Shell to fuel MSC’s LNG-powered cruise ship

A unit of LNG giant Shell will supply liquefied natural gas to MSC Cruises’ second LNG-powered cruise vessel, MSC Euribia, under a new deal revealed on Thursday.

Switzerland-based cruise operator MSC Cruises, a part of MSC, and Shell Western LNG already completed the first bunkering operation in Rotterdam, according to a statement by MSC Cruises.

The cruise firm did not provide any additional information regarding the contract or the first bunkering operation.

MSC Cruises held a naming ceremony for its second LNG-powered cruise vessel, MSC Euribia, in the Danish capital on June 8.

Finnish state-owned energy firm Gasum provided some 400 tons of bio-LNG to MSC Euribia for its maiden voyage from France to Copenhagen.

MSC and Gasum also agreed a bunkering deal for this vessel and the two firms signed a letter of intent the goal of cooperating on the supply of synthetic e-LNG made with renewable energy.

MSC Euribia is currently operating 7-night cruises until April 2024 in northern Europe from Hamburg to Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, and Southampton before returning to the north German port.

France’s Chantiers de l’Atlantique delivered MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered vessel, MSC World Europa, in October last year.

Earlier this year, the shipbuilder also held a coin ceremony for the third LNG-powered ship, MSC World America, and this vessel will join the fleet in 2025.

MSC Cruises has invested 3 billion euros ($3.17 billion) in the three LNG-powered cruise ships.

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