Hellespont signs up Wilhelmsen

Mar 20 2009


Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been awarded a major contract by Hamburg-based shipmanagement company Hellespont Hammonia.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been awarded a major contract by Hamburg-based shipmanagement company Hellespont Hammonia.

This agreement covers all product deliveries for the entire fleet under Hellespont Hammonia’s management and will be handled by WSS’ German office.

Hellespont's senior purchasing manager, Matti Früchtenicht, said, “From the start it was clear that Wilhelmsen Ships Service possess both the global network and expertise necessary to meet the requirements of our fleet. It is critical to us that we have a reliable supplier who understands our business and is committed to helping us improve operational efficiencies wherever possible”

The Hellespont fleet currently consists of five Suezmaxes, one Aframax, six Panamax tankers and six OSVs. A further eight handy size chemical tankers are scheduled to join the fleet in 2009 through 2010.

To help facilitate a smooth change over, a Wilhelmsen port sales engineer will be available on board every vessel.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to further develop our relationship with Hellespont Hammonia. This contract allows us to demonstrate our capabilities to a leading shipmanagement company, in an area where we have a proven track record,” said Peter Ketz, account manager Germany, Wilhelmsen Ships Service.

The contract is valid for three years and covers all deliveries on a global basis. Wilhelmsen expects to handle about 60 product deliveries per year as a result of this agreement.



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