Lydia Mar History

Lydia Mar (Manila) Inc. was founded by Lydia Mar Shipping Co. S.A., a ship management company located in Piraeus, Greece, in 1990 to respond to the increasing demand of qualified and capable seamen for the shipping industry. The company obtained is licence to operate as an approved manning agency in the very same year.

Both Lydia Mar Shipping Co. S.A. and Lydia Mar (Manila) Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller’s Nachfolger, a seventh-generation family-owned shipping company with a history well over 200 years.

Lydia Mar Manila started up as a single proprietorship, but transformed into a corporation in 1995.

Lydia Mar Manila started exclusively servicing the ships of Aug. Bolten and Lydia Mar Piraeus, but quickly extended the customer base and obtained a reputation of reliability by maintaining long-standing beneficial relationships with the clients and achieving retainer rates of 90 per cent and more.

Today, after a steady and continuous growth, a team of experienced and accomplished professionals caters to the crewing requirements of a fleet of bulk carriers, container ships as well as multi-purpose-vessel and heavy-lift tonnage for customers based in Germany, Greece, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.