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The Filipino Shipowners’ Association (FSA) envisions to be the leader in the carriage of Philippine foreign trade; a key player in international shipping providing Competitive, Adequate, Reliable, Efficient, and Safe marine transport exceeding international standards; a strategic partner of government in sustaining a viable maritime industry in the Philippines; a socially responsible organization working for economic advancement and the protection of the environment.


In support of our vision, we, the officers and members of the Filipino Shipowners’ Association, commit to:

Fulfill its responsibility to cultivate cooperation and professionalism among its members;
Own and operate world class ships which are globally competitive;
Respond to the social and economic needs of the Filipino;

Transcend international standards;
Hire only qualified, competent and well-trained crew to provide them sustainable and dignified employment;
Expand its participation in the carriage of Philippine foreign trade;

Create business ventures and linkages with strategic national and international alliances that will help propel the growth of the Philippine Overseas Shipping Industry;
Optimize the competitive advantage of the Philippines as a maritime country;
Uplift the integrity of the Philippine flag;
Nurture the natural pre-disposition of the Filipino as a seafarer;
Transform the Philippines as a transshipment hub;
Recommend revisions to national laws and rules to be more responsive to the changing needs of the industry;
Yield maximum benefits for the economy and the Filipino.