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|Negros Navigation Co., Inc.|
|Type||Shipping & Cargo|
|Headquarters||Pier 2 Manila North Harbor, Tondo, Manila, Philippines|
|Ferry & Freight Services|
Negros Navigation Co., Inc. (Nenaco) is one of the oldest domestic shipping companies in the Philippines. It is also one of the largest companies in the passenger transport business in the Philippines. Its main hub is Pier 2 in Manila North Harbor.
It was organized and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 26, 1932 for the purpose of transporting passengers and cargoes at various ports of call in the Philippines.
In the 60’s Nenaco was the first among the domestic shipping companies to operate brand new, fast and luxurious air conditioned passenger ships. In 70’s , it was first to construct and operate a modern passenger terminal in Manila’s North Harbor and likewise pioneered in offering special cruises to the Philippine tourist spots using its coastwise vessels. In the 80’s , Nenaco launched its containerization program and ushered a new industry trend on the use of Roll-on Roll-off (“RORO”) vessels. It also deploys various shuttle buses in Baclaran, Cubao and Alabang which takes passengers to the pier terminal.
In the 90’s, it became the first Philippine shipping company to be listed in the stock exchange. Proceeds amounting to P916.86 million from Initial Public Offering (IPO) were utilized to support the “Globalization Program” of the company that involved fleet expansion and service modernization.
Negros Navigation serves the following destinations (as of August 2009):
Negros Navigation operates the following vessels (as of 2008):
- M/V San Agustin Uno
- M/V San Rafael Uno
- M/V San Rafael Dos
- M/V St. Michael the Archangel
- Don Claudio
- Connie II
- Santa Ana
- Mary, Queen of Peace
- Princess of Negros
- San Paolo
- St. Francis of Assisi
- Don Julio
- Don Juan
- Don Vicente
- San Lorenzo Ruiz
- Santa Florentina
- Santa Maria
- Nossa Senhora de Fatima
- San Sebastian
- St. Ezekiel Moreno
On April 1980, M/V Don Juan bound for Bacolod City sank 20 nautical miles (37.04 km) off Maestre de Campo Island, Oriental Mindoro after colliding with the oil tanker M/T Tacloban City. Reported casualties were 18 dead and 115 missing, with 745 survivors. Bold text
 See also
- ↑ Austria, Myrna S. (2003). Philippine Domestic Shipping Transport Industry: State of Competition and Market Structure 38. PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. Retrieved on June 6, 2008.
- ↑ Lopez, Edu. "Nenaco aims to become logistics partner for SMEs", Manila Bulletin, August 6, 2007. Retrieved on June 6, 2008. Template:Dead link
- ↑ Robert Reyes (September 10, 2008), Floating coffins, Philippine Online Chronicals Template:Dead link.
- ↑ Major marine mishaps in the Philippines, GMA News, June 23, 2008.
- ↑ Sea Tragadies, Tinig ng Marino, 2003.