08-10 October 2024

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Maersk orders six methanol powered vessels

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Maersk has made an order of six mid-sized container vessels which all will have dual-fuel engines able to operate on green1 methanol.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group will build the six 9,000 TEU vessels which will be delivered in 2026 and 2027.

With this order, Maersk are taking another step in the green transformation of its fleet and towards our target of becoming net-zero in 2040.

Rabab Boulos, chief infrastructure officer at Maersk says: ‘For these six container vessels, we have chosen a design and vessel size which make them very flexible from a deployment point of view. This will allow these vessels to fill many functions in both our current and our future network, thereby offering the flexibility our customers demand. Once phased in, they will replace existing capacity in our fleet.’

Later this summer, the first methanol-enabled vessel, a 2,100 TEU feeder vessel, will be delivered to Maersk.

Source: Molly Cooper, AntwerpXL 2023

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