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. Another is an acknowledgement of our responsibility to the global community.
As a global shipping organisation we recognize our responsibility not only to our immediate stakeholders, but to the community as a whole. Part of that responsibility is to minimize the environmental impact of our work through investment in the latest fuel efficient vessels. Another part is to actively give something back to global communities. As a member of the Libra Group we express this commitment through 10 managed programmes which 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 recent fleet expansion has demonstrated a clear commitment to environmental standards that exceed those currently 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 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 optimized aqua dynamics aligned with leaner and cleaner burning engines leads 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 which 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 undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in any country. For more information including application details, see here. Today the programme provides internships for over 120 students each year. Among the partner organisations identifying candidates for the programme is the University of Piraeus (Maritime Studies) in Athens.
For many years Lomar has hosted naval cadets as part of their officer training path. We accommodate over 50 cadets each year from Germany and the UK.