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Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg establish world's first autonomous shipping company

Staff Writer |
Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg are joining forces to take the next step in autonomous shipping by offering a complete value chain for autonomous ships, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.

Land-based control centres will be established to monitor and operate autonomous ships in Norway and internationally.

With a combined 360 years of experience, Massterly will benefit from Kongsberg`s unique technological expertise and solutions, and Wilhelmsen's world-leading experience in logistics and ship management operations.

Norway’s position as a leading maritime nation also creates opportunities in the development of next-generation maritime personnel.

The new joint venture company will be based at offices in Lysaker, Norway, and be fully operational from August 2018.

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