|Public limited company|
|Traded as||BM&F Bovespa: WSON11|
|Industry||Port and Maritime Logistics|
|Cezar Baião, (CEO)|
|Products||Port Terminals, Towage, Logistics, Shipping Agency, Offshore, and Shipyards.|
|Revenue||US$ 666.2 million (2012)|
|US$ 49.5 million (2012)|
Number of employees
Wilson, Sons (BM&F Bovespa: WSON11) is a Brazilian shipping company headquartered in Hamilton, Bermudas. The firm was set up in Salvador in 1837 by two Scottish brothers, Edward and Fleetwood Pellow Wilson. The firm is one of the oldest private enterprises in Brazil. It was later run by Edward's son, Edward Pellew Wilson, Jr.
Wilson, Sons were responsible for construction and provision of supplies and equipment for the Great Western and Conde d'Eu Railroads in Brazil. The group built the first dry dock in Brazil, on the Ilha de Mocangue Pequeno Island, inaugurated in 1869 by Emperor Dom Pedro II.
Today, Wilson Sons Limited, through its subsidiaries, is one of Brazil's largest providers of integrated port and maritime logistics and supply chain solutions. With a business track record of over 170 years, the Company has developed an extensive national network and provides a comprehensive set of services related to domestic and international trade, as well as to the oil and gas industry. Its principal operating activities are divided into the following lines of business: port terminals, towage, logistics, shipping agency, offshore, and shipyards.
The company Brazilian Depository Receipts (BDRs) are traded on the BM&F Bovespa under ticker symbol WSON11.
- Wilson, Sons web site (English language)