Maersk And ABS Partners To Create More Sustainable Supply Chains

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  • Six methanol-fueled container vessels have been ordered by A.P. Moller – Maersk to ABS Class.
  • 17,000-TEU vessels will be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries, scheduled for delivery in 2025.

Maersk Orders Six Further Methanol-Fueled Vessels to ABS Class, reports ABS.

Maersk and ABS

A.P. Moller – Maersk has ordered six large ocean-going, methanol-fueled container vessels from ABS Class.

The order takes the total of dual-fuel engine vessels that can sail on green methanol on order from Maersk to ABS class to 19. 

When all these 19 vessels are deployed and administered on green methanol, they will yield annual CO2 emissions savings of approximately 2.3 million tonnes.

The 17,000-TEU vessels will be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries and are scheduled for delivery in 2025.

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“Decarbonization of shipping is a complex challenge with many moving parts. Green methanol is a promising fuel for the decarbonization of our industry and these vessels are a vital step in creating more sustainable global supply chains. ABS is proud to be able to use its insight into methanol as a marine fuel to support Maersk,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President, and CEO.

“All vessels we currently have on order will be able to operate on green methanol, which we see as the best scalable green fuel solution for this decade. We look forward to building on the current momentum and continuing the cooperation with ABS on our path to decarbonizing our fleet,” said Palle Laursen, Chief Fleet & Technical Officer at Maersk.

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Source: ABS

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