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Max Mejia (Photo: WMU)

Mejia to Lead World Maritime University

Professor Max Mejia has been named as the next president of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden.Selected following a competitive selection process, Mejia—the university's current PhD program director and associate academic dean— will succeed Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, whose term as WMU president will expire on June 29, 2023.WMU was founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1983, providing postgraduate maritime and ocean education, research and professional training. Each year, MarineLink's publisher New Wave Media produces a maritime

Elvir Dzanic. Photo: Gothenburg Port Authority.

Gothenburg Port CEO Dzanic Resigns

role as landlord to become the hub that connects partners with our current and new customers. The skills he brought with him from the logistics industry and the private sector have been invaluable to us. Not least, he has contributed to raising awareness of the importance of the Port of Gothenburg for Sweden and he has advanced our international positions,” says Cecilia Magnusson and continues:“Ever since the recruitment and during the years we worked together, I have been aware that many other companies realized the fantastic potential Elvir has, and I knew that this day would come. I want

Jörg Franzke (Photo: Scania)

Franzke Named President of Scania USA

Jorg Franzke has been appointed president of engine manufacturer Scania U.S.A., Inc., effective May 16, 2022. He succeeds Håkan Sterner, who will move back to Sweden after five years at Scania USA.  Franzke will be responsible for Scania USA’s operations. He has been working for Scania since 1995, building a wide experience in various positions such as Services, Truck Sales, R&D, Network Development, and Quality Management. Most recently, he has been the Head of Power Solutions at Scania Germany for the last 10 years.Franzke will be moving from Frankfort, Germany and will reside

Thomas Nordberg (Photo: Swedish Club)

Swedish Club Announces Shift at the Helm for 2023

respected in the industry as a combined P&I club and marine underwriter. I look forward to leading the Club's development in the years ahead, with a continued focus on added value for its members and other stakeholders."Nordberg holds an L.L.M., Master of Law, from the University of Lund, Sweden, and has studied Maritime Law at the Institute of Maritime Law in Oslo, Norway.Lars Rhodin (Photo: Swedish Club

Mikko Juelich (Photo: Stena Line)

Juelich Named Head of Stena Line in Germany

five years, he was Managing Director of Container CSG in Luebeck, Germany. Before his time in container shipping, he held various positions at the ferry company Finnlines. His appointment will see Mikko Juelich focus on the future development of Stena Line’s key ferry routes between Germany and Sweden.“Mikko Juelich brings a wealth of experience from the ropax/roro ferry, container and logistic markets and has a strong understanding of our customers’ demand. Based on his international background and his forward-thinking mindset, Mikko Juelich will enable us to grow and develop our

Mathias Jonasson (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Names Jonasson Managing Director for Scandinavia & Germany

in its key Scandinavian and German regions.Jonasson joins Svitzer from Inter Terminals AB, where, for the last six years, he led and developed the Swedish side of the business in the role of managing director. Prior to this, he worked for logistics and supply chain storage provider Vopak, also in Sweden. Here, he worked his way up from terminal manager to commercial manager and deputy managing director as part of the company’s EMEA commercial network."Mathias is a wonderful and highly-anticipated addition to Svitzer. He brings years of expertise and valuable knowledge in the oil and gas

Effective 1 December 2020, Mattias Hellström, currently Svitzer’s Managing Director for Scandinavia and Germany, becomes CCO of Svitzer Europe

Svitzer Europe Appoints Hellström as Chief Commercial Officer

services in Bremerhaven and towage services in Emden, Germany. He also oversaw strategic updates and upgrades to Svitzer’s 35 strong fleet of tugs in the region, and helped to spearhead Svitzer’s strategy of flexing its fleet across the ports it services in the cluster throughout Denmark, Sweden and Germany.Before joining Svitzer, Hellström was Sweden Managing Director for MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. He also currently sits on the Executive Committee of the European Tugowners Association and is a Board Member of the Swedish Sea Rescue Society

Jonas Tegström (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Hires Tegström as CEO

few years, and I look forward to capitalizing on that momentum as we continue to expand into emerging markets and innovate with evolving marine technologies.”Tegström is a graduate of Harvard Business School and holds an Master of Science degree in engineering from Linköping University in Sweden

Joe O’Neill, Chief Executive of Belfast Harbour and Paul Grant, Trade Director Irish Sea outside Stena Line terminal in Belfast. Photographer: Stena Line

