Wilson, Sons

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Wilson, Sons Limited
Public limited company
Traded as BM&F Bovespa: WSON11
Industry Port and Maritime Logistics
Founded 1837
Headquarters Hamilton, Bermuda
Area served
Key people
Cezar Baião, (CEO)
Products Port Terminals, Towage, Logistics, Shipping Agency, Offshore, and Shipyards.
Revenue IncreaseUS$ 666.2 million (2012)
DecreaseUS$ 49.5 million (2012)
Number of employees
Website [1]

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.[1]

The company Brazilian Depository Receipts (BDRs) are traded on the BM&F Bovespa under ticker symbol WSON11.


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