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Operations expert Ljoen joins Carnival Maritime in Hamburg

Lars Ljoen is pictured last year at Cape Liberty Cruise Port, the Bayonne, New Jersey terminal operated by Ceres Terminals (Photo: Anne Kalosh)
Lars Ljoen, port/marine operations veteran of Ceres Terminals and Royal Caribbean, joined Carnival Maritime in Hamburg as svp cruise preparations and projects, Seatrade Cruise News has confirmed.

Ljoen had been vp cruise and ro-ro services with NYK Ports/Ceres Terminals for a decade. Previously, from 1997 until 2005, he was director, marine operations, for Royal Caribbean.

Carnival Maritime, led by md Jens Lassen, is the new marine services unit for the Costa Group, currently numbering 25 ships of Costa Crociere, Costa Asia and AIDA Cruises.

In Hamburg, Carnival Maritime brings together the marine, technical and HESS expertise of the entire Costa Group from the former marine operation units in Genoa and Rostock, including human resources deck & engine and technical procurement.