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Wilhelmsen Ships Service Poland Re-Structures

Wilhelmsen Ships Service, a ships services network, has restructured its Polish operation and implemented an advanced level of connectivity to enable the company to offer its full capacity of products and services to the regional market place. The enhanced services include account sales to Polish owners, ship managers and charterers. In addition ships agency services are now available under the name of Wilhelmsen Ships Service in the ports of Szczecin and Gdansk, including their subports. Services include marine products and technical services, safety and refrigeration. WSS also now operates freight forwarding services in and out of these ports for Polish and foreign customers. Wilhelmsen Ships Service Polska Sp. z.o.o. was established in Poland at the end of 2008 to delineate the roles of Wilhelmsen Ships Equipment and Wilhelmsen Ships Service in the Polish market. It also creates a framework for Wilhelmsen Ships Service to develop further. Connection to Wilhelmsen Ships Services’ global integrated IT environment which combines the management, operations and logistics elements of Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s global network, has played a vital role in integrating the newly-structured Polish operation into the company’s extensive resources capability. The IT system now links Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s agency department to its financial and operating systems, benefitting the customer through easy control of projects


Wilhelmsen Major Safety System Service

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has completed a major safety system service for the Chevron FSO (Floating Storage and Off-loading unit) Escarvos in South Africa.  At the same time, Wilhelmsen Ships Service provided equipment and refrigerant to support the refurbishment of the vessel’s chiller systems. The project, valued at over $450m was completed within tight deadlines through close co-operation between several Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s offices in the company’s global network


Wilhelmsen Liferaft Exchange Reaches 10,000

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Manufacturers’ approvals of a number of Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s liferaft stations have now taken the number of approved stations to 30. Since Wilhelmsen Ships Service launched its Liferaft Exchange Programme one year ago, the programme has made approximately 10,000 liferaft exchanges and continues to expand. The concept, which exchanges service-due liferafts and life-saving appliances for operational ones


Wilhelmsen Ships Service Acquires CMU

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has acquired Compañia Maritima Unitor (CMU) in Chile. The new company, operating as Wilhelmsen Ships Service (Chile) SA, continues to offer the full range of Unitor products that were previously supplied through CMU. The company’s capabilities include warehousing in Valparaíso and it is able to deliver a wide range of safety products, marine chemicals, welding equipment and other associated marine products to all of Chile’s main ports.


WSS Rolls Out Single Payment System

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Ship operators and managers are benefitting from the administrative efficiency of a single payment system for port calls launched by Wilhelmsen Ships Service.  A Float Account scheme operated by the company enables the ship operator to deposit a fixed amount with them to cover a month’s anticipated port calls.  The sum is used to cover all the expenses of the operator’s vessels, wherever they call in the world.  


Wilhelmsen Ships Service Strengthens Presence in Russia

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has consolidated its legal status in Russia which will enable the global ships services provider to supply all clients in the country, including internal ports and waterways. Wilhelmsen Ships Service has had offices in all main ports in Russia for the last 15 years, but until now has only been able to service foreign vessels calling at Russian ports. By establishing a legal entity within the Russian Federation


Eriksen, Wilhelmsen Ships Service Switzerland

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service has further strengthened its presence in Switzerland by appointing Eivind Eriksen as General Manager for Wilhelmsen Ships Service Switzerland. Despite being a landlocked country, Switzerland is an important location on the maritime map. “Recently, we have seen an increased geographical move of customers towards Switzerland. As such, there is a great commercial potential in this area, and thus it is important to strengthen our presence


Wilhelmsen Middle East Wins WCA Award

Maritime Logistics team at Wilhelmsen Ships Service Middle East (Photo courtesy Wilhelmsen Ships Service)

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is proud to announce that it has won the WCA (World Cargo Alliance) Best Partner Award - Middle East 2009. Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been a member of the WCA, a global network of independent international freight forwarders, since 2003. The company participated with representatives from their Middle East, India, Norway, Thailand and China branches in the Bangkok WCA partner conference in January


New Wilhelmsen Office in St Petersburg

The world’s leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has relocated its St. Petersburg offices to upgraded premises. “The key reason for our move is that the new office space allows for the expansion that we are seeing as we achieve our planned growth of business in this area,” commented James Parsons, Area Director Eastern Europe for Wilhelmsen Ships Service. The new location offers a modern, safe and accessible environment for staff


