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Wilhelmsen Ships Service wins IBJ Bulk Ships Agent Award

Nov. 24, 2010 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has won the prestigious International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Bulk Ships Agent Award. The award was presented in recognition of the company's innovation in revolutionising the way ships agency services are provided to the dry bulk industry.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has recently introduced the new Ships Agency Re-Defined concept to dry bulk customers of Ships Agency Service Agreements. This unique concept streamlines and simplifies multiple port-call operations. Previously the ships agency business has been, and largely still is, highly fragmented, with no dominant players, and with different agents in every port, and different administrative systems.

The IBJ Awards, dedicated exclusively to the maritime dry bulk industry, recognise achievements by individuals and companies improving and enhancing efficiency, safety and environment protection in this vital global market.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service's Service Agreement customers are each served by an experienced Global Agent working in the customer's location and coordinating all the port calls for that customer. This gives customers the benefits of someone who speaks their language and works in the same time zone, as well as the benefits of predictable pricing. A central point of contact for order handling order handling and global coordination for marine products and technical services, come with defined deliverables and pre-agreed prices.

Simon Hutt, Area Manager Wilhelmsen Ships Service Europe accepted the award from Nick West, Chief Executive Officer of Euroports, the sponsor of the award Category, He commented, "We are absolutely thrilled with this Award. It recognizes our efforts in shaping the maritime industry by creating and bringing to market innovative cost effective solutions to the challenges our customers are facing in this tough economic climate."

The award ceremony 2010 was held at The Savoy in London on Monday 15th November.

In addition to ships agency services, Wilhelmsen Ships Service also supplies Unitor marine products, technical services and maritime logistics.

Left to right - Nick West, Chief Executive Officer, Euroports (sponsor of the event), Simon Hutt, Area Manager Wilhelmsen Ships Service Europe, Ray Girvan, Editor International Bulk Journal


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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