Named after Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, Chair of the AP Moller Foundation and AP Moller Holding, the Ane Maersk was christened by her eldest granddaughter in a ceremony marking the vessel's official entry into service.

Scheduled to join Maersk's AE7 service between Asia and Europe from February, the Ane Maersk sets itself apart with its commitment to green methanol as fuel for its maiden voyage. Maersk is actively pursuing sustainable fuel sources and aims to continue utilizing green fuels throughout 2024–2025.

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Maersk classifies green fuels based on their life cycle GHG reductions compared to fossil fuels, categorizing them as either low GHG emissions (65-80% reduction) or very low GHG emissions (80-95% reduction).

Vincent Clerc, CEO of AP Moller-Maersk, emphasized the transformative impact of this vessel series on the company's climate ambitions and its dedication to a more sustainable industry.

Noteworthy is the unique design feature of the Ane Maersk—a front-placed bridge and accommodation block, strategically implemented for fuel-efficient operations. This innovation aligns with Maersk's pioneering role in methanol-powered container ships, with 106 contracts secured last year, according to DNV figures.

While the adoption of methanol as a cleaner alternative gains momentum, concerns linger regarding the limited production of blue or green methanol as fuel. Maersk, as an industry trailblazer, continues to address these challenges and remains at the forefront of sustainable shipping solutions.

The Ane Maersk exemplifies Maersk's commitment to revolutionizing the industry and offering environmentally conscious solutions for businesses aiming to reduce emissions in their supply chains.