The first autonomous container ship will go to the flight at the end of 202115 октября, 2021
Autonomous electrical container ship «Yara Birkeland» was delivered to the customer, the Norwegian manufacturer of Yara Norge fertilizer, in November 2020. Now it is located in the port of the city of Horten, where the preparations for the first independent flight scheduled for the end of this year. The ship accommodates 120 standard containers and can moor and unload themselves.
The «Yara Birkeland» container ship was ordered by Yara in 2017 and built by specialists from Kongsberg Maritime. The hull of the vessel is made on Vard Braila ship in Romania. Development was suspended in May 2020 due to logistics problems. In December 2020, he made the first test flight by passing almost seven hours offline from a brave to Horthend,
In the distant 2017 Kongsberg Maritime, when the company published a video about the new ship, she planned to start operating an autonomous container friendly at the end of 2018. Now, Yara, one of the world’s largest suppliers of mineral fertilizers, hopes to begin shipping in the fall 2021.
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