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Maersk Names Methanol-enabled Boxship

[ February 2, 2024   //   ]

A.P. Moller Maersk held a naming ceremony for the Ane Maersk, the world’s first large methanol-enabled container vessel, at the HD Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.
The Ane Maersk is the first of 18 large-methanol-enabled Maersk vessels to be delivered through 2025. It is the second methanol-enabled vessel. The vessel is a scale-up of the Laura Maersk, the first methanol-enabled container ship, christened in September 2023, and deployed in the Baltic Sea.
In February, the Ane Maersk will enter service on the AE7 string connecting Asia and Europe. The vessel is the first in a new series with an industry-first innovative design with the bridge and accommodation placed at the very front of the vessel, which ensures fuel efficient operations, Maersk said.
The vessel is named after Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla, chair of the A.P. Moller Foundation and A.P. Moller Holding.
“It is a visual and operational proof of our commitment to a more sustainable industry,” said Vincent Clerc, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk.
Maersk in 2023 established C2X, which will build, own, and ultimately operate factories globally to produce 3 million tons of sustainable fuel per year by 2030.
A video of the Ane Maersk is available here. (SOURCE: A.P. Moller – Maersk) (

Maersk’s Methanol-enabled Ane Maersk at HD HHI shipyard in Ulsan, Korea. PHOTO: A.P. Moller – Maersk