Media, news and events

Welcome to our media resource centre! Here you will find our latest news, reports and events. For greater insight on issues affecting our industry, contact one of our media spokespersons or maritime experts.


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    Frank Liang

    WSS moves to strengthen position in Asian offshore market

    Wilhelmsen Ships Service is pleased to announce that Frank Liang has been named Regional Offshore Manager Asia, tasked with building the company’s business with rig contractors.

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    1600 X 900 Man Welding

    Electric Arc Welding Onboard: Essential Safety Checks and Precautions

    It is crucial that welding equipment and gases are handled in a safe and secure way - safety in operation must always be a priority. Take note of these safety checks and precautions that crew should adhere to before and during electric arc welding onboard.

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    steam boilers corrosion

    Corrosion Prevention in Steam Boiler Systems

    The most common failure and repair issue is the damaging effects of corrosion - it is estimated that the cost of boiler repairs due to corrosion can be in the order of $50,000 to over $1m, plus cost of time off hire.

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    Black market refrigerants pose major shipping risk

    Disposable cylinders represent a significant risk to port workers and support a black market in counterfeit refrigerants.

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    Shipowners advised to exercise caution in face of growing dangers and expense under R-22 phase out

    Wilhelmsen Ships Service, a leading global provider of services and products to the shipping industry, is warning of price, supply and safety risks in the run-up to the global ban on R-22 (chlorodifluoromethane or HCFC) refrigerant. The colourless gas, which has high ozone depletion and global warming potential, is still said to be in use on between 6,000 and 8,000 vessels worldwide.

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    WSS Busan Warehouse

    WSS primed for Asian growth through new Busan hub

    Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s (WSS) new Northeast Asia Distribution Centre, located in Busan, South Korea, has reason to celebrate. Not only is the 6,500 sq. m warehouse facility fast approaching its first birthday, it’s also helped the firm consolidate its position in the regional marketplace, providing a strong platform for future expansion.

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    fontarosa, ships agency

    WSS aims to build Ships Agency offering by getting ‘up close and personal’

    Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is aiming to consolidate its position within the Ships Agency segment by building stronger agent-customer relationships. By doing so, Frederic Fontarosa believes the firm can offer enhanced efficiency, understanding and value - something that the ‘moms and pops’ of the world simply can’t compete with.

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    Wilhelmsen Ships Service: Mastering complex logistics

    From racing boats to steel pipelines, windmill blades to massive hydraulic hammers, Wilhelmsen Ships Service personnel in the Middle East can move just about anything, anywhere.

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    Wax Formations

    Sidestepping the sludge – preventing the formation of paraffin wax in low sulphur fuels

    Ultra low sulphur fuels may be the key to compliant operations in Emission Control Areas (ECAs), but they can also open the door to an unwanted, and slimy, guest in your vessels’ engines and fuel tanks. Jonas Ostlund and Sachin Gupta of Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) discuss the cold flow characteristics of distillate fuels and the formation of paraffin wax in cold temperatures.

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    Unitor Life Jacket

    WSS focuses on saving costs, time and lives at AOG

    Wilhelmsen Ships Services (WSS) is attending the 35th Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG) with an agenda of helping the offshore industry reduce costs, increase efficiencies and safeguard its people.