President’s Message


The importance of the maritime industry can never be overemphasized. Over 90 percent of world trade is being carried by ships, transporting every kind of cargo to different places all over the world. Ships are becoming technically sophisticated and manned by technical and skilled workers performing complicated tasks at sea.
The maritime industry is an important contributor to employment, with more than one million seafarers being deployed on ocean going vessels operated by international shipping companies.
The Philippines alone provides almost 28 percent of the global maritime workforce. At the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA), our highest priority is to produce technically competent, responsive and socially committed Merchant Marine Officers who will go onboard the vessels of NYK Line.
NTMA provides an environment which supports, inspires and motivates its Cadets by allowing them to reach their full potential and prepare them for their chosen profession. Our faculty and staff are highly qualified, dynamic and dedicated to providing our Cadets with a stimulating and challenging learning experience.
In just over a decade, NTMA has carved out a reputation as one of the best maritime schools in the country. This is the result of the monumental collaboration between NYK Line and the Transnational Diversified Group (TDG), working together to advance the maritime profession in the country.

C/E Wilson P. Traviña, DBA
President, NTMA