Become a Member

A. Membership Categories and Qualifications

-Requirements for Full Membership 2022-
-Associate Members-

Ship managers of the branch office of ship management companies where the company’s Document of Compliance (DOC) are in their head office located outside of the Philippines. Other Shipping companies located within and outside of the Philippines, engaged in business related to shipping and ancillary services, including crew managers/ manning companies will be eligible as associate members, provided they are endorsed by a regular/full member or an associate member, but always subject to the approval of SMAP Membership Committee.

-Reciprocal Members-

Are normally a non-profit, non-governmental association, where SMAP and the Reciprocal Member enjoy a mutual benefit of association operated primarily on a secretariat to secretariat basis. “Reciprocal members” shall not be required to pay for an annual membership fee. However, they can provide a pledge of support of sponsorship or in any other form of support in any event or activities held by the association.

-Honorary Members-

Shall be accepted upon official endorsement by a Full Member of good standing. Those companies or persons qualifying for Honorary membership may come from the professional organizations-national and international, professional services, academic groups or institutes and from the politics. Their membership shall be assessed based on their interest to support the advocacy and aspirations of SMAP. Honorary Members are not expected to pay membership fees to maintain their membership status. However, they can provide a pledge of support of sponsorship or in any other form of support in any event or activities held by the association.

B. Application Assessment

Your completed application form will be assessed by the SMAP Membership Committee that will take 2 to 10 working days.

C. Fees

-Annual Membership Fees for 2022-


Members joining after the start of the membership year (1st January) are entitled to an initial pro-rata membership fee.

Members joining during the last quarter of the membership year, in addition to being invoiced on a pro-rata basis for the current year, will be invoiced for the following year at the same time.

D. Payment of Fees

Once a Membership application has been approved, an Invoice will be issued to the applicant to pay the fees in full or in pro-rata basis as per item C above. SMAP Membership will be granted upon receipt of the payment.

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