Supplying seafarers to meet specific qualifications and crewing
requirements of vessels quickly and at reasonable costs is
El Greco Ship Manning and Management’s guarantee.
Founder and president of El Greco, Peter N. Toundjis, possessed
the foresight to start a crewing agency 30 years ago. His
vision was that the employment of Filipino seafarers and crew
would flourish, providing employment for Filipinos, contributing
to the economy of the Philippines, and meeting the needs of
ship owners. He worked with the Government of the Philippines
to form policies, regulations and government agencies that
would encourage growth and regulate the industry.
Our company is family owned. For two generations we have adhered
to a policy of maintaining the high standards required by
36 Years of Experience
Thirty years’ of fulfilling crew requirements has equipped
us with not only experience and knowledge but also with vast
amounts of information gathered from interviewing, training,
and handling the documents of seafarers and crew.
The second generation of the family advanced company operating
methods and management. Response time to ship owners’ needs
was shortened through a computer system that matched seafarer
to a company and its vessels. Our database contains particulars
of 100,000 Filipinos and the 500 vessels they have worked
Using this database, our company has supplied full crews for
dry cargo vessels, bulk carriers, container vessels, product
tankers, oil tankers, VLCCs, cattle carriers, OBOs, cruise
liners, high-speed passenger ferries, and yachts.
The checking and verification methods we use make certain
the seafarers we supply possess the training, skills, and
qualifications as stated in their certificates and licenses,
and that they meet the STCW’78 convention standards as amended
in 1995, as well as the ISM code.
Benefits of our services to
Family owned makes us flexible and fast in our decision making;
quick to respond to requests; and available to principals
at any time.
Thirty six years of providing these services have given us
an insight into government departments and agencies, and the
experience and contacts to successfully negotiate on behalf
Long-established, Filipino-owned, our own office building,
investments in a port and terminal. These are our assurances
you will be working with a group that is permanent, secure