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Negros Navigation: Philippines Shipping Pioneer

Negros Navigation: Philippines Shipping Pioneer

Nenaco is also known as Negros Navigation Co., Inc., a shipping company in the Philippines. Negros Navigation is among the oldest shipping companies serving domestically in the Philippines.

Negros Navigation started its business on July 26, 1932. They have been pioneering in a lot of shipping industry programs that the quality of shipping services in the Philippines might elevate to world class standards.

In the 1960’s, Negros Navigation was the first to have fast, luxurious, air conditioned, brand new passenger ships operating in the Philippines. In the 1970s, Negros Navigation was first shipping company in the Philippines to have a modern passenger terminal located in Manila’s North Harbor. They also started offering cruises to various tourist spots in the Philippines.

In the 1980’s, Negros Navigation launched what is called the containerization program in cooperation with the Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) project of the Philippine Government. In the 1990s, Negros Navigation was included in the list of companies of the Philippine stock exchange.

Today, Negros Navigation is already known as the safest, most enjoyable, and most economical means of transportation in the Philippine seas. Negros Navigation is said to be the home of the Dancing Porters. Their porters don’t just transport the your baggage they also dance in choreographed numbers during the departure and arrival to entertain passengers.

On board the Negros Navigation vessels, various kinds of entertainment are available to all passengers. You can try their parlor games, videoke contests, bingo, variety shows, and comedy shows. Negros Navigation uses an online ticketing system to expand their clientele.

The following ports in the Philippines are currently being served by Negros Navigation: Bacolod, Dumaguit, Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Estancia, Ozamiz, Coron, General Santos, Puerto Princesa, Dipolog, Iligan, Roxas, Dumaguete, Iloilo, and Tagbilaran. The company’s vessels are St. Peter the Apostle, St. Joseph the Worker, San Paolo, St. Ezekiel Moreno, Princess of Negros, San Lorenzo Ruiz, and Mary Queen of Peace.

Negros Navigation’s passenger accommodations and services vary in every vessel. The accommodation classifications are Suite Room, Admiral Cabin, Business, Tourist, Tatami, and Budget room. All accommodations are air conditioned except for the Budget room.

Convenience, amusement, and comfort are the key attractions of Negros Navigation’s vessels. Enjoy the cuisine and the ship’s friendly ambiance. The crew is committed to give passengers a great experience aboard the ship. Well-trained and competent ship officers and crew assure the safety of Negros Navigation’s passengers.

Through the years, Negros Navigation renders excellent passage and freight services in the Philippines’ domestic shipping industry. They continue to bring innovative service to clients throughout the Philippines.


  1. Michelle Sabuero

    what will happen if i was not able to make it on the schedule date of travel on my ticket? will it be forfeited, can i refund it or can we extend the travel instead?

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