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Maersk uses option to add four methanol ships to orderbook

Maersk expands its order for new methanol-powered container ships to 12 by using an option included in the contract, the container line confirms to ShippingWatch.

Internally, Maersk is calling its new ship design the greatest innovation since the carrier launched its Triple E vessels with a capacity of 18,000 teu in 2013. | Photo: Maersk

Maersk is using an option to add another four methanol-powered container ships to its fleet, and the container line's order book for such vessels thereby increases to 12, the company confirms on Monday speaking to ShippingWatch.

As with the rest of the order, the ships will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, and the new vessels are expected to be delivered in 2025, reports MarketWire. The original ships in the order are slated for delivery as of the first quarter 2024.

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