Wilhelmsen Ships Service moves to fully integrate Wilhelmsen Premier Marine Fuels into its UK operations
On 29th March 2010 Wilhelmsen Ships Service in the UK incorporated its wholly owned subsidiary Wilhelmsen Premier Marine Fuels (WPMF) into its main operating centre in Dartford, London.
In August 2009 WPMF, one of the largest independent bunker brokers in the world, was fully incorporated into Wilhelmsen Ships Service in a move that further enhances the company's ability to serve customers and deliver additional cost efficiencies.
The move of the London brokerage office to Wilhelmsen Ships Service's premises represents a greater consolidation of the broad range of ships agency and bunker services that Wilhelmsen Ships Service offers to its customers from the London location. All experienced brokers have moved to the Dartford office, ensuring continuity of the company's high quality services to its customers.
"This is a natural move for us" explains Simon Hutt, Area Director Central Europe & UK. "Bringing WPMF into our main UK office has given our customers a single contact point for an even wider range of services, delivering real time and efficiency savings."
Bunker broking services complement Wilhelmsen Ships Service's already broad range of maritime products and services. The London brokerage office is one of four around the world - other locations are Oslo, Singapore and Cape Town - which handle customers' bunker requirements.
When the company's bunker brokers set up a bunker deal, they can offer the customer in-house ships agency services in 2,200 ports around the world. The ships agents are a vital local link to the operational side of the business, coordinating the timing of the bunkering between vessels and suppliers and dealing with all other matters relating to the delivery.