Maersk Names First Large Methanol-Powered Container Ship
Maersk has christened its first large methanol-powered container vessel at HD Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Ane Maersk container ship at HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (Photo: Maersk)
The Ane Maersk, with a capacity of 16,200 TEUs, is the first in a series of 18 large methanol-powered vessels ordered by the Danish shipping company.
The vessel is named after Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, Chair of the AP Moller and AP Moller Holding Foundation, and was christened by her eldest granddaughter.
The Ane Maersk will be deployed on Maersk's AE7 service, operating between Asia and Europe starting from February. The vessel will be fueled by green methanol for its maiden voyage, and the company has stated its commitment to sourcing green fuel for the years 2024 - 2025.
Maersk classifies green fuels as having low greenhouse gas emissions, reducing emissions by 65-80% over the fuel's lifecycle compared to fossil fuels, or very low greenhouse gas emissions, reducing emissions by 80-95% over the fuel's lifecycle compared to fossil fuels.
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Source: Phaata.com (According to Seatrade Maritimes)
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