|Time||Project Coordinator||Funding Scheme|
|Start date: January 2013
End date: December 2015
|Pro Danube Management GmbH||TEN-T Programme
The LNG Masterplan overall objective is to prepare and to launch the full-scale deployment of LNG as environmental friendly and efficient fuel in the inland navigation sector within the Priority Project 18 Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube axis. It is a combined effort from sea and inland ports, authorities and barge and terminal operators, as well as logistic service providers, which will remove market barriers and take the first steps in realising a new LNG supply chain.
RINA has supported MIT (the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport), starting from the experience gained at national level, in the elaboration and dissemination of a comprehensive strategy & recommendations (Masterplan) for the implementation of LNG as fuel for inland vessels and as cargo on the Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube waterway axis.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s in the field of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) number 2012-EU-18067-S.
The LNG Masterplan Action has created/elaborated a platform for the cooperation of authorities and industry stakeholders with the purpose to facilitate the creation of a harmonized European regulatory framework for LNG as fuel and cargo in inland navigation and to promote the introduction of LNG as a fuel and cargo for inland shipping. It delivers technical concepts for new and retrofitted vessels being propelled by LNG and transporting LNG as well as a significant number of pilot deployments of vessels and terminals. It also develops a comprehensive strategy together with a detailed roadmap for the implementation of LNG in line with the EU transport/energy/environmental policy goals and actions.