March 23 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has won the title of 'Best Partner 2011 - Middle East', presented this month by the World Cargo Alliance (WCA) at its annual conference in Bangkok, Thailand, writes Charlotte Matheson.

WSS says it currently works with more than 2,800 independent freight forwarders in cities and ports worldwide.

Flemming Andersen, area logistics manager for the Middle East at WSS said: "We are honoured to have taken this title, and I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the maritime logistics team in the Middle East for their splendid work throughout 2011. Next, our ambition is not only to win the Best Partner - Middle East award, but to go for the Global Partner trophy as well."

Before the conference, every WCA member was invited to vote and elect the 'Best Partner' within the network; namely, the company which they consider to be most supportive in terms of business generation, professional communication and world-class service delivery. WSS has been a member of WCA, a global network of independent international freight forwarders, since 2003.