Wilhelmsen Hosts Forum at Nor-Shipping

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World-leading ships service company Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) will play a significant role in Nor-shipping 2011 this week, as Oslo welcomes the international maritime world to what looks set to be a record-breaking event, with over 1,100 exhibitors and 34,000 visitors expected. As a one of the main sponsors of Nor-shipping, Wilhelmsen Ships Service will use the four day event to spread its knowledge and expertise to visitors


ISS Confirms Reduced UK Light Dues

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises ship owners and managers that the rate governing the collection of UK Light Dues is set to reduce from April 1, 2015.  As advised by Trinity House in Circular No 533, for vessels other than those where periodic payments apply


Maersk Line Returns to Southampton

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Containership Susan Maersk became the first Maersk Line vessel to call at Southampton in five years when it arrived to the port on Tuesday as part of the Maersk Line’s new East West Network, a global shipping service that connects Europe, North America and Asia.  


ISS Appoints VP Operations – Marine Outsourcing

Tony Carter, VP Operations – Marine Outsourcing.

  Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has made a key addition to its Marine Outsourcing team with the appointment of Tony Carter to VP Operations – Marine Outsourcing. Tasked with optimising the company’s service delivery across the globe, Tony will report to Trond Baade


India to Strengthen Naval Co-operation with Bangladesh

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 In a move towards strengthening its defence ties with Bangladesh, India will be exploring new avenues for naval cooperation towards achieving comprehensive maritime security in the Bay of Bengal.   To this effect, Indian Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan reached Bangladesh on a


HMM Appoints ISS for Australian Business

  Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announcec that its Australian container liner business will be handled by Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), effective February 1, 2015. Both HMM and ISS are working closely together to ensure that the change over to the new agency is a seamless transition


New Orleans Sets Container Records in 2014

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Port of New Orleans sees record container volumes in 2014 The Port of New Orleans achieved record container volumes in 2014 thanks in part to the addition of new shipping services and an uptick in the national economy contributed. According to year-end totals, 490


Hyundai Glovis Signs $100m Qatari Shipping Deal

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Hyundai Glovis Co., South Korean shipping firm, clinched a $100 million shipping service contract with a building materials firm in Qatar, reports Yonhap news agency.  According to the agreement signed with state-run Qatar Primary Materials Co


MCC Rolls Out Direct China-Myanmar Shipping Service

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The first direct shipping route between Myanmar and China, IA5 (Intra Asia 5) was launched in Yangon, by Maersk Line and MCC Transport.  Sources said that the Tokyo Trader, the first vessel to do direct shipping service has already left Shanghai on January 27 and is expected to arrive in


Second Shipping Exec Sentenced for Price Fixing

Second ocean shipping executive pleads guilty to price fixing on ocean shipping services for cars and trucks   A former executive of Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) pleaded guilty Friday, February 6, and was sentenced to 14 months in a U.S


Bulk Carrier Delivered to Uni-Asia Holdings

Uni-Asia Holdings Limited announced an update on the progress of the vessel acquisition project of Regina Bulkship S.A., a 51% owned subsidiary under Uni-Asia Shipping Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.   Regina Bulkship S.A


Baltic Sea Freight Index at All-time Low

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 The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index slid to an all-time low on Monday as sluggish cargo demand especially from China battered sentiment, according to data on Monday from the Baltic Exchange in London.  The overall index was down 5 points, or 0


VOC Port Begins Cargo Shipping to Dubai

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 The first regular container service to Dubai from V.O. Chidambaranar Port in India commenced on Tuesday.  Chairman of the VOC Port Trust S. Anantha Chandra Bose inaugurated the service being operated by Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Private Limited on the 8{+t} {+h} berth of the port


Shanghai’s Pudong Shipping Hub is Bullish

Pudong New Area Night View by Pudong New Area Government

 Shanghai’s Pudong New Area has made progress in building an international shipping center last year and the opening-up reforms in the city’s free trade zone (FTZ) have lured another six global ship management firms to dock there, reports Shanghai Daily. 


PE to Keep Ships Afloat

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 International accountancy firm Moore Stephens says the shipping sector should approach private equity (PE) providers for funding to support the ‘significant investment’ in technology and services needed to achieve compliance with environmental regulations and to maintain


Shipping Should Explore Private Equity Funding

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International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the time is right for shipping to seek financial backing from the private equity sector to help fund investment in innovative products and services designed to keep the industry competitive and achieve regulatory compliance.






 
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