Ocean Technologies Group Strengthens Connections with the Philippines, with a New Office in Manila

PRESS RELEASE, July 9th, 2024

Ocean Technologies Group, the global leader in maritime Human Capital Management and operational technologies, today announced the opening of its new regional office in Manila. This strategic expansion underscores the company’s commitment to enhancing its services and support for users and customers in the world’s largest seafarer supply region.

This news follows extensive involvement by Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) in the Philippines’ Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)’s Day of the Seafarer celebrations, where OTG was invited to present its solutions and lead in-depth workshops for seafarers, educators, crewing agencies, and key administrative bodies such as the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

Raal Harris, Ocean Technologies Group

L-R: Tracy Maraj, Chief People & Culture Officer | OTG;  John Binalla, Senior Manager | OTG Centre of Excellence, Philippines

The active participation and positive feedback from attendees highlighted the growing rapport between OTG and significant maritime institutions in the Philippines, reflecting OTG’s dedication to supporting the maritime community through knowledge sharing and capacity building.

The new office, opening today, will serve as a central operational hub for OTG, allowing the company to provide more face-to-face support and forge stronger relationships with Filipino partners and local representatives of its customers worldwide. Additionally, the office will play a key role in attracting strong maritime and technology talent in the region.

“The Philippines is integral to the global maritime sector, providing a large portion of the world’s maritime workforce. “Establishing an office in Manila is a strategic milestone for us. Our close collaboration with Flag states, such as MARINA, has been a cornerstone of our ability to provide our customers with resources that anticipate upcoming regulations, ensuring their compliance and operational efficiency. Additionally, Manila’s strong pool of maritime and technology talent will be instrumental in our ongoing efforts to innovate and expand our capabilities.”

said Thomas Zanzinger, CEO of Ocean Technologies Group.

“The Manila office underscores our commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and our dedication to being close to major maritime stakeholders,”

said Johan Gustafsson, Chief Revenue Officer of Ocean Technologies Group.

“Many of our customers have offices in the Philippines. Bringing support for our partners and users closer to the point of need will allow us to better understand their needs more comprehensively and respond more efficiently to changes in their business and the wider maritime industry,”

he concluded.

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