The world’s leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been chosen by Sea-Consortium, part of the worldwide X-press Feeders Group, to handle all their traffic in Taiwan, with immediate effect.

An agreement was reached in July, headed by Peter Sak, General Manager of Wilhelmsen Ships Service Liner & Logistics in Singapore, in collaboration with Sea-Consortium’s Taiwan office. The new contract responds to Sea-Consortium’s requirement for new full agency representation in Taiwan.

The first sailing handled by Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Taiwan was M/V Duburg V.008, which sailed from Kaohsiung on July 27 with 758 TEUs, considerably more than the 400-450 TEUs handled by Sea-Consortium’s previous agent. The company expects over 500 TEUs per sailing in all future vessels.

 X-Press Feeders Group operates a fleet of over 60 containerships in scheduled feeder services covering Europe, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Arabian Gulf, Indian Sub-Continent, South East Asia and China coast. The group moves over 2 million TEUs annually.’ X-Press is the largest and most geographically diverse feeder carrier business in the world.

 Sea-Consortium is very satisfied with Wilhelmsen Ships Service performance. ‘We are impressed with their performance so far,’ said Francis Goh, General Manager of Sea Consortium’s East Asia Hub. ‘If this high level of activity continues we expect to expand our cooperation with them in 2010.’

 Wilhelmsen Ships Service will assist in developing new markets for Sea-Consortium in coming years. The company also has a wide range of other products and services that it expects to be able to offer the X-Press group once it has proven its capability in the agency and logistics operations.