TransAtlantic gets new name and new CEO

Stockholm: Swedish shipowner Rederi AB TransAtlantic has changed its name this week to Viking Supply Ships, and also appointed Christian W. Berg as ceo of the company with immediate effect.

Viking Supply Ships will continue to have two business areas as before, shipping and logistics under the TransAtlantic name and offshore/icebreaking services under Viking Supply Ships.

Berg will remain head of the offshore business in addition to his new role, while the current TransAtlantic ceo Heléne Mellquist will continue to run that business unit.

Berg has been in charge of the Viking Supply Ships offshore business unit since 2011, and has previously worked with Siem Offshore, Promaine, and NavTech.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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