This self-driving, electric cargo ship will soon take to the sea


The Yara Birkeland will transport goods between several ports in Norway. — AFP Relaxnews

Claimed to be the world’s first fully autonomous electric container ship, the Yara Birkeland hails from Norway.

According to the firm behind it, the vessel should replace about 40,000 truck trips per year and therefore have a massive effect on reducing CO2 emissions. Its commercial operation is scheduled to start at the end of 2021.

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