Maersk Launches First Methanol-powered Feeder Vessel

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Credits: Maersk

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.

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Source: Offshore Energy