Container ship giants AP-Moller Maersk and Seaspan Corp are moving ahead with their plans to convert conventional marine-fuel-powered neo-panamax boxships to run on methanol.

Maersk plans to retrofit one of its H-series of Hyundai-built, 14,000-teu container ships next year.

Leonardo Sonzio, head of fleet management and technology at Maersk, said: “We have already committed to the first-ever methanol conversion which will happen in the middle of next year.”