• Recommends the adoption, review, updating, implementation and monitoring of the overseas shipping sector’s plans, programs, projects, incentives system, financing schemes, standards, criteria, policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines for the development of a competitive overseas shipping fleet in response to the operational realities in the overseas shipping sector such as determination of trends on the utilization of Philippine-registered domestic ships in the overseas shipping trade, freight/charter rates and the financial performance of Philippine shipping companies and in pursuance of this Authority’s regulatory/supervisory and promotional/developmental functions relating to the accreditation of overseas shipping companies/enterprises/entities; acquisition of ships for overseas utilization, ship registration and documentation, special permits for temporary change in trading status or utilization of ships in the overseas trade, importation of marine engine/spare parts, incentives availment and other applications/requests related top overseas shipping operations;
  • Evaluates and recommends appropriate action on all applications/requests of overseas shipping companies/maritime entities relating to accreditation, acquisition of ships for overseas utilization, ship registration and documentation, temporary/permanent utilization of domestic ships in international trading, incentives availment and related applications pursuant to existing MARINA policies, rules and regulations and RA’s 7471/9301 and their implementing rules and regulations;
  • Undertakes, evaluation review and analysis of the present and future economic and commercial shipping trends, practices and markets, regulation systems covering shipping services in the liner, tramp/bulk and specialized shipping sectors; competition within each sector; rates and similar matters affecting Filipino and foreign operators, and recommends the adoption and implementation of applicable policies, rules and regulations in the overseas shipping sector, in consultation with shipping conferences/associations and local/foreign independent operators;
  • Undertakes measures to implement cargo reservation policies of the government and related bilateral agreements entered into by the Philippines;
  • Undertakes or assists in the conduct of studies, review and evaluation of relevant international maritime laws, conventions, codes, resolutions, rules and regulations which may affect the Philippine maritime industry and the Authority through the preparation of the necessary position/information/discussion papers and coordination with concerned technical Units of the Authority for the submission of technical paper/s and endorses these papers to the legal Service (LS) for purposes of ratification of /accession to and/or implementation of said international maritime conventions, laws, codes, resolutions, rules and regulations, as applicable;
  • Recommends the adoption, review, updating and implementation of laws, policies, rules, regulations, guidelines and measures, including advisories, in compliance with the applicable provisions of ratified international maritime conventions or based on relevant international maritime laws, codes, protocols, resolutions, rules and regulations issue/adopted by the international maritime and related organizations, to which the Philippines is a party/member-state. Which may affect or impact on the operations of Philippine-registered ships engaged in international voyages and related maritime industry sectors, in collaboration with relevant Units of the Authority, concerned government agencies and private sector associations/entities;
  • Participates in the negotiations of bilateral and multilateral shipping agreements and international, regional and sub-regional maritime transport agreements/arrangements, recommends the adoption and implementation of appropriate courses of action, policies and measures that would further the interest of the Philippine maritime industry and monitors the progress of the commitments of the different flag state administrations to such agreements/arrangements vis-à-vis the country’s progress thereon;
  • Conducts regular monitoring of the scheduled meetings of international, regional and sub-regional maritime organizations, prepares and/or coordinates the preparation of all necessary position/discussion/information/technical papers including intended interventions, in collaboration with appropriate Units of the Authority, concerned government agencies and private sector associations/entities for the consideration of Management, prior to the participation/attendance of designated MARINA officials/staff to such meetings;
  • Coordinates with national and international agencies on the effective implementation of Flag State Administration functions;
  • Monitors compliance of the Philippine with its obligation to generate and submit periodic and updated reports to the IMO through GSIS as well as to other international organizations, as may be required;
  • Undertakes all necessary administrative/technical arrangements and maintains transparency relative to bilateral relations and negotiations process in coordination with the bilateral partners and prospective partners and with relevant government agencies and private sector associations/entities;
  • Provides assistance in the formulation of criteria that will serve as guidepost of parties during negotiations involving bilateral shipping agreements;
  • Maintains/coordinates relations with and provides position/information papers and necessary technical advice to relevant government agencies involved in the implementation of bilateral and multilateral shipping agreements/arrangements and international, regional and sub-regional maritime transport agreements/arrangements directly affecting the Philippine maritime industry;
  • Coordinates with relevant government agencies and other ASEAN Member states in the fulfillment of the planned integration of the logistics and maritime transport services sector in the ASEAN Region as stipulated in the Brunei Action plan and its successor, the ASEAN Master Plan on Connectivity and such other maritime-related measures, which may be instituted by the ASEAN;
  • Coordinates with other Flag State Administrations and international, regional and national organizations on policy matters affecting the management and operation of the Philippine International Shipping sector;
  • Conducts or participates in the conduct of public consultation in coordination with concerned Units of the Authority, relevant government agencies, private sector associations and other entities involved in ten overseas shipping industry/operations regarding issues, problems, complaints, concerns on the provision of overseas shipping services, proposed laws, programs, projects, policies, rules, regulations and guidelines and in relation to the briefing/orientation on newly approved issuances and international shipping developments;
  • Recommends the development and maintenance of databases and monitoring system on overseas shipping operations in terms of compliance of overseas shipping companies and Philippine flag ships with international maritime safety and environmental standards, existing MARINA policies, rules, regulations, guidelines and other requirements, including freight/charter market trend in the world shipping according to major trades not limited to dry bulk, tanker, reefer and breakbulk, and determination of compliance with the standards, provisions, terms and conditions of approvals/permits/certificates/licenses issued by the Authority and international shipping developments to further improve work productivity and efficiency in public service, in coordination with the MISS;
  • Identifies external/internal information that will serve as inputs to the discharge of the regulatory/supervisory and promotional/developmental functions covering the overseas shipping sector, in coordination with appropriate Units of the Authority, private sector, shipping conferences/associations, local/foreign independent operators and relevant government agencies;
  • Prepares response/replies to inquiries relating to the discharge of the regulatory/supervisory and promotional/developmental function covering the overseas shipping sector;
  • Undertakes preparation of position/information/discussion papers on matters/issues relating to the discharge of the regulatory/supervisory and promotional/developmental functions covering the overseas shipping sector;
  • Represents the Authority in international maritime conferences, meetings and negotiations, as may be assigned by higher authorities; and,
  • Performs such other functions as may be assigned by higher authorities.