OW Bunker Acquires Wilhelmsen Marine Fuels

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*+-Wilhelmsen Marine Fuels, a subsidiary of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, has been acquired by OW Bunker and will be fully integrated as a wholly owned subsidiary starting 1 July 2014. “Bunker brokering is not a core activity for us, and we believe that Wilhelmsen Marine Fuels will benefit from and grow as part of an organisation […]

Ships Agency Solution Gaining Traction says Wilhelmsen Ships Services GM

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*+-Wilhelmsen Ships Services (WSS) General Manager for Japan Yoshihiro Iizuka says that he expects more customers to sign up for its’ Ships Agency Re-Defined (SARD) solution throughout 2013 and beyond as the company prepares for Bariship 2013. Mr Iizuka comments: “From 2011 to 2012 the number of calls handled by our team in Japan grew […]

After Gaining 73% in the Past 12 Months, Wilh. Wilhelmsen is Still a “Buy”

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*+-Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, the world’s largest vehicle transporter, extended gains in Oslo as Pareto Securities recommended investors buy the stock as limited supply and growing demand boosts the company’s earnings prospects. Shares in the company, based in Lysaker near Oslo, gained 0.5 percent to 53.25 kroner, outperforming the Bloomberg European Transportation Index, which declined as […]

Wilhelmsen Ship Service: “Competence Key for Maritime Safety Success”

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*+-Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has announced today the appointment of John Sanford as Technical Sales Manager for Safety covering the Americas. Andrew Sheriff, WSS’ Business Director Safety commented: “Getting the right people and competence in place is critical in the changing market place today. Adding John to our team is part of our plans to further […]

WSS Japan to Manage Harmony Cruise Port Calls

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*+-Harmony Cruise, Korea’s newest cruise operator, has chosen Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) to provide ships agency services at ports on its Japan itinerary. Harmony Cruise was launched in February 2012 by Seoul-based Polaris Shipping, offering a variety of three and four-day cruises in the South Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Russian markets. Its Japanese itinerary will […]

Craig Jasienski takes the helm at EUKOR Car Carriers

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*+-Effective from January 2013, Mr. Craig Jasienski has been appointed new president and CEO for EUKOR Car Carriers Inc., succeeding Mr. Sjur Galtung who will be at the end of his current contract. Mr. Galtung has held the position since 1 May 2010, and has also been a EUKOR board member since the establishment of […]

A New Import Era in India, Wilhelmsen Ships Service Stands Ready

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*+-– by Deepak Johar, General Manager for Wilhelmsen Ships Service, India As local fuel supplies dwindle and the Indian subcontinent’s power demands continue to grow, a significant shift looms on the horizon. Over the next few years, the region is poised to surpass China as the world’s biggest thermal coal importer. The Indian government seeks supplies for […]