Maritime Industry Authority


  • Legal Basis
  • Import Permit / Clearance / Certification
  • Importation
  • Contact

Legal Basis is given to the Maritime Industry Authority to regulate this commodity via PD 474, RA 7471 as amended and its IRR, MARINA Circular Nos. 90 and 181, and MC 2008-06 (FEES).

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To establish a shipping company pursuant to MARINA Circular No. 181:

  • The Chief Operating Officers shall be citizens and permanent resident of the Philippines
  • Two of the principal officers of the company shall have at least 5 years experience in ship management, shipping operations and/or chartering
  • Paid-up capital is P10.0M
  • The Client shall submit the pre-approval documents as follows:
    1. 1.General Arrangement Plan and Capacity Plan
    2. 2.Latest Class Survey Report
    3. 3.Certification of Class for Hull and Machinery
    4. 4.Current Certificate of Registry
    5. 5.Board Resolution of Directors certified by the Board Secretary, authorizing the filing of the application and designating the officials/authorized representatives to represent the Applicant.
    6. 6. Duly notarized/authenticated original of the Certificate of Good Standing (in English) recently issued by the State of Registry
    7. 7. Notarized Board Resolution or authenticated by the Philippine Embassy, of the Registered Owner/ Seller, authorizing the sale of the ship and designating the officials/authorized representatives to represent the owner/seller.
    8. 8. Pro-forma Loan Agreement, if any.
    9. 9. Memorandum ofAgreement executed by the parties concerned.
    10. 10. Approval of the Monetary Authority of the lease-purchase agreement/contract where the lease payments will be sourced from the Philippine Banking System

Special Instructions:

Company must be registered under MARINA MC 181

  • Letter approval – 5 days
  • CPR – 5 days
  • Certificate of Accreditation – 3 days
  • Importation P8,050.00/ ship
  • CPR and CO – P2,650.00 + P1.15/GT in excess of 500 GT

Issuance of Full Term:

  • CPR = P1,650
  • MSMC –P8,050
Contact Positon Contact Details
Mr. Maximo Q Mejia Jr, PhD, Administrator MARINA
Attention: Mr. Arsenio F. Lingad II, Director Overseas Shipping Service
Overseas Shipping Service, MARINA Parkview Plaza
984 cor. Taft Avenue & T.M. Kalaw St
Telefax No. (+632)5257890