Sevenstar Yacht Transport has announced the appointment of Kris Caren as its west coast representative. Caren will be responsible for serving clients on the western coast of British Columbia, the US and Central America.

The company says the appointment follows on the expanding demand for yacht transport between North America and Asia. Caren will work closely with Lauren Hartman from the Sevenstar USA agencies in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

“We are thrilled to have Kris join our team,” says Richard Klabbers, Sevenstar’s managing director. “Having an experienced ship broker like Kris on board will further grow Sevenstar’s already expansive global routes and will contribute to Sevenstar maintaining its lead in the yacht transport market on the west coast.”

Over the last eight years, Caren has worked with Spliethoff Group to develop new roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) shipping lines that carry break bulk and heavy lift cargo in the European and transatlantic trade. He has also helped the company consolidate its regular lines that service the Mediterranean, US and Caribbean markets.

Prior to joining Spliethoff Group, Caren established RO/RO shipping lines in Spain for European shipping company Transfennica.

Sevenstar partners with sister company DYT Yacht Transport to specialize in both lift-on/lift-off (LO/LO) and float-on/float-off (FLO/FLO) services offered by a fleet of over 120 ships wholly owned and operated by Amsterdam-based parent company Spliethoff Group.