Training the next generation of maritime leaders

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Training the next generation of maritime leaders

The Philippines’ continues to play an important role in the global maritime industry as one of the largest seafarers supply nations.

Japan based shipping giant, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) operates approximately eight hundred vessels of various types, including LNG, Tankers, Dry Bulkers, Pure Car Carriers, Ferries and employs around 17,000 seafarers; almost seventy percent of whom are Philippine nationals.

The company’s history in the Philippines dates back to 1916 with the first regular liner service between Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia and a Manila Representative Office was established in 1934.

In the 1980’s, MOL began employing Philippine seafarers and with Magsaysay Group, MOL began training seafarers at MOL Magsaysay Institute of Shipping in 1993.

MOL Training Center (Philippines) was established in 2005 to impart MOL’s highest-technology capabilities and safety standards to its loyal seafarers.

“In line with our corporate principle; ‘the highest standards of safety operation and navigation’, Philippine seafarers remain an important part of MOL”, says Teiichiro Shinoda, Chief Country Representative of MOL.

In August 2018 in Dasmarinas, Cavite, MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy (MMMA) will open to three hundred students annually and provide a world-class faculty and access to the latest technologies.

Shuichiro Yoshida, Chief Representative, MOL Marine Co.,Ltd., comments; “We are honored to contribute to the development of the shipping industry as well as to the welfare of the Philippines’ society”.

MMMA will offer guaranteed employment for graduates of both the Bachelor of Science Maritime Transportation and Bachelor of Science Marine Engineering courses and ensure the Philippines will be proud of its next generation of maritime leaders.

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd
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