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Odfjell Terminals Korea supplies green methanol bunkering to world’s first methanol engine container vessel

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.

Odfjell Terminal Korea (OTK) has successfully supplied 1,000 metric tonnes of green methanol to Maersk’s newly built container vessel. The methanol dual-fuel engine vessel bunkered the special fuel at Odfjell’s terminal in Ulsan, Korea, before embarking on her maiden voyage towards Copenhagen, Denmark, where she will be officially named in September.

Aerial view of container vessel‘We congratulate Maersk on this important milestone and are proud to be the first terminal to successfully supply green methanol bunkering to this unique vessel,’ says OTK’s chief commercial officer Joseph Kim. ‘Over the past months, business reviews and technical efforts have been conducted on safe and successful methanol bunker supply models. We expect these results to be the cornerstone of the methanol bunkering business moving forward.’

The 2,100 TEU-sized vessel is the first of 19 methanol dual-fuel engine ships from Maersk. ‘Maersk is excited to collaborate with Ulsan Port on the maiden voyage of the world’s first container vessel sailing on green methanol. This journey is an important step in our efforts to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, as it will allow us to gain the necessary operational experience with the new engines and fuel ahead of the arrival of our larger methanol-enabled vessels in the coming years,’ says Morten Bo Christiansen, head of energy transition, A.P. Moller-Maersk.

Ahmed El-Hoshy, CEO of OCI Global, who produced the green methanol, adds: ‘The successful bunkering is a testament to the collaboration of all the partners involved and we look forward to fueling more journeys on green methanol from now on.’

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