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If Maersk's whole fleet were to run on green methanol, it would require 20 million tonnes

Enormous amounts of green methanol would be required if container carrier Maersk were to power its entire fleet using green fuel. It is achievable, Maersk states, despite not planning to actually run its entire fleet on green methanol only.

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Currently, Maersk has ordered 12 vessels to run on green methanol with the first set to be delivered in 2024. But what would it require to power the Danish container carrier’s whole fleet with green methanol?

Berit Hinnemann, head of Decarbonisation Business Development at Maersk, said during the ’Decarbonizing Shipping’ conference, arranged by ShippinhWatch, Danish Shipping and Danish Maritime, that it would require as much as 20 million tonnes of green methanol per year if the entire fleet were to run on the fuel.

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