WSS to provide gas detection units to Coscon’s container fleet

13 March 2016 (Last Updated March 13th, 2016 18:30)

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has entered into a deal with China-based group Cosco Container Lines (Coscon) to provide its new Unitor multi-gas detectors to help expanding the latter's container fleet.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has entered into a deal with China-based group Cosco Container Lines (Coscon) to provide its new Unitor multi-gas detectors to help expanding the latter’s container fleet.

The deal includes 70 vessels, which involve 20 new-builds expected to launch between now and 2018; and a five-year service agreement to maintain the detection units.

Said to operate the largest maritime services network of the world, WSS currently employs 4,500 marine professionals working at 2,200 ports in 125 countries, reports TradeArabia.

"WSS have consistently delivered the products and service solutions our business demands."

Coscon fleet technical director Mao QingDao said: "WSS have consistently delivered the products and service solutions our business demands.

"Their new multi-gas detectors, backed up by their one of a kind onboard calibration and re-certification service is no different, it’s ideal for us."

The company provides integrated container shipping service and has 175 container carriers with a capacity of up to 840,692TEU.

Coscon’s container ships call at over 192 ports, in over 64 countries throughout the world.

WSS China sales manager Aeolus Shi said: "Ten years ago we supplied the first generation of Unitor gas detectors to COSCON for its entire fleet of 115 ships.

"Being one of our loyal customers, COSCON appreciates the quality of our products, reliable service and global network, as well as the continuous improvement in our products and services."