"By handing over the technical support and responsibility for the ships to Wilson, we are focusing more on our operational know-how," explains Thomas Ullrich, Managing Director of Rhenus Maritime Services. "Our portfolio will be expanded in future by improved conditions for our customers as a result of the cooperation. In addition, we gain greater flexibility through the availability of more shipping space and larger ship units."
Both contractual partners strengthen their presence in the European short-sea segment through the cooperation. For Wilson, the takeover of exclusive representation in the Finnish Saimaa lake trade opens up a larger catchment area, especially in the Baltic Sea region. Unaffected by the cooperation, Rhenus Maritime Services continues to offer its own liner and niche services with five ships, which connect the Rhine region and the United Kingdom twice per week.