AISL was founded and incorporated on June 06, 1963. Widely recognized as the leading voice of international container shipping industry in the Philippines, the Association has a present membership of 42 foreign container liners calling Philippine ports. For the past 50 years, its influence in the formulation of national policies affecting international shipping operations grew in strength as the volume of trade between the Philippines and other countries increased significantly. The continuous stream of innovative and progressive concepts on global shipping drastically reshaped the transport seascape and carrying with it a myriad of complex trading practices that governments of countries need to assimilate to remain competitive. AISL’s active participation in congressional hearings and consultation meetings called by the executive branch of government puts into perspective these evolutions in trade. As a spokesman of the container liner industry, AISL presents before the Philippine policymakers its advocacy of introducing reforms in shipping and port operations in the country to enhance efficiency in cargo movement that meets international standards. In keeping the best interest of the membership in mind, the Association has staunchly abided by the core values of integrity, proactiveness and adaptability to change. As a body, AISL measures its effectiveness on the quality of response accorded to its proposals and recommendations by the government and the degree of prudence and anticipation exercised in addressing issues impacting on its membership. Its ability to provide the most ample representation to its members however respects the limitation that AISL cannot involve itself on any business discussions involving pricing since these are matters that should be left to the commercial decision of the individual member.
EVP and GM of Mstar Ship Agencies, Inc., agents for MBf Carpenters Shipping.
Former President of AISL from 2011-2012, Board member of Hapag Lloyd Philippines Inc. and SVP 2GO Group Inc.
President and at the same time member of the Board of “K” Line Philippines.
Chairman of CMA CGM Philippines, Inc. and Uni-Ship, Inc.
Country Director of MOL Philippines, Inc. and Former Chairman of Far East Freight Conference.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TMS Ship Agencies, Inc.
President and General Manager of OOCL (Philippines) Inc. and OOCL Logistics Philippines.
General Manager of AISL and consultant for Customs Affairs and International Trade by various well-known multinational companies.