The shipping giant Maersk has reported that its container vessel operating on green methanol, built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Hyundai Heavy Industries, begun on Saturday its maiden voyage from Ulsan, South Korea towards Copenhagen, Denmark, where she will arrive in September for the official name giving ceremony.

The ship’s departure marks an important milestone for the Danish shipping giant on its journey towards becoming carbon neutral, and it is the beginning of a new era in shipping, as this industry can minimize greenhouse gas emissions and create a greener future.

It’s worth noting that Maersk prepares to receive a fleet of new, large ocean-going methanol engine powered ships from 2024.

Τhe world’s first container vessel operating on green methanol was built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, will formally name the vessel at a ceremony in the Danish capital on September 14, where the ship arrives on its maiden voyage, before heading to its regular operational route in the Baltic Sea.

The 2,100 teu Danish-flagged 172-meter-long container vessel will stay in the Toldboden area of the Copenhagen harbor for about a week, and be the focal point of several events and activities related to the shipping industry’s effort to decarbonise.

”With this vessel, we have taken an important step in our journey towards net zero emissions. Our hope is to show the way – not only for Maersk, but for the entire logistics industry” notes Vincent Clerk, CEO of A.P. Moller-Maersk.