Who we are

Lila Global is an experienced ship owner and operator that provides global shipping solutions. We are committed to providing first-class ship management services and are members of the UAE Shipping Association.

Our dedicated workforce consists of over 1,000 seafarers and shore staff, which blends commercial, operations, technical, finance, legal and IT knowledge and expertise.

Our experienced in-house team provides a fully integrated, one-stop shop solution.


To own and operate a diversified fleet of well-maintained vessels.


To transport cargo safely and efficiently with superior quality and performance exceeding all stakeholders’ expectations.

30M +

Tonnes of Cargo Transported

30M +

Tonnes of Cargo


Ship Fleet


Ship Fleet


Voyages Annually


Voyages Annually


Satisfied Clients


Satisfied Clients

Having forged a 30+ year career in the shipping industry. I understand the importance of
successfully balancing operational excellence, profitability and sustainability.

Steve Kunzer, CEO, Lila Global

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Our Story

Founded in 1992, focus of our parent company, GMS, was to change the ship recycling industry to make it more sustainable. This ethos is reflected in Lila Global.

In 2021, shipowning took a significant step forward with the expansion of the Lila Global fleet. In short span of time, Lila Global has become renowned for owning and operating vessels at the highest operational standards and today operates a diversified fleet of bulk carriers, tankers, chemical tankers and container vessels. Whilst we focus on mid-aged and vintage assets, we have the capability to operate vessels of any age in any sector. This pro-active and sustainable strategy has enhanced our business reliance and enabled Lila Global to ride-out economic cycles whilst steadily acquiring more quality vessels.

Our founding values of professionalism, integrity and performance form the basis of our decision making, and our business ethics, compliance record and adoption of industry best practices have made Lila Global a first-choice partner for reputable charterers and individual clients around the world.

Our focus on building and maintaining trusted relationships with stakeholders throughout the shipping industry has won us impressive market share – repeat business is always the mark of a preferred service provider.

Lila Global is a first-choice partner for reputable charterers and individual clients around the world

Committed to sustainability, Lila Global's approach revitalizes mid-life vessels, aiming to lower emissions and waste reduction initiatives.

Lila Global actively minimizes its environmental impact by prioritizing emission reduction, fuel efficiency, and the adoption of green technologies, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to sustainable and responsible maritime operations.

Our Leadership Team

Lila Global’s team of experts understand the shipping industry

Our senior management team has decades of experience in the global shipping sector and feeds into Lila Global’s business development and operational decision making.

Steve Kunzer


Steve Wagner


Elango Subbiah

Head of Chartering

Dr. Anand Hiremath

Chief Sustainability Officer

Abhishek Saurabh


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