The Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WW) maritime industrial group achieved a growth of $15m in its net operating income, from $53m in the first quarter
to $68m in the second quarter of 2007.
Trades from Asia to North America and Asia to Europe are under particular pressure.
WW's net operating profit for the second quarter came $68m, compared with $58m in the same period of 2006. Total operating income was $641m as against $664m. Profit before taxes came to $70m, compared with $51m.