30 June 2014
The 33 edition of PIANC World Congress
took place in San Francisco, California on 1-5 June 2014. This event brought together industrial and commercial stakeholders with a special interest in ports and maritime navigation, environmental issues, dredging, inland waterway systems, global navigation issues, urban and recreational waterfronts. The various aspects of the LNG Masterplan project were presented by Pro Danube
, A3PS - Austrian Agency for Alternative Propulsion Systems
and by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
. The topic came at the right moment, when U.S shale gas is rapidly increasing as an available source of natural gas and possible gas, including LNG, are thoroughly discussed. The project was well received, especially due to its wide and challenging coverage.
The 2014 IEI Turkey Energy Summit
, organised on 05-06 June 2014 in Istanbul, brought together an expert panel of professional speakers from leading companies to offer their diverse views and advice on energy investment and finance. The event hosted over 30 high level speakers from the Turkish and international energy sector, addressing the key issues affecting the energy market today. Mr Manfred Seitz, the LNG Masterplan Coordinator, has participated as speaker in this event as Turkey's LNG import terminal could be an alternative supply option for LNG small-scale supply chains in the Danube region. The event provided possibilities to address the challenges and to discuss the possibilities of building the LNG supply chain in the Danube region, with the LNG terminal in Marmara Ereglisi as one of the sourcing points.
The Austrian Logistics Day 2014
took place at the Design Center in Linz on 26 June 2014. The annually held event was mainly attended by industrial and commercial stakeholders with a special interest in logistics and supply chain solutions, making it one of the most important logistics related events of the year in Austria. In a special workshop held under the motto "Logistic Future Lab" on 25 June 2014 and moderated by the LNG Masterplan project partner, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
, LNG as a sustainable fuel for transportation was elaborated with a keynote speech from Mr Manfred Seitz, LNG Masterplan coordinator. The participants agreed that LNG is an alternative fuelling source and that there is a need for stepwise deployment. The workshop was carried out in the framework of the LNG demand analysis activities