CSM beefs up Hamburg operation

Feb 01 2019

Columbia Shipmanagement (Deutschland) (CSM) has appointed Joachim Brack as Finance and Commercial Managing Director, with effect from 1st February, 2019.

Brack’s appointment follows the departure of Mads Soerensen to pursue new challenges and is in line with the company’s ongoing commitment to Germany and to develop and grow its client base in the European and Scandinavian markets, CSM said.


He will work alongside overall office Managing Director and Group COO, Carsten Sommerhage and Technical Director, Pablo Mussi out of the company’s Hamburg offices.


Brack has held senior positions in a number of shipping companies. He was Head of Finance at Lloyd Fonds and for the past eight years has been Managing Director of Hellespont Ship Management, overseeing that company’s change from KG owner to third-party manager.


Columbia Shipmanagement President, Mark O’Neil, said: “Joachim will be a tremendous asset in our continuous drive to provide our clients (small and big) with the best quality and tailored service in the shipmanagement and maritime services sector, and in our development of the European and Scandinavian markets. A true professional, he shares our absolute focus on client service and partnership and will continue the great work started by Mads Soerensen.”


His appointment follows the recent opening of Columbia Shipmanagement’s performance optimisation control room, which will allow its commercial shipping, cruise, and super yacht clients to optimise all aspects of their vessel and crew performances.


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