Maersk, a leading container shipping company, has reached a significant milestone in its decarbonization efforts with the imminent delivery of a feeder vessel powered by green methanol. The vessel, with a capacity of around 2,000 TEU, has a dual-fuel engine that can operate on carbon-neutral e-methanol or sustainable bio-methanol from day one. The vessel is expected to be delivered during the summer and will operate on the Baltic shipping route between Northern Europe and the Bay of Bothnia. The methanol propulsion configuration for the vessel has been developed by MAN Energy Solutions and Hyundai Engine and Machinery in collaboration with Hyundai Mipo and Maersk. The vessel is at the core of Maersk’s decarbonization strategy as the company sets sights on becoming net-zero by 2040.
Maersk disclosed earlier that the feeder will be 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.
To celebrate the world’s first container vessel sailing on green methanol, A.P. Moller – Maersk will host a week of festivities, including the name-giving event and other activities September 18 – 21 in Copenhagen, Denmark.