Wärtsilä Voyage, part of the technology group Wärtsilä, has announced the acquisition of PortLink Global, a global port solutions company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The move will speed Wärtsilä Voyage along its path towards creating an end-to-end connected maritime ecosystem in which intelligent port logistics solutions play a nodal role. PortLink and Wärtsilä Voyage have proven to be formidable strategic partners in the past – successfully collaborating on projects including the co-development of a next-generation Port Management Information System (PMIS) for the largest Mediterranean and African port, Tanger Med, the Callao Port Authority (Peru) modernization project, and the delivery of Brazil’s first Smart Port Solution at Porto do Acu. This collaboration will help connect the dots across the entire ecosystem. The holistic approach will enable better ship-to-shore coordination — optimizing routes and vessel speed based on real-time weather and port readiness information, which can result in reductions in fuel consumption and emissions.