Wilhelmsen launches new port services business unit

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Wilhelmsen has established a new business unit tasked primarily with providing port call management services.

Wilhelmsen Port Services will provide customers with traditional ship agency services and other offerings such as biofouling monitoring to reduce ships’ fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

One key feature that will be made available is a new integrated communication and information-sharing platform that will enable customers to communicate, share, and interact with agents, vendors, and their hub agents more efficiently.

For operators and owners, the platform allows customers to share data and information about port calls simply by adding them directly into the system. Enhanced security features give customers full control and access to information on a fleet or port call.

On the operations side, the platform gives customers the ability to customise and implement any type of documentation so operations can be standardised across all agents and suppliers.

Built for connectivity, the platform can connect to any system used by operators, managers or agents.

For biofouling monitoring, Wilhelmsen Port Services will utilise drones to inspect hull at significantly lower cost and with less risk and time spent compared to traditional inspection methods.

Data from the inspection is analysed and made available to customers within a short time so they are immediate informed on the condition of the hull of their vessel or entire fleet. Customers have access to all their data in an easy-to-use interface.

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