Environmental pioneer Wallenius Wilhelmsen, one of the world’s leading companies in car transportation and Ro-Ro cargo, has confirmed that it is taking the role of ‘Leading Partner’ at Nor-Shipping 2023, taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, 6-9 June.
This is the first time the firm, a stalwart of the Norwegian maritime industry, has signed up as a key sponsor and CEO Lasse Kristoffersen (pictured) says much of that has to do with its vision of achieving ambitious goals through collaboration.
“If you consider how we work with customers, how we align with technology suppliers and how we aim to help drive down environmental impact, there’s a clear ‘red thread’. Namely, we do it together.
“With Nor-Shipping’s focus on #PartnerShip this year it seemed like the ideal opportunity to increase our commitment and communicate our vision industry-wide. Nor-Shipping, and events like it, provide a physical environment for global stakeholders to meet, exchange ideas, build understanding and form the partnerships that we need to help shipping evolve.”
One of Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s ambitions is to establish an end-to-end logistics chain with zero emissions by 2030. Likely to feature in this is its 7,000-car capacity, 220m long, wind-powered vessel Orcelle Wind featuring 40m high sail technology from Oceanbird, planned to enter operation from late 2026/7.