Kuwait Oil Tanker Company chooses Wilhelmsen Ships Service as agency provider in UAE Ports
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) Kuwait has recently won a major contract to provide support to the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC).
The Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), which is the holding company integrating KOC, KNPC, KOTC and PIC under government control.
KOTC currently owns and operates 25 vessels which include crude, product, LPG and bunker carriers. Since KPC was established in 1980, KOTC assumed responsibility for transportation of its cargos between Europe, West Africa and Far East with Kuwait being the home port.
The UAE ports of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah are the major husbandry ports for KOTC and apart from spares delivery; their vessels perform repairs, crew change, take provisions and provide Cash to Master.
Throughout the three year contract, WSS will co-ordinate and provide all major services in addition to any others which the KOTC fleet and its personnel may require.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service Kuwait account manager Hisham Setarah, supported by the team in Fujairah and senior management in UAE has worked diligently to win this important new business. He said: "We are very proud to be working with KOTC and are confident that this partnership will lead to further, equally important, business opportunities within the KOTC group."
Russell Dinwoodie, General Manager, Wilhelmsen Ships Service Kuwait
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