LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Johan Gahnstrom as its new Shipping Operations Director for London.

An accomplished Maritime Professional, Johan joins the Group from the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (“INTERTANKO”), where he was a Senior Marine Manager and led all facets of port, pilotage and nautical operations and tanker operations, while also resolving a variety of complex maritime issues.

Johan brings a wealth of experience to LOC Group, having previously held senior positions at PetroPort, SSPA, Qatar Petroleum and Angola LNG, amongst others. As Shipping Operations Director for London, Johan will further strengthen LOC’s position as industry leading experts.

Johan has served as a member of the CHIRP Maritime Advisory Board since January 2016.

Andrew Squire, Deputy Chairman of LOC Group, commented:

“Johan is an excellent addition to not only the Shipping team but also to the wider LOC team. He brings a great breadth of knowledge and experience in the sector; the result of a successful career spanning almost thirty years. His addition builds on the strength of the current team, as we look to grow our leading position within the shipping and marine markets.”

Johan Gahnstrom, Shipping Operations Director for LOC London, commented:

“I am very excited to be joining LOC’s Shipping division. It is a highly established and leading name in the industry and I look forward to being part of the Group as it builds on its strong reputation for delivering results across the shipping and maritime sectors.”