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Wilhelmsen Ships Service secures Liferaft Exchange contract with MMS

July 14, 2010 - The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has won a major contract to supply its Unitor brand of around 200 life rafts to 47 vessels of the MMS fleet. The life rafts are being supplied to the Japan-based company as part of Wilhelmsen Ships Service's Liferaft Exchange Programme.

The liferaft exchange programme, a system of exchanging service-due life rafts on the dockside to avoid the delays of servicing, has grown rapidly in popularity across the globe. The agreement with MMS is the latest in a series of contracts which has seen many major ship managers preferring to take up the flexible option of this exchange scheme.

The Managing Director of MMS Co. Ltd said his staff had previously been having problems arranging the servicing of liferafts for car carriers and tankers due to their short stay in port. However, he expects Wilhelmsen Ships Service's liferaft service network and unique alert system to resolve the problem and allow his staff to concentrate on their daily core business.

"We are very proud that MMS chose our liferaft exchange programme," commented Dick Long, Wilhelmsen Ships Service‘s Account Manager in Japan. "MMS is a ship owner and ship manager and their vessels are trading worldwide," he continued. "We believe that our global network can offer a considerable range of services to MMS vessels in the future."


Further information from:
Dick Long, Account Manager,
Wilhelmsen Ships Service Japan,
Telephone +81 45 775 0012 (office) +81 8054459289 (mobile)
Dick.Long@wilhelmsen.com  


2010-07-14

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
ole.j.ytterdal@wilhelmsen.com

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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