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The electric, driverless revolution is about to hit the high seas

A breakthrough by Yara could have far-reaching implications for maritime industry, which has historically consumed the dirtiest fuels available from refineries

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The electric, driverless revolution is about to hit the high seas

It’s not just in that the revolution in electric, driverless transportation is gathering pace: a is aiming to be able to deliver cargoes by sea on unmanned vessels from 2020.

The fully electric, zero emissions Birkeland will set sail next year in Europe, Oslo-based International ASA said a statement Saturday. By 2019 it will be able to work by remote control and at the start of the next decade, it will be able to deliver on a fully automated basis. The container ship, being built by Kongsberg Gruppen, will transport fertiliser.

A breakthrough by could have far-reaching implications for the maritime industry, which has historically consumed the dirtiest fuels available from refineries. On land, automakers are boosting their efforts to develop driverless vehicles alongside electrification. Ford Motor, Bayerische Motoren Werke and Volkswagen have said they aim to develop driverless cars by the early 2020s, while Google’s sister company Alphabet is testing already. uses more than 100 diesel truck journeys a day to haul products from its Porsgrunn plant, in Norway, to the domestic ports of Brevik and Larvik from where it ships to customers around the world, said Svein Tore Holsether, the chief executive officer of

estimates that the new vessel will reduce truck-powered haulage by 40,000 journeys a year, although the journeys in question — between Norwegian ports — are a fraction of those taken by conventional international shipping.

While shipping lanes contain less traffic than on-land roads, the maritime trade still comes with its own complications that will provide challenges for automation. Those include strong ocean currents, bad weather and — in some parts of the world — piracy. The new vessel will allow Kongsburg to test out new that could ultimately curb pollution from the shipping industry, which accounts for about 2.3 per cent of global emissions. The International Maritime Organization plans to release an initial plan next year to cut greenhouse gases.

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The electric, driverless revolution is about to hit the high seas

A breakthrough by Yara could have far-reaching implications for maritime industry, which has historically consumed the dirtiest fuels available from refineries

A breakthrough by Yara could have far-reaching implications for maritime industry, which has historically consumed the dirtiest fuels available from refineries
It’s not just in that the revolution in electric, driverless transportation is gathering pace: a is aiming to be able to deliver cargoes by sea on unmanned vessels from 2020.

The fully electric, zero emissions Birkeland will set sail next year in Europe, Oslo-based International ASA said a statement Saturday. By 2019 it will be able to work by remote control and at the start of the next decade, it will be able to deliver on a fully automated basis. The container ship, being built by Kongsberg Gruppen, will transport fertiliser.

A breakthrough by could have far-reaching implications for the maritime industry, which has historically consumed the dirtiest fuels available from refineries. On land, automakers are boosting their efforts to develop driverless vehicles alongside electrification. Ford Motor, Bayerische Motoren Werke and Volkswagen have said they aim to develop driverless cars by the early 2020s, while Google’s sister company Alphabet is testing already. uses more than 100 diesel truck journeys a day to haul products from its Porsgrunn plant, in Norway, to the domestic ports of Brevik and Larvik from where it ships to customers around the world, said Svein Tore Holsether, the chief executive officer of

estimates that the new vessel will reduce truck-powered haulage by 40,000 journeys a year, although the journeys in question — between Norwegian ports — are a fraction of those taken by conventional international shipping.

While shipping lanes contain less traffic than on-land roads, the maritime trade still comes with its own complications that will provide challenges for automation. Those include strong ocean currents, bad weather and — in some parts of the world — piracy. The new vessel will allow Kongsburg to test out new that could ultimately curb pollution from the shipping industry, which accounts for about 2.3 per cent of global emissions. The International Maritime Organization plans to release an initial plan next year to cut greenhouse gases.
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The electric, driverless revolution is about to hit the high seas

A breakthrough by Yara could have far-reaching implications for maritime industry, which has historically consumed the dirtiest fuels available from refineries

It’s not just in that the revolution in electric, driverless transportation is gathering pace: a is aiming to be able to deliver cargoes by sea on unmanned vessels from 2020.

The fully electric, zero emissions Birkeland will set sail next year in Europe, Oslo-based International ASA said a statement Saturday. By 2019 it will be able to work by remote control and at the start of the next decade, it will be able to deliver on a fully automated basis. The container ship, being built by Kongsberg Gruppen, will transport fertiliser.

A breakthrough by could have far-reaching implications for the maritime industry, which has historically consumed the dirtiest fuels available from refineries. On land, automakers are boosting their efforts to develop driverless vehicles alongside electrification. Ford Motor, Bayerische Motoren Werke and Volkswagen have said they aim to develop driverless cars by the early 2020s, while Google’s sister company Alphabet is testing already. uses more than 100 diesel truck journeys a day to haul products from its Porsgrunn plant, in Norway, to the domestic ports of Brevik and Larvik from where it ships to customers around the world, said Svein Tore Holsether, the chief executive officer of

estimates that the new vessel will reduce truck-powered haulage by 40,000 journeys a year, although the journeys in question — between Norwegian ports — are a fraction of those taken by conventional international shipping.

While shipping lanes contain less traffic than on-land roads, the maritime trade still comes with its own complications that will provide challenges for automation. Those include strong ocean currents, bad weather and — in some parts of the world — piracy. The new vessel will allow Kongsburg to test out new that could ultimately curb pollution from the shipping industry, which accounts for about 2.3 per cent of global emissions. The International Maritime Organization plans to release an initial plan next year to cut greenhouse gases.

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