A.P. Moller – Maersk welcomes historic green methanol vessel in Copenhagen this autumn.

May 2, 2023

A.P. Moller – Maersk will celebrate the launch of the world’s first container ship to sail on green methanol by hosting a week of events in Copenhagen, Denmark, from September 18 to September 21.

These events will include the naming ceremony as well as other activities. The feeder vessel that can carry 2,100 TEUs is a significant part of the shipping industry’s past.

The vessel with the dual-fuel engine will make a stop in Copenhagen right in front of the Maersk headquarters on its way to the Baltic Sea, which is where she will be operating going ahead. In preparation for the arrival of a fleet of brand-new, large ocean-going ships powered by dual-fuel engines beginning in 2024, Maersk seamen will gain valuable experience in the operation of the new type of fuel thanks to the feeder vessel.

0:40Maersk vessel trip across multiple regions
A.P. Moller – Maersk has set a goal to attain net zero emissions of greenhouse gases across the entire company by the year 2040. When compared to a baseline year of 2020, the company aims to transport at least 25 percent of its ocean cargo using environmentally friendly fuels by the year 2030. The achievement of the long-term goal of gradually renewing the whole A.P. Moller – Maersk fleet to operate only on green fuels and creating a meaningful contribution in the industry’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions is represented by the receipt of the landmark dual-fuel engine feeder vessel. This is a key step towards the achievement of this goal.

In the summer of this year, the 172-meter-long vessel will set sail from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea in order to make her debut voyage to Copenhagen. It is anticipated that the vessel would have a TEU capacity of 2,100, and her cruising speed is planned to be 17.4 knots.
A ceremony to legally give the ship its name will take place at Toldboden, which is located next to the A.P. Moller – Maersk headquarter, when the ship is in Copenhagen for a week. The area will be open for the public to take a closer look at the new vessel from the dock and learn more about the initiatives to decarbonize the shipping industry. A.P. Moller – Maersk will conduct activities for their employees, partners, investors, and students.

About A.P. Moller – Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As a global logistics leader, the company operates in more than 130 countries and employs over 110,000 people world-wide. Maersk is aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across the entire business with new technologies, new vessels, and green fuels.

For further information, please contact:

A.P. Moller – Maersk
Morten Buttler
Senior Press Officer
+45 28148202

A.P. Moller – Maersk
Rikke Marie Dahl
Senior Press Officer
+45 2922 2143