COKALIONG SHIPPING LINES, INC. organized late 1989, is relatively one of the youngest groups to run the shipping business. It has focused on the positive circle of people, product and profits, in order to grow in the business. As an expansion program, its owners diversified from their main line of business, which is Chester Enterprises, Inc. a textile and ready to wear enterprise since 1969 to a more lucrative business which is shipping. Its fleet is plying fourteen (14) routes in the Visayas and Mindanao regions at present.
Through the years, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. has acquired twelve (12) roro passenger and cargo vessels traveling the national waters.
In accordance with the Memorandum Circular No. 9 dated November 16, 1976, issued pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 474, Cokaliong LINES, INC. is a Marina Registered Enterprise engaged in inter island shipping with Certificate No. 808 issued by the Maritime Industry Authority on 13th of June 1990. It is also duly under Memorandum Circular No. 79, Series of 1993 issued pursuant to Sec. 4 Paragraph 2 and Sec. 6 (a) and (j) of Presidential Decree No. 474 and Section 12 (a) of Executive Order No. 125-A. As such herein maritime enterprise is authorized to engage in Domestic Shipping Business with Certificate No. 79-066-2004 issued by the Maritime Industry Authority on June 15, 2004 valid for a period of three (3) years until July 28, 2007.