Soren Huscher is heading to Maersk Tankers, after resigning from Norden Tanker Pools earlier this month.

Maersk Tankers confirmed the move to TradeWinds, but would not comment on what his new job title will be.

“I’m proud to announce that I will join Maersk Tankers once my gardening leave is over” on 1 December, Huscher said in a LinkedIn update.

“Maersk is where my shipping career started almost 42 years ago, and through 15 years, mostly with Maersk Tankers, helped me preparing for my subsequent challenges, which now takes me back to a very different company.”

After 15 years at Maersk and almost three years working as a broker for Lorentzen & Stemoco, Huscher became chief executive of the Norient Product Pool, as it was then known.

The pool was established in 2005 as a joint venture with tanker owner Interorient. Norden bought out its partner’s stake in 2019.

Huscher spearheaded work to revamp the platform in 2022 when it was renamed Norden Tanker Pools to reflect the change in ownership and appeal to a wider base of partners.

Anders Birk will succeed Huscher as head of commercial for pool management, Norden said this month.

Tina Revsbech took over as managing director of Maersk Tankers in September last year, joining from bulker firm Fednav.

Since then, Maersk Tankers has signed big-ticket deals for very large ammonia carrier newbuildings in South Korea.

It ordered four firm 93,000-cbm newbuildings in December at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries with Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co as a co-investor.

In April, Maersk Tankers exercised its options to order four more vessels, leaving two optional VLACs yet to be confirmed.

The latest quartet was priced at $116.9m each.

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