Lawrence Rutkowski, NACC President, commented, “Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has built commendably upon the foundations of its parent companies, and has earned the trust and admiration of customers around the world The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce is proud, indeed, to count WWL as a longtime member and the eminently worthy recipient of this Award.”
The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce selects recipients of this prestigious biennial award based upon a number of measurements and observations. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics was found by the Selection Committee to fulfill, in abundance, every element of the Award’s charter: the Committee cites WWL’s extraordinary success in business, and its exemplary accomplishment in expanding trade between Norway and the United States. The Award moreover recognizes WWL’s dedication to quality, innovation and integrity. WWL has also clearly demonstrated a determination to stay ahead of environmental legislation, including a 1.5 per cent low-sulphur fuel target on a global basis two years before the IMO low-sulphur fuel limit became mandatory for the Baltic- and North Sea regions.
More about WWL
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is a leading independent provider of global factory-to-dealer transport solutions for the automotive, agricultural and construction equipment industries. The company also specializes in handling complex project cargoes such as rail cars, power generators, mining equipment and yachts. WWL’s sophisticated supply chain management services ensure an efficient integration of ocean transportation, inland distribution, terminal handling and technical services.
WWL employs 3,300 people and deploys more than 60 modern eco-friendly car carriers and ro-ro vessels, servicing 20 trade routes to five continents. WWL transports 4.3 million vehicles annually: 2.3 million by sea and 2 million by land. Annual throughput of close to 30 vehicle processing centers is 3 million units. The company has a strong environmental focus and is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment. WWL is owned by Wallenius Lines of Sweden and Wilh. Wilhelmsen of Norway.
The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce was established in New York in 1915 to promote trade and goodwill and to foster business, financial and professional interests between Norway and the United States of America. The NACC is today active in eight major business centers: New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Seattle and Washington, D.C.