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Robert Uggla acknowledges dilemma involving unavailability of green fuel for new Maersk fleet

Maersk faces a chicken-or-egg dilemma in its effort to generate demand for green methanol, says Robert Mærsk Uggla, CEO of  A. P. Møller Holding, the biggest shareholder in the world's largest container carrier.

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Maersk's eight upcoming new climate-friendly container vessels, all of which will be able to sail on zero-carbon green methanol, come with a major inherent dilemma and could end up being forced to sail on traditional carbon-emitting bunker oil.

As yet, there are no suppliers in the market that can provide the fuel volumes that the new Maersk vessels will need when the vessels hit the water sometime in 2024.

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