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Wilhelmsen Ships Service wins Alcatel-Lucent contract

Oct. 28, 2009 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service Saudi Arabia has been awarded a three year warehousing and logistics contract in Dammam by Alcatel Lucent Technologies.

The world's leading maritime service network bid against other major international logistics service providers to win the contract. "We are a customer orientated organization and we know that Wilhelmsen Ships Service will meet our quality standards in service delivery" comments Mr Zulfiquar Ahmed, Logistics Operations Manager for Alcatel-Lucent.

The contract is expected to further the ongoing development of the business relationship between Wilhelmsen Ships Services and Alcatel-Lucent across the Gulf region.

"This logistics contract with Alcatel-Lucent will serve to raise the market awareness in Saudi Arabia of Wilhelmsen Ships Service as a quality logistics service provider" says Russell Dinwoodie of Wilhelmsen Ships Service Dammam.

The Saudi Arabian market is core to the development of business in the Middle East for Wilhelmsen Ships Service. The company is already involved in a number of major infrastructure projects there.

According to Mr Ahmed Alcatel-Lucent consider themselves as leaders in telecommunication. Their core value is customer focus with service and operational excellence, and they rely on swift organizational transformation to achieve business growth. He states: "Alcatel-Lucent never compromises on quality and we look for technology innovation, skills, knowledge and expertise when choosing a strategic service provider. That's why we chose Wilhelmsen Ships Service having thoroughly evaluated all the bidders"


Photo: Wilhelmsen Ships Service Staff at the Alcatel Warehouse


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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