Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., a subsidiary of Chinese Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, has delivered a new eco-friendly 3,500 TEU container ship Maersk Arcadia. The delivery ceremony took place on 30 November at the company’s yard.

The ship is the first in the series of ten newbuilds being built for Japanese shipowner Lepta Shipping, a joint venture between Japanese Nissen Kaiun and trading house Mitsui & Co.

The company signed charter deal with Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller Maersk for the new environmentally friendly feeder.

Maersk Acadia has a total length of 200m, a width of 36.4m and a depth of 20.6m. According to the shipyard, this type of vessel can meet the latest International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) requirements for zero-emission shipping.

About a month ago, Danish shipping major ordered an additional six large ocean-going vessels that can sail on green methanol.

With the latest order, Maersk has in total ordered 19 vessels with dual-fuel engines able to operate on green methanol.

The container shipping heavyweight said that when all 19 vessels on order are deployed and have replaced older vessels, they will generate annual CO2 emissions savings of around 2.3 million tonnes.

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