LOLA offers its Principals personalized agency services to their ships and cargo. Our highly motivated and experienced personnel maximizes value by delivering tailor-made solutions and protecting customers’ best interest at all times.
Our extensive footprint in Canada and the United States allows our experienced teams to provide excellence to our clients in a multitude of ports.
When a ship transits Canadian waters during winter periods, there are many factors that it will need to be prepared with.
As a shipping agent, we ensure that the Captain, Owners and/or Charterers are fully informed of current ice conditions and forecasts. Ships also receive comprehensive winter navigation information to prepare them for the upcoming voyage and cold weather conditions.
A knowledgeable, well-prepared, well-equipped and a vigilant crew makes all the difference in an efficient voyage in icy waters.
Founded in 1974, LOLA has quickly established itself as a leader in the North American marine services. Our personalized support to our clients is provided daily by our team of seasoned agents and the many strategic alliances woven over time. This unique business culture allows us to deliver Tailor-made successTM to our clients across our unparalleled network.
The excellence of our services relies on a team of experienced professionals who ensure presence and integrity to our clients through our extended network. LOLA’s leadership is composed of accomplished managers working together to relentlessly deliver Tailor-Made SuccessTM to its partners.
We are proud to present our key management personnel.
Simon de Repentigny Vice President and General Manager
At the helm of LOLA since 2021, Simon has over 15 years of experience in the maritime industry, including extensive marketing and sales experience acquired at QSL. His remarkable interpersonal skills and in-depth knowledge of maritime operations have enabled him to develop close business relationships with his clients and the international transportation and logistics community.
Simon is recognized by his peers and throughout his network for his integrity, unifying leadership, and listening skills. Since joining LOLA, Simon has been overseeing the expansion of its network and the marketing development of the various services offered by the largest maritime agency in Eastern Canada.
Warren Beeson Deputy General Manager
With more than 10 years experience at LOLA as a proven problem solver, Warren brings a diplomatic approach to Ship Agency. Previously Executive support Manager at IBM and based at their UK Headquarters, where he played a key role within IBM’s major transfer of their call centre to India. He now shares with his clients and colleagues at LOLA his leadership and resiliency to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of shipping.
By sitting on the Pilotage, Customs and Shipping Operations committees with the Shipping Federation of Canada he plays a leading role in designing and implementing procedures, ensuring LOLA is at the forefront of Ship Agents. Passionate about delivering outstanding Customer Service to LOLA’s Principals, he has developed solutions to meet each Principals individual needs.
Josée Légaré Operations Vice President, Western Quebec
Experience, Presence and Integrity are three words that perfectly describe Josée who has been part of the LOLA team for over 30 years.
Her academic background at the Commercial School du Cap, combined with her in depth knowledge of all aspects of the shipping agent profession make this industry pioneer a pillar of the LOLA management team.
Discreet and action-oriented, this determined leader knows how to successfully meet the most complex requirements of our clients.
Kevin Creighton General Manager, Saint John
Climbing the ranks from boarding agent to general manager of our Saint John NB office, Kevin has been building strong and committed relationships with both local and international clients.
Actively responsible for the success of the agency for over 30 years, his continuous hard work and unparalleled devotion makes him a vital asset to the group.
His knowledge of the maritime business and its many aspects has made him a valuable local resource for various players of the industry and made for numerous situations where Kevin’s help was required to solve peculiar issues.
Guy Dionne Senior Director of Operations, Northern Quebec
Guy’s experience, reputation and legendary drive has been integral in securing LOLA’s business from the region’s high-profile clients.
Guy has gained skills and knowledge at sea and ashore in the ranks of other major maritime industry players to ramp up over 40 years of experience to this day.
As the seasoned manager of our Northern Quebec office, Guy stays ahead of his clients demands, playing a crucial role in the strategic positioning of the business and helps drive our success into the future.
LOLA is a member of the Shipping Federation of Canada.
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