Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a global shipping and logistic solutions provider, recently made its initial port call to Port Freeport. This service from Asia to the Gulf Coast will continue to bring automobiles on Wallenius Wilhelmsen ocean vessels into Freeport.
“We were very proud to welcome Wallenius Wilhelmsen to Port Freeport and look forward to working together to make the partnership a success,” said Phyllis Saathoff, Port Freeport executive director and CEO. “The new service from Wallenius Wilhelmsen will add to the already existing multiple monthly calls from roll-on/roll-off vessels creating additional economic opportunity for our region.”
Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s versatile fleet of roll-on/roll-off vessels is capable of carrying an assortment of products to best serve their customer’s needs.
“Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s Bess made its first call to Freeport on Tuesday, May 26. The call saw 859 new cars discharged to Port Freeport,” stated Damien Bressler, port and cargo operations manager for Wallenius. “We would like to thank Port Freeport, Ports America and the International Longshoremen’s Association for a successful first voyage to Freeport.”
Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Wallenius Wilhelmsen is a market leader in roll-on/roll-off shipping and vehicle logistics, managing the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk cargoes. Wallenius operates 130 vessels servicing 15 trade routes to six continents, together with a global inland distribution network, 120 processing centers, and 11 marine terminals.
“The addition of Wallenius Wilhelmsen to Port Freeport expands our capabilities for global commerce while providing more well-paying jobs and additional economic prosperity,” said Shane Pirtle, chairman of the Port Commission.