Maersk 16200 teu

Photo credit: Maersk

After the building and naming ceremony in Copenhagen last month of the first methanol duel-fuel 2,100 teu container vessel “Laura Mærsk”, the Danish shipping giant Maersk is now proceeding with their building program of larger ocean-going methanol dual-fuel container vessels.

The company now posts in its social media, that the first in a new series of 12 methanol enabled container ships was launched and undocked this weekend at the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.

This is the first of the large ocean-going vessel class to Maersk with dual-fuel engine able to operate on green methanol, as the company says in its statement. The vessel is 350 meter in length and have 53.5 meter beam, with a carrying capacity of totally 16,200 teu.

MAN Energy Solutions is the duel-fuel engine provider on the container ship which is scheduled to be delivered in early 2024.