Maersk to Showcase the Future of Green Shipping with Methanol-Enabled Vessel in Los Angeles

Florham Park, N.J. – A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) proudly invites the public to witness the future of container shipping with the arrival of one of the world’s first methanol-enabled vessels in Los Angeles this August.

This cutting-edge vessel, powered by green fuel* on its maiden voyage and capable of carrying over 16,000 containers (TEU), will receive its new name at a private ceremony at the Port of Los Angeles Outer Harbor on Tuesday, August 27. Maersk’s CEO, Vincent Clerc, will preside over the event, joined by special guest speakers from Nike and prominent state and local officials. Nike, a partner in the naming ceremony, shares Maersk’s commitment to decarbonizing supply chains.

“Nike is committed to protecting the future of sport, guided by science-based targets in our Move to Zero journey. By collaborating with suppliers like Maersk, who prioritize sustainability, we are expanding the use of biofuels in ocean transportation, our primary first-mile delivery method,” said Venkatesh Alagirisamy, Nike Chief Supply Chain Officer.


“This event not only celebrates a remarkable engineering milestone but also highlights the potential for more sustainable supply chains through collaboration,” added Charles van der Steene, Regional President for Maersk North America.

On Wednesday, August 28, Maersk invites the public to tour the 350-meter-long vessel, which will be arriving from Asia. Visitors can explore the sailors’ living quarters and stand on the bridge where the captain navigates the vessel. Public tours require pre-registration for free tickets, which will be available through an online registration site announced in August.

This vessel is the fifth in Maersk’s fleet capable of sailing on green methanol, an alternative to conventional bunker oil. As part of its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, Maersk is continuously exploring alternative fuels. Learn more about Maersk’s innovative fleet on

Additionally, Maersk’s new container ships feature innovative designs, such as crew accommodations and the bridge positioned at the bow and a single funnel at the stern. These design elements enhance container capacity and improve port operation efficiency. Maersk has ordered 20 more methanol-enabled vessels.

Credentialed journalists can apply to attend the naming ceremony through Maersk’s media relations department.

*Maersk defines green fuels as those with at least 65% reductions in GHG emissions on a lifecycle basis compared to fossil reference fuels.

About Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated logistics company dedicated to connecting and simplifying customer supply chains. As a global logistics leader, the company operates in over 130 countries and employs around 100,000 people. Maersk aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040 through new technologies, innovative vessels, and green fuels.

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