Thursday, November 29, 2018

AboJeb Group Opens its New Office in Paranaque


In pursuit of its commitment to strengthen the maritime and manpower sectors in the Philippines, Abojeb Group commences its new office in Paranaque City in Ri-Rance Corporate Center 1 at Aseana City. They occupy the 5th and 6th floor with 3,000 square meters which provide a modern welcome to seafarers.

Before the actual inauguration, we heard some insights from the list of speakers in the forum and present some valuable information regarding Abojeb operations.

Arleen Asuncion, Senior Vice President for Crewing of Jebsen Maritime, shares how Abojeb’s crew management arm differentiates itself through market-leading tech innovations and welfare programs.

Capt. Allwyn Lobo, Head of Jebsen Ship Management, expounds on the advantages of operating ship management from the Philippines and the country’s promising position to lead in the said field.

Capt. Joeran Noestvik, General Manager of Jebsen Competency Development Center, shares the company’s take on skills development of Filipino seafarers including career progression to remain a competitive source of maritime talent.

Fritz Lim, Business Development Manager of Abojeb Manpower Solutions, gives a primer on the land-based manpower recruitment unit of the Abojeb group which is active in the healthcare, oil and gas, ship building, and engineering industries





During the inauguration, Carl Martin Faannessen, Managing Director, Abojeb Company, said that this signifies the company’s continued commitment as a major player in the Philippines’ maritime industry. “As we move to our new home, we are excited to serve our customer and seafarers even better. Our company exists to deliver great people and services to meet the demands of our customers all over the world, and we now have the infrastructure to do this even better.”


Mr. Faannessen also mentioned that though Abojeb Group will remain focused on recruiting and developing Filipinos seafarers and providing quality and cost-efficient ship management globally, they are also looking at hiring land-based professionals because of the global demand for Filipino talent in the healthcare and education sector.

“More and more countries are opening their doors to Filipino healthcare professionals and teachers. And by taking advantage of this opportunity, we will be able to give more Filipinos a chance to a better life as we extend our services beyond maritime,” Faannessen shared.

According to Faannessen, many industries are still in need of skilled and competent Filipino workforce. The Philippines is a top-of-mind choice when it comes to sea-based and land-based talent. Hence, the Abojeb Group continues to see the people of the Philippines as the backbone of its business also in the future.


Abojeb shareholders, Mr. Endika Aboitiz, IMO Ambassador Carlos Salinas, and Mr. Bjorn Jebsen, share the stage for the inauguration ceremony.

About the Abojeb Group

Abojeb Company is a leading and well-recognized ship management, crewing, and land-based manpower company. It traces its roots from the Jebsens Group of Bergen, Norway founded in 1929.

Jebsen Ship Management has delivered cost-efficient, globally competitive, technical services to vessels of various types. Jebsen Maritime, Abojeb’s crewing arm, has honed its crewing services to provide the best people to more than 400 ships presently under its care – boasting 87% retention rate and a pool of 12,500 seafarers for the ocean-going ships of its principals from Norway, US, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Singapore, Japan, and Philippines. Abojeb Manpower Solutions, its land-based manpower services division, provides hundreds of highly qualified land-based professionals to many overseas businesses across several industries. Abojeb Company continues to garner recognition from the Philippine government and various industry-led organizations. Abojeb has expanded presence in Australia, Greece, Japan, Norway, and USA.

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