Magnus Lander named new TransAtlantic boss

Magnus Lander named new TransAtlantic boss

TransAtlantic has decided to promote from within in its hunt for a new managing director.

Magnus Lander will take the position at the Swedish line from January 1, having previously been line director at the roro and bulker operator since February. His background includes a lengthy stint at Stena working in commercial and shipmanagement roles as well as at sea where he was a master.

Lander replaces Heléne Mellquist who joins TransAtlantic’s board.

Last month TransAtlantic, a subsidiary of Sweden’s Viking Supply Ships, sold its container operations to X-Press Feeders for EUR3.1m ($3.34m). Its fleet today consists of four owned and nine bareboat vessels with a mix of roro and bulk vessels.

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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