Viktoria Swedish ICT strengthens its maritime capabilities by associating three senior advisors

19 December, 2016 - 17:06

Viktoria’s effort in developing profound capabilities in applied research and innovation within the maritime sector is now taking an important step. Viktoria Swedish ICT, as the second largest partner of the Sea Traffic Management consortia, is now strengthening its research and innovation capabilities by an enhanced focus on ships, ports and its operations and integration. This also paves the way for enlarged engagement within autonomous vessels and autonomous safety. 

Within the maritime domain, Viktoria Swedish ICT has been active on the international scene to make a difference in the maritime sector enabled by digitalization.

The new recruitments are:

Trond Andersen, who is currently head of Maritime Department in Port of Stavanger, has a career spanning more than twenty years at the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, Port Authority and the merchant fleet. By the port’s involvement in PortCDM, led by Harbour Master Andersen, this will help Viktoria Swedish ICT to even further strengthen the concept of PortCDM by getting access to Stavanger as a sustainable test bed. His close contact to other ports and governmental organizations in Norway will be will be an asset to the project.

Michael Bergmann, formerly working for Jeppesen Marine, now C-Map. As active participant in organizations like IHO, IALA or IMO and as board member and President CIRM he actively helped shape the future of ship navigation through a combination of visionary thinking and push for implementation. He is a well-known speaker at conferences and author in the maritime press. Especially through his strong links to the industry and governmental organizations he help guide Viktoria Swedish ICT.

Peter Ludvigsen, who is currently CEO of Bestshore Business Solutions UK Limited. Peter has a career spanning more than three decades at Maersk Line, UASC, INTTRA and other leading companies in the ocean shipping and ports industry. Peter brings to Viktoria Swedish ICT substantial senior executive experience with 8 years as CIO and entrepreneur with unique in-depth understanding of Carrier ERP systems, TOS Systems, and landside Intermodal Systems and processes. This insight is being leveraged to provide high impact and high value added advice to Viktoria, its clients and stakeholders.

Trond, Peter, and Michael will act in the capacity as senior advisors for the efforts being pursued by Viktoria. This investment is expected to support that relationships are being strengthened to major shipping companies, ports, authorities, suppliers, and associations paving the way for enhanced quality in Viktoria’s participation in the STM validation project as well as engagement in new projects with global reach. This is also an important effort in the contribution to maritime informatics as an applied research field.


Contacts: Research managers, Mikael Lind (Mikael.Lind [at] & Mikael Hägg (Mikael.Hagg [at], Sustainable Transports, Viktoria Swedish ICT