Nine shipping students receive grants from the Achim Boehme Scholarship

Jan 2023

2022-23 bursaries now given annually in memory of former Lomar Shipping CEO

10 January 2023 - for immediate release: Nine students at the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany (Hochschule Bremen), have become the latest recipients of bursaries from the Achim Boehme Scholarship, organised by Lomar Shipping. It supports the next generation of leaders in shipping, in honour of Lomar’s former CEO.

The 2022-3 scholars to receive grants are: Kelly O’Grady from New Jersey, USA, Gonzalo E. Vallejo Moller from Venezuela, Bruno Molina Stagi from Uruguay, and Surendra Solanki from India, who are all studying for a B.Sc in International Ship Management - Nautical Sciences. And support is also going to: Michael Rhenzo Pasion from Philippines, Francisco dos Santos Portela from Portugal, Soufiane Zakri from Morocco, Hanife Ucar from Turkey and Moritz Wottrich from Germany, who are all pursuing a B.A. in International Shipping and Chartering.

Lomar CEO Nicholas Georgiou, says: “We are delighted to be continuing the support that Achim always showed for young people pursuing careers in the shipping industry. Achim was a great leader and mentor to many in shipping and we are delighted to be maintaining his wonderful legacy with an expanded programme of support for the talent of the future, our leaders of tomorrow.”

Professor Captain Thomas Jung from the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, said: “Achim Boehme was a pioneer and strong advocate of the German shipping industry, to education and specifically to the City of Bremen. We are delighted to again be working with Lomar to enhance the support given by this scholarship, which is supporting the future careers of students of some of our brightest talents. We hope they will soon be following the path of Achim Boehme by becoming our future leaders of shipping the world over.”

Achim Boehme tragically lost a brave, year-long battle with cancer in July 2020. The Achim Boehme Scholarship ( perpetuates the lifelong contribution to shipping and dedication of this remarkable professional in the maritime industry. The grant contributes to the cost of education, while further support is offered to help prepare students for their professional careers.

All recipients are shipping students at Hochschule Bremen - City University of Applied Sciences in Achim’s home city of Bremen, Germany. He had a close affinity to the university and the scholarship is dedicated to students taking degree programs in International Ship Management - Nautical Sciences B.Sc. (ISMN) and International Shipping and Chartering B.A. (ISSC).

More information about the scholarship is available by clicking here. For those wishing to make contributions to the Achim Boehme Scholarship, please email: 

Caption: Recipients of the 2022-23 Achim Boehme Scholarship programme organised by Lomar Shipping, who are being supported in their studies at Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences.


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