Massterly, the new autonomous shipping joint venture created by Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg, has appointed Tom Eystø as managing director and Per Brinchmann from Wilhelmsen as chair of board.
Massterly debuted at the beginning of this month and claims it will offer a complete value chain for autonomous vessels, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.
New managing director, Eystø, was formerly the lead at Kongsberg Maritime’s autonomy programme.
“I am delighted to join Massterly at this very exciting time for the maritime industry,” he said. “Autonomy will revolutionise shipping and the industry will need technical and operational support from expert organisations such as Massterly if the full economic and environmental benefits are to be realised.”
“The combined experience and skill-set of Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen position Massterly clearly at the forefront of autonomous shipping,” said the new chairman, Brinchmann. “By providing a complete value chain, Massterly will become a vital resource for forward thinking cargo companies and shippers looking to leverage the power of autonomous vessels to deliver even higher standards of service to their customers.”