Wilhelmsen Ships Service launches new Lay-up package
May 5, 2009 - The world's premier ship services network, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, has packaged its ships agency services together with its market leading Unitor range of marine products, technical services and maritime logistics into an integrated offer for vessel lay-ups. The new package is built to assist customers, from identification of lay-up locations to full service and product supply.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service' extensive network of offices has a complete overview of available hot and cold lay-up locations worldwide. Wilhelmsen Ships Service's experienced ships agents can evaluate suitable locations, and make a recommendation based on the customer's criteria regarding cost, safety and trade route considerations. Unitor Marine Chemicals protect on-board systems from deterioration during the lay-up period and competent in-house technicians can recommend the most efficient applications for the individual vessel.
The chemical lay-up solutions include products for each key area including the engine room, water systems, boilers, cargo hold and void spaces, black and grey water systems and general maintenance. Prevention of processes such as corrosion, grease build-up and microbiological activity are all vital to ensure fast and efficient re-commissioning of the vessel. A handbook with vessel preservation guidelines has been developed and is available for Wilhelmsen Ships Service customers.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service's integrated lay-up package improves efficiency by using just one supplier for multiple requirements. "With lay-ups being a necessary operation for a number of customers in this economic climate, we feel that our Lay-up Package will be of great assistance to customers who want to have a professional lay-up service that takes care of their need for asset protection", comments Andrew Stephens, Senior Vice President International Operations and Business Streams for Wilhelmsen Ships Service.
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For further information, contact:
Ole Jakob Ytterdal
Head of Communications
Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Tel: +47 67 58 40 00
Mobile: +47 97 08 83 62
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group company. It has the world’s largest maritime services network, with 4,500 marine professionals servicing 2,200 ports in 125 countries.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies safety products and services, Unitor products, Unicool refrigerants, Unitor and Nalfleet marine chemicals, maritime logistics and ships agency to the maritime industry. Last year the company made product deliveries to 25,000 vessels and handled 70, 000 port calls.
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