Lavar Ship­ping cel­e­brates golden an­niver­sary

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Lavar Ship­ping, the Li­mas­sol-based ship­ping com­pany es­tab­lished in 1965 by en­tre­pre­neur Pantelis Tsanos, is cel­e­brat­ing its golden an­niver­sary this year.

The flag­ship com­pany of the RPT Group, Lavar Ship­ping is one of the first ship­ping com­pa­nies es­tab­lished in Cyprus and has played a lead­ing role in the evo­lu­tion of the in­dus­try and the estab­lish­ment of Cyprus as a mar­itime cen­tre. It is cur­rently one of the top three ship­ping agen­cies on the is­land, with an em­ployee base of 30 Cypriot pro­fes­sion­als.

“The Cypriot ship­ping in­dus­try that my fa­ther boldly stepped into in 1965 is a world away from the en­vi­ron­ment in which we op­er­ate to­day”, said CEO Regi­nos Tsanos.

“Then in its in­fancy, he had the fore­sight to iden­tify the op­por­tu­ni­ties that our is­land had to of­fer, but at the same time had to over­come a num­ber of chal­lenges.”

To­day, Lavar Ship­ping is a multi-faceted or­gan­i­sa­tion, of­fer­ing tra­di­tional and spe­cialised mar­itime ser­vices to the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional in­dus­try, with its ex­pe­ri­enced agency team pro­vid­ing ser­vices in­clud­ing port agency, for­ward­ing, hus­bandry, and tech­ni­cal sup­port. Lavar Ship­ping also plays an im­por­tant role in ship-to-ship op­er­a­tions per­formed off Li­mas­sol port lim­its and at des­ig­nated points of an­chor­age.

“50 years on, with an es­tab­lished pres­ence in the in­dus­try, I am proud to have suc­ceeded my fa­ther as the head of such a di­verse com­pany that has evolved in line with chang­ing eco­nomic cir­cum­stances and industrial trends”, added Tsanos. “As our coun­try slowly but steadily ex­its the eco­nomic quag­mire which en­veloped it in 2013, the ship­ping in­dus­try – and com­pa­nies like ours – can be at the fore­front of this re­cov­ery, build­ing on our strengths and pro­fes­sion­al­ism, while at the same time con­tin­u­ing to di­ver­sify our ser­vices. Stay­ing true to our found­ing prin­ci­ples, Lavar Ship­ping will con­tinue to broaden its hori­zons in the years to come.”

The com­pany is plan­ning a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties in the com­ing months to mark the an­niver­sary. Hav­ing con­tin­ued its sport­ing suc­cess at the Li­mas­sol Marathon and Ayia Napa and Paphos Triathlons ear­lier in the year, a num­ber of other events are due to take place, in­clud­ing a gala din­ner, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of lo­cal and over­seas clients and as­so­ciates, as well as busi­ness lead­ers from Cyprus.

“While this is a year of cel­e­bra­tion for us, it is also an op­por­tu­nity for us to give back”, said COO Christina Tsanos. “Our 50 years would not have been nearly as suc­cess­ful with­out the out­stand­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion en­joyed with clients and as­so­ciates, the tire­less ef­forts of our peo­ple, and the con­tri­bu­tion of the com­mu­ni­ties within which we work. Our events will recog­nise all those peo­ple that have helped Lavar Ship­ping be­come the com­pany that it is to­day.”

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