April 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

United States Lines Appoints Mats Erlandson

Raymond Weigele, vice president-terminals for United States Lines, Inc., has announced the appointment of Mats Erlandson to the newly created position of corporate stowage coordinator at U.S. Lines' headquarters in New York.

Mr. Weigele said that in his new post, Mr. Erlandson would be responsible for developing and implementing corporate policy respecting standard stowage practices and recommending and implementing standard procedures for the carriage, handling and stowage of dangerous cargo.

Prior to his transfer, Mr. Erlandson was located in Le Havre and served as owners representative for France and Iberia. A previous assignment with United States Lines was as marine manager at Bremerhaven, Germany. His experience also includes service with the P and O Lines of Australia as shipping officer, and with the Swedish Ship Officers Association as ombudsman.

He holds a British Masters License Unlimited Trade, and has sailed as chief officer in Swedish, Australian, and British ships.

Mr. Erlandson graduated from high school in Sweden, and continued his education at the Nautical College, Goteborg, Sweden; nautical studies at Plymouth Polytechnic, England; and law studies at Stockholm University and London University. His memberships include Royal Institute of Navigation, London; Institute of Navigation, Washington, D.C.; Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Ortung und Navigation, Dusseldorf, Germany; and Founder Member of the Nautical Institute, London.

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