First Autonomous electric Cargo Ship will travel soon

First autonomous electric cargo ship begins to travel this year.

Yara International to sail the first autonomous, electric cargo ship in Norway by the end of 2021. The Yara Birkeland will travel from Herøya to Brevik, with three remote control centers for navigation.



The company is developing the system from 2017 and it is the first all-electric autonomous model.

The vessel will travel at only 13-knots with its two 900kW propulsion systems, and would replace about 40,000 truck trips per year.

source CNN