MSC and Hapag-Lloyd won't veer from fuel plans

Maersk's major bet on methanol as a green fuel does not lead competitors MSC or Hapag-Lloyd to move in the same direction. It all depends on the availability of the fuels, Hapag-Lloyd says in a comment to ShippingWatch.

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Maersk's order for eight large container vessels, all of which will sail on green methanol, doesn't seem to prompt its major competitors to give their backing, nor will they follow suit.

Even though the order for eight, and potentially 12, 16,000 teu vessels is the first substantial expansion of a fleet towards carbon neutrality, Maersk's competitors are sticking to the plans they have followed so far.

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