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Univan opens new Philippines office

Univan opens new Philippines office
Ship management firm Univan has marked its 40th anniversary by opening a new headquarters for the Philippines in Manila.

The new office reflects the important role the Philippines plays in the company's global operations and will provide seafarers with improved facilities and better access to management and services, the company said in a press release.

The company's focus on welfare has rewarded it with a crew retention rate of 95%, a figure it attributes to individual long term career tracks and immediate fixed plans of employment every time a seafarers comes off contract form a vessel.

"We are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2013, and this investment in Manila lays the foundation for the next 40 years as we have a long term commitment to our business in the Philippines," said Bjorn Hojgaard, ceo of Univan.

The new office follows the opening of a training centre in Manila in 2010, which continues to complement the company's cadet training and officer development programmes.

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