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Monday, July 24, 2017

Autonomous Cargo Ships Coming

Electrically Powered. But how they will address dangers like still common piracy is unclear.

The world’s first autonomous cargo ship will launch next year  By Duncan Riley in SiliconAngle. 

 The world’s first autonomous cargo ship is planned to be launched in 2018, as a company in Norway said Saturday that it has committed to build and deploy one.

Two companies, Yara International ASA and Kongsberg Gruppen, have joined forces to build the “Yara Birkeland,” a container vessel that will cart fertilizer on a 37-mile route from a production facility to a port in Norway. The vessel will have a capacity of 150 containers and will be electrically powered, meaning that it will also produce zero emissions.  .... "

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