THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
22nd Feb 2022
(+63905) 339 8588
22nd Feb 2022
ISSO promotes international standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) by providing consultancy, training and internal auditing. Among our top clients are companies in the maritime industry. ISSO acknowledges the fact that the maritime industry holds a key role in the Philippines socio-economic progress. It keeps its long withstanding part of marine transportation in linking inter-island commerce and global trade. It is therefore important for this industry to practice the highest standards in business operations.
The August 2020 data of the country’s Maritime Industry Administration (MARINA) listed 498 accredited maritime enterprises involved in overseas shipping services. It includes crewing/ manning and general shipping businesses.
In terms of maritime manpower, the Philippines, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), is among the top supplier of maritime workforce in the world together with China, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Prior to the pandemic, data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) and Department of Labor and Employment suggest that Filipino seamen comprise more than 25% of the worldwide maritime workforce. In 2019, the sea-based sector contributed $6.14 billion remittance to the Philippine government.
International shipment companies prefer to hire Filipino crew for its equally competitive qualities in workplace and English language proficiency. It is understood hence that crewing/ manning agencies and all other companies involved in the maritime industry are to practice international standards in business operations as provided by the International Standard Organizations (ISO).
There are numerous international standards set by the ISO for different trade industries. The most common in the maritime industry is ISO 9001- Quality Management System. Shipping involved businesses are making efforts to acquire certification of the said standards in order to practice an efficient quality management system. The standard upholds to promote a systematic, error-free and well organized trade operations.
Companies under the maritime industry were also encourage to acquire certifications in ISO 14001- Environmental Management System and ISO 45001- Occupational Health & Safety Management System.
ISSO is expert in providing consultancies, trainings and internal auditing in the maritime industry. We have obtained three (3) global accreditation from DNV- the global independent expert in assurance and risk management. It is the world’s leading classification society and a recognize advisor for the maritime industry.
Since 2014, ISSO is a subcontractor of DNV-GL as service provider for auditing of ISO 9001- Quality Management System. In April 2021, we obtained global accreditation from DNV as lead auditor of ISO 45001- Occupational Health & Safety Management System and ISO 14001- Environmental Management System.
Among our clients in the maritime industry are Thenamaris Philippines Inc, NOVOCREW INC and NOVO SDN BHD, Brunie for ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 consultancy. In ISO 9001 consultancy, internal auditing ang training, we have Grieg Star Philippines Inc, Seacrest Maritime Management Inc, Status Maritime Corporation, APQ SHIPMANAGEMENT NAUTIKA PTE LTD Singapore, and etc.
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