What we do and what we offer

Founded in 2011, EMA Marine is a global manning & crewing support agency serving the world‘s leading shipowners and ship-managers. As the manning & crewing arm of YCF Manning, our focus is to source qualified Ethiopian Marine Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Ratings. We are able to ensure the highest-quality crew for our clients because of the strict selection and training regiment undertaken by our sister training organization, the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI). Our Group is the exclusive manning agent & marine officer training organization in Ethiopia. This allows us to attract the best possible talent and to train them in-house.

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Ethiopian Seafarers

As a country with over 100 million people and exceptional educational standards, Ethiopia is well positioned to meet the manpower needs of the maritime industry. Our vision is to connect leading international Ship-owner and Ship-management companies with the exceptional technical knowledge & professionalism of Ethiopian seafarers.

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Why Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its second largest with regard to the population. It has never been colonized apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini’s Italy.

Ethiopia has a unique cultural heritage, being the home of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, one of the oldest Christian churches worldwide and a monarchy that came to end during the coup of 1974.

Ever since Ethiopia served as a symbol of African independence throughout the colonial period, and was a founder member of the United Nations and the African base for many international organizations.

Ethiopia is one of Africa's poorest states, although it has experienced rapid economic growth since the end of the civil war. The economy revolves around agriculture, which in turn relies on rainfall. The maritime field that was at first unknown to most of the people since Ethiopia is landlocked, has now become popular as well as the professions itself.

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Selection & Training

Maritime Training Institute

EMA Marine sources only the most competitive Ethiopian crew for its clients. Through our affiliated EMTI Training Academy we connect the industry with high-quality Engine Cadets & Officers, Electro-Technical Cadets & Officers, and Ratings (Engine & Deck). 

Our network of seafarers has been trained in-house at the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute. This allows us to ensure to our clients to board cadets and officers with all the necessary skills and preparation. 

After graduating from the Academy, the Cadets are recruited and employed by our client ship managers. After the necessary cadetship on board, they are eligible for promotion to Officer ranks with watchkeeping responsibilities. As the exclusive manning agent and maritime training Academy in Ethiopia, we are able to ensure the loyalty and commitment of our seafarers to our clients.  

We operate in accordance with the industry’s highest quality management standards and have been certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for adherence to ISO 9001 and MLC 2006.

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Appointment Process

EMA Marine serves as the connecting link between the seafarers, the academy and the shipping companies i.e. shipmanagers.  Independent from individual managers or owners, it delivers excellent service to a variety of shipping operations of various type and scale. EMTI is always here to support client needs, and therefore we are able to set up course curriculum based on a client’s specific business requirement.

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Appointment Process

Our Clients


Contact us

EMA Marine GmbH
Neuer Wall 10
20354 Hamburg

Email Addresses

General: info@emacrew.com
Crewing: crewing@emacrew.com
Accounts: accounting@emacrew.com

Hamburg Office

Phone: + 49 40 36 09 359 0
Fax:       +49 40 36 09 359 25

Piraeus Office

Phone: +30 210 4529 670 116
Fax:       +30 210 4529 673



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