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Kongsberg lays off upwards of 200 employees

Norwegian Kongsberg Maritime sacks up to 200 employees, adding to the number of layoffs the company has already announced following its takeover of Rolls-Royce's maritime business.

Could Counter-Strike players be the seafarers of the future?

What will legislation for unmanned vessels look like? Who will be responsible in the case of accidents? And could computer players be the future captains of an remotely operated vessel? ShippingWatch maps out some of the biggest questions facing autonomous shipping.

Highest maritime order intake at Kongsberg in several years

The order intake in the third quarter in Kongsberg Gruppen's maritime division was the highest seen in several years. And that is despite a challenging market, says the CEO, who also reports on "considerable work" with integrating Rolls Royce Marine.

Kongsberg buys Rolls-Royce's marine business

Kongsberg Gruppen has agreed to buy Rolls-Royce's marine division. The Norwegian company will raise hundreds of millions of US dollars in fresh equity to finance the acquisition.

Wärtsilä's CEO: We're looking for interesting acquisitions

While competitor Rolls-Royce is considering a sale of its marine division, Wärtsilä is hunting for interesting market acquisitions according to Wärtsilä CEO Jaakko Eskola. MAN Diesel & Turbo declines to comment the question to ShippingWatch.

See Maersk's first autonomous ship in action

Together with Rolls Royce, the Maersk Group's towage company Svitzer unveiled a vessel which could represent the future of shipping. Watch the video of the remote-controlled vessel sailing in a Copenhagen harbor.

Weak offshore market hurts Rolls-Royce

Despite an overall increase in revenue at Rolls-Royce, the marine division is still in a state of crisis with a new plunge in revenue. The company is focusing on its restructuring plan aimed at providing major savings.

Rolls-Royce: This is where unmanned vessels will operate

It is a fact that unmanned vessels will soon hit the water. VP of Innovation at Rolls-Royce, Oskar Levander, talks to ShippingWatch about his projections for which vessel types will be ready when, and what drives the development.

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