July 28 - GAC is expanding its regional Shipping Marketing team with the appointment of Niko Steindamm, as marketing manager, shipping, based in Bremen, Germany.

Steindamm will promote GAC's global shipping and related services to the maritime and commodity/trading communities in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.


Prior to joining GAC, he worked in sales and operations for a large container line in Germany, and for a ro-ro owner/operator specialising in project movements throughout the Baltic region.


Capt. Tom Bjorklund (pictured below) has also joined GAC's Shipping Marketing team in Europe and will be based in Stockholm. Previously based in Dubai as director of GAC's Global Hub Services, he has been appointed as marketing manager, Shipping, responsible for Scandinavia, Iceland, Belarus and the Baltic, with effect from 1 August 2011. Peter Osterman, the marketing manager previously based in Stockholm, takes over as director, Global Hub Services in Dubai.


Steindamm and Bjorklund join Neil Godfrey and Sami Younis in the UK, Nikos Marmatsouris and Maria Angelidou in Greece, plus Simon Heywood in Portugal - GAC's Shipping Marketing team providing comprehensive coverage of the entire European region.