OCI Global completes ‘world’s first’ green methanol bunkering operation


Industrial gas distributor and chemical manufacturer OCI Global has successfully fuelled the world’s first green methanol-powered ship in what the company calls a ‘significant milestone’ for the shipping industry.

Taking place on 16th July, the bunkering operation saw OCI supply A.P. Moller Maersk’s container ship with its HyFuels ISCC certified green methanol.

According to OCI, the ship – which launched from Ulsan, Korea – will now set sail through some of the world’s busiest shipping routes on its maiden voyage, bunkering in Singapore, Egypt and Rotterdam en route.

Commenting on the announcement, Ahmed El-Hoshy, CEO of OCI, said, This journey marks the beginning of a new, more sustainable era in shipping and proves the reliability, safety and efficiency of green methanol as the first low carbon shipping fuel.”

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