Are autonomous, unmanned ships the future? Do the efficiencies and savings stack up? Is broader connectivity and technology infrastructure, regulators and insurers keeping up? Or is the unmanned ship a distraction from the far wider disruption taking place?
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YARA and KONGSBERG have entered into a partnership to build world's first autonomous and zero emissions ship called "YARA Birkeland" - YARA will reduce diesel-powered truck haulage by 40,000 journeys a year and KONGSBERG will integrate sensor, control, communication and electrical systems.
(May 10, 2017)
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