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.