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


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

Maric design/Maersk

The world’s first container ship powered completely with “inexperienced methanol” gas is midway by its maiden voyage from South Korea to Denmark. The voyage marks a rising push within the transport business to make use of methanol to cut back its greenhouse fuel emissions, which make up about 3 per cent of world emissions.

The electrical blue, 172-metre-long ship is the primary of 25 methanol-powered container ships ordered by the Danish transport large Maersk. The ship can run on each methanol and …

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