25 August 2004 12:56 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Chemical tanker fleet operator Jo Tankers has announced personnel and reorganisation changes in its sales and operations departments following the major restructuring initiative outlined in June, CNI learned on Wednesday.
The company’s trans-Atlantic services will be headed by Glenn Ronesen in Bergen, Norway. He will be supported by Anders Lindstoel in Bergen, Remco Hemminga in Rotterdam and Sammie Mooney and Nils Magelssen in the Houston office.
Africa services will be managed from Rotterdam by Frank de Haan, assisted by Ferry Eggens.
Paal Olavesen will head the Far East service from Bergen by the end of September following his relocation from Singapore where the Jo Tankers office will be closed. Olavsen will be supported by Jostein Markussen and Kandy Craig in Houston.
The Caribbean services will be managed by Heiko Grage in Houston, with the support of Finn Fredriksen and Charles Landry.
The bulk service is managed by Egil Giertsen in Bergen. He will be joined by Dag Bjaastad and Preben Krohnstad, who will join Jo Tankers in Bergen on 1 November and the last week of September respectively.
Jo Tankers is setting up a new operations department in Bergen under the management of Harald Nesse. Four experienced ship operators have been recruited and will start on 1 October. They will handle trans-Atlantic operations and, in combination with Rotterdam, Far East/bulk operations. Further updates will be available by 1 October, the company said.
As reported by CNI in June, the restructuring involves the closure of Jo Tankers' offices in Singapore and Yokohama, as well as staff reductions in both Rotterdam and Houston.
The restructuring, which has involved a significant number of redundancies among Jo Tankers staff, coincides with a cutback in the company’s chemical tanker fleet and the transfer of commercial and operational management from Rotterdam to Bergen.
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