Our vision is to contribute to nation-building by being the industry leader and standard setter in the ferry transportation business.
Our mission is to connect the Philippine islands and neighbouring countries by providing safe, fast and convenient ferry transport system for passengers and cargo with international standards.
FastCat connects the Philippine Islands via ferry safe, ferry fast, ferry convenient ships. FastCat is a dynamic company guided by its Core Values: Focused, Accountable, Safety Conscious, Team Player, Committed, Attentive to Customers need and Trendsetter.
Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) was founded to provide a vital maritime link
between the Philippines’ 7641 plus islands. Since its incorporation in 2003, it has become a trusted shipping company that owns and operates the Philippines’ first and only catamaran Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) ferries nationwide under the flagship brand of FastCat
With its focus on ensuring its passengers’ safety, welfare and comfort, APFC embarked on an ambitious re-fleeting program in 2010 and collaborated with international ship designers and builders for this endeavor. This partnership brings to the Philippines, brand-new and modern RoRo vessels, fitted with world-class amenities and fully compliant with international safety standards.
In support of the government’s Strop Republic Nautical Highway Project and to facilitate the efficient movement of people and goods, FastCat offers safe, fast and convenient ferry service to the islands using state-of-the-art RoRo vessels designed specifically for Philippine Sea conditions.
This new-ferry initiative is in keeping with APFC’s resolve to raise the bar in maritime safety in the Philippines and set an example to fellow RoRo operators, improving not only the ferry industry in general, but also enhancing the comfort and convenience of passengers when traveling.
Additionally, the company also continues its drive to help boost local businesses and tourism, to uplift the lives of the Filipinos and contribute to the overall economic development of the country.
To serve the islands of the Philippines and its neighbouring countries, it aims to have a fleet of 60 vessels by 2030. The routes of FastCat are as follows:
- Batangas (Calabarzon) – Calapan (Mindoro)
- Bulalacao (Mindoro) – Caticlan (Aldan)
- Iloilo / Dumangas (Panay) – Banago / Bredco (Bacolod)
- Dumaguete (Negros Oriental) – Dapitan (Zamboanga del Norte)
- San Carlos (Negros Occidental) -Toledo (Cebu)
- Cebu (Central Visayas) – Tubigon (Bohol)
- Matnog (Sorsogon) – San Isidro / Dapdap (Samar)
- • Liloan (Leyte) – Surigao (Surigao del Norte)
Passengers in these routes will experience safe and fast sea connections between their chosen city pairs. In addition, they will be treated to a wide selection of on-board food and beverages, on-board entertainment and comfortable passenger accommodation.
Terminal facilities currently being operated under its umbrella include the ports of Matnog (Sorsogon), Dapdap and Allen (Northern Samar), San Isidro (Northern Samar), Liloan (Southern Leyte), Lipata (Surigao del Norte) and Benit (Southern Leyte).
APFC takes pride in being an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and in having built strong and lasting ties, not only with its business partners and suppliers but most importantly, with its customers and employees.
It is APFC’s aim to always be deserving of the stakeholder’s trust. Therefore, it endlessly works toward the fulfillment of its brand promise of a FerrySafe, FerryFast and FerryConvenient travel experience.