The Port of Barcelona has reported that it handled 18 LNG bunkerings in 2019, including the AIDAnova and the Costa Smeralda.
Some 37,200 cubic meters of LNG was bunkered vessel-to-vessel, from a tanker to the cruise ships. The Methane Coral has tank capacity for 7,551 cubic meters. In addition were five truck-to-ship bunkerings, adding another 400 cubic meters.
According to the port, 10 percent of its cruise traffic in 2020 will be by LNG-fueled ships.
Barcelona stated it is positioning itself as the main supply hub of LNG in the Mediterranean.