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Key Australia appointment for Wilhelmsen Ships Service

"We have a great opportunity for developing and growing the Wilhelmsen Ships Service business in Western Australia," commented Michael Connolly as he took up the post of General Manager for Western Australia this month. He added, "Business in the State continues to expand rapidly based on the ever growing resource industries, especially those within the energy and minerals sectors."

Wilhelmsen Ships Service made the new appointment at one of its key strategic locations at Freemantle.

Michael has many years of experience in the International Maritime Business in general management and business development and also has a profound knowledge of the bulk shipping practices, charter parties, lay time and port requirements.

He becomes part of Wilhelmsen Ships Service's Oceania team and will be responsible for managing the day to day aspects of the company's services which include the provision of regulatory products and services, Unitor marine products, Nalfleet marine chemicals, maritime logistics and ships agency.

Michael Connolly's focus for the coming 12 months will be to put a robust plan in place and for him and his strong Freemantle team to meet the company's commitments to customers and deliver future growth ambitions.

Prior to Joining Wilhelmsen Ships Service he was Far East representative for a company providing and managing maritime related bulk handling equipment throughout the developing world.

He says "There are currently more than AU$ 150 billion worth of projects either committed or under construction in this region, and we fully expect Wilhelmen Ships Service to capitalise on the opportunities that this activity will generate."


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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