Univan opens new Philippines headquarters in Manila


Bjorn Hojgaard CaptUnivan has opened its new modern office in Manila, reflecting the important role the Philippines plays in the company’s global operations.

The new office will provide seafarers with improved facilities and better access to management and services.

“We have made a significant investment in the new Manila office, we think it important that we are able to work with our seafarers when they are ashore in a modern and comfortable environment.

“We are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2013, and this investment in Manila, lays the foundation for the next 40 years as we have a long term commitment to our business in the Philippines,” said Bjorn Hojgaard, CEO Univan.

Univan enjoys one of the highest crew retention rates in the industry of some 95%. This is a result of the emphasis the company places on crew welfare.

Univan ensures crew have both a long term career track mapped out for them as well as in the more immediate term, a fixed plan of employment each time they come off contract from a ship.

The new office follows the opening of Univan’s own fully equipped training centre in Manila, in 2010. The company has a well established cadet program, officer development program and has in-house specialist training.