June 24 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has opened a branch office in the Indian east coast port of Krishnapatnam, one of the fastest growing private ports in the region.

The port primarily imports coal and exports iron ore. The office is located in Harbour Heights, Main Road, Muthacar. Since establishing the office, the Wilhelmsen Ships Service team has already handled a number of port calls for major coal and iron ore principals. 

General manager Nakul Malhotra comments: "We expect that this port will continue to gain in significance as it is a key entry point for coal imports, to meet India's growing coal needs. We expect that both Wilhelmsen Ships Service network as a whole and our customer base will gain from our establishment in Krishnapatnam."