• 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.


  • 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 36 global container liners calling Philippine ports. For more than 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 and rates since these are matters that should be left to the commercial decision of the individual member.



Director - President

President and CEO of Mstar Ship Agencies, Inc., agents for MBf Carpenters Shipping.


Director - Vice President

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



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


Director - Treasurer

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.



Philippine Owner's Representative of RCL Feeders Pte. Ltd since 1994 to present.



Operations and Commercial Planning Lead for Sealand - A Maersk Company Asia, Manila Philippines.


Executive Director

Former GM and current Executive Director of Association of International Shipping Lines, Inc.


ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets accreditation as off-dock customs facility

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has certified the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal, Inc. (LGICT), the dry port container-handling facility of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Calamba City, Laguna, as an authorized Off-Dock Customs Facility (OCF).


Source: PortCalls Asia

March 22, 2017

Container yard operator to bring x-ray machine case to Lapeña

AQUARIUS CONTAINER YARD (ACY), owned by businessman Rodolfo C. Reta, will appeal the reopening of its designated examination area (DEA) in Davao City to Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña as the Bureau of Customs (BoC)-Davao head, Erastus Sandino B. Austria, insists on transferring the DEA’s x-ray machine.


Source: Business World

October 10, 2017

International shippers laud decongestion of Manila ports

MANILA, Philippines — International shipping lines yesterday hailed what they described as the “collaborative and complementing” efforts of various government agencies and the private sector to iron out problems at Manila ports, particularly decongestion.


Source: The Philippine Star

March 4, 2019

This Labor Day, the Association of International Shipping Lines, Inc., alongside the Department of Trade and Industry, pay tribute to our frontline heroes: our health workers, law enforcement and government employees, and in particular, workers in the logistics and supply chain industries. Our #LogisticsBayani - the seaport, airport and warehouse personnel, the port workers, customs brokers and freight forwarders, the drivers, couriers and riders who continue to work to bring us the things we need in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippine Ports and Shipping is the biggest biennial Ports, Shipping and Transport Logistics B2B Exhibition and Conference in BIMP EAGA – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area now in its 11th successful year. We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 11th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2022 Exhibition and Conference taking place from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 June at the luxurious 5 star Sofitel Manila in a professional 5 star hotel environment. A two days Conference Programme will feature 30 world-class conference speakers addressing topical issues and challenges for BIMP EAGA – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area regional transportation and logistics attended by a gathering of 300 senior government officials, industry principals, decision makers, academics, harbour masters, harbour engineers, port engineers, maintenance supervisors and procurement decision makers together with the region’s leading shippers, cargo owners, importers / exporters, shipping lines, freight forwarders, logistics companies, ports, terminal operating companies, railway operators, port equipment and services suppliers from countries throughout the BIMP EAGA – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area region. There will be an Exhibition of 40 international shipping lines, container ports, logistics companies, IT companies, container terminal equipment, services providers and event sponsors. You are invited to participate in this event by reserving an exhibition stand and registering conference delegates to attend the concurrent two days conference programme. We look forward to your participation at the biggest biennial Ports, Shipping and Transport Logistics Exhibition and Conference in BIMP EAGA – Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area region taking place this year from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 June at the luxurious 5 star Sofitel Manila in a professional 5 star hotel environment. Exhibition Opening Times: Wednesday 22 June 9am - 5pm Thursday 23 June 9am - 3 30pm

Source: https://www.transportevents.com/ForthcomingEventsdetails.aspx?EventID=EVE177

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