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Hermann Klein has been appointed managing director of Carnival Maritime, starting September 01.

Carnival Maritime is the marine service unit for Costa Group with its brands AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, and Costa Asia.

Currently managing director and group chief operating officer of CPO Holding of Offen Group in Hamburg, Germany, Klein has previously worked at E.R. Schiffahrt/Blue Star Holding and Germanischer Lloyd in Hamburg.

As managing director of Carnival Maritime, Klein will be responsible for overseeing all marine operations of Costa Group, including nautical and technical operations, environmental compliance and safety, port operations and development and new builds.