Wilh. Wilhelmsen increases profit after shipping markets improve

Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding posted an operating profit of USD 123 million for the first half of 2010, compared with USD 114.7 million for the corresponding period in 2009. Total income amounted to USD 1.36 billion, compared to USD 1.24 billion last year. The increased profit was mainly due to an increase in shipped volumes of subsidiary Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA.