The Yara Birkeland, the world’s first autonomous and fully electric container ship, will soon commence commercial operations while beginning a two-year test period, prior to entering full autonomous operation on a route off the coast of Norway.
The world’s first electric and self-propelled container ship – Yara Birkeland – has departed for its maiden voyage in the Oslo fjord. Today, the Norwegian Prime Minister was given a tour by CEO of Yara, Svein Tore Holsether.
A Norwegian enterprise has designed a one-of-its-kind autonomous, zero-emission cargo ship – the world’s first zero-emission and crewless vessel.
The world’s first autonomous and zero-emission ship was handed over to Yara from the Norwegian shipyard Vard Brattvåg.
The hull of the Yara Birkeland vessel was launched to sea in Romania in February 2020 and is expected to arrive at the Norwegian shipyard in May where she will be fitted with various control- and navigation systems and undergo testing before delivery to Yara.
The nominations for the new look Nor-Shipping Next Generation Ship Award have been revealed, with Yara Birkeland, the world’s first fully autonomous ship, battling against an array of innovative tanker concepts from AET, Teekay and Sovcomflot.