APFC Receives Maritime Recognition Award

Left to Right: Commo. Carlos L. Agustin (AFP)Ret -- Chairman and President, The Maritime League, Mr. Christopher S. Pastrana -- President, Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corp., Former President Fidel V. Ramos -- Chairman Emeritus, The Maritime League, Usec. Felipe A. Judan -- Undersecretary, Department of Transportation

Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corp. (APFC) or FastCat received a Maritime Recognition Award from the Maritime Forum in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of The Maritime League, the forum’s founding convener.

FastCat Chairman, Christopher Pastrana was present to receive the award for the “Excellence in the Development, Management and Operation of a Modern Interisland Ferry System” category. The company owns and operates the country’s first and only catamaran RoRo ferries and modernized ports and terminals in the eastern and western Philippine sea routes, providing a vital maritime link between the Philippine islands. FastCat offers safe, fast, and convenient ferry service using state-of-the-art RoRo vessels designed specifically for local conditions.

The Maritime Award is presented to companies engaged in endeavors inherently part of the maritime industry or have significant contribution to developments that affect maritime environment or area, and reflect their outstanding achievement in the fields they represent.

This year, the awards were presented by The Maritime League’s Chairman Emeritus, former President Fidel V. Ramos. The 117th Maritime Forum was held at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Q.C. (November 25, 2016).  icon-anchor