Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in factory-to-dealer logistics, has launched a monthly service from the Port of Tacoma as part of its east-bound Asia to North America to Europe trade. The new service will accept cargo in Tacoma bound for Europe, and also for Australia, South America, and the Caribbean via transshipment in Manzanillo.
“In today’s environment, we know that OEMs, forwarders and shippers must be able to respond quickly to demand anywhere in the world,” said John Felitto, Executive Vice President, WWL Region Americas. “Now, with our regular service out of Tacoma, businesses in the Pacific North West are better positioned to get their goods to dealers And customers all over the world, on a reliable and predictable schedule.”
The new Port rotation includes Auckland, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia; Port Kembla, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Fremantle, Australia; Singapore, Singapore; Ulsan, Republic Of Korea; Nagoya, Japan; Kobe, Japan; Yokohama, Japan; Zeebrugge Belgium; Bremerhaven, Germany; Southampton, United Kingdom; Manzanillo, Panama; Tacoma; Long Beach; Savannah; Brunswick; Norfolk; and Baltimore.
The service offers transshipment opportunities from WWL’s hub port in Manzanillo (Panama) to and from other ports in the Americas and regional ports in Oceania.
WWL is a leading independent provider of global factory-to-dealer transport solutions for the automotive, agricultural and construction equipment industries. The company also specialises in handling complex project cargoes such as rail cars, power generators, mining equipment and yachts.
WWL employs 3,300 people and deploys more than 60 modern eco-friendly car carriers and roro vessels, servicing 20 trade routes to six continents. WWL transports 4.3 million vehicles annually: 2.3 million by sea and 2 million by land. Annual throughput of close to 30 vehicle processing centers is 3 million units. WWL is owned by Wallenius Lines of Sweden and Wilh. Wilhelmsen of Norway.