VIRJEN Shipping Corporation (VSC) is duly licensed and authorized by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to engage in the business of manning ocean-going vessels. As one of the pioneers in the manning industry, it is one of the respected and acknowledged leaders in the field.
Starting with an office at the Magsaysay Building on Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, VSC was officially registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 8, 1972 as VIRJEN Shipping and Marine Services, Incorporated.
Its main purpose is to own and/or manage vessels for international and domestic trade, as well as to provide shipping service/s to foreign shipowners, particularly the supply of quality Filipino seamen to man vessels, and to render agency services to vessels calling at Philippine ports. After more than 47 years in the business, VSC has professionalized its business operations which include the following:
VIRJEN SHIPPING & MARINE SERVICES, was officially registered with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 8, 1972. The Company started 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 a two-storey building at Taft Ave., Malate, and in 1994 a new seven-storey MARC building was constructed. Then, on December 2000, VIRJEN finally settled at its present address at the 18 th Floor MARC 2000 Tower, 1973 Taft Ave., cor. San Andres St., Malate, Manila. MARC building and MARC 2000 Tower are owned by MARC Properties Corporation – a Marquez' 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 new name of VIRJEN Shipping and Marine Services. VIRJEN first started manning two bulk carrier vessels; the MV Singapura Pertama and MV Freesia under Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd., Tokyo and Taiheiyo Kaiun Co., Ltd., Tokyo, respectively.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN started manning for Japan Lines, the third largest shipping company in Japan at that time.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN started manning oil tankers thru Nissho, Tokyo.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN started manning for Kyoei Tanker / Harman Maritime, a subsidiary of NYK Lines – the largest shipping company in Japan.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN started manning Kobe Kisen Kaisha Ltd (KKK) vessels thru Vermillion Overseas Ship Management Co. Ltd., HongKong (VOM).VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN started manning vessels under Far East Shipping & Trading (FEST) company.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
MERCURY SHIPPING CORPORATION (MSC) was established to cater to vessels shipmanaged by Vermillion Overseas Management, Co., Ltd. (VOM), Hongkong, under the KKK Group. MSC is owned by VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION and the Marquez Family.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN started manning vessels under Kambara Kisen Tsuneishi.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
MERCURY SHIPPING CORPORATION established VERITAS MARITIME CORPORATION (VMC) in joint venture with Vermillion Overseas Management Co., Ltd. Hongkong to undertake ship owning, ship manning, and other related services.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN started manning VLCC Tankers.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN started manning vessels under News Maritime Co., Ltd., OsakaVIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
MERCURY started manning vessels under MMS Co., Ltd., Tokyo.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
PILIPINAS CROWN MARITIME., INC. (PCM) was established to cater to oil tankers under Idemitsu Marine Company Ltd., as primary Principal.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
MARC PROPERTIES CORPORATION was founded to cater to real estate needs of the affiliated shipping companies. MARC Building was Inaugurated on November 5, 1994.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION was certified by ABS under ISO 9002:1994 Standard for Quality System Management.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN moved to its new office at the new MARC 2000 Tower.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN was re-certified by ABS under ISO 9002:1994 Standard for Quality System Management.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN was given a citation for being one of the Pioneers in the Philippine Manning Industry by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration awarded by the Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Mrs. Patricia Sto. Tomas.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
Together with MERCURY, VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION was given citation by Department of Labor and Employment - Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippine Republic, in recognition of its initiatives in developing the overseas employment industry, thereby assuming a bigger role in promoting the competence of Filipinos and creating employment opportunities for Filipino seamen.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
VIRJEN SHIPPING AND MERCURY SHIPPING were certified by DNV under ISO 9002:2000 Standard for Quality System Management.VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION
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