Stena Line Marks a Quarter Century in Belfast

in Scotland. Today, that service has expanded to include seven vessels operating year-round services to Cairnryan, Birkenhead (Liverpool) and Heysham with a mix of freight and leisure traffic.Today, the Belfast Harbour hub is Stena Line’s largest port operation outside its home port of Gothenborg, Sweden.“While there have been numerous milestones along the way a few standout moments for me include the introduction of the HSS Stena Voyager in 1996, the most advanced ferry in the world at that time; the opening of our new Belfast VT4 Terminal in 2008;  the opening of our new purpose built

Fredrik Nilsson (Photo: Trelleborg Group)

Trelleborg Names Nilsson as New CFO

Fredrik Nilsson has been hired to take over as the new Chief Financial Officer of Sweden-based engineered polymer solutions company Trelleborg Group, replacing Ulf Berghult who is leaving the role to take a position outside the company.Berghult, Trelleborg's CFO since 2012, will stay on until Trelleborg's 2020 year-end report is completed, leaving Nilsson to assume the position during the first quarter of 2021.Nilsson most recently worked at vegetable oil company AAK for nearly 14 years, holding the position of CFO for the past seven years. He previously worked at engineering group Sandvik for

Jonas Persson (Photo: Lean Marine)

Lean Marine Names Persson Sales Director

Swedish ship propulsion optimization and performance monitoring experts Lean Marine Sweden AB have appointed Jonas Persson to the role of Sales Director.In this position, Persson will hold overall responsibility for the expansion of the customer base for the automated propulsion optimization system FuelOpt and the smart performance management and reporting software Fleet Analytics worldwide, in addition to supporting Lean Marine’s existing customer network. He will also be responsible for increasing the awareness of Lean Marine’s brand within the maritime industry.Persson originally joined

NYK, NOS Pact for CTV for Japanese Offshore

in a wide range of the supply chain and contribute to the development of offshore wind power projects.Northern Offshore Group operates about 60 vessels in which most are CTV’s and has a complete set of onshore technical and commercial management services inhouse. The group is located in Gothenburg, Sweden and has offices in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Lowestoft and Conwy

250 Graduates from 79 Countries: IMO Univ

Future maritime leaders from more than 70 countries graduated this week (3 November) from International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden.WMU was founded in 1983 by IMO as a center of excellence for maritime postgraduate education, research, and capacity building. It offers unique postgraduate educational programs, undertakes wide-ranging research in maritime and ocean-related studies and helps build maritime capacity in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Quality education is itself one of the SDGs – SDG 4.The graduating

Alexander Kara is the new CEO at NKT (Photo: NKT)

NKT Names Kara CEO

Unit Manager CSE, High Voltage Products with responsibility for all ABB high-voltage product plants and markets in Central and Southern Europe. Prior to that, he has held several key positions at ABB from 1987. From 2012 to 2014, he was head of ABB’s global power cables business in Karlskrona, Sweden, now owned by NKT.When Kara joins NKT, he and CFO Roland M. Andersen will constitute the NKT A/S executive management team. Until then, Andersen will continue as interim CEO

Photo: Roxtec

Roxtec Honored

Roxtec received the 2019 Sweden’s Best Managed Companies recognition, sponsored by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq. Mikael Helmerson, CEO of Roxtec, sees the award as an acknowledgement of the company’s determined improvement work.Best Managed Companies is a quality award to recognize the overall success of private Swedish companies based on strategic direction, ability to execute, corporate culture and financial performance. The program was established in Canada in 1993 and has since then been introduced in more than 20 countries around the world.Sweden’s Best Managed Companies

Empowering Women in the Maritime

partnership with the Port Institute for Education and Research (IPER) and the Le Havre Port Authority, where, in 2018, 48 women from 32 countries received training on port management. A total of 308 women have received training under this activity alone.At IMO’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden, the proportion of women graduates has increased steadily over the years. By 2018, 1,029 females had graduated from the University out of a total 4,919 graduates. The number of female graduates has increased steadily over the years - from four in 1985 to 79 in 2018. By the end of the academic year

Mia Vikner (Photo: MJP)

Vikner Joins MJP as COO

responsible for operational efficiencies as well as process implementation to drive the continued growth of the company.  Vikner joins the company after serving in various roles within Uson Marine Group, where she most recently held the post of CEO at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. With over ten years of experience in the marine industry, Mia is well versed in operations management and quality control.Vikner holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She lives near Stockholm with her husband and three children and enjoys recreational

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