Lauritzen Bulkers appoints new CEO

Lauritzen Bulkers appoints new CEO

Lauritzen Bulkers, the bulk shipping unit of J. Lauritzen, has announce the appointment of Niels Josefsen as CEO.

Niels Josefsen will take the reins from chief operating officer Thomas Wøidemann, who has been responsible for the commercial and operational activities of both Lauritzen Bulkers and Lauritzen Kosan since March 2017. Wøidemann will now devote his work to Lauritzen Kosan.

Niels Josefsen has held various managerial positions in A. P. Moller-Maersk in Denmark and China, and more recently for Klaveness in China, Singapore and Norway.

“Josefsen brings solid experience having spent more than 30 years in the dry cargo industry. I am sure that through his leadership we will be able to further leverage Lauritzen Bulkers’ already strong market reputation,” said Mads Zacho, CEO of J. Lauritzen.

Josefsen will commence his new role on December 1.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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