A new shipping company is set to lift the standard of sea travel in the country.
Going on routes that the now defunct Rabaul shipping company once took, Chebu is the shipping company that is ready to take sea travel to a new level.
Managing Director, Fabian Chow says as well as providing affordable travel, safety will be of paramount importance.
For many Papua New Guineans living in Maritime Provinces like the Niugini Islands, traveling on shipping vessels has always been the much affordable option.
But often times, it’s always been with some discomfort and at a risk.
Chebu shipping is owned by the prominent Chow family, who also own the Lae biscuit company.
They are naturalised citizens of Papua New Guinea who have contributed immensely to the growth of PNG’s economy since the 1890’s.
The Chebu shipping company is set to be officially launched in September this year. It will service routes starting from Buka, Rabaul, Kimbe and Lae.
The passenger vessel to accommodate up to 364 people was custom made in China.
The name Chebu originates from Buka, speciafically a rock, which lies along the Buka passage.
Safety, affordability and comfort will be their core business, but it’s not just the ship they are concentrating on.
It’s starts from all their amemnitites on land too. From the ticket sales office, departure lounges thru to when nature calls.
This is not a new venture for the Chow family; they also operated a vessel business back in the 1970’s.
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