. IMS Philippines Maritime Corp.

Company Profile

IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. (formerly Pobar Marine Services, Incorporated) was established on 17 September 1982. The company's primary purpose is to engage as recruitment and deployment agent of highly skilled and competent Filipino seafarers for any foreign companies' vessels.

In May 1989, under new management, the company entered a Joint Venture Partnership with Iino Marine Service Co. Ltd. The partnership had started with only three (3) vessels and successfully brought to manned forty (40) vessels specialized in tanker vessels. Since then, the company was known as one of the thriving manning agencies in the maritime industry.

At present the company's principal is Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd., with a 98% retention rate of seafarers.

"The company's commitment is to provide the highest standard of marine personnel recruitment that consistently meet and exceed the need of its principals".

IMS Philippines has 36 employees and (4) departments, namely: Accounting Department, Administration Department, Crewing Department, Training Department and an IT Section. The Management team of IMS Philippines believes that success is a collective effort of the staffs that continuously working towards the company's quality objective in providing quality service to Filipino Seafarers and Principal.


To be the leading manning partner of Iino Marine Service Co. Ltd, steadily improve its standing to achieve 65% share of Iino Marine Service's need by the year 2023.


IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. provides qualified and competent Filipino Seafarers to our principal, Iino Marine Service Co. Ltd. We are dedicated to meet constantly, even exceed our principal's needs and continually improve to address changing demands of the maritime industry while ensuring safety and security of our Management and Staff.

Core Values

Safety - Is our number one priority

Honesty - We maintain integrity and transparency in dealing with our principal

Excellence - We strive for excellence in compliance and innovation demands of the Manning industry

Environment - We continuously strive to care for the protection of our environment

Teamwork - We build a working team based on mutual respect geared to enhance productivity

Quality Policy

Quality to us is principal's satisfaction. We are committed to provide the highest standard of marine personnel recruitment that consistently meet and exceed the need of our customers. We achieve this through:

  • Clear understanding of our principal's current requirements;
  • Training of our key personnel
  • Constant development of professional seafarer as responsible and respected individuals of the society;
  • Strict compliance with all applicable statutory and requlatory requirement, international standards and IMP documented procedures; and
  • Commitment to continual improvement to ensure agility of IMP and ensure capability to respond to our Principal's requirements.