The Day of Seafarers' Expo Set

Saturday, June 20, 2015


In celebration of the Day of Seafarers this coming June 25, 2015, an expo offers business and livelihood opportunities will be held at the Luneta Seafarers’ Welfare Foundation Inc. (LUSWELF) and Palacio De Manila.

The Day of Seafarers Expo starts from June 22 – 25, 2015 at LUSWELF and Palacio De Manila.

The Day of Seafarers is an international event celebrated all over the world, and spearheaded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

This year IMO is campaigning to show how the multi-faceted maritime world offers a series of rich and fulfilling career opportunities for your people, both at sea and ashore.

According to Wikipedia, there are around 280,000 students who graduate from maritime schools every year. In 1996, it was estimated that there were more than 250,000 Filipino seafarers; in 2013, that number has been estimated to increase to about 460,000. Filipinos employed as seamen worldwide, more than any other nationality. The Philippines is one of the primary sources of seamen in the global shipping and transport market. Filipino seamen are often recruited to man tankers and sea vessels from countries, including those from Denmark, North America, South America, Europe and Asia, such as Japan, the United States, Panama, Liberia, Cyprus, Bahamas, Jamaica, Greece, Malta, Singapore, Norway and the Republic of Germany.

According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the Philippines is the world’s main supplier of seamen since 1987, making the Philippines the manning capital of the world. According to the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines, around 229,000 Filipino seamen were on board merchant shipping vessels around the world at any given time, the figure showed that Filipino seamen comprised more than 25 percent of 1.5 million mariners worldwide, the "single biggest nationality bloc" in the shipping industry. In 2007, according to the POEA, there were 1,157 seamen (869 in 2006) from the Philippines who had been employed by registered or accredited manning agencies.

In 2007, the figure of Filipino seamen overseas was 226,900. Included in the total - according to job function - 31,818 were designated or ranked as seamen; 19,491 as oilers; 17,355 as ordinary seamen; 7,810 as mess men; 7,778 as chief cooks; 7,737 as bosuns; 7,056 as third engineers; 6,599 third mates; and 6,388 as waiters. Based on the type of ship, 47,782 Filipino seamen were on board passenger-type vessels; 42,356 were on bulk carriers; 31,983 were on container ships; 25,011 were on tankers; 14, 462 were on oil or product tankers; 10,754 were on general cargo ships; 7,502 were on chemical tankers; 6,610 were on tugboats; 5,742 were on pure car carriers; and 3,471 were on gas tankers.

Another highlight of the “The Day of Seafarers Expo” is the first Marino Idol where Filipino Seafarers get to compete with unique competition.
The Day of Seafarers Expo is a partnership event of LUSWELF, United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) and Exlink Management and Marketing Services Corp. (Exlinkevents) – Business Events Organizer.

The Day of Seafarers Expo is the first event of a series of event that will take place in Manila in order to serve the needs of the Filipino Seafarers.

For more information to be a partner or sponsor of the event you may call tel. no. 643-3887 | 0920-9814376 or email info@exlinkevents.com.



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