According to the press release, the order was booked in Cagotec's 2018 Q4 order intake, and the partners have scheduled the automated mooring system's delivery for the second half of 2019.

In light of the automated mooring system, Bård Bjørløw, EVP Global Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime, commented

It is critical for Kongsberg to work with world-class partners and we are therefore very pleased to specify the MacGregor automated mooring solution for the Yara Birkeland container ship.

In the meantime, Høye Høyesen, Vice President, Advanced Offshore Solutions, MacGregor, added that they collaborated closely with Kongsberg aiming to find the most ideal and suitable mooring solution, and consequently found a fully electrical system which boosts safety and eco-efficiency compared with conventional mooring operations.


Yara Birkeland's goal is to reduce emissions and improve road safety by removing up to 40,000 truck journeys annually in a densely populated area of Norway. The container ship will transport fertiliser from Yara's Porsgrunn plant via inland waterways to the deep-sea ports of Larvik and Brevik, a journey of 31 nautical miles.

Concluding, Yara and Kalmar have collaborated again in 2018, so that Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a fully digitalised container handling solution.