Laurin returns with new role in Gothenburg

A famous name in Swedish shipowning circles has found new employment, having sold his family firm to Team Tankers International earlier this year.

Mikael Laurin, who sold off his chemical tanker company Laurin Maritime this April, has been appointed as the new CEO of Lean Marine, a fuel optimisation technology firm based in Gothenburg.

Lean Marine’s FuelOpt technology automates propulsion performance optimisation via a control system technology it has developed.

“I have joined Lean Marine with the ambition to drive the uptake of this impactful technology in the market and make shipping more efficient and sustainable. My experience to-date combines customer perspective and strategic focus in a way that will serve Lean Marine, and most importantly our customers, extremely well,” Laurin said on taking the new job.

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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