Autonomous Shipping Alliance Appoints New Chairman

The industry alliance One Sea, that aims to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has appointed Riku-Pekka Hägg as Chairman of its Management Board.

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Hägg, a maritime technology thought leader and strategist, will oversee One Sea while retaining his current role as Vice President, Ship Design and Integrated Solutions Sales at Wärtsilä.

Having fulfilled an array of strategic roles at Wärtsilä, his current focus is on leading business transformation with particular emphasis on smart technologies. In his current position he is also responsible for overseeing Wärtsilä’s Smart and Autonomous Ship strategy.

Riku-Pekka Hägg
Riku-Pekka Hägg, Chairman of One Sea Management Board

In stepping up to the One Sea chairmanship from his previous Vice-Chair role, Hägg noted that his interest will remain focused on “connecting businesses with the possibilities new digital technologies create for safety, efficiency, growth and profitability to enable sustainable shipping.”

“It’s exciting to see that smart and autonomous systems are rapidly gaining interest and ground in shipping, but the technology is unregulated, and interoperability is not standardized,” Hägg said.

“One Sea is a fantastic collaboration network comprising leading, global and multi-industrial companies who want to co-create proposals for industry standards and regulations in this fast-developing technology area.