Self-Sailing Electric Ship Coming to Norway
An autonomous and fully electric cargo ship is scheduled to launch next year in Norway. Kongsberg and fertilizer company Yara International partnered to develop the Yara Birkeland, which will haul fertilizers between three ports in southern Norway. With a range of more than 65 nautical miles, the ship will be able to haul roughly 100 containers at a speed of 12 to 15 knots. Fully autonomous operation is expected by 2020.
Learn more about the Yara Birkeland.