Svitzer's plans for remote controlled vessel enter next stage
Maersk-owned Svitzer has spent the last couple of years testing a remote controlled tugboat in the Port of Copenhagen. The work now enters a new stage, with a target for having the first ship in commercial operations. Several decisive things need to fall into place in order to realize the plans, COO tells ShippingWatch.
René Kofod-Olsen is V.Group's fourth CEO in just three years. The many changes have been a distraction and have led to several wrong decisions, he tells ShippingWatch. The mandate from the owner is to future-proof the company, and for this he is willing to make both selections and rejections.
Only 46 percent of Maersk's vessels arrive on time, which is a service level that Maersk, according to CCO Vincent Clerc, is "dismayed by", even if the industry reliability average is only around one in three ships.