Wilhelmsen Goes Global with New Office in UK

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In a move to widen their global footprint, the Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has opened another ship management office in Southampton, England.

Global momentum

Carl Schou, President of WSM said, “The office has been established in Southampton city due to its long history in the maritime industry. It has an established maritime cluster of infrastructure and human resources that can be tapped into immediately to support growth. Expanding into the United Kingdom (UK) was a natural progress and another indicator of the global momentum we are building in ship management.”

WSM’s Southampton office has an initial staff of five and 11 vessels in management for now.

Strengthen ties with UK

Haakon Lenz, Vice President for WSM Region Europe & Americas said, “With a local presence in the UK, we look forward to strengthening our position in the UK tonnage fleet both flagged and owned. We believe this is a geographical location that has great potential in the future”.

WSM manages vessels from six global ship management offices; Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Norway, USA, and now UK.

Earlier in 2018, WSM relocated its global headquarters from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Singapore as strategic decision for growth.

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Source: Wilhelmsen

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