Scandlines has poached Carsten Norland from Denmark's Royal Unibrew to be its new chief executive as Soren Poulsgaard Jensen moves on.

Jensen's departure is undramatic. The outgoing chief executive — a 12-year Scandlines veteran — decided early this year that he wanted a change.

"Soren [is] in his early fifties, which is a good time to make a next step," Scandlines chairman Vagn Sorensen told TradeWinds.