Maersk requires 360,000 tonnes of green methanol a year for its new container fleet

If Maersk is to live up to the expectations of climate-neutral ocean-going container vessels as soon as 2024, it will require green fuels on an unprecedented scale. Maersk finds the target realistic even though the carrier hasn't signed a partner yet.

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It will require 360,000 tonnes of green methanol annually if the container carrier Maersk is to live up to its plans of eight new container carriers sailing on climate-friendly fuels in just three years.

Tuesday, Maersk added an additional eight vessels with a capacity of 16,000 teu to its orderbook, and each vessel will require between 35,000 and 45,000 tonnes of methanol a year, Maersk reports.

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