Maersk reveals design of its new sustainable vessel

The shipping major will soon receive its first vessel capable of sailing on green fuels.
Photo: Computerfremstillet illustration.
Photo: Computerfremstillet illustration.

”All the way to zero” is written with large, white letters on the front and on the side of the new feeder vessel which will be the first in Maersk’s fleet that can sail on green fuels.

The words on the side of the ship refer to the carrier’s ambition of reaching net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2040.

Maersk ordered the vessel back in 2021 and has just published pictures on what it’s going to look like once it’s delivered from the South Korean shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard later this year.

“I am very happy with the progress we are making on the project. We have now completed all key design-related milestones and production is progressing at full speed with delivery expected during summer,” Ole Graa Jakobsen, head of fleet technology at the Maersk group, says in a post on LinkedIn.

The ship will be equipped with a dual-fuel engine and will be able to sail on green methanol.

In addition to the new feeder, Maersk has ordered several new container ships capable of sailing on methanol. They are to be delivered in 2025.

In order to be able to acquire sufficient fuels for the new vessels, the carrier has made partnership agreements all around the globe to speed up production of e-methanol, which is produced through wind turbine and solar power.


English edit: Christian Radich Hoffman

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