Massterly aims to be the first full-service autonomous marine shipping company
Logistics may not be the most exciting application of autonomous vehicles, but it’s definitely one of the most important. And the marine shipping industry — one of the oldest industries in the world, you can imagine — is ready for it. Or at least two major Norwegian companies are: Wilhelmsen and KONGSBERG are joining forces to build an autonomous shipping venture from the ground up by offering a complete value chain, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.
As a world-leading maritime nation, Norway has taken a position at the forefront in developing autonomous ships. The creation of the new company named Massterly, is the next step on this journey - establishing infrastructure and services to design and operate vessels, as well as advanced logistics solutions associated with maritime autonomous operations. Massterly will reduce costs at all levels and be applicable to all companies that have a transport need.
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.