Onarheim was appointed interim CEO in December 2019, following the retirement of Martin Ackermann.
Before this appointment, Onarheim served as a non-executive director of BW LPG since 2013 and former Managing Director of Carnegie.
“Anders knows BW LPG well, having served on the board for many years. We are delighted that he has agreed to continue in this role, and we look forward to benefiting from his leadership and experience,” Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of BW LPG, said.
The LPG owner and operator recently announced its plans to retrofit 12 of its VLGCs with LPG propulsion technology. The process is set to begin in 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2021.
BW LPG reported a net profit after tax of USD 153.8 million in Q4 2019, against loss after tax of USD 34.1 million reported in Q4, 2018.
Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) income increased to USD 191.6 million in Q4 2019, against USD 84.6 million in Q4, 2018, mainly attributable to higher LPG spot rates and higher fleet utilization.
For 2020, the company has a positive freight outlook, supported by sustained U.S LPG exports despite a high number of newbuild deliveries in the first half of the year.
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