List of Manning Agencies that Manage Cruise Ships in the Philippines

Here is a List of the Top Manning Agencies that have offices in the Philippines for Pinoy Seafarers.

What is a Manning Agency?

A Manning Agency for ships is the one responsible for a number of activities intended for crew management companies. The Crew management company is the one tasked for manning vessels under a crew management contract. A Manning Agency is the one sourcing, selecting, deploying, scheduling,recruiting, training, and upgrading programs related to seafarers. Manning Agencies in the Philippines manage seafarers on vessels under crew management contracts.

1. RCCL Crew Management Inc.

RCCL CREW MANAGEMENT INC. is a Private Employment Agency with POEA License No. 008-SB-051817-UL-MLC and License validity from 6/3/2016 to 6/3/2020. An Overseas Recruitment Agency who is licensed to process applicants to work abroad. Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969.


Unit 103- H Five E-Com Ctr Bldg. Harbor Drive MOA, Pasay City

2. TDG Crew Management Inc.

TDGCM, formerly Dolphin Ship Management, Inc. (DOLSHIP), is one of the major players in the Philippine ship manning industry. TDG Crew Management Inc. has 35 years of experience when it comes to dealing with Filipino seafarers. In 2000, POEA conferred DOLSHIP its 3rd Top Performer Award and a Special Citation for its exemplary Employer – Employee relationship Program to TDG Crew Management Inc.

TDG Crew Management Inc.

2/F, Mary Bachrach Bldg. 25th Street Cor. A.C Delgado Port Area Manila

3. United Philippines Lines, Inc or UPL

This manning agency opened in 1960, it operated a liner service of 7 cargo vessels that served a trade route between the Philippines and the U.S via Hong Kong and Japan. After several years they extended their operations to ship management, general agency, chartering and husbanding agency. United Philippines Lines, Inc. has several international partners and also manage different vessels like oil tankers, product carriers, supply vessels, ocean tugs, LPG carriers and bulk carriers. It is also involved in other industries like deep sea fishing. In 1972 if officially started manning for companies like Belships, Windstar Cruises, Holland America Line and Shell International.


UPL Bldg. Sta Clara St. Intramuros, Manila

4. OSM Maritime Services Inc.

OSM Maritime Services Inc. is an independent service provider, it is not a ship owner nor a manufacturer. But they work together with local and international partners to bring real value to clients worldwide. Through their full service solution offerings we are able to increase customer efficiencies by acting as a ‘one-stop shop’ for the Offshore & Maritime Industry.


GF, 2F, 4F & 8F OSM Bldg. 479 Pedro Gil St. Ermita, Manila

5. SSM Maritime Services Inc.

SSM Maritime Services Inc. is listed as an Employment and Immigration Agency in Philippines.


GF, 925-C Aragon Cor Leon Guinto STS Malate, Manila

6. Scanmar Maritime Services Inc.

Scanmar Maritime Services Inc. was established in 1982 under the Skanfil manning license. In 1988 the business expanded and created the Scanmar Maritime Services Inc. Scanmar maintains a pool of STCW compliant and qualified seafarers through continuous upgrading, training, and education services.

With a fleet of more than 300 vessels under full and part crew complement, Scanmar offers excellent career opportunities for capable fully trained and ambitious seafarers. Today 85% of the Principals are European ship owners/managers from: Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta and Norway and 15% come from other parts of the world like: Japan, Singapore and the USA.


GF ( Right Wing) Royal Ent. Blg 2227 Chino Roces Ave. Makati

7. Bahia Shipping Services Inc.

Bahia Shipping Services Inc. recruits and deploy Filipino seafarers for Cruise Vessels, Off-Shore vessels and Self Elevating Wind Turbine Installation and Crane Unit.


Units 5A& 5B Ma. Daniel Bldg. 370 San Andres St. Malate, Manila

8. Gloria Maritime and Agency Inc.

Gloria Maritime and Agency Inc. provides and recruits competitive and excellent Filipino seaman to its widely diverse ship-owners world-wide. Seafarers are trained to work on different types of vessels like, log/bulk carriers, woodchips, container, product tankers and Passenger Vessels. Currently, they have 800 crew deployed on-board servicing our vessels.

In the Philippines, Gloria Maritime and Agency Inc. is the sole manning agent of SEJIN MARINE CO., LTD. headed by Mr. Jong Seop Choi and Seyeong Marine Co., LTD. headed by Mr. Young Kun Choi.

Gloria Maritime and Agency Inc is accredited by PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS AND EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION (POEA) accreditation #: POEA-070-SB-063008-R. We are also a member of OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION (OWWA).


U601, 602& 615, Royal Plaza Twin Tower
648 Remedios Malate, Manila

9. Magsaysay Maritime Corporation

Magsaysay Maritime Corporation was founded in 1948 by Robert C.F. Ho and Don Ambrosio Magsaysay. Magsaysay traces its roots as shipowners and ship managers. Over the years, Magsaysay has expanded its services to the industries of hospitality and tourism, transport and logistics and healthcare.


Magsaysay Bldg and GF& 2F GE Antonino Bldg. Kalaw St. Ermita Manila

10. Singa Ship Management Phils. Inc.

Singa Ship Management Philippines , Inc. was founded in 1987 and has since then been providing highly trained Filipino deck & engine crew and officers to top commercial ships.


Units 1&2, 21F BDO Plaza 8737 Paseo De Roxas, Makati

Need Advise when it comes to Crew Training Requirements, Review Centers Endorsement, Hiring Opportunities to Manning Agencies and Financial Literacy Program for Seafarers? 

Contact: Azzet Maritime Consultancy Corporation

Azzet Maritime Consultancy Corporation:

The Founder of Azzet Maritime Consultancy Corporation Engr. Arjay Magpantay had envisioned creating an excellent Consultancy Corporation for Seafarers on September 2017 while on board ship. He saw a lot of loopholes and mistakes in the way our Filipino seafarers are getting trained. Not a lot of Pinoys are able to get on board a ship and work due to lack of training, guidance and technical skills.He understands the hardships that are encountered by people working in the maritime industry and together with his team they built Azzet Maritime Consultancy Corporation. He registered the corporation at SEC on Jan 10, 2018. The founders of the corporation are mostly active seafarers and families of seafarers. They are mandated to help seafarers have better career and family life. They have a vision to be the leading maritime innovation developer in the world.

Engr. Arjay Magpantay, ETO, ECE, RFP, CIS
Founder/President/Chief Executive Officer
Azzet Maritime Consultancy Corporation

Azzet Maritime Consultancy is affiliated with various accredited Training and Review centers so the people who join the KALAW SEAMANS CLUB can avail of special rates and discounts. It is also in partnership with manning agencies to make it easy for seafarers to get information regarding related job opportunities. The Founder is an active seafarer, expert in Maritime electro-technical courses and Registered Financial Planner.

They are experts in providing excellent electrical training and upgrading skills to make it easy for seafarers to work on a cruise ship.


They also conduct seminars to seafarers and their families on financial literacy program that can help to manage their hard-earned money wisely and teaches them how to generate more passive income especially during vacation.

The training they offer is suitable for Captains, Chief Engineers, Deck Officers & Ratings, Marine Engineers & Ratings, Cooks, Cruise Ship Personnel, aspiring Ship Electricians and families of seafarers.

Unit 306, 3rd Floor, T.M. Kalaw Center,
667 Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila

Telephone: 02-567 3455
Phone: 0999 228 4508

Monday to Friday 9:00AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday By Appointment

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