A joining of two proud companies
Founded in July 1999, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is the result of a merger of the operating activities of Wallenius Lines of Sweden with Wilh. Wilhelmsen Lines of Norway. Both are well established family-owned transportation companies known throughout the world for their reliability, quality, innovation and personal service.
A leader in ocean transportation and outbound logistics into the 21st Century
|1999:||Wallenius Wilhelmsen is established as one of the world’s largest specialised RoRo transporter with logistics activities.
|2000:||M/V Tamesis, the first of the fourth generation of Mark IV RoRo vessels is delivered in April.
|2005:||50% stake in DAS, a leading American logistics company is purchased.
|2006:||Strategic shift towards fully integrated logistics services. Wallenius Wilhelmsen changes name to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
|2007:||WWL starts to operate the world’s largest car carrier (LCTC) with a capacity of 8,000 standard cars.
Wallenius Lines was founded in 1934 by Olof Wallenius in Stockholm, Sweden. The company built the world's first automobile-carrying vessel. In the 1960s, it pioneered the RoRo concept and became the first independent shipping line to work with Japan's automobile manufacturing industry. Today, the company's main activities are the ownership and management of vessels. The company is also part owner of a crewing and short-sea shipping company.
Wilh. Wilhelmsen was founded in 1861 by Morten Wilhelm Wilhelmsen in Tonsberg, Norway. Building on its nineteenth century shipping business, the company has evolved into a specialist in RoRo transport. International liner activities comprise its core business, but it is also active in ship agency activities, heavy transport and bunkering and ship management.