06 May 2008
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is sponsoring in a trans-global expedition from London to Singapore by members of the Land Rover Club to celebrate Land Rover's 60th Anniversary.
Called 'GO60 Sharing Our World', the 17,000 mile journey, 60 day journey sets
out in May to recreate an overland marathon competed in 1956 by Land Rover
enthusiasts and to connect entrants to a global children's art competition which
underpins the event. The expedition aims to raise £250,000 to help the global
work of the British Red Cross. The expedition will offset its carbon emissions.
"Land Rover is one of our most important customers and the GO60 sponsorship fits our corporate and social responsibility aim of supporting global communities,"
said John Speakman, managing director, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, United Kingdom.
The Land Rover vehicles will be shipped home on one of Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Logistics' eco-friendly vessels to arrive in Southampton, England from Singapore in time for the GO60 celebrations in the United Kingdom in September 2008.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (www.2wglobal.com) is a leading independent provider of global factory-to-dealer transport solutions for the automotive, agricultural and construction equipment industries.
The company also specialises 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 services, inland distribution, terminal handling and a large comprehensive range of specialised technical services offerings.
WWL employs 3,200 people
It deploys 55-60 modern eco-friendly car carriers and ro-ro vessels, servicing 20 trade routes to five continents.
The company transports 3.3 million vehicles annually: 1.7 million by sea and 1.6 million inland.
WWL has a strong environmental focus and is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment.
It is owned by Wallenius Lines of Sweden and Wilh. Wilhelmsen of Norway.