- To provide the best available service in cargo
and passenger transport at the least cost in
the routes we are in.
- To provide an atmosphere of continuous development
to our people who we consider as our most important
- To provide the best door to door cargo delivery
services at the most economical cost in the
routes we are in.
- To ensure the quality of service rendered
to shippers and passengers so as to provide
maximum customer satisfaction and thus promote
- To generate and provide a substantial level
of employment opportunity which will contribute
to the economic welfare of its employees.
HISTORY OF LITE SHIPPING CORPORATION
The company is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Lirio Enterprises, Inc., a
general trading firm doing business nationwide.
It started as a shipping division of the mother
company in the middle of 1988 when they bought
two vessels - the MV Sto. Niño de Soledad,
a 500-ton DWT capacity steel-hulled vessel and
the MV Sto. Niño, a wooden hull 200-ton
capacity vessel. Initially, the cargo loaded was
mostly goods traded by Lirio Enterprises, Inc.
like salt, rice, cement, fertilizers, sugar, etc..
Sometimes they would accept other cargoes for
backload when the occasion demands it. This shipping
division was spun off as a separate shipping corporation
in July, 1989 when the Securities and Exchange
Commission approved the Articles of Incorporation
and by-laws of Lite Shipping Corporation.
In November, 1991, the
corporation acquired its third vessel, the MV
St. Gabriel, a steel-hulled 30-ton capacity cargo
boat due to the strong demand for the smaller
cargo vessel in the trading operation of the mother
In January, 1992, the
company expanded into the cargo/passenger shipping
business with the purchase of a 175 gross tons
roro car/truck carrier from the U.S. Navy, the
LCT St. Mark. It has a capacity of 4 ten-wheeler
cargo trucks and 5 cars and 50-70 passengers.
It is presently the franchise holder for the Argao,
Cebu to Loon, Bohol route as a daily car/truck
The company plans to
buy a bigger and faster roro ferry boat from Japan
by the end of the year to replace the LCT St.
Mark with the increasing volume of cargo in Cebu
- Bohol route. LCT St. Mark will be transferred
to another route still as a car/truck ferry.