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First cargo ship powered by ‘green methanol’ has begun maiden voyage

Digital illustration of Maersk’s container ship powered by green methanol

Maric design/Maersk

The world’s first container ship powered entirely with “green methanol” fuel is halfway through its maiden voyage from South Korea to Denmark. The voyage marks a growing push in the shipping industry to use methanol to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, which make up about 3 per cent of global emissions.

The electric blue, 172-metre-long ship is the first of 25 methanol-powered container ships ordered by the Danish shipping giant Maersk. The ship can run on both methanol and …



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