Germanischer Lloyd's expanding business in Sweden again requires larger office areas. The new and extended office facilities in Gothenburg opened on June 2. They now house both the GL Station Gothenburg as well as part of the Area Scandinavia Business Development organization serving the clients with services for newbuilding and ships in operation.
From the first of June 2009, Robert Edner became Managing Director GL Sweden AB and acting Country Manager. Edner is a naval engineer and since January 2007 served for GL Norway. Edner has previously worked at the Inspectorate of the Swedish Transport Agency in Stockholm. He has also served in engineering positions with shipping lines, such as Star Cruises from 1997 to 2003. Edner succeeds Roger Lundgren who now resumes full time for his senior surveyor position.