Maersk joins green methanol bunkering network in Japan

Maersk, the City of Yokohama, and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of green methanol bunkering infrastructure at the Port of Yokohama, Japan.

The bunkering facility will be located at APM Terminal’s Minami-Honmoku container terminal.

This latest agreement aims to support Maersk’s growing fleet of 16,000-teu green methanol-powered container vessels, for which Maersk will equip 25 container vessels with dual-fuel engines capable of sailing on green methanol.

The agreement calls for examining operational feasibility and developing port facilities required for green methanol bunkering at the Port of Yokohama.

According to APM Terminals Minami-Honmoku container terminal is the only facility in Japan capable of handling vessels of over 14,000 teu with capabilities up to 24,000 teu and has an annual handling capacity of approximately 2.4 million teu.

Tags: APM Terminals, Bukering, Japan, Methanol, MGC
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