New boss announced at Barber Ship Management

Barber Ship Management has appointed Roine Ahlquist as its new CEO. The tanker focused manager is owned by Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) and MPC Capital.

With over 25 years of maritime experience, Ahlquist has held a variety of executive and senior leadership roles in shipping and real estate. He was the owner and founder of Telegrafholmen where he raised financing for investors entering the bulk and tanker market before this appointment.

Prior to this, Ahlquist was the managing director of the investment manager Tufton Asset Management.

In January this year WSM took an 80% stake in Hamburg-based Ahrenkiel Tankers from MPC Capital. MPC retains a 20% share in the company, which has since been rebranded as Barber Ship Management in a throwback to WSM’s original name when founded in 1975.

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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