Lomar is a leading ship-owning and management group with a diversified fleet of around 40 container vessels, bulk carriers, and chemical and product tankers.

With nearly 50 years of industry expertise as a leading ship owner and operator, our fleets have moved millions of tonnes of cargo. We work globally with major first-class and blue-chip organisations, from charterers to shipping professionals, regulatory authorities and governments.

Originally known for our fleet of ‘reefers’ – refrigerated cargo ships – Lomar has been broadening its interests over close to five decades with a dynamic mixed-sector fleet. This diversity has allowed us to invest in market cycles, while maintaining a highly flexible strategy that has seen us trade over 250 vessels.

Lomar's $325-million landmark acquisition of the Allocean group and its mixed fleet of 26 vessels in 2009, proved a perfect complement to our existing expertise and a platform for further acquisitions. In August 2014 the entire offshore fleet was sold. Despite a sustained downturn in the ensuing years we maintained our growth plan with the delivery of 43 ECO new buildings (container ships and 'Ultramax' bulk carriers) from Chinese shipyards for over $1 billion, while also disposing of assets during optimum periods. 

This included taking advantage of record markets between 2021-22 by selling almost 50 largely container vessels for close to $1.5 billion, while also further diversifying the fleet in October 2022 with an acquisition of the Bremen-based Carl Büttner Holding GmbH & Co. KG, for an enterprise value of close to $160 million. The commercial terms for this deal were agreed in early 2022 and together with this 166-year-old shipowner and manager of oil product and chemical tankers, was a dedicated crewing agency for the tanker fleet 'CB Maritime', based in Rijeka, Croatia. The Carl Büttner brands were integrated into the Lomar group of companies in October 2022.

In March 2023 Lomar launched lomarlabs, a new venture to collaborate with ambitious deep-tech start-ups to catalyse the deployment of solutions that address some of the industry’s biggest challenges, including the objective of net-zero emissions. lomarlabs is partnering maritime technology companies to provide access to the physical infrastructure of vessels and shipyards, to test and fine-tune their creative innovations. The maritime assets of Lomar and our wider Libra Group provide that infrastructure, experience and expertise to help shape solutions that will make a real difference.

Our London-based management organisation, Lomar Shipping, provides full technical, crewing and commercial maritime services for the fleet. We also have an office in Bremen, Germany, Lomar Deutschland GmbH, while Lomar Singapore Pte, in Singapore, addresses our growing commitment to the shipping markets in Asia. Carl Büttner Holding GmbH & Co. KG, also in Bremen, continues to oversee our tanker fleet, while CB Maritime d.o.o. in Rijeka, Croatia, is our dedicated crewing agency for the tanker fleet. 

Lomar is ISO 50001/2018 and ISO 14001/2015 certified, and a member of the Bremer Rhederverein in Germany and the Singapore Shipping ASSOCIATION .

Lomar is a subsidiary of Libra Group, a privately-owned, global business group whose subsidiaries own and operate assets in nearly 60 countries, predominantly focused on maritime (including shipbuilding projects to support the offshore wind sector, aviation (with Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing holding a 35% stake in our LCI Leasing business), renewable energy (including solar, wind and waste-to-energy projects), hospitality, real estate and diversified industries. 

Libra Group supports 10 independently-run social programmes that are housed under 'Libra Philanthropies', created to address unmet needs and help for people around the world.

From a three-ship maritime company to a global business group on the leading edge of innovation, Libra Group draws on lessons from our history to build upon our track record, applying the strength of a global network and capabilities to deliver cross-sector insights and growth at scale, while mitigating risk. 


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