Jan 30, 2024 | Maritime business news

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has recently signed significant contracts with a leading global construction and mining equipment manufacturer, as well as with one of the largest automotive distributors in the Americas.

The multi-year shipping contract with the construction and mining equipment manufacturer has a duration of three years, plus a two-year extension option. The contract is valued at approximately US$ 1bn in total, based on expected volumes over the three-year period. A key long-term partner, the renewed agreement commenced in November 2023, with amended rates in line with current market levels.

In addition, Wallenius Wilhelmsen recently signed a multi-year shipping contract with one of the largest automotive distributors in the Americas. The contract, which commenced in early 2024, is valued at approximately US$ 200m based on anticipated volumes over a two-year period. Rates are in line with present market levels.

Both customers’ agreements include direct support for Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s decarbonisation initiatives, such as the use of biofuel, technical and operational improvements to the existing fleet, and the development of new technologies.

Pia Synnerman, Chief Customer Officer Wallenius Wilhelmsen said: “Continuing our positive start to 2024, these two separate, significant multi-year contracts further strengthen our existing partnerships with key customers in the high and heavy and automotive segments, extending predictability for both the customer and Wallenius Wilhelmsen.”

Image: Pia Synnerman (source: Wallenius Wilhelmsen)

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