Keeping business running

The impact of Covid-19 is affecting all of us around the globe. Together with our customers, we are working hard to keep operations going the best possible way. Whether at terminals and ports, home offices, trucks and our processing centres, we are here to help support your supply chain challenges.

Baltimore

We recognize that temporary measures taken to deal with the affects, like plant closings and temporary loss of work, impacts people’s lives and livelihoods, and our thoughts are with everyone affected.

To ensure safety for our employees we are taking every precaution to ensure safe working environments and social distancing through adjusting the work environment and processes following governmental guidance and best practises.

Weathering the storm together

"We are facing the Covid-19 crisis with priority on the welfare of our employees and the needs of our customers", says chief executive Craig Jasienski.

Craig Jasienski

The global picture

03 June 2020

Thanks to great cooperation with our customers and business partners, we are glad to see that we’ve been able to uphold a steady flow of sailings and operations across our land-based facilities through the Covid-19 pandemic. Working together across the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group brands, we have pooled our resources and managed to adjust to the situation and keep business running in a new way, adapted to current needs.

We now see more OEM’s beginning to resume factory production however at low levels as they deal with bringing back workers to a more ‘socially distanced’ work environment, coupled with reduced demand at the present. Our focus has been, and will continue to be, the safety of our employees and surrounding communities, as well as adapt our operations to best meet our customers evolving needs.

These are challenging times, and it is encouraging to see that we now can start preparing for a more normalized state of business. We look forward to taking on the challenges and opportunities of the recovery phase together with you.

Below you find the latest regional updates with regards to our services

Tools to help you navigate through these extraordinary times

Solutions for your supply chain challenges

Storage:
Storage capacity continues to be stretched in ports and terminals due to vessel delays, port congestion and reduced labour availability. As a reaction to this challenge, we are looking at utilising parts of our deep-sea fleet as storage facilities.

Our processing sites can also be an option for additional storage. These facilities are strategically located to ensure that once your cargo is prepped and ready to be delivered, it can reach its end destination as efficiently as possible. Our regional teams are constantly monitoring the situation and being proactive in finding solutions.

We encourage you to reach out to your account manager if you would like to discuss storage options.

Preservation work:
As global markets and purchasing behaviour continue to be disrupted, some products may be stored for longer than usual prior to being delivered to a dealer. Our equipment and vehicle processing facilities provide a location to maintain and preserve your product close to your dealer networks.

Our technicians are equipped to be able to clean, preserve, exercise and fine-tune exterior and interior components as needed to ensure the product is ready to go upon delivery.

We encourage you to reach out to your account manager if you would like to discuss such option.

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