Contract signed to build unmanned container ship in Norway.

Contract signed to build unmanned container ship in Norway.

Geir Håøy, CEO of KONGSBERG. selects VARD shipyard in Norway to build a new unmanned ship. Geir claims the ship Yara Birkeland represents an important next step for the entire maritime industry, representing a major technological and sustainable advancement. The company plans on doing away with 100 truck drivers and not having to deal with the cost of manning a ship. Plans are to have the ship in full unmanned operation by 2022.

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