Shipping – too fascinating to stop
New board member Ragnar Johansson started his career at sea aged 17, rising through the ranks to Ship’s Officer, before coming ashore to continue a distinguished career in shipping.
Being in shipping can be heaven and hell all at once, says Ragnar Johansson. “But the fun part of it is that you can never plan for what will happen – and it is too fascinating to stop!”
A career highlight, he says, has been setting up Wallenius SOL, the joint shipping company of Wallenius Lines and the Swedish Orient Line, formed in 2019 to provide a sustainable shipping service in the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea, and signing the order for the company’s new ice-rated, LNG-powered energy-efficient ro-ro vessels. He is now looking to hand over the reins and look for future projects.