleson Con-Carrier 15


Notable incidentsEdit

On February 18, 2016, MV Lady Mary Joy 1 with 308 passengers and 38 crew members grounded off Pampat Point at Bongao island, Philippines. The ship was en route from Zamboanga City to Bongao, but due to human mistake and strong winds grounded in a rocky shallow. The ship hardly stuck and was unable to refloat by own power, requesting assistance from the local authorities. At the scene of the accident were dispatched several rescue boats, which evacuated all the passengers to the shore. According to preliminary information there are no injured people from the crew and guests on board. The authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident.[13]

On September 21, 2016, MV Danica Joy arrived at 4 pm from Sandakan. But by around 9:30 pm she went off-balance while moored at the Zamboanga International Seaport. The ship was carrying 799 passengers, including of which 11 Malaysians and one Australian, and 603 deportees. All passengers were unloaded earlier on, resulting to no casualties.[14][15][16]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "List Of Operating Vessels as of June 2013" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04.
  2. ^ a b "ALESON SHIPPING LINES OFFICIAL WEBSITE". Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  3. ^ a b "Inventory of RoRo Routes - Maritime Industry Authority as of 2015" (PDF).
  4. ^ Administrator. "Sea Vessels". Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  5. ^ "Ports in East Asia growth ara get regular links".
  6. ^ "Zamboanga-Sandakan Route | The PhilSouth Angle". Archived from the original on 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  7. ^ "Development of 15 sea routes to BIMP-EAGA eyed | PortCalls Asia | Asian Shipping and Maritime News". Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  8. ^ 19, Posted on February; Tawi-Tawi, 2009-; Travel (2009-02-19). "Transit: Going to Tawi-tawi". Ironwulf En Route Travel Blog Philippines and Beyond. Retrieved 2016-08-30.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Photo of Danica Joy 1". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  10. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Photo of Trisha Kerstin 2". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  11. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Photo of MV SeaJet". Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  12. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Photo of MV Danica Joy". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  13. ^ "Ferry Lady Mary Joy 1 with 308 passengers grounded off Bongao island". 2016-02-20. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  14. ^ "Passenger boat capsizes at Zamboanga port". 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  15. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Video: FILIPINO FERRY MV DANICA JOY CAPSIZED AT ZAMBO PORT". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  16. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - MV Danica Joy's incident in summary". Retrieved 2016-10-01.

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