WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) Laura Maersk: World’s first container ship to be powered by methanol


( The Laura Maersk was built in 2023 and is sailing under the flag of Denmark. It is a dual fuel (methanol and diesel) container ship built in Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea. with a capacity of 2100 TEUs. It is also the first container ship in the world to be powered by methanol.

Laura Maersk is 172 m long, 32 m wide, and has a gross tonnage of 25,750 GRT. Both its main engine, developed by MAN Energy Solutions in partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries, and its auxiliary Hyundai Heavy Industries Hi-touch Marine & Stationary Engine are capable of running on methanol and diesel.

Source: Maersk

The Laura Maersk is a significant development in the shipping industry, as it represents a major step towards decarbonizing the sector. Methanol is a clean-burning fuel that produces significantly less emissions than conventional fuels such as heavy fuel oil. The Laura Maersk is expected to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared to conventional container ships.

The Laura Maersk is also a testament to the commitment of Maersk, one of the world's leading shipping companies, to sustainability. Maersk has set a goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and the Laura Maersk is a key step towards achieving this goal.

This container ship is a symbol of hope for the future of the shipping industry. It shows that it is possible to reduce emissions and operate ships in a more sustainable way. It is also an inspiration to other shipping companies to follow suit and invest in clean-burning fuels and technologies.

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