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At the recent Philippine Ship Agents’ Association induction (from back to front, left to right): Jesus Verocel, German Bonifacio, Jr., Virginia Madlang-awa, Rogelio Salonga, Ricardo Jamandre, Leo Philip Buñag, Ernan De Leon, Romelos Carmelotes, Raoul Michael Viray, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman and administrator Atty. Wilma Eisma, Arnel San Diego, Walter Coronel, Ildefonso Gonzales, and Hilton Ferraren (representing Rudy Ferraren).

Arnel San Diego of Wallem Philippines Shipping, Inc. has been reelected for the third straight year as president of the Philippine Ship Agents Association (PSAA) for 2019.

San Diego will lead PSAA’s 2019 officers and Board of Directors, which were also reelected for next year’s term, except for Ricardo Jamandre of Swen Logistics and Shipping Agency, Inc., who is the new secretary; and Capt. Ildefonso Gonzales of Sharp Port Services, Inc. and Rudy Ferraren of Lionship Phils., Inc. as new directors.

Inter-Asia Marine Transport, Inc.’s Walter Coronel was reelected vice president for internal affairs while Mizzen Shipping Enterprises, Inc.’s Leo Philip Buñag is still vice president for external affairs.

German Bonifacio, Jr. of I-Prudential Shipping Agency Services, Inc., formerly a director, is the new treasurer.

Reelected directors for 2019 are Romelos Carmelotes (COSCO), Virginia Madlang-Awa (Doña Virginia Maritima Corporation), Joselito Ilagan (TMS Ship Agencies, Inc.), Ernan De Leon (Global Maritime Logistics Support, Inc.), Rogelio Salonga (RCS Shipping Agencies, Inc.), Raoul Michael Viray (Petro-bulk Maritime Services, Inc.), Arnold Tuazon (K-Line (Philippines), Inc.) and Jesus Verocel (Blue Sea Shipping Logistics, Inc.), who was formerly the secretary.

The 2019 set of officers and directors was inducted on December 12 by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman and administrator Atty. Wilma Eisma.

San Diego, in a speech during the induction, called on the members to continue working together, and share information and best practices, noting that “the only way forward is together.”

PSAA, which has been in the industry for 44 years, represents 42 ship agents of foreign shipping lines and foreign trampers that operate in Philippine ports.

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