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MARINA rolls out online processing of shipping applications

  • The Integrated Domestic Shipping Information System began implementation on December 1
  • IDSIS is a web-based system that automates processing of various domestic shipping-related applications
  • IDSIS is part of the Maritime Industry Authority’s campaign to promote transparency and ease of doing business

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is now implementing a web-based system that automates processing of various domestic shipping-related applications.

Starting December 1, all applicants were advised to file their applications through MARINA’s Integrated Domestic Shipping Information System (IDSIS), according to MARINA Advisory (MA) No. 2021-70.

Applications include the following transactions:

  • Accreditation of maritime enterprises/entities
  • Vessel name clearance
  • Authority to Acquire Ship
  • Issuance of Tonnage Measurement Certificate
  • Certificate of Ownership/Certificate of Philippine Registry
  • Registration of Recreational Boat
  • Issuance of Coastwise/Bay and River/Pleasure Yacht License

Applicants should send an email request to MARINA’s Management Information Systems Service (MISS) on creating an account so they will be able to access IDSIS through A step-by-step procedure on how to use the system is also available in MARINA’s website.

MA 2021-70 said IDSIS is part of MARINA’s campaign to promote transparency and ease of doing business.

According to the system’s user’s manual, IDSIS provides “an end-to-end solution which includes online filing of application, online submission of the documentary requirements, online payment thru third party, capturing details of the applications, online submission of inspection data, automatic generation of certificates/ licenses/ approvals and generation of management reports.”

IDSIS will “improve the services of MARINA specifically on data capturing, application processing, production and issuance of the different certificates/ licenses/ approvals.”

IDSIS was pilot-tested last March by several MARINA central and regional offices.

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MARINA MISS officer-in-charge Luisito Delos Santos earlier said the direction of MARINA is to automate all its processes, including the issuance of electronic certificates.

With IDSIS, shipping line representatives no longer have to go to MARINA offices; they can print their electronic certificates in their offices using QR codes. Delos Santos said port authorities and the Philippine Coast Guard will be advised to honor the electronic certificates.

Phase I of IDSIS covers applications processed by the Domestic Shipping Service and Shipyard Regulation Service, while Phase II will cover vessel inspection and issuance of safety certificates by Maritime Safety Service.

READ: MARINA’s 2021-2024 roadmap lays plan for IT systems upgrade

MARINA early this year said it had begun preparations for a four-year roadmap that will modernize its information technology equipment and facilities, integrate and develop information systems, and automate its processes nationwide. – Roumina Pablo


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