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Wallenius Wilhelmsen launches "Sea Express" Service

Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a global leader in maritime and logistics services, is pleased to announce the launch of a ten day express RoRo shuttle throughout South East Asia.

The service, which commences in January 2006 also includes logistics and inland transportation solutions to better support customer requirements. The port rotation will be Laem Chabang  Singapore  Jakarta -Laem Chabang.

The new dedicated liner service is designed to cater to the fast growing trade in South East Asia, and responds to the demands of the company's existing automotive, high and heavy vehicle, and non-containerised cargo clientele. The "SEA Express" will operate 3 sailings per month and will also provide an efficient trans-shipment service as it connects with the companys worldwide services.

The service will be maintained by the 1993 built M/V 'Vinni' that has a dead weight tonnage of 16,940. M/V Vinni's cargo carrying capacity is suitable for cars, buses and trucks. She is also tailored for high and heavy RoRo machinery, such as construction and agricultural equipment, as well as other non-containerised cargo. The vessel has three RoRo decks with heights of 5.8 meters, as well as hanging car decks. Stern ramp capacity is 9 meters wide with a 120 tonne capacity.

The President of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Asia, Mr Richard Heintzelman said: "Wallenius Wilhelmsen is committed to opening new trades and businesses in emerging markets. We are determined to play a full and active part in providing the transport services necessary to assist market growth. The new "EA Express" service is a key element in our goal to provide an efficient and reliable RoRo service, offering connectivity within South East Asia and to our worldwide trading routes".

For further information:

Axel Bantel  Vice President Commercial, Asia
Tel +81 3 5220 5801
Email: axel.bantel@2wglobal.com

Elana Brennan - Marketing Communications Manager, Asia and Oceania
Tel: 61 2 9200 2168 / 61 (0) 408 115 404
Email: elana.brennan@2wglobal.com

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