The History of Lydia Mar Manila

Lydia Mar Manila Inc (LMM) is a joint venture founded by its Filipino owners and Lydia Mar Shipping Co. S.A., a ship management company located in Greece. Lydia Mar Shipping Co. S.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller’s Nachfolger, a seventh-generation family-owned shipping company with a history of over 200 years. LMM was established to respond to the increasing demand for qualified seafarers for the shipping industry.

Lydia Mar Manila started as a single proprietorship in 1990 but transformed into a corporation in 1995. The company exclusively serviced the ships of Aug. Bolten and Lydia Mar in Athens, but  it quickly expanded to offer services to third party clients.  Prior to its incorporation in the 90’s, LMM was already a member of an existing Philippine crewing agency in 1968. Overall, the company has been active in the maritime and crewing industry for over 50 years.

In 2021, Aug. Bolten, via Lydia Mar Athens, joined forces with Nova Marine Carriers– an Italian founded, Switzerland based company with over 100 vessels in its fleet. The tie-up resulted in more opportunities for Lydia Mar Manila to offer its crewing services for Nova Marine’s ships. 

As LMM continues to grow, a team of experienced and accomplished professionals cater to the crewing requirements of bulk carriers, container ships, multi-purpose vessels, cement ships, cable-laying vessels, and heavy-lift tonnage. LMM’s principals are based in Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

In need of crewing solutions? Email and receive a quote within four business days. If you’re a seafarer seeking employment,  Apply Now and further your career with Lydia Mar Manila.