Methanol tankers reach clean fuel burning milestone

The Mari Jone.

The world’s first methanol-powered tankers, in operation since 2016, have passed the milestone 10 000 operating hours running on the clean-burning alternative fuel.

The two ships, the Mari Jone and Mari Boyle, are two of the first newly constructed vessels powered by dual-fuel ME-LGI engines operating on methanol.

The 50 000 DWT tankers are the first of seven methanol-powered chartered to Waterfront Shipping, a wholly owned subsidiary of Methanex Corporation.

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