Rolls-Royce, Associated British Ports and Svitzer to develop next generation port technologies

Rolls-Royce, Associated British Ports and Svitzer to develop next generation port technologies

Rolls-Royce, Associated British Ports and Svitzer to develop next generation port technologies

The FINANCIAL -- Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP), one of the UK’s leading port operator, and one of the  global towage operator Svitzer, to develop the next generation of technologies which will keep Britain trading.

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.

The tri-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), was instigated by ABP’s Director of Marine & Compliance, Mike McCartain and signed during a ‘kick-off’ workshop at ABP’s Port of Southampton. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Department for Transport and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Mike McCartain, ABP’s Director of Marine & Compliance, said: “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.