ASM Manila has obtained its license to operate as a manning agency by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on June 20, 2002. At present, our company employs 2,402 professional seafarers on a fleet of about 190 vessels and still roving in active service to man its different vessel type including: oil tankers, gas tankers, chemical tankers, product tankers, container ships, multi-purpose vessels, and bulk carriers.
ASM traces its roots through the history of cooperation between its German and Filipino owners.
In 1986, the German partners contracted the services of a crew management company to provide Filipino officers and crew through a Filipino owned manning agency.
By 1988 the German partners had established Intership Navigation and worked with the future Filipino partners in a direct Principal-Agent arrangement. This created a closer, more productive relationship among the parties.
In 1993 the general plan for a cadet program was drafted and implemented in 1994 with modest goals. The initial cadet program was conducted with basic resources. The cadet program was to set the terms of cooperation between the German and Filipino partners characterized by long term planning, emphasis in internal resources and critical assessment.
The success of the program brought about increasing investments in training by the German partners that logically brought about the establishment of Intership Navigation Training Center in February 1999.
Within a year, increasing business volume and need for more investment led to a formal joint venture for a crewing agency among the Filipino and German partners.
In 2002, Associated Ship Management Services, Inc. was incorporated. The German partners committed to make the Philippines the prime source of crew vis a vis the Filipino partners providing acumen in Human Resource Management to develop professional and highly motivated Filipino Officers and Crew. It was a critical and strategic partnership aimed to benefit not only the partners but the seafarers as well.