Our operations

We are a leading global maritime industry group offering shipping and logistics solutions as well as maritime services through a worldwide network embracing some 16 000 employees at  more than 400 offices in some 70 countries. Joint ventures included, the group employs almost 24 000 people.


In 2013, the group posted an operating profit of USD 363 million based on a total income of USD 3 533 million. The results were down compared with 2012 mainly as a consequence of reduced demand for sea transportation of cars and high and heavy cargo and a non-recurring sale gain of USD 134 million.


Uncertainties related to the development of the shipping and logistics markets affects the group’s prospects for 2014. However, it is expected that the activity level for maritime services will gradually pick up during 2014, supported by underlying growth in the world economy, global trade and maritime markets. Long term, the group remains well positioned to benefit from growth potentials in the markets in which it operates.



Our business segments:


Maritime Services
Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (WMS), offers a broad range of products and services to a large proportion of the merchant fleet through a unique global network. Wilhelmsen Maritime Services' also offers services to the shipbuilding industry.   


 » Wilhelmsen Maritime Services' website



Shipping and logistics
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA offers global car and ro-ro customers high quality sea transportation and integrated logistics solutions from factory to dealer through its operating companies.


» Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA's website

Where we operate