A special ship will soon be joining the combined fleet of Maersk and Hamburg Süd: A new, methanol-fuelled feeder vessel will be deployed already in 2023, making it what is expected to be the first container ship in the world to operate on carbon-neutral fuels. This kind of ship was originally only scheduled to enter into service in 2030. However, technological advances and strong customer demand for sustainable supply chains have now made this acceleration possible.
In addition, going forward, all newbuildings for the joint vessel fleet will be equipped with so-called dual-fuel technology, which will enable either carbon-neutral operation or operation on standard very low sulphur fuel oils (VLSFOs).
Carbon-neutral by 2050
A.P. Moller - Maersk has the ambitious goal of playing a leading role in the decarbonisation of global logistics. As part of these efforts, Hamburg Süd and Maersk are pursuing common sustainability goals – including to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050. Until that point, we intend to satisfy the demands of our customers and business partners for a logistics chain that emits as little CO₂ as possible and that limits the carbon-dioxide emissions of sea transports to a minimum.
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February 17, 2021