Media, news and events list


  • Wilhelmsen insights | Updated

    Prepare for a low GWP future

    New F-gas regulation was introduced in the EU - January 2015. All vessels today have requirements for refrigeration on-board. The following paper states how, and what will be restricted.

  • Wilhelmsen insights | Updated
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    Protecting and promoting seafarer health in the maritime eco-system

    Seafaring has always been considered a dangerous occupation. The crews of merchant ships are exposed to extremes of weather, operational hazards and dangerous cargoes to say nothing of the risks from serious casualties. But while the focus of loss prevention and safety initiatives is rightly on protecting seafarers from physical accidents, the risks to health from shipboard infections are an ever present danger.

  • Press release | (Updated )
    His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem Chairman of Dubai Ports Customs and Free Zones Corporation Chairman of DMCA

    Dubai launches Maritime Advisory Council to strengthen position as global shipping leader

    Dubai has launched an ambitious initiative to engage more closely with maritime businesses as it looks to consolidate its position as one of the world’s foremost shipping centres.

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    Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires TIMM AS

    Wilhelmsen Ships Service has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TIMM AS. “The Timm acquisition reinforces our position as a global player within marine products,” says Bjørge Grimholt, President at Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS).

  • Press release | (Updated )
    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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    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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    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.

  • Press release | (Updated )

    Black market refrigerants pose major shipping risk

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

  • Press release | (Updated )

    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 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.