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Wilhelmsen Ships Service signs full agency agreement

Nov. 5, 2009 - The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has taken over all agency and logistics work for six seismic exploration vessels belonging to BGP Arabia Company Ltd.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has assumed responsibility for clearing vessels, equipment and spares in and out of port, customs clearance of equipment and spares for the vessels, and storage and distribution goods for the consignor. The company is also handling crew matters as requested, and is liaising closely with the captain, party chief and logistic coordinator to arrange orders and freight deliveries to and from the vessels in addition to all normal husbandry activities.

Alex Lewis, General Manager for Saudi Arabia explained the importance of this contract. "This agreement covers a number of ports in the region, and includes Jeddah, Rabigh, Dhuba, Yanbu and Gizan. We estimate that this contract will be worth over USD 500,000 per year."

BGP Arabia Company Ltd is a Saudi - Chinese Joint Venture Company formed in association with Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting (BGP) - a subsidiary of "China National Petroleum Corporation" (CNPC), to provide a wide range of geophysical services such as seismic data acquisition, (2D, 3D - Land, marine & transition zones) processing, interpretation, and non-seismic activities in the Kingdom.


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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