Wallenius Wilhelmsen returns three Ro-Ro ships
Wallenius Wilhelmsen has already taken out nine ships that are already in the process of being rebuilt, three Ro-Ro ships that are expected to return to service in the summer of 2021, reported the company’s press office.
After the retirement of 15 ships in the spring of 2020, Wallenius Wilhelmsen began the process of decommissioning nine of these ships in January of this year. The company announced on 26 February the return of three more ships. This decision was influenced by the market situation - increasing demand and sea freight rates, as well as plans to replace vessels with short-term time charters.
The three ships will be operational in June and July.
It is also possible that at the end of this year, in view of the observed signs of a recovery in transport demand, the remaining four vessels may be decommissioned.
The Swedish-Norwegian Wallenius Wilhelmsen is a major international freight forwarding company for Ro-Ro cargo and provides logistics services for vehicles: cars, trucks, upholstery cargoes and general cargoes. Within the Wallenius Wilhelmsen logistics group, Wallenius Wilhelmsen operates brands such as Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (until 2017 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics), EUKOR, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) and Armacup. The Unit has a total of 9,400 employees worldwide. The Unit owns and operates a fleet of 126 vessels serving 15 maritime routes on six continents, as well as a global logistics network, 120 processing and distribution centres and 11 maritime terminals.