US robotic vessel venture Ocean Infinity and Netherlands-based Samskip have scored funding from Norway for a plan to develop remotely-operated, hydrogen-fuelled container ships.

The companies said the green shipping project has scored €15m ($15.8m) in funding from Enova, a Norwegian state-owned enterprise focused on slashing greenhouse gas emissions.

Samskip Norway chief executive Are Grathen said the company, a container ship operator and logistics firm, is leading the SeaShuttle initiative as part of its “making green logistics easy” strategy.