World’s First Autonomous Shipping Company ‘Massterly’ Appoints Managing Director
As announced previously, Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg have taken an important leap in establishing Massterly, the world’s first autonomous shipping company.
Massterly will enable both Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg to take the next step in autonomous shipping by offering a complete value chain for autonomous vessels, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.
In this promising context, we are pleased to announce that Tom Eystø has been appointed managing director of Massterly. In this new role, Tom will lead the establishment and development of Massterly, leveraging the strengths and competencies of both Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg.
Simultaneously, Per Brinchmann from Wilhelmsen has been appointed chair of the Massterly board.
Both are leading figures within the maritime industry with extensive experience and industry knowledge which will bring Massterly forward with all the necessary creativity and force. Tom has wide-ranging experience from Kongsberg Maritime, including owner of their autonomy programme, dynamic positioning and other relevant technologies. Tom’s 25 years in the maritime industry is complemented by Per’s 40 years of knowledge in ship design, ship technology, ship management and operations. Their primary task will be to set Massterly up for success by developing the organization and hiring a business development manager, and a sales and marketing function. Massterly is also to include operational resources.
Press Release: km.kongsberg.com