About Us

About Us

Island Overseas Transport Corporation (IOTC) is a Philippine-registered company, engages in ship manning business and seafarer deployment. With its headquarters located in EDSA-Mandaluyong City, IOTC provides hundreds of seafarers with sustainable employment.

As such, it has positioned itself as a notable industry stakeholder and a key contributor to the Philippine economy since the establishment of the organization since 1987.

For 35 years, IOTC has established its corporate name within the NYK Group by providing competent Filipino officers  and crew through its subsidiary Hachiuma Steamship Co., Ltd. Presently, it has fifty (50) total-manned vessels with full Filipino complement

IOTC is a member of the Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council Inc.(PJMCC), which comprises sixty-eight (68) manning agents with ships owned and controlled by Japanese companies who share the common goal of advancing the quality of Filipino seafarers.

IOTC is also part of the oldest and biggest manning association in the Philippines, the FAME (Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment, Inc.) in which IOTC Chairman Capt. Emmanuel L. Regio was a former president. Currently, Capt. Regio serves as one of the members of Board of Trustees of OWWA or the Overseas Worker Welfare Administration.

Island Overseas Transport Corporation and Hachiuma Steamship Co., Ltd. have a long history of business relationship and it will remain fruitful and time-tested over the years. With IOTC employees’ dedication and seafarers’ loyalty and hard work, the strong relationship with Hachiuma is unrivaled and will continue to foster.

Philosophy Statements


IOTC is a ship manning organization committed to fulfill our principal’s requirement by providing highly qualified seafarers for the global shipping market.



To be recognized globally as a leading supplier of quality and competitive seafarers.



Integrity  Optimism  Teamwork  Commitment


  1. Established Island Marine Services Corporation supplying all complement of Filipino seafarers to various type of ships of Showa Line Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

  2. Concluded a manning agreement with European Navigation Inc. of Piraeus, Greece, an affiliate of Elka Shipping Corporation of London.

  3. Contracted by Hinode Line Ltd. of Tokyo for supply of all Filipino complement for their heavy lift type of vessels.

  4. Established Island Overseas Transport Corporation (IOTC) to widen its corporate business operations such as engaging in bareboat chartering (Dual Flag) scheme by registering of vessels under Philippine flag; Commenced active participation in Philippine Flag registration.

  5. Established Eastgate Maritime Training Center (to serve IOTC crew) for up-grading skills of Filipino seafarers, started operation of Bicutan facility; Inaugurated IOTC House & Seaman’s Dormitory at Bicutan.

  6. Provided all Filipino complement for newly-built Cape-Size Vessels of Showa Line Ltd.

  7. Transferred to its new offices at Eastgate Centre, a 10-storey building owned by a subsidiary company.

  8. Adopted a Quality Management System and certified by DNV under the Rules of Crew Manning Offices. Showa Line Eng’g Co. Ltd. was dissolved, commenced manning contract with Hachiuma Steamship Co. Ltd. of Kobe, an NYK subsidiary.

    Concluded a manning agreement to supply Filipino officers and crew for ships of NYK LINE thru its subsidiary, Showa Line Eng’g Co. Ltd. of Yokohama, Japan.

  9. Established its corporate name within the NYK Group as the leading supplier of competent Filipino seamen for cape-size vessels, getting ship assignment in succession for newly-built ships, biggest of which is the M.V. “Onga”, a 230,000 DWT bulk carrier manned by an all Filipino seafarers.

  10. Opened a representative Office in Tokyo, Japan

  11. Opened a recruitment office in Iloilo City.

    Upgraded its Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2000 standards

  12. Opened a recruitment office in Cebu City.

  13. Facilitated the establishment of the Eastgate Group Maritime Allottees’ Association, Inc.

  14. Opened a Family Center in Cebu City.

  15. IOTC’s affiliate Eastgate Maritime Training Center Inc. official ground broke a new training center to cater IOTC seafarers.

  16. IOTC Celebrates is 30th Founding Anniversary.

  17. IOTC implements COVID-19 Response Project

  18. NYK Joins IOTC Directorship


IOTC’s Growing Fleet

We have grown with 50 vessels and counting!

We are committed to deliver the high quality of services that are producing globally competent and fully qualified seafarers and will continue to be in demand by today’s fast-changing shipping industry.