2017 October 12 16:07
Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd announced its intention to have an active role in creating the future of the Baltic Sea. By joining the One Sea ecosystem Finnpilot is going to be a partner with the forerunners of maritime autonomy.
“We are extremely thrilled to have this opportunity to contribute to the maritime future. Finnpilot brings its broad expertise in vessel manoeuvring and fairway navigation to the One Sea project, expertise that no other organisation in Finland possesses. We employ 150 professional master mariners, whose competence will benefit the project, thereby furthering the development of an autonomous maritime ecosystem. Finnpilot’s own objective is to work collaboratively with different actors to create a functional electronic pilotage concept”, says Kari Kosonen the CEO of Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd.
The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications is preparing legislation to enable remote and autonomous piloting of ships in Finland in the future. Finnpilot Pilotage is preparing to answer to that challenge by joining One Sea. The company wants to be an internationally recognized company that moves pilotage beyond rope ladders to the digital age.
Chairman of the One Sea Management Board, Mr. Sauli Eloranta is thrilled about the new ecosystem members. “The new partners bring in a new dimension to the ecosystem, representing business areas that are crucial for the ecosystem. It is vital to have an innovative piloting company to offer inspiring testing possibilities.”
The One Sea ecosystem, founded in 2016, represents exceptionally advanced co-creation where global leaders in their industries work to reach their joint goal of autonomous traffic. The founding partners in the One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem are: ABB, Cargotec (MacGregor and Kalmar), Ericsson, Meyer Turku, Rolls-Royce, Tieto and Wärtsilä. The association of Finnish Marine Industries supports the work, and the Finnish funding agency TEKES has invested in the ecosystem. The leader of One Sea is DIMECC.