Astrid Maersk Arrives In Shanghai For First Green Methanol Bunkering In China

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Maersk, a global leader in integrated container logistics, achieved a milestone as the large methanol-enabled vessel “Astrid Mærsk” berths at Yangshan port in Shanghai, for the first green methanol bunkering with simultaneous cargo and bunkering operations in China. This historic first in China was made possible in partnership with the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

Facilitating global supply chains

For a century, Maersk’s conviction to facilitating global supply chains has been the driving force behind our active contribution to China’s foreign trade, with substantial investments in infrastructure, services, and people. As we continue to pioneer sustainable practices, the deployment of large methanol-enabled vessels in the Asia-Europe trade showcases both rich heritage and the beginning of an exciting new era based on strong partnerships.

Silvia Ding,Managing Director of Maersk Greater China said , “Astrid Maersk” sailed from Yokohama, Japan to Shanghai after having its naming ceremony in early April. It is the second of Maersk’s 18 large methanol-enabled vessels, scheduled for delivery between 2024 and 2025.

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Source : Maersk