LNG IWT Project Database

Design of LNG Networks

Type of project


Place in LNG chain

SupplyStorageDistributionLNG as CargoBunkeringLNG as Fuel

IWT Corridor

Belgian & Dutch Inland WaterwaysDanube & MainElbe & Northern German Inland WaterwaysPoRhineRhone & SaoneSeine & Northern FranceThamesOther Inland Waterway/Not definedMaritime (IWT-relevant)Wadden Sea

Project status



2013 2016

Number of ships


Project partners

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen Seaports, Ecos, Energy Valley, TaskForce LNG Noord-Nederland, Gasunie, Vopak, intermodal solutions, Feederlines, Jan de Rijk Logistics, Oliehandel Klaas de Boer, GDF SUEZ


  • Netherlands

Study to download

Technical data


Environmentally friendly fuels are going to make the transport sector more sustainable. This will mean replacing or adapting petrol stations, trucks and container ships and an enormous logistical transition. Professor Iris Vis of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen is heading a new research project that will develop sustainable distribution networks for new fuels. Professors Iris Vis and Kees Jan Roodbergen and their team are examining the distribution of LNG and bioLNG as up-and-coming fuels to help the sector comply with new national and European laws on emission reduction. (Source: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, see website link above)

Last modified: February 9, 2016