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Svitzer strengthens commitment to gender equality

According to a recent statement, Svitzer showed its commitment to focus and work towards reaching gender equality within the shipping industry by signing the Kvindercharter. This initiative, which was hosted by Danish Shipping, saw a total of 14 industry players signing the Charter to support the increase of female professionals employed within the shipping industry.

Svitzer takes 100% ownership of Port Towage Amsterdam

The provider of global marine services Svitzer, announced that has obtained Port Towage Amsterdam (PTA). That means that from January 2020, Svitzer is expected to take PTA’s fully ownership. For the records, PTA is  a joint venture between Svitzer, Iskes Towage and Salvage which was formed back in 2014.

Remotely operated line catcher prototype to be tested

Svitzer announced that it has started sea trials of a new ‘industry-first’ remotely operated line catching technology prototype. The new mechanism is being trialled on the vessel Svitzer Trym, aiming to improve safety standards and reduce risks for crews during the process of connecting with other vessels.

Svitzer hires first all-female crew in Latin America

Svitzer has hired the first all-female crew for one of its tugs in the Dominican Republic. This move is part of the company’s gender inclusion initiative and is considered a milestone for the Latin American maritime industry. The crew will be placed on the the 70-ton bollard pull Svitzer Monte Cristi, which provides harbor towage services for ships in the port Santo Domingo.

World’s first remotely operated commercial vessel presented

Rolls-Royce and Svitzer have demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. The companies have also signed an agreement to continue their cooperation to test remote and autonomous operations for vessels, such as autonomous navigation, situational awareness, remote control centre and communication.

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