Evergreen is planning to order ten dual-fuelled 15,000 teu neo-panamax ships in 2023 in its bid to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, reports The LoadStar.
Maersk’s net-zero goal
Company director Chang Kuo-hua told Taiwanese newspapers last week that Maersk Line and CMA CGM had already ordered dual-fuelled environmentally friendly containerships, Maersk opting for methanol and CMA CGM, LNG.
Mr Chang said he admired Maersk goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, 10 years earlier than the 2050 standard, adding: “As a leader in the maritime industry, Maersk is sailing in the right direction.”
Achieve net-zero by 2050
To achieve Mr Chang’s goal of net-zero by 2050 “Evergreen has been working closely with shipyards and relevant suppliers to develop a green fleet of new-generation ships powered by clean energy, supporting the carbon reduction targets of the global shipping industry”.
Oil price rise manageable?
Mr Chang also said that, while bunker prices had shot up in tandem with the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on oil prices, the situation was manageable, as liner operators had implemented bunker surcharges to factor-in the escalating fuel costs.
Evergreen’s total capacity
Evergreen has a total capacity of 1.5m teu and, with more than 40 ships on order, will have more than 500,000 teu within the next three years.
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Source: The LoadStar