Friday, January 3, 2014

WWL Extends Port of Hueneme Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Hueneme and Norwegian/Swedish shipping and solutions company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics have agreed to an extension of WWL’s contract that’s expected to keep the company at the port through the end of 2018.

News of the agreement came on the eve of WWL’s 26th anniversary as a tenant business at the Port of Hueneme.

“Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is a vital long term community partner and a significant economic engine,” Harbor Board President Jason Hodge said. “Between the business it brings to the port, revenue contribution and local area workforce employment, WWL is a significant contributor to the port’s surrounding communities.”

Wallenius Wilhelmsen ships first began calling at the Port of Hueneme in late 1987. In 1991, WWL established Pacific Ro-Ro Stevedoring (Pac-Ro) to handle autos arriving at the port and Pacific Vehicle Processors (PVP) as part of a further expansion of the company’s logistics capabilities.

“WWL is pleased to continue its longstanding relationship with the port,” Len Mazzella, WWL America’s Vice President of West Coast Terminal Operations, said. “The Port of Hueneme represents a special part of our history as the first of WWL’s global hub ports offering ocean transportation, marine terminal and vehicle processing services.”