As part of a family business we seek to turn family values into guiding principles. One core value is a strong sense of respect and trust in the individual. As a global shipping business we take seriously our responsibility to the global community.
As a global shipping organisation we recognise our responsibility not only to our immediate stakeholders, but to the community as a whole. We minimise the environmental impact of our work through investment in the latest fuel-efficient vessels. We also actively give something back to global communities. As a member of the Libra Group we express this commitment through 10 managed programmes that are broadly linked to the themes of community support and assisting people who have been denied or have limited opportunity. For the full story see here.
Towards a cleaner environment
Our fleet expansion demonstrates a clear commitment to environmental standards that exceed those required by the maritime industry. In recent years we have undertaken an extensive newbuildings programme with orders for over 25 container ships and bulk carriers from Chinese shipyards. All of these new vessels have been designed by the leading Chinese design institute SDARI (Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute) and meet the highest standards for fuel efficiency and environmental compliance. A combination of optimised aqua dynamics, aligned with leaner and cleaner burning engines, lead to an environmental footprint that anticipates and exceeds the statutory demands of the future.
A culture of opportunity
We believe in the twin values of hope and opportunity. Lomar participates in many of the Libra Group’s initiatives that seek to create an environment in which bright young people can develop skills and knowledge while working alongside proven leaders in their field.
Since the creation of the Libra Internship Programme, in 2011, Lomar has provided numerous paid work placements of up to six months’ duration. The programme is open to postgraduate students and those undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in any country. For more information, including application details, click here. Today the programme provides internships for approaching 150 students each year. Among the partner organisations that identify candidates for the programme are: the University of Piraeus (Maritime Studies) in Athens, the Instituto Griego Atenagoras I in South America, Miami Dade College, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Haitian Education & Leadership Programme, and Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA).
For many years Lomar has hosted deck and engine cadets as part of their officer education and training programmes. We accommodate over 30 cadets each year from Germany and the UK.
Full details are available from www.librainternship.com