Maersk has taken delivery of the world’s first container vessel operating on green methanol. Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Hyundai Heavy Industries handed the vessel over on 10 July.

‘The introduction of this container vessel is a significant step towards realising our commitment to becoming carbon neutral, and it marks the beginning of a new era in shipping, where we together can minimize greenhouse gas emissions and create a greener future,’ states Maersk.

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The 2100 TEU feeder vessel, HMD Hull #4168 and yet to be named, is now preparing to embark on its maiden voyage towards Copenhagen, where it will arrive in September. The Danish flagged, 172-metre-long vessel will be christened and named there by Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission (EC), on 14 September.

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