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. In need of crewing solutions? Send an email to and receive a quote within four business days.


If you’re a seafarer looking job opportunities onboard, click here to view our vacancies.

Nova Marine Carriers

Nova Marine Carriers operates over 100 ships in its fleet, which include the following vessel types: handymax, supramax, handyzise, self belt-unloader, and cement carries. The company began in 1981 when founder Giovanni Romeo purchased his first bulk carrier and began to ship goods around Italy. Since then, growth and expansion followed with the steady purchase of more vessels. In 2021, Nova Marine Carriers and Aug. Bolten established a joint venture, which in turn opened up more opportunities for Lydia Mar Manila.

Lydia Mar Shipping Co. S.A.

Lydia Mar Shipping Co. S.A set-up its own office in the Philippines to serve as its main source of seafarers. Based in Greecee, the company has developed a full range of ship management services including:

  • Operation, Chartering
  • Crew management
  • Technical Management
  • Travel Services

Lydia Mar Shipping’s objective is to offer a comprehensive solution to their customers. The company has established itself in the chartering business over the last years, and operates a fleet of handy-size bulk carriers worldwide.

Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller's Nachfolger

August Bolten, is owned by Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller’s Nachfolger (GmbH & Co.) KG, a German company who has been in the shipping business for over 100 years.

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.

Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd. (MSM) began its relationship with Lydia Mar Manila in 2011.

MSM manages a fleet of more than 19 vessels, which consists of dry bulk, break-bulk and multipurpose vessels. Their services include the following:

  • Commercial
  • Management
  • Consultancy
  • Technical management
  • Training


Carisbrooke Shipping owns and operates a fleet of over 31 modern dry cargo and multi-purpose vessels from offices in the United Kingdom and Holland.

Their services include:

  • Technical 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 its office in Savona, Italy in June 2010. Since then, it has been developing projects, and rendering services for its clients.

The company expanded its business by specializing in Marine Personnel Management services. In addition to their crew management activities, FCM also started to work as marine shipping agents in the port of Savona since 2017.

In 2020 F.C.M. received its certification for ISO 9001:2015 and was authorized by the Italian Ministry of Labour to operate as Maritime Job Agents.