Second methanol vessel for Maersk

Apr 12 | 2024

In a ceremony held in Yokohama, on 4 April 2024, the world's second large methanol-enabled container vessel was named Astrid Mærsk.

Astrid Maersk

This new fleet series is expected to significantly contribute to Maersk's net-zero targets and support customers in achieving their decarbonsiation goals.

“We are truly excited to welcome Astrid Mærsk to our new fleet capable of sailing on green methanol,” said Vincent Clerc Chief Executive Officer of A P Moller – Maersk.  “With this vessel and her sister vessels, Maersk is taking important steps on the journey towards the energy transition of ocean transport. No one can do this alone. To enable green supply chains and accelerate shipping’s move towards net-zero emissions, continuous courageous action by dedicated customers, industry peers, and suppliers is essential. Importantly, to maintain momentum, there is a need for global regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to close the price gap between fossil and green fuels to secure a level playing field.”

Maersk’s collaborative approach with the City of Yokohama is dedicated to the development of a green methanol bunkering infrastructure in Yokohama, further solidifying Maersk's commitment to reducing emissions and promoting eco-friendly practices within the maritime industry.

Photo: Astrid Maersk.