September 30 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has opened a new full service office in Ningbo, providing a comprehensive range of ships agency and maritime logistics services, giving the company five offices in mainland China.
"Our strategy has been to strengthen our network across China in order to be present where our customers are operating," said Captain Bi Yuping - general manager of WSS Ships Agency & Maritime Logistics China.
"The office expansion is aimed at providing the same level of service in China as we offer at all WSS offices throughout the world. Our customers expect the same high standards of quality and efficiency at every port we serve", he added.
WSS will continue to develop its operations in China, providing coverage along all coastal provinces, with further offices scheduled to open in the near future.
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