AP Moller – Maersk welcomes its first green methanol vessel in Copenhagen

Inspenet, April 28, 2023

To celebrate the world’s first container ship sailing on green methanol, AP Moller – Maersk will host a week of festivities, including the naming event and other activities from September 18-21 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The ship, with a capacity of 2,100 TEU, is part of history in the shipping industry.

The dual-fuel motor vessel will stop in Copenhagen just outside the Maersk headquarters on its way to the Baltic Sea, where it will operate in the future. The vessel will provide real experience for Maersk seafarers in operating the new fuel type, as the company prepares to take delivery of a fleet of new large dual-fuel engine-powered ships for the high seas from of 2024.

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AP Moller – Maersk welcomes its first green methanol vessel in Copenhagen

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To be on time, the company aims to transport a minimum of 25% of maritime cargo using green fuels by 2030 compared to the 2020 baseline. Receiving the flagship dual-fuel engine vessel is an important step towards the long-term goal of gradually renewing the entire AP Moller – Maersk fleet to operate solely on green fuels and making a tangible impact on industry efforts to reduce emissions. of greenhouse gases.

The 172-meter-long vessel will depart the Hyundai Mipo Shipyard in Korea this summer to embark on her maiden voyage to Copenhagen. The vessel will have a container capacity of 2,100 TEU and will sail at a design speed of 17.4 knots.

During her week in Copenhagen, the ship will be formally named during a ceremony in Toldboden, next to the AP Moller – Maersk headquarters. AP Moller – Maersk will host events for employees, partners, investors, students and the area will be open for the public to take a closer look at the new ship from dockside and learn more about efforts to decarbonise the shipping industry.

Source and photos: https://www.maersk.com/news/articles/2023/04/26/maersk-welcomes-landmark-green-methanol-vessel-in-copenhagen-this-fall

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