11 Jan '18, 4am

This Emission-Free Container Ship in Norway is Changing the Industry.

gb&d: How was this idea born? Why a fully electric, autonomous container ship? Bjørn Tore Orvik: Yara is looking for every way to reduce emissions and make our production and logistics environmentally friendly. In Porsgrunn, Norway, we ship about 100 containers with fertilizer every day by truck to regional shipping hubs in Larvik (20 kilometers away) and Brevik (25 kilometers away). Last year we started looking into using maritime transport as an alternative to these truck journeys through densely populated areas. In dialogue with the leading maritime technology company Kongsberg, we soon agreed that together we had the opportunity to realize a game-changer within short sea shipping. We are proud to be a pioneer in the race toward cleaner and more efficient commercial transportation. gb&d: What has surprised you about this process so far? Orvik: It’s been a very positive ...

Full article: https://gbdmagazine.com/2018/container-ship-yara-birkeland/

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