Lay-Up Management

We strongly believe in vessel preservation and maintenance during lay-up. This is essential to ensure vessel performance is optimal when reactivated.

Wilhelmsen Ship Management is a class certified lay-up service provider, we have been providing professional lay-up management since 2009. Known in the industry for our track record and substantial experience covering both traditional and advanced vessels, we set the standards high for lay-up management in the industry. We provide hot and cold lay-up solutions performed by trained professionals and proven processes. 

Service highlights

  • Preserve vessel structure and machinery from corrosion and static seizure
  • Ensure security, safety and preservation of vessel, its equipment and environment
  • Integrated and seamless processes from arrival to lay-up facility, deactivation to reactivation

Lay-up process

Our lay-up processes are certified by DNV-GL and Class NK. The entire process for lay-up is divided into three main activities: deactivation, lay-up and reactivation.


Main checkpoints when a vessel is laid-up

  • Installment of proper deactivation equipment and systems
  • Relevant spaces are sealed off and dehumidifying machines installed
  • Watertight blanking of underwater openings
  • Demonstration of various emergency equipment
  • Our team is available to assist in deactivation of machinery


  • Periodic inspections (regular testing, inspection, turning, and periodic operation)
  • Continuous preservation
  • Recording all actions in log / monthly report
  • Service and necessary repairs
  • Continuous monitoring by our staff on board
  • 24x7 manned base office
  • Ship staff to join in phases and reactivate vessel
  • Demobilization of equipment
  • Generator demobilization
  • Unblanking of watertight blanks
  • For cold lay-up reactivation is 7-14 days
  • Our team can also assist with the reactivation

What to expect from Hot and Cold lay-ups?

Location, location, location!

  • Our anchorage locations are secure and sheltered from typhoon and monsoon zones
  • Excellent holding ground for your ships to anchor safely
  • Certified by DNV-GL and Class NK



Contact us: today for an efficient lay-up solutions that streamline operations and cut costs.



General view laid up vessels

Preserving your asset in the most optimal way

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) shares our best practices in vessel preservation and maintenance during lay-up. Doing it right is essential for restoring your vessel's optimal performance when reactivated.

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