Hapag-Lloyd Crew Conference in Manila

22 Jan 2019
Marlow Philippines

Hapag-Lloyd conducts crew conference for its Marlow Seafarers in the Philippines, held at UMTC

Participants of the third annual Hapag-Lloyd conference for Marlow seafarers, held at UMTC Manila


Hapag-Lloyd’s annual crew conference for Marlow seafarers serving on-board its vessels took place last month at United Marine Training Center (UMTC), Manila.

Over 80 seafarers from various ranks took part in what was the third of such conference to take place. The event comprised of a number of presentations and workshops to help keep seafarers informed about both companies, as well as updated on important industry issues.

Hapag-Lloyd’s latest news and developments were presented by Senior Training & Education Manager, Erik Hirsch. This was followed by a Q&A session steered by Director of Crew Management, Andreas Niehage.

An overview of Marlow was given by representatives from the Philippines (MNPI), Director of Operations, Captain Francis Acero and Senior Crewing Manager, Joemar Masacote. Meanwhile, Managing Director, UMTC, Donald Bautista spoke about the latest news and development relating to training, whilst currently serving 2Offc Lomoljo covered Hapag-Lloyd specific training programs.

Finally, Crewing Director from Marlow Navigation’s head office in Cyprus, Captain Frank Brodersen gave a presentation on the continued cooperation between Hapag-Lloyd and Marlow Navigation, including a review of on-board performances on Hapag-Lloyd vessels in 2018. Participants then had a number of workshops on team building, safety, and seafarer mental well-being.

“Such conferences provide an excellent platform to exchange information and feedback between all stakeholders, clients and seafarers alike, and address both company and industry related matters. We thank Hapag-Lloyd for once again providing this opportunity here in the Philippines, which allows us to further develop our cooperation and ultimately enhance our services,” said Captain Brodersen. “The event was considered to be a big success by all participants. Our thanks also to the organisers from both MNPI and UMTC for their excellent preparations.”

The conference ended with a rooftop dinner and entertainment, during which 15 long serving crew members were recognised and presented with Hapag-Lloyd loyalty awards, as well as Marlow 10-year and 25-year awards.



Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with 1,000 shore-based staff, 14,000 crew on board managed vessels and approximately 24,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance and administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore services.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, and international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia and Germany.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
Worldwide crew & ship management

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

Telephone: +357 25882588
Facsimile: +357 25882599
General Contact: info@marlowgroup.com
Media & Communications: media@marlowgroup.com


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