Activity 4: Regulatory Framework & Masterplan
The objective of this activity is to elaborate a harmonized regulatory framework both on EU as well as on Member States level, which expands as well to third countries in the case of the Danube waterway. Knowledge, experience, good practice examples and lessons learned gained through the project lifecycle will be collected, assessed and further processed in this activity in order to elaborate a comprehensive strategy for the implementation of LNG as fuel for inland vessels and as cargo on the Rhine-Main-Danube waterway axis.
The European wide harmonised regulatory framework is a prerequisite for safe and cost-effective LNG operations and for sustainability of the investment in terminals and vessels. The work will address areas related to LNG as fuel, or as cargo, education and training requirements, regulations for bunkering of LNG, port regulations, or investigation of needs to adapt the existing police regulations.
The strategy for the future LNG deployment together with the planned set of recommendations will be presented in the kind of a policy advocacy document called “Masterplan for the LNG implementation on Rhine-Main-Danube” (in short “Masterplan document”).