Wilhelmsen Ships Service secures major chemicals and gas contract with Yang Ming Lines
Dec. 11, 2009 - The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has secured a two-year contract to supply chemicals and gases to Yang Ming Lines, in a deal valued at around $1 million US.
The contract which was secured by Wilhelmsen Ships Service's office in Taiwan will commence in early 2010. The company will supply marine chemicals, oxygen and acetylene gases, refrigerants and other gases at key ports including Shanghai, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
"We are very pleased to have gained this valuable contract with Yang Ming Lines" commented Fanyi Lu, Wilhelmsen Ships Service's account manager in Taipei. "This customer has purchased our gases for over six years but this is the first time that we have secured an agreement to supply of chemicals to them." She adds "Against fierce bidding we have provided the best available solution to Yang Ming Lines and we believe this is why they have chosen Wilhelmsen Ships Service."
Yang Ming operates a fleet of 94 vessels with a 4.0-million-D.W.T, mainly container ships as well as 10 bulk carriers. The company transports more than 2.4 million TEUS (Twenty Feet Equivalent Units) a year.
Fanyi Lu summed up the importance of the support given to her by her colleagues in the Wilhelmsen Ships Service team in negotiating the contract. "It's team work that has made this a success", she concluded.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies Unitor marine products, technical services, ships agency services and maritime logistics.
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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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