After a long and active shipping career, Niels Josefsen has decided to retire allowing him to spend more time with his family and friends and on personal interests.

During the last five years Niels Josefsen has been instrumental in transforming Lauritzen Bulkers into a leading and successful business platform specialised in operating and owning handysize bulk carriers, which is prepared for further growth.

The Board of Lauritzen Bulkers has initiated a process to identify the next CEO of Lauritzen Bulkers. However, Niels Josefsen will remain in his current position until his successor is in place, to ensure a smooth transition for the company.

“It has been a true pleasure to lead Lauritzen Bulkers for the last five years and I am proud of what we have achieved as a team. I will miss my colleagues and the company, and I will do whatever I can to ensure that the transition to the next generation of leadership will be as smooth as possible”, says Niels Josefsen.

“On behalf of the Board of directors and on behalf of J. Lauritzen, I want to thank Niels for his relentless efforts and energy which has been a key factor in developing Lauritzen Bulkers into the strong platform it is today. We wish Niels all the best in his retirement”, says Kristian Mørch, Chairman of Lauritzen Bulkers.