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World’s First Autonomous Electric Container Ship Sets Sail

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

The world’s first fully electric and self-steering container ship, owned by fertilizer maker Yara, is preparing to navigate Norway’s southern coast and play its part in the country’s plans to clean up its industry. The Yara Birkeland, an 80-meter-long feeder vessel, is set to replace truck haulage between Yara’s plant in Porsgrunn in southern Norway…

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