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LNG bunkering system for cruise ships developed

MSC Cruises and ARTA have developed an LNG bunkering system for cruise ships.

  • New coupling and decoupling mechanism and resistant double-walled hose will allow ARTA to transfer LNG to a ship from another vessel or shore facility, without impact to other activities onboard.
  • Outcome follows one year of research into bunkering possibilities.
  • MSC to expand LNG-powered ships by investing €9 billion for the construction of eleven vessels, four which will be fuelled by LNG.


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