NEW ROUTE. From left, Medellin Mayor Joven Mondigo, Cebu Provincial Board Member Kerrie Shimura, 4th District Rep. Janice Salimbangon, SB Member Romeo Tapayan, Aznar Transport basic supervisor Kyle Alexander Aznar and SB Member Joselito Yurag throughout the launching of the Medellin, Cebu and Sta. Fe, Bantayan route on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Aznar Transport)
Using a passenger-only vessel, Aznar Water Taxi with a passenger capability of 92, brings forth extra tourism and enterprise actions to those flourishing cities.
With each day schedules, the water taxi departs Medellin as early as 7 a.m. and Sta. Fe at 8 a.m whereas the final journey to Sta. Fe is at 3 p.m and to Medellin at 4 p.m.
The transport agency additionally mounted a passenger and cargo vessel for a similar route. Vacationers who wish to carry of their automobiles for a highway journey to the neighboring island could accomplish that as LCT Melrivic 1 can accommodate 120 passengers and has a cargo capability of both 30 models of four-wheelers or seven models of 10-wheelers and two models of six-wheelers.
The vessel departs Medellin twice each day at 6:30 a.m and 10:30 am whereas it leaves Bantayan at 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
This linkage is believed to help the logistics and provide chain of each cities with Medellin being often called one of many main producers of sugar and yellow corn and Bantayan Island being the egg basket of the province.
“Mounting this new route is consistent with our firm mission to find and serve untapped and underserved markets. We additionally wished to help the initiative of the Municipality of Medellin to diversify its economic system quite primarily counting on the sugar business for its supply of revenue,” stated Kyle Alexander Aznar, basic supervisor.
This new route will function an alternative choice to the Hagnaya, San Remigio – Sta Fe, Bantayan route.
The Aznar Water Taxi has been fitted with model new twin baudouin engines whereas LCT Melrivic 1 has been fitted with model new twin Mitsubishi engines. These new engines will cut back journey time to 35 minutes and one hour, respectively.
The port of Medellin will be handy to vacationers because it has a big parking space the place vacationers can go away their automobiles. There may even be Ceres bus journeys from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Kawit, Medellin and vice versa.
Aznar Transport at present has a fleet of 10 vessels and serves the next routes— Tabuelan – Escalante, Negros; Medellin – Sta Fe., Bantayan; Danao – Camotes; Danao – Isabel, Leyte; and Bogo – Palompon , Leyte.
Regardless of the financial headwinds caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and different exterior elements such because the hike in gas costs because of the Ukriane-Russia rigidity, the transport agency stays optimistic of what lies forward following the reopening of the economic system after two years of various phases of lockdowns.
“We imagine that the consequences of occasions such because the pandemic and the large oil worth hike because of the struggle in Ukraine and Russia are merely momentary and it’s only a matter of weathering the storm,” stated Aznar.
“Within the 25 years of Aznar Transport, now we have time and time once more weathered totally different crises. We’re assured that these crises will go and the scenario will once more normalize,” he added. (KOC)
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