Gothong Lines

Carlos A. Gothong Lines, popularly known as CAGLI and formerly once known as simply Gothong Lines, is a passenger and cargo ferry company based in Cebu, Philippines. CAGLI was formerly a part of WG&A SuperFerry, a company in January 1996 which served 23 major provincial ports throughout the Philippines and was the first domestic shipping company in the country to be certified by the International Safety Management Code standard.[citation needed] CAGLI, William Lines and Aboitiz Shipping (Aboitiz Transport System Corporation) formed was the biggest merger in the Philippine shipping industry.[1]

Carlos A. Gothong Lines Inc.
FounderDon Carlos A. Gothong / Don Alfredo Gothong
HeadquartersAlfredo Gothong Private Wharf FF Cruz, Pier 7, Reclamation Area,, ,
Area served
Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Ozamis, Nasipit, Iligan
Key people
Benjamin Gothong, President & General Manager
ServicesContainer Shipping


With a mandate from the patriarch, Don Alfredo D. Gothong, the three siblings Bowen D. Gothong, Ben D. Gothong and Brezilda Gothong Co, lead the rebirth of CAGLI with the launching of its first vessel, Butuan Bay 1, on October 3, 2002.

Positioning the company as a low-cost operator, the CAGLI President, Ben D. Gothong is helped by the fourth generation of their family who are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the shipping operations and other affiliate businesses. They are Calvin Boniface Lee Gothong, COO of Carlos A. Gothong Lines, Inc., Clark Lee Gothong, COO of Danao Coco Palms Resort, Jade T. Gothong, COO of GT Ferry and PCDC Group.

Port of CallsEdit

Its ships call at the ports of Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Ozamis, Iligan and previously Jagna, Bohol for cargo and Butuan (Nasipit) for passengers.


Current vesselsEdit

Dapitan Bay 1
  • Dapitan Bay 1: GRT 7075
  • Panglao Bay 1: GRT 5930

Former vesselsEdit

  • Batangas Bay 1
  • Butuan Bay 1 (now Trans-Asia 5)
  • Cagayan Bay 1
  • Manila Bay 1
  • Ozamis Bay 1
  • Subic Bay 1


  • ADG Terminal Mandaue
  • ADG Terminal Cagayan
  • ADG Terminal Nasipit[2]

Tug boat assistanceEdit

GT Ferry (GTF), a subsidiary of Carlos A. Gothong Lines Inc. provides ship docking services and towing assistance to all types of commercial vessels and barges in the Philippines.

  • Tug 2
  • Tug 3
  • Tug 4[3]
  • Tug 5

Notable incidentsEdit

  • Manila Bay 1 caught fire by the afternoon of October 21 but no one was reported injured. Initial investigation revealed that the fire started inside the vessel's engine room. The cargo vessel was supposed to travel to Manila the other night but postponed its voyage due to super typhoon Lawin[4][5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Archived June 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-01-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-01-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Filsec - Filipino Ship Enthusiast Coalition - Photo of Manila Bay 1". Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  5. ^ "Cargo vessel catches fire; no one injured". Retrieved 2016-10-30.

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