With its complement of ROPAX vessels, Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Inc. is uniquely positioned as a Cebu-based company with unsurpassed experience in the Visayas-Mindanao area. Our operation, which employs more than 300 people, is one of the leaders in the field of cargo handling, passage and route development. Our strategy is to build operations into market leaders in every route we ply, each with the support of our extensive knowledge of the Vis-Min area and our long standing relationship with our customers. Through a balance of cash producing activities, investment in fleet modernization and route development, we aim to produce sustained growth.
The company was incorporated on March 25, 1974 as Solar Shipping Lines, Inc. However, on October 16, 1974, the company decided to change its corporate name to TRANS-ASIA SHIPPING LINES, INC. with Julian G. Sy Sr. as its President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company was then a key in the development of trade between Cebu and Cagayan and Cebu and Butuan. We haven't stopped since. We have developed several ports in the Visayas and Mindanao, which are now centers of economic activities. Hence, our synonymity with route development. But most importantly, our heart always goes to our customers with our friendly and efficient service, excellent on-board amenities, astute ship management and our outreach programs which help the communities become a better place. That's why “At Home Ka Sa Biyahe!”.
Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Inc. now serves the ports of Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Ozamiz, Iligan, Masbate, Tagbilaran, Tacloban Zamboanga and Manila. Our network of accredited booking outlets and travel agencies paves the way to serve our passengers conveniently. The company also recently modernized and upgraded cargo operations from loose cargo and palletized / break bulk operations to incorporate 10 footer and 20 footer container van service. With our vast container yard at Pier 5, Cebu City and our brand new imported container vans, our clients can be assured of personalized service from the heart - the Trans-Asia Way.