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X-Press Feeders orders eight methanol-powered container vessels

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.

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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 first newbuilds will be ready for deployment on routes between Europe and the Americas in the fourth quarter of 2023, and all of them will be delivered before the end of 2024, according to the announcement. X-Press Feeders moreover has "options for more" vessels.

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