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28 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:33 GMT+2

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Wärtsilä buys Canadian PortLink Global

Vancouver-based company develops solutions technological to increase the efficiency of ports and transport maritime

The Finnish group Wärtsilä Corporation, through the subsidiary Wärtsilä Voyage, bought the Canadian PortLink Global, a company that develops technology solutions to increase the efficiency of ports, including the implementation of Port Community Systems, and shipping. The company of Vancouver has about 20 employees and serves customers in over 20 countries.

Also Wärtsilä Voyage, exploiting innovative digital technologies, develops systems to increase security, the efficiency, reliability of maritime transport and reduce emissions. «Bringing PortLink to Wärtsilä Voyage - explained the president of Wärtsilä Voyage, Sean Fernback - means not only expanding our portfolio, but also to further strengthen our experience in the sector of smart ports by inserting highly experienced personnel in our team. Their experience in this field and their portfolio perfectly complement the vision of smart ports of Wärtsilä Voyage, an essential element in our broader ambition to build a management ecosystem end-to-end ship-to-shore logistics and optimization of travel».

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