Lydia Glabisch, Operation Coordinator of Ships, has been working in the shipping sector for 14 years. Working in the LNG bunkering business has offered meaningful challenges as well as a chance to be a pioneer in the sector.
I joined Gasum in May 2020 when Gasum acquired Nauticor, where I worked as an operator for the gas-fueled bunker vessel Kairos. Now, as the Operation Coordinator of Ships, my main responsibility is instructing Gasum’s vessels in all operational matters. I coordinate the operations together with my team of two colleagues.
The LNG bunkering business is still quite new, and I am really proud to have the opportunity to be able to grow along with the business and to be a pioneer in this sector. Additionally, I am happy to be a member of one of the big players in the LNG bunker industry.
Even though I have worked in shipping for 14 years, I am still learning new things every day. My history within the industry is quite colorful since I’ve worked in various positions in different departments like crewing, operations, insurance, technical and vetting. I feel so motivated and passioned about working in cleaner maritime transport.
The most exciting aspect of being a part of this industry is knowing that I’m helping to make our planet greener. I have two little girls and, in 30 years, I will be receiving my pension. So, I would like to look back and say, “yes, I contributed to preserving the planet.”
It can be quite challenging to be a woman in an industry mainly dominated by men, but I think we are moving in the right direction. Within Gasum, I have experienced that men and women are treated, respected, and accepted uniformly. Gasum is overseen by a female CEO, and I think that says a lot about how things are done at the company.
Position: Operation Coordinator of Ships
Hobbies: Nature, sewing, dancing
Family: 2 children