Ulsan port completes first ship-to-ship methanol bunkering

The world’s first ship-to-ship methanol bunkering for a very large containership, the Maersk Ane, has been carried out in Ulsan port.

Maersk’s first 16,200 teu methanol-fuelled newbuilding successfully completed a ship-to-ship bunkering on green methanol in the South Korean port after leaving HD Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan where it was constructed.

Ahead of demonstration bunkering of green methanol Korea’s Minister of Oceans and Fisheries set out ‘Guidelines for Approval of Self-Safety Management Plan for Methanol Supply’.

It is the first in a series of 18 very large methanol powered container ships ordered by Maersk and the company continues to work on sourcing green methanol for 2024 and 2025.

The Ane Maersk will be deployed on Maersk’s AE7 service between Asia and Europe from February.

Tags: Bunkering, Methanol, Ships, Ulsan Port
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