The world's first methanol-powered container ship sails under the Danish flag

Maersk Line has chosen the Danish flag for LAURA MÆRSK, which is currently docked in Copenhagen after its maiden voyage on green methanol. The container ship is a milestone in the development of climate neutral shipping.

Laura Mærsk was built in South Korea and is the world's first container ship capable of sailing on green methanol. The 172-meter-long vessel is now being deployed on a fixed route in the Baltic Sea.

Approval for a ship to use methanol as a fuel falls outside conventional regulations. Therefore, it has required effective collaboration – between Denmark as the flag state, the classification society, and Mærsk – to find solutions to obtain the necessary approvals.

The Danish Maritime Authority welcomes Laura Mærsk ship under the Danish flag.