Total to work with MSC Cruises for upcoming LNG-powered cruise ships
Total, a French company, and MSC Cruises have signed a supply agreement for the latter's upcoming LNG-powered cruise ships that will dock in Marseille.
Total will supply MSC Cruises with approximately 45,000 tons of LNG per year under the terms of the agreement.
When used as a marine fuel, LNG drastically reduces ship emissions, resulting in major improvements in air quality, particularly in coastal and port cities. As a result, this agreement benefits not only Marseille, where LNG bunkering will take place, but also all of the ports where cruise ships will call in the future across the Mediterranean Sea, according to Total.
Total will use its second LNG bunker vessel, which is currently under construction, to bunker MSC Cruises' LNG-powered cruise ships sailing on Mediterranean routes. This vessel will be powered by LNG and will have a full re-liquefaction system for the boil-off gas.
By 2022, Total will service two LNG bunkering vessels with a capacity of 18,600 cbm in Rotterdam and Marseille, as well as share the use of a third bunker vessel in Singapore.
The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) granted the company a license to supply LNG in the Port of Singapore beginning in 2022 in February 2021.
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