Singapore-based carrier X-Press Feeders has placed an order for eight new container vessels capable of sailing on both green methanol and conventional bunker oil. The ships will be delivered in 2023 and 2024. The carrier initially announced the order as being for 16 new ships but has since adjusted this number. Updated.
Container carrier X-Press Feeders has placed an order for eight new 1,170-teu containers vessels equipped with modern engines that can run on both conventional bunker oil and green methanol, according to a press release.
The EU’s import ban on Russian oil will create ”imbalance” and ”spikes” in the bunker market, with disruptions seen lasting for ”at least the whole of 2023,” says Anders Grønborg, new chief exec of KPI Oceanconnect.