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Hyundai Mipo to build world’s first methanol-fuelled feeder vessel

AP Moller Maersk has agreed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyards on a contract to build the 2,100TEU feeder vessel with a dual engine technology enabling it to sail on either methanol or traditional very low sulphur fuel.

The new boxship, which is expected to be delivered by mid-2023, will be deployed on the Baltic shipping route and fly the Danish flag.

Maersk signs shipbuilding contract for world´s first container fueled by carbon neutral methanol

“From 2023 it will give us valuable experience in operating the container vessels of the future while offering a truly carbon neutral product for our many customers who look to us for help to decarbonize their supply chains,” said Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO of Fleet & Strategic Brands at A.P. Moller - Maersk.

The feeder will be 172 meters long and will sail in the network of Maersk's subsidiary, Sealand Europe, on the Baltic shipping route between Northern Europe and the Bay of Bothnia.

The methanol propulsion configuration for the vessel will be developed by MAN Energy Solutions and Hyundai Engine and Machinery (main engine) and Himsen (aux engine) in collaboration with Hyundai Mipo and Maersk, while classification society will be American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

”While we are pioneering these solutions for our industry, we are working with well-proven technologies and the cost potential from further scaling is becoming very clear to us,” commented Ole Graa Jakobsen, Head of Fleet Technology at A.P. Moller - Maersk.

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