MISSION & VISION

MISSION

  • We shall provide our members, consisting of the international shipping lines operating in the Philippines. With effective representation with external entities particularly the government and quasi-government organizations, along with exporters, importers, service providers, and other industry partners. We shall achieve this purpose by consistently keeping open communication links and establishing solid ties with these entities through proactive participation in industry related programs and projects that will also strengthen our image as the leading authority in the international shipping business.
  • We shall strive for the growth and progress of our members by equipping them with valuable industry information utilizing updated technology, and delivering to them cost–effective services in line with internationally accepted best practices.
  • Through these efforts, we expect our stakeholders to always regard us as their premier trusted partner and, consequently, they, including our employees and members, and the country, will benefit from a progressive and efficient international shipping environment.

VISION

  • We envision an association that represents the collective and united voice of the international shipping lines operating in the Philippines. Because of our combined years of experience in our profession, our expertise and opinion will be sought after, and we shall be known as the leading authority in the international shipping industry. Our credibility is without question, our integrity above scrutiny. We shall have the respect and the highest regard of our various stakeholders. We will play crucial role in the formulation of government and business policies related to our industry.
  • We see an association whose effective leadership, dynamic programs and prudent management of resources will assure members that we have their best interests in mind. We envision a stream of both new and old members inspired and actively engaged in more robust participation in our worthy activities. And, in partnership with them, we see ourselves growing, gaining beneficial ground & earning the solid reputation of a trusted industry association.

About Us

The Association of International Shipping Lines Inc.

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PATRICK RONAS

Director - President

EVP and GM of Mstar Ship Agencies, Inc., agents for MBf Carpenters Shipping.

KLAUS SCHROEDER

Director – Vice President

Former President of AISL from 2011-2012, Board member of Hapag Lloyd Philippines Inc. and SVP 2GO Group Inc.

ARNIE TUAZON

Director - Treasurer

President and at the same time member of the Board of “K” Line Philippines.

CAPT. JAE J. JANG

Director

Chairman of CMA CGM Philippines, Inc. and Uni-Ship, Inc.

JOSE JUAN LACSON

Director

Country Director of MOL Philippines, Inc. and Former Chairman of Far East Freight Conference.

JOSELITO ILAGAN

Director

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TMS Ship Agencies, Inc.

ENRICO SANCHEZ

Director

President and General Manager of OOCL (Philippines) Inc. and OOCL Logistics Philippines.

MAXIMINO CRUZ

General Manager

General Manager of AISL and consultant for Customs Affairs and International Trade by various well-known multinational companies.

Our Members