A new Maersk vessel, built at Hyundai Mipo in Ulsan, South Korea, arrived at Rotterdam port’s APMT 2 on 28 August to bunker green methanol.
During its maiden voyage, the vessel sailed on green methanol, which it also bunkered in Egypt. Maersk will be deploying the vessel between Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea. It will run on methanol, but it will also be able to switch to low-sulphur fuel oil.
The new 2,100 TEU boxship was described as a “stepping stone” towards a much larger order of methanol vessels to be placed by the Danish shipping company.
In 2021 and 2022, Maersk ordered 18 container ships, also from Hyundai, of about 16,000 TEUs for the Asia-Europe Route, which are set to become operational in 2024 and 2025.