Motorcycle travel via RORO ferry is fast gaining popularity in PH
Are you ready for the 2019 National Motorcycle Convention happening from April 5 to 6 at the Iloilo Convention Center?
At least 2,500 big bikers from the different parts of the country are expected to show up in this grand motorcycle gathering hosted by the Iloilo Motorcycle Club, considered the oldest bike club in the Philippines. Aside from preparing your iron horses, we’re pretty sure you’re also concerned about your hotel billeting and, of course, the RORO (roll-on/roll-off system) schedules on the lead-up to the event.
Ask some riders and they’ll likely say they’d rather stay home than load their P1-million adventure bikes onto a 50-year-old RORO vessel with stinky toilets, crappy restaurants, and thinly padded seats and beds. They’ll probably tell you, too, that the crew is discourteous and unprofessional.
But Archipelago Ferries Corporation (AFC), which operates FastCat RORO ferries in the country, aims to reverse this negative impression by pushing the modernization of this fast-growing mode of transport. CEO Christopher ‘Chet’ Pastrana believes Filipino travelers deserve better services. In recent years, 14 brand-new Catamaran (double-hull) sea vessels were purchased by his company. More RORO ships will be arriving soon.