Knutsen Philippines, Inc. is a reputable and duly authorized Philippine manning agent that provides quality crewing services for Knutsen Group of Companies vessels. The company has been granted POEA License Number POEA-018-SB-041122-R-MLC, which certifies its compliance with the regulations and standards set by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. Knutsen Philippines, Inc. has been in operation since March 9, 2011, and has gained recognition as a reliable and efficient corporation in the maritime industry.
The corporate history of Knutsen OAS Shipping (“KOAS”) dates back to over a century. Since then, it has come to be recognized today as an operator of the most sophisticated and modern fleets of purpose-built shuttle tankers, LNG, and product tankers worldwide. KNOT has the world’s largest fleet of purpose-built DP-class shuttle tankers, including the world’s largest shuttle tanker vessels. KOAS is also at the forefront of pioneering vessel technology, chief among them being the introduction of the patented KVOC® system for reducing volatile organic compound emissions during loading and transport and the development of PNG (Pressurized Natural Gas) carriers and development of Ballast Water Treatment Technology (KBAL).
Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS is a fairly new partnership shared equally between NYK (Japan’s biggest ship-owning company) and Mr. Trygve Seglem and is the world’s second-largest shuttle tanker operator.
Having been established only during the current decade, KNOT anticipates an extensively productive future from this equally promising start.
With all its noteworthy milestones to date, Knutsen Group of Companies looks forward to further developing its relationship with a country wherein they’ve had a collective presence spanning over two decades. The extensive heartfelt support from its Philippine colleagues chiefly inspired the establishment of Knutsen Philippines, Inc., with Philippine partners who thoroughly support Knutsen Group in implementing their global corporate strategies.
One such strategy is developing and retaining world-class seafarers, among which Filipinos are widely recognized. Most of Knutsen Group’s present crew complement is Filipino on regular rotation across its entire fleet. In this regard, Knutsen Philippines, Inc. (“KPI”) upholds a congenial and mutually beneficial collaboration with Knutsen Group. While KPI’s operations focus mainly on Filipino crew management for Knutsen Group, it also provides them with 24/7 IT support for all vessels and ancillary services in crewing and accounting systems.
Knutsen Philippines, Inc. is always proud to be the exclusive Philippine partner of Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS. CERTIFICATION:
Knutsen Philippines Inc. is among the few manning agencies maintaining its Maritime Labor Convention 2006 certification. It certifies that Knutsen Philippines adheres to international regulations to meet the requirements and provides consistent care to its seafarers. A leading maritime certification body has attested to the system – Bureau Veritas.