March 23, 2005

Jens Lassen joins Stolt-Nielsen Transportation

Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG) has appointed Jens Lassen as managing director of shipowning, based at SNTG's headquarters in Rotterdam.

Lassen was previously VP technical operations for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Stolt-Nielsen transportation CEO Otto H. Fritzner commented: "Jens is a seasoned shipping executive who brings more than 26 years of broad industry experience to SNTG. For the last 15 years of his career he has focused on ship management and earned a strong reputation for leadership in all aspects of the business. We are delighted to have him with us in this important role at SNTG."

Prior to joining SNTG, Lassen was based in Miami where he was responsible for Royal Caribbean International's port, ship management, technical systems and technical ship operations since 2000. He was previously with V. Ships, the world's largest provider of independent ship management and related marine services, which he joined in 1991. In his role as technical director, he was responsible for the technical management of a variety of vessels, including OBOs, product tankers, LPG tankers, chemical tankers, crude oil tankers and one bulk carrier. Prior to that he was with Anders Wilhelmsen, where he was responsible for the daily operation of a saturation diving vessel and the company's commitments in the offshore sector.Most of his early career was spent as a surveyor with Det Norke Veritas, which he joined in 1982.

Lassen graduated from Strathclyde University in 1979 with a BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.


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