Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has signed a contract with COSCO Container Lines Co. Ltd (COSCON) to supply its Unitor multi-gas detectors to the company’s expanding container fleet.
The deal, worth more than $200,000, covers 70 vessels, including 20 newbuilds scheduled to launch between now and 2018, plus a five-year service agreement to maintain the detection units.
“WSS have consistently delivered the products and service solutions our business demands,” said Mao QingDao, Technical Director of the COSCON fleet. “Their new multi-gas detectors, backed up by their one of a kind onboard calibration and re-certification service is no different, it’s ideal for us.”
Commenting on their continuing relationship, Aeolus Shi, WSS Sales Manager, China, added, “Ten years ago we supplied the first generation of Unitor gas detectors
to COSCON for its entire fleet of 115 ships. Being one of our loyal customers, COSCON appreciates the quality of our products, reliable service and global network, as well as the continuous improvement in our products and services.”
WS said it is committed to helping customers navigate regulatory changes. This deal illustrates that it is way ahead of the curve when it comes to SOLAS X1/17. Approved by MSC 93/94, the latest SOLAS regulations require all ships engaged in international voyages to have at least one portable four-gas detection unit.