how we started

Our Story

Phil-Crewing Maritime Services, Inc. (PCMS) was established by Meiji Shipping Group of Japan in 2003 as its manning arm in the Philippines. PCMS 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 MMS Co., Ltd. and its other Principals.

PCMS vessels are of different flag registry including Panama. Some of its managed vessels are under Bareboat Chartered Contract (BBC) from the biggest charterers in the manning industry worldwide.

PCMS is committed in providing only the best services for its Principals, thus, MMI endeavored to secure an ISO Certification from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai of Japan. Class NK granted an ISO 9000:2001 Certification in November 2004.

PCMS was the first manning company in the Philippines to be certified by Class NK with ISO 9001:2015. MMI is also an active member of the Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment (FAME) and Class NK ISO 9000:2015 Certified.

In 2008, PCMS opened its satellite office in Iloilo to cater to the growing needs of its Principals and to provide faster services to its seafarers living in the Panay Region.


Manning Agent committed to provide competent seafarers who uphold safe operation of ships.


To be Ship Owner's premier choice for globally competitive seafarers.