The Philippines has leaped frog from the bottom to being the fourth largest shipbuilding country in the world in terms of orderbook and tonnage after South Korea, Japan and China and even surpassing Germany and Taiwan. This trend goes with the prevailing shipping uptrend like we have never seen before. As the country makes history and so shall our Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, Inc. - now with a rebranded name and an expanded membership scope to cover not only naval architects and marine engineers but all those professionals involved in the design, construction, operation and repair and maintenance of marine vessels, structures, machinery and related fields. This move bodes well in setting up our Society to adapt to the rapidly changing times and sustain its role in nation building. I invite everyone involved in this vibrant industry to get onboard the SONAME ship and steer this Society to greater heights! Serving the Philippine shipping and shipbuilding industry.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Inc. is a Philippine-recognized nonprofit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Membership is open to all qualified applicants in or associated with the maritime industry. Read more →
To advance the art, science and practice of the design, construction, operation, repairs and maintenance of marine vessels, structures, machinery and related fields, encouraging the exchange and recording of information, offering career guidance and supporting education and enhancing the professional status and integrity of its membership Read more →
The Bylaws was drafted originally by Atty. Federico Agcaoili and was approved by SONAME's Board in February, 2008. The Certificate of Incorporation was issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission in June, 2008. Republic Act No. 4565 An Act to Regulate the Practice of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in the Philippines. Read more →
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