Wilhelmsen Ships Service serves the marine, cruise and offshore markets within the areas of safety, refrigeration, chemicals, gases, welding, gas carrier tank insulation and repair and maintenance. Wilhelmsen offers its customers quality products from leading manufacturers around the world. The product offer comprises over 10,000 products for use on board commercial vessels. Wilhelmsen focuses on products for the marine trade that cannot easily be obtained elsewhere. When adding new products, the company looks for newly developed technologies that customers are likely to ask for in the future. Wilhelmsen operates the marine industry’s largest delivery network, comprising 70 wholly owned offices and 154 agents in 75 countries, serving approximately 1,200 ports. Backing this up is a full range of technical and commercial services and support, including a complete solution for e-commerce. In 2004 a total of 170,000 deliveries were made to 15,000 vessels and 145 shipyards. The company has 1,439 employees worldwide and operates around the clock in all time zones.