March 12 - Hansa Heavy Lift has appointed chief commercial officer (cco) Joerg Roehl to manage the shipping company's business in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

Roehl, who will now be based at the company's APAC headquarters in Singapore, takes over from Jesper Traerup, who has managed the region for Hansa for almost four years.

Hansa says that Roehl, who is also one of the tramp shipping company's three group managing directors, takes up the new role as part of a "strategic move".

"The importance of the Asia Pacific region is increasing for us all of the time and we therefore decided to move Joerg Roehl to take personal charge of it," said Roger Iliffe, ceo and managing director of Hansa.


Joerg Roehl.