Port welcomes first methanol-powered ship
03 October 2023
PORT OF Felixstowe has celebrated the maiden call of the Laura Maersk, the first container ship in the world to complete a voyage powered by methanol.
Commenting on its first call at the UK’s largest container port, Clemence Cheng, executive director of Hutchison Ports and Port of Felixstowe CEO, said: “This is a truly historic event. It is essential that the industry moves to decarbonise shipping and this first call by an alternatively fuelled vessel complements Hutchison Ports’ commitment to achieve Net Zero for our UK operations by 2035.
“All our electricity already comes from certified renewable sources and we are investing heavily in new electric trucks and yard cranes. By deploying the first of the 150 electric trucks we have on order to work on the Laura Maersk we are able to demonstrate how zero-emission journeys through the port are possible.”