24.8.2021 | Shipping

Maersk partnership to fuel "world's first" carbon-neutral container ship

Green fuel plans for shipping giant.

Maersk has identified its partners to produce green fuel for its first vessel to operate on carbon-neutral methanol: REintegrate, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company European Energy.

REintegrate and European Energy will establish a new Danish facility to produce the approx. 10.000 tonnes of carbon-neutral e-methanol Maersk needs to power its vessel.

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO of Fleet & Strategic Brands, A.P. Moller – Maersk said: “This type of partnership could become a blueprint for how to scale green fuel production through collaboration with partners across the industry ecosystem, and it will provide us with valuable experiences as we are progressing on our journey to decarbonise our customers’ supply chains.”

The world’s first methanol feeder will be 172 metres long, and it is expected to join the Maersk fleet in mid-2023.

It will sail in the network of Sealand Europe, a Maersk subsidiary, on the Baltic shipping route between Northern Europe and the Bay of Bothnia.

The methanol facility will use renewable energy and biogenic CO2 to produce e-methanol.