VIRJEN SHIPPING & MARINE SERVICES, was officially registered with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 8, 1972. The Company started operating on August 15, 1972 with a small office at the Magsaysay Building on Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. After moving to two (2) other bigger office locations (at the Merchants Bank Building on A. Mabini St. and then 1414 Building, Roxas Blvd.) VIRJEN transferred to its own two-storey building at Taft Ave.,Malate, and in 1994 a new seven-storey MARC building. Later in December 2000, VIRJEN finally settled at its present address at the 18th Floor MARC 2000 Tower, 1973 Taft Ave., cor. San Andres St.,Malate,Manila. MARC building andMARC 2000 Tower are owned by MARC Properties Corporation – a Marquez owned family corporation.
On August 15, 1972, it formally commenced operations for the main purpose of owning and/or managing vessels for international and domestic trade, as well as providing shipping services to foreign ship owners, particularly – a) The supply of Filipino seamen to man their vessels; and b) To render agency services to vessels calling at Philippine ports.
In August 1985, VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION (VSC) became the new name of VIRJEN Shipping andMarine Services, Inc.
VIRJEN SHIPPINGCORPORATION was certified by ABS under ISO 9002:1994 Standard for Quality SystemManagement.
VIRJEN SHIPPING continue to be certified by DNV under ISO 9001:2008 Standard for Quality Management System. We are also presently aligning our system toMLC 2006.
After years of service to our Principals, the Company is now confidently equipped with expertise and a strong backbone of values. Moving forward, the Company’s mission is to remain AT THE FOREFRONT. With its leaders directing the Company’s voyage, they expect the company to be a Pioneer who will overcome the rigors of competition and constantly be first in Quality Service, Customer Service, Community Service and Industry Service.
It is remaining “At the forefront” that we can ensure the following:
This CREW MANAGEMENT POLICY (CMP) is established to serve as the guiding principle to our crew management activities including but not limited to the recruitment, development and management of vessel personnel. The CMP is designed to realize our planned activities under the Quality Management System. The CMP shall be implemented as governed by our Quality Policy and Code of Ethics, supported by process policies, realized thru relevant objectives, and as supplemented by any additional policy that shall be effected to enhance the QMS.
The fleet shall comprise only of qualified, competent, medically fit and duly certificated/documented seafarers who satisfactorily meet all customer and company requirements and the prescribed national, international standards.
Qualification, competence and fitness for duty shall be determined by the completion of the company’s exclusive screening and evaluation process which entails no less than the approval of TopManagement and final acceptance of the Principal.
All crew in the fleet shall be submitted to a sustained training and orientation program in the appropriate forum commencing prior embarkation up to post embarkation particularly on the following aspects:
All crew in the fleet shall be submitted to continuing on board training and education as a result or for the purpose of the following: