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TBW Alliance re-affirms partnership with Wilhelmsen Ships Service

June 16, 2009 - The world's leading maritime services network, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, is pleased to announce that TBW Alliance, comprising Teekay Shipping Limited and BW Fleet Management, has renewed their core products contract with the company for the next two years, with an option to extend for a third year.
The Nor-Shipping 2009 exhibition in Oslo provided an ideal venue for senior management of BW Fleet Management and Wilhelmsen Ships Service to meet and show their commitment to the agreement. Meeting were Morten Steen Martinsen, President of BW Fleet Management AS, Tor-Egil Gjulem, Purchasing Manager in BW Fleet Management AS, the president of Wilhelmsen Ships Service, David Tandy and Baard Bjoerlow, Regional Vice President, Europe, for Wilhelmsen Ships Service.
The contract is worth an estimated US$ 4.5 million per year. Wilhelmsen Ships Service will supply chemicals, refrigerants, gases, and welding products as well as consumables. The company will be supplying all vessels in the TBW Alliance, which include approximately 250 vessels from Teekay Shipping Limited, BW Offshore and BW Fleet Management. 
The agreement extends the existing partnership with these two large and influential shipping companies, and provides a good foundation for continuing to work together on further innovations and initiatives.
"It's a great compliment that two major companies like BW Fleet Management and Teekay Shipping Limited wish to continue to work with us like they have done for several years", says David Tandy.


 (from left to right) Baard Bjoerlow, Regional Vice President, Europe, Wilhelmsen Ships Service; Tor-Egil Gjulem, Manager, Purchasing Department, BW Fleet Management AS; Morten Steen Martinsen President, BW Fleet Management AS; David Tandy, President, Wilhelmsen Ships Service.


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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