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Refuelling a Maersk dual-fuel boxship

Singapore’s 1st methanol bunkering op

by Port News Editorial Staff

The Port of Singapore has just celebrated a special milestone: the first methanol-refueling of a merchant ship ever in the history of the shipping industry.

The vessel in question is a Maersk 2100 TEU capacity dual-fuel containership. The Danish company’s  first ship to sail on green methanol, was refueled with 300 tonnes of bio-methanol in the Asian port before setting sail again for Copenhagen, the final leg of a maiden voyage which will end with its christening ceremony.

The Laura Maersk,  which the vessel is likely to be called, will stop for two more refueling operations before reaching her destination. In fact, two technical calls are planned in Port Said, Egypt, and Rotterdam.

The biofuel used for the bunkering operation was produced by OCI Global and delivered by barge from the Singapore-based supplier Hong Lam Marine.

Translation by Giles Foster

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