Maersk releases more info on its 1st ‘carbon-neutral' vessel

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Maersk releases more info on its 1st ‘carbon-neutral' vessel

Hipping giant Maersk has released more information on its 2100 TEU feeder vessel, a ship running on carbon-neutral fuels that will be deployed on the Baltic shipping route under the Danish flag.

Maersk has agreed a contract with Hyundai Mipo Dockyards to build the feeder vessel, which sports a dual engine technology enabling it to sail on either methanol or traditional, very low Sulphur fuel.

This groundbreaking container vessel shows that scalable solutions to properly solve shipping’s emissions challenge are available already today. From 2023 it will give us valuable experience in operating the container vessels of the future while offering a truly carbon neutral product for our many customers who look to us for help to decarbonize their supply chains, says Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO of Fleet & Strategic Brands at A.P. Moller – Maersk.

According to Maersk, the feeder will be 172 metres long and shall sail in the network of Sealand Europe, a Maersk subsidiary, on the Baltic shipping route between Northern Europe and the Bay of Bothnia.

The methanol propulsion configuration for the vessel will be developed by MAN Energy Solutions and Hyundai Engine and Machinery (main engine) and Himsen (aux engine) in collaboration with Hyundai Mipo and Maersk. Its classification society will be the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Developing this vessel is a significant challenge, but we have already come a long way in our work with the yard and the makers to reach this milestone. While we are pioneering these solutions for our industry, we are working with well-proven technologies and the cost potential from further scaling is becoming very clear to us, says Ole Graa Jakobsen, Head of Fleet Technology at A.P. Moller – Maersk.


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