MAN and DSME get approval for ammonia-powered mega-ship design

Two major suppliers to shipping, MAN Energy Solutions and shipbuilder DSME, have received approval for a ship design for a 23,000 teu container ship that will sail on ammonia. MAN expects that the ship can be delivered already in 2024. Updated.

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It is far from unrealistic that ultra-large container ships will be sailing on ammonia in the next few years, if one asks engine-maker MAN Energy Solutions and South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, DSME.

The two major suppliers to the shipping sector have received approval from classification bureau Lloyd's Register for the design for a ship of 23,000 teu, which will sail on ammonia.

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