Watch: Maersk Launches World’s First Green Methanol Container Ship

Maersk has launched the world’s first containership that can sail on green methanol.

The 2100 TEU capacity vessel was successfully launched at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

The feeder vessel is 172 meters 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 is developed by MAN Energy Solutions and Hyundai Engine and Machinery (main engine) and Himsen (aux engine) in collaboration with Hyundai Mipo and Maersk.

The Classification society of the vessel is American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Maersk has set a net-zero emissions target for 2040 across the entire business and has also set tangible near-term targets for 2030 to ensure significant progress.

This includes a 50% reduction in emissions per transported container in the Maersk Ocean fleet compared to 2020 and a principle of only ordering newbuilt vessels that can be operated on green fuels.

Maersk has in total ordered 19 vessels with dual-fuel engines able to operate on green methanol.

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