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Wilhelmsen Ships Service liferaft service station in Germany now fully operational

May 18, 2009 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service is pleased to announce that their Liferaft service station in Germany has been fully operational as of 01 April 2009. 

It is conveniently situated between the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven at the Wilhelmsen Ships Service premises in Sittensen. The station is certified to service all Unitor branded rafts. It is also fully stocked to deliver and exchange Wilhelmsen Ships Service liferafts in all German ports for all of their customers with a Liferaft Rental Exchange Agreement.

Under these agreements, Wilhelmsen Ships Service undertakes to rent liferafts to their customers' vessels on an annual basis. At the end of each year, they are exchanged for newly-certified liferafts in one of the agreed exchange ports around the world. There is currently a service network of more than 20 service stations located at many of the major ports and Wilhelmsen Ships Service is continuously developing new service stations.

"All members of the team have worked extremely hard to get the station up and running" said Ove Loos, General Manager Germany, Wilhelmsen Ships Service. "We are pleased that we can now offer these services to our customers from a German port" he added.


Please see Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) company electronic office

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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