Wallem Maritime Services, Inc. (WMSI) was established in 1976 to handle a crucial element in the industry – the crewing business.
Currently, WMSI has over 2,000 seafarers onboard its manned vessels and maintains over 3,000 in its active pool – seafarers who are hardworking, diligent and well known for their adaptability to multinational environments.
Citations and awards conferred by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the governing body of the shipping and manning industry in the Philippines include:
2009 Presidential Award of Excellence 2005 to 2009 Award of Excellence
2002 to 2005 Award of Excellence
1994, 1995 and 1996 Award of Excellence
1993 Award of Excellence
1992 Award of Distinction
1990 Award of Distinction
1988 Hall of Fame
1988 Outstanding Performance Award
1986 Outstanding Performance Award
1985 Outstanding Performance Award
1984 Outstanding Performance Award
WMSI was as early as 1988, already a member of the POEA Hall of Fame for consistently meeting industry standards of service excellence. This objectively represents WMSI’s strong commercial presence in the local shipping industry and the trust and confidence it commands from foreign ship owners and managers.
WMSI has been continually answering the need for disciplined, diligent and world-class seafarers for more than 30 years.
Vision and Mission
WMSI aims to consistently uphold its role as the premier manning agency in the Philippines, manned by a dynamic and competent workforce fully prepared to meet the challenges of the times.
We are committed to satisfy our customer’s requirements with excellence, integrity and expertise.
It is our commitment to provide disciplined and diligent seafarers to our principals in a timely manner. To achieve this, we will ensure that we meet our customer’s as well as legal and statutory requirements by consistently developing our people, processes and technology and by regularly reviewing our quality objective’s for us to continually improve our quality management system.
WMSI is certified by DNV to conform to the Quality Management System Standard ISO9001:2008.
WMSI observes and promotes TRIPLE among its employees, which stands for
Teamwork – we believe that in unity, there is strength;
Resourcefulness – the difficult we do right away, the impossible will take a little longer. We are creative and innovative in finding solutions to our concerns;
Integrity and Professionalism – We will not compromise our principles. We conform to ethical standards and honor our commitment fully with a firm moral conviction;
Proactive – We anticipate difficulties and opportunities and take the appropriate measures to address them as early as possible;
Loyalty – We value our work and consider our organization as our second family; and
Excellence – We strive to be primus interpares (the first among equals). We are committed to continual improvement and believe that there is a better way than the way we do things now. We persevere to consistently meet customer’s requirements beyond their expectations.
WMSI manages a Cadetship Program to ensure the continuity and transfer the vitality of WMSI’s pool of officers.
The scholarship benefits range from university/educational grants to training and placement. The cadetship program is administered through Wallem Maritime Training Center Philippines (WMTCP).
We are consistently ready to address new requirements and entries. Each principal has their own dedicated pool and seafarers with excellent performance are reassigned to their previous employers to ensure job match.
We deploy full crew complements:
Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer, Second Engineer, Second Officer, Third Engineer, Third Officer, Fourth Engineer, Electrician, Fitter, Bosun, Chief Cook, Second Cook, Able Bodied Seaman, Ordinary Seaman, Motorman / Oiler, Wiper, Deck Cadet, Engine Cadet, Deck Boy, Engine Boy, Messman Messboy, among others.
We take absolute responsibility for the accreditation of our principals and their vessels, following the signing of the Manning Agreement and Special Power of Attorney (SPA) appointing WMSI as the manning agent. We can complete all accreditation requirements in a maximum of five days provided all documentation requirements and vessel particulars are received from the principal.