Since 1989, the company commenced recruiting Filipino crew members in an effort to intensify international competitiveness in terms of supply and demand of crew. With vast expertise and know how, the company established ABOSTA SHIPMANAGEMENT CORPORATION, a local corporation in the Philippines in 1996 to meet customer demand more effectively.
  Concluded a crew management agreement with Vietnam Maritime University (Vimaru) in 1998.
  Opened a local office in the premise of Vietnam Maritime University in 2011; the office provides Vietnam crew and aiming to focus on safety management.
  Concluded a crew management agreement with Weihai International Economic & Technical Cooperative Co., Ltd. in 1992
  Concluded a crew management agreement with Yanbian International Economic and Technical Cooperation Co., Ltd. in 1998
  Concluded a crew management agreement with Cosco Shanghai Manning Co., LTD in 2001
  Boarding management of Han-Chinese crew members and Korean-Chinese in various vessels, such as general ferry ships, VLCC, PRO TK, and PCC.
  Management of crew boarding by concluding a crew management agreement with Zayer General Service in 1995.