The Norwegian drone vessel, christened YARA Birkeland, will be the world’s first autonomous ship. Once it enters autonomous operation, toting up to 120 20-foot containers per journey, it will pull congestion off Norwegian highways. Kongsberg Maritime/YARA Caitlin Healy
The Norwegian drone vessel, christened YARA Birkeland, will be the world’s first autonomous ship. Once it enters autonomous operation, toting up to 120 20-foot containers per journey, it will pull congestion off Norwegian highways. Kongsberg Maritime/YARA Caitlin Healy

Global race to develop self-navigating ships leaves U.S. behind

April 23, 2018 05:00 AM