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MMSPhil Maritime Services, Inc. was originally established as Philasia Shipping Agency Corporation on 02 June 1982.  In the same year, the company received its accreditation certificate as a License Manning Agency from Philippine Employment Administration (POEA). On 09 September 2004, the company changed its name to MMSPhil Maritime Services, Inc. as a result in the changed of the shareholders structure.  This time the company is affiliated with MMS Co., Ltd of Tokyo, Japan – a Ship Management Company.

The company was granted a manning license from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on 15 April 2003 to select, recruit, train and deploy qualified and internationally accepted Filipino seafarers on board its various vessels owned/managed by MMC Co., Ltd. and it’s other Principals.

For more than 40 years in the Manning Industry, MMSPhil has established a prominent reputation in supplying qualified, professional and responsible officers and ratings on board various types of vessels such as Bulk Carriers, (Handy size, Panamax , Donkey Max and Cape Size Vessels), Tankers (VLCC, MR, Aframax and LPG), Woodchip Carriers, and Pure Car Carriers. Through the years, MMSPhil catered its services to Ship Owners/Ship Managers based in Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and United Kingdom with high sense of professionalism and responsibility.


MMSPhil Maritime Services, Inc. is committed to provide its Principal, Ship Owners with competent and qualified seafarers in accordance with their and vessel’s requirements in order to attain safe operation of its vessels, safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment where its vessels operate.


MMSPhil Maritime Services, Inc., envisions itself to be among the top supplier of competent and qualified seafarers in the maritime recruitment industry.


MMSPhil is steered with these values in the conduct of its business to all its stakeholders.
FAIRNESS – Just treatment to all. Showing no favouritism or discrimination to anyone. Free from any bias or prejudice.
ACCOUNTABILITY– Being responsible for one’s actions. Obligation and willingness to accept responsibility.
INTEGRITY– The quality of being HONEST and having strong MORAL PRINCIPLE. Good character.
MOVING FORWARD–  Having positive outlook always. 
RESPECTFUL– Polite, well-mannered and courteous in dealing with people.