LNG IWT Project Database

Education & Training Requirements (LNG Masterplan)

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 2015

Number of ships


Project partners

FF OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH, Bulmarket DM Ltd., DST Entwicklungszentrum für Schiffstechnik, Germanischer Lloyd SE, Argos Bunkering B.V., Chemgas Holding B.V., Stichting STC-Group, Kooiman Marine B.V., Veka Mariska BV, Ceronav, NAVROM S.A.


  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • EU Member States

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Technical data


The application of LNG as a fuel and as a cargo is a very new development in the inland navigation sector. Due to the characteristics of LNG as gas and cryogenic liquid, requirements for the use of engine fuel, for loading, unloading and transportation are of complex nature. Therefore, operations with LNG in inland navigation require specific knowledge and skills of the crew members as well as of staff working ashore. (Source: LNG Masterplan, see website linked above)

Framework project: LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube
Funding from TEN-T

Last modified: February 9, 2016