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The True Range of the Intermodal Trucks in the Philippines

written by: Mike Baylon

In the Philippines, intermodal trucks are defined as those trucks that are rolled onboard ROPAXes to make deliveries to other islands. The trucks can be trailers (articulated trucks) with container vans or aluminum bodies, trucks (unarticulated) with container vans, aluminum bodies or wing van trucks plus all other kinds of trucks including refrigerated trucks and mini-trucks or panels like those used by LBC and other air parcel services. 2,360 more words


The Maria Gloria

The “Maria Gloria” was the first steel-hulled ROPAX (RORO-Passenger ship) of Batangas-based Montenegro Shipping Lines, Inc. (MSLI). She arrived on September 1994 and she first sailed the Batangas-Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro route. 509 more words

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The Starlite Ferry

The “Starlite Ferry” of Batangas-based Starlite Ferries Inc. is notable because probably she is the first catamaran RORO ferry in the Philippines (contrary to the claim of Archipelago Philippine Ferries, operator of the new “FastCats” that they were the first). 388 more words

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The Intermodal in the Philippines

Retrieved from the Old PSSS Website
written by: Mike Baylon

Intermodal is the use of more than one form of transport in a trip or journey. 1,689 more words


Four-Wheel Vehicles on Roro Freight to Bohol with Lite Ferries

We planned to travel to Bohol and parents offered their minivan for us to use so that their granddaughter will be a bit more comfortable in our 7 days stay there. 357 more words



The Basic, Short-distance Ferry-RORO is one of the most ubiquitous ship types in the Philippines. Where before Motor Boats (MBs), the old designation and Motor Bancas (MBcas) use to connect our nearer islands, now it is this type that do that role, aside from the less-developed or small islands where vehicle and cargo traffic is not sufficient to sustain operations of steel-hulled ferries. 940 more words


Philippine Omens: Morse Code

I’m often amused by the varying standards of airport security around the world.

In the U.S. you could easily find yourself locked in a dimly lit interrogation room with a husky TSA officer for answering your cellphone in the customs line; while in Thailand, the four-inch hunting knife and sandwich bag of valium you forgot about in your carry-on after last month’s bender in Bangkok easily make it aboard your outbound flight to Malaysia. 1,563 more words