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LAURA Maersk, the world’s first container vessel sailing on green methanol, was formally christened today (14 September) by her Godmother, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, at a name giving ceremony in Copenhagen.

‘Our new LAURA Mærsk is marking the beginning of a new era for our industry,’ said Leonardo Sonzio, Maersk’s Head of Fleet Management and Technology. ‘By having a methanol-enabled engine, she is not only first of her kind – she also marks an important step on our journey towards net zero emissions in 2040. We are writing important history here, and I couldn’t think of a more fitting name for the vessel.’

As previously reported, Maersk and Equinor signed an agreement last week that will see the Norwegian energy major supply green methanol for the new dual-fuel feeder vessel.

The deal will cover the initial months of the vessel’s operation from September 2023 and into the first half of 2024,

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GLOBAL: Maersk agrees green methanol deal with Equinor for new dual-fuel feeder vessel


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