Our principals

Lydia Mar Manila provides Philippine crewing services to clients in Germany, Greece, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Several of our clients have been our trusted partners for decades.

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Lydia Mar Shipping Co. S.A.

Lydia Mar Shipping Co. S.A decided to set-up its own office in the Philippines which was ever since the main source for seamen.  LM (Manila) who had several years of steadfast relationship to its principals and with reputable stand in the manning industry was chosen to be their affiliate.

The company has developed a full range of ship management services including

  • operation, chartering
  • full and part crew management
  • technical management
  • travel services

Lydia Mar’s objective is to offer a comprehensive solution to customers and to deal with their individual requirements. The flexibility and experience entirely satisfies a great number of international clients, for which the company handles numerous vessels under various management schemes. Furthermore, Lydia Mar has established itself in the chartering business over the last years and operates a fleet of handy-size bulk carriers world-wide.

Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller's Nachfolger

August Bolten, which is owned by Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller’s Nachfolger (GmbH & Co.) KG is manned by Lydia Mar (Manila) Inc with experienced and professional seafarers. 

A skilled and experienced team manages the day-to-day business for the Bolten fleet and offers the same range of services to third-party customers:

  • Chartering
  • Ship operation including commercial services and fleet insurance
  • Crew management
  • Technical management
  • Safety/Security/MLC management (ISM/ISPS/MLC)
  • Asset management

Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd.

Lydia Mar (Manila) Inc started to supply experienced and professional seafarers to Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd in 2011. 

MSM technically manages a fleet of more than 19 vessels, which consist of dry bulk, break-bulk and multipurpose vessels.

List of Services

  • Commercial
  • Management
  • Consultancy
  • Technical management
  • Training


Carisbrooke Shipping owns / operates a fleet of over 31 modern dry cargo and multi-purpose vessels from offices in Cowes (UK) and Dordrecht (Holland).

List of ServicesTechnical management

  • Newbuild management services
  • Fleet technical management
  • Drydocking services
  • Safety and security services
  • Vessel inspection services
  • Crew Management
  • Insurance Placing and Claims Management


F.C.M. established their registered offices in Savona, Italy in June 2010. Since then has been constantly developing and implementing projects and rendering services for the benefit of  private Principals.

Step by step the Company expanded their business by specializing into providing Marine Personnel Management services. Competition in this business niche was and is still strong but the allegiance to our values finally allowed us to emerge as a new consolidated reality.

Our Principals operate in a worldwide scenario and we are fully competent to manage either their European and Non European crews in full awareness of applicable International Laws and Regulations in the Shipping industry.

Aside from our crew management main activity, in 2017 we also started a pet project and began to work as marine shipping agents in the port of Savona.

In 2020 F.C.M. got certified for ISO 9001:2015 and was authorized by the italian Ministry of Labour to operate as Maritime Job Agents.