Maersk orders feeder vessel fuelled by carbon-neutral methanol

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has placed an order with South Korean yard Hyundai Mipo to build a new type of 2,100-TEU container feeder vessel with a dual-fuel engine using either methanol or traditional very low sulphur fuel. It is among the world’s first container ships fuelled by carbon-neutral methanol.

“This groundbreaking container vessel shows that scalable solutions to properly solve shipping’s emissi¬ons challenge are available already today. From 2023 it will give us valuable experience in operating the container vessels of the future while offering a truly carbon-neutral product for our many customers who look to us for help to decarbonise their supply chains,” said Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, chief executive officer of Fleet & Strategic Brands, A.P. Moller-Maersk.

Delivery of the feeder vessel is expected by mid-2023. It will be 172m long and will sail in the network of Sealand Europe, a Maersk subsidiary, on the Baltic shipping route between Northern Europe and the Bay of Bothnia. The methanol propulsion configuration for the vessel will be developed by MAN Energy Solutions and Hyundai Engine and Machinery (main engine) and Himsen (auxiliary engine) in collaboration with Hyundai Mipo and Maersk.

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Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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