Andreas Ugland passes away

Norwegian shipping magnate Andreas Ugland passed away at his home in the Cayman Islands on Friday aged 64 following a short illness.

Ugland came from a family with generations of shipowning behind them. He served as deputy chairman of the board of the tanker company Nordic American Tankers, where Herbjørn Hansson is chairman and CEO.

The two were close friends and collaborators on a number of projects including shuttle tanker company Ugland Nordic Shipping, acquired by Teekay in 2001.

Previously, he was chairman of the board of Ugland International Holding and also served on the board of directors of the Høegh Ugland Autoliners car carrier fleet.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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