Container shipping heavyweight Maersk has achieved a major milestone in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions with the successful launching of its first methanol-powered feeder vessel at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, reports Offshore Energy.
“The launching was successfully completed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and the construction is continuing,” Henrik Ekmann, Head of Newbuilding & Retrofit at Maersk explains.
First carbon-neutral vessel
South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard launched the feeder on April 4. The ship is the company’s first carbon-neutral vessel, and it will join its fleet in the summer of this year.
“Launching these mega structures takes precision and care, extensive product and design development from a large number of key suppliers and driven forward by our Procurement and Fleet Technology teams,” Ekmann added.
Watch the floating milestone for our new vessel build #allthewaytozero. 🛳 From drydock to water 🌊“The launching was successfully completed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and the construction is continuing.” Henrik Ekmann Head of Newbuilding at #Maersk explains #sustainableshipping pic.twitter.com/jglwFPsBoO
— Maersk (@Maersk) April 14, 2023
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Source: Offshore Energy