Engineering company Rolls-Royce has teamed up with port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) and towage operator Svitzer to develop the next generation of port technologies.
The three parties inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during a workshop at ABP’s Port of Southampton.
As explained, the agreement means that Rolls-Royce will work with ABP and Svitzer, part of the Maersk Group, to develop the innovative technologies and systems needed to operate efficiently and sustainably well into the 21st century. The companies will focus on digitization and Ship Intelligence solutions.
“New technologies emerge all the time which offer us exciting, additional capabilities. ABP is always looking to make these new technologies work for us and our customers. Where a solution does not yet exist, we will work with companies of the calibre and expertise of Rolls Royce and Svitzer to invent them and bring them into service,” Mike McCartain, ABP’s Director of Marine & Compliance, commented.
“We are confident that we can work together with ABP and Svitzer to deliver the technologies that will keep the UK competitive in the future,” Kevin Daffey, Rolls-Royce, Director Engineering & Technology and Ship Intelligence, said.
”We are pleased to share our expertise within maritime services with heavyweights such as ABP and Rolls Royce, in our joint pursuit of safer and more efficient port operations through technological advancements,” Lise Demant, Global Chief Commercial Officer of Svitzer, added.