Wilhelmsen to Trial Shore-to-Ship Drone Delivery in Singapore

Global ships agency Wilhelmsen is teaming up to aeronautics company Airbus to bring shore-to-ship drone delivery to Port of Singapore. The new service, called Agency by Air, is set to launch at Singapore port’s Marina South Pier in the third quarter of 2018, where Wilhelmsen Ships Service and Airbus will be piloting the delivery of spare parts, documents, water test kits and … [Read more...]

U.S. Sues to Block Wilhelmsen’s Acquisition of Rival Drew Marine

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Friday it would challenge in court the Norwegian company Wilhelmsen Maritime Services' plan to buy smaller U.S. rival Drew Marine Group. The FTC said the $400 million proposed deal would reduce competition in the market for marine water treatment chemicals, used in a ship's boiler water and engine … [Read more...]

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Launches Drone Delivery Pilot Project

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has announced plans to launch a large scale pilot program exploring use of drones to deliver vital supplies to ships in harbors and ports around the world.  WSS described the project as a potentially seismic shift in the way ships agents can support their customers by eliminating the need for launch boats to deliver essentials to … [Read more...]

New General Manager for WSS Brazil

Press Release - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Antonio Carvalho Junior as its new General Manager for Brazil. A former mariner, Carvalho brings 26 years of direct industry experience to this role from previous positions in logistics, shipping and ships agency. Discussing challenges that WSS customers face in the coming year, Carvalho raises concerns about shipping … [Read more...]

WSS Urges Owners to Focus on Fuel Quality Issues

Changes to refinery practices, increased slow steaming and controls on sulphur content mean fuel testing and treatment is critical to efficient operations PRESS RELEASE - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has responded to changes in the marine bunker market with a campaign that aims to help shipowners get the best from their residual and distillate fuels. A consistent … [Read more...]