Danish A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) today announce that it has made an order of six mid-sized container vessels of 9,000 TEU being built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China.
The vessels will be delivered from 2026 and last delivered in March 2027 and all of them having dual-fuel engines able to operate on green methanol.
By ordering additional six vessels, Maersk now has 25 methanol-enabled vessels on order the company inform, and the company states that once phased in, they will replace existing capacity in the fleet and the new vessels will then reduce Maersk’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by about 450,000 tons CO2e per year on a fuel lifecycle basis when operating on green methanol it was mentioned.
“In 2021, Maersk ordered the world’s first methanol-enabled container vessel following a commitment to the principle of only ordering newbuilt vessels that can sail on green fuels. Just two years later, the global orderbook stands at more than 100 methanol-enabled vessels,” Rabab Boulos, Chief Infrastructure Officer at Maersk said.