Maersk’s Methanol-Fueled Containership Makes History in Shipping Industry

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Maersk’s new feeder ship, the first methanol-fueled containership, has completed its maiden voyage, making history in the shipping industry. The vessel, ordered by A.P. Moller – Maersk, arrived in Rotterdam after traveling over 13,000 nautical miles. It will be officially named by the president of the European Commission on September 14. Maersk has ordered 24 additional dual-fuel vessels, with methanol becoming a popular choice in the container shipping segment. The industry has seen a rapid adoption of methanol as a next-generation fuel, with 144 methanol-fueled containerships on order.

During its port call in Rotterdam, the ship completed the first green methanol bunkering, which was also done in South Korea, Singapore, and Egypt. The bunkering process took nearly six hours and involved loading 500 tons of green methanol onto the vessel. Fuel supplier OCI Global supplied the methanol for each leg of the maiden voyage, demonstrating the potential for reducing carbon emissions. OCI Global is also preparing to launch a green methanol bunkering operation in Rotterdam next year. Maersk aims to transport at least 25 percent of ocean cargo using green fuels by 2030 and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

In summary, Maersk’s new methanol-fueled containership has completed its maiden voyage, arriving in Rotterdam after making several stops for methanol bunkering. The vessel represents a shift towards greener fuels in the shipping industry, with methanol becoming a popular choice. Maersk has plans to further expand its fleet of dual-fuel vessels, and fuel supplier OCI Global is preparing to launch a green methanol bunkering operation in Rotterdam. The industry as a whole is moving towards decarbonization, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the future.

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