Lavar Shipping is the flagship company of RPT Group – Reliability, Performance, Trust -one of Cyprus’s biggest , privately owned and most reputable, Shipping groups . Lavar has never laid at anchor since its creation. Drawing its strength from the RPT Group, it boldly engaged in diverse areas of customised business solutions and kept refining its core shipping activities to take full advantage of the strategic location of Cyprus at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Lavar Shipping was established in 1965 and is acknowledged as one of the very first shipping and ship owning companies in Cyprus.
Although marine trade activity in Cyprus can be traced back for thousands of years, it is only after independence in 1960 that the modern history of the Cyprus shipping industry began. Lavar is widely acknowledged as playing a leading role in the evolution of Cyprus shipping and the establishment of the island as a world-class shipping hub.
Over the years, the company has evolved into a multi-faceted shipping and ship management services organisation offering a wide range of specialised traditional and modern-technology services to the local and international marine industry. This evolution was the result of concentrated effort that involved years of hard work and experience, together with innovative and forward-thinking management, and significant financial and human-resource investment.
Today, we represent a number of prestigious clients protecting their interests and operations in Cyprus: ship owners managers and operators, global oil companies and traders and we are regarded as being a preferred shipping agent operating at Cyprus ports and terminals. We act As Agent for many global shipping hub agencies, handling all types of vessels, including, tankers, bulk carriers, cruise ships, and container vessels while having a leading role in Ship-to-Ship (STS) operations performed off Limassol Port limits as well as at designated points at anchorage.
Our Forwarding and Logistics set up, provide for complete cargo solutions to /from Cyprus as well as Crosstrade. Leading importers entrust us with prompt delivery of their orders as well as perishable traders count on us for safe import/export of their sensitive refrigerated cargo.