Destination: Low emission mobility in the Mediterranean – The Sicilian Route

8-10 June 2019 – Naples, Catania, Messina

Low-emission mobility is an undeniable priority, but it is also a destination that is still far from being reached: following the LNG – Liquefied Natural Gas route as an alternative fuel for maritime and road transport offers a short-medium term solution to make low emission mobility a reality, and to prepare for the 0.5% sulphur emission limit that will be imposed by the IMO from 1 January 2020 and will have a global impact on transport and shipping.

Aware of the urgent need to create green mobility along the strategic axis linking the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean, the ScanMed corridor, the Attachés of 7 Southern Mediterranean countries have decided to meet in Southern Italy, which is now at the forefront of alternative fuels: in this area, there are all the necessary elements to facilitate the spread of more efficient and sustainable transport and it can act as a bridge to spread the benefits of LNG throughout the Mediterranean basin.

To stimulate the debate among the representatives of the 7 countries involved in the visit on possible synergies, Fondazione CS MARE proposes, in partnership with Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar di Sicilia Orientale (ports of Augusta and Catania), to follow the LNG route in Southern Italy and offers the opportunity to meet the main players who operate there, including shipowners, logistics operators, ports and public bodies, in order to reflect on the need and ways to accelerate the spread of LNG.


Saturday 8th June, from 3 PM to 5.30 PM
“The training of new green mobility professionals”
Workshop at IMAT training center in Castelvolturno, the first centre in Italy for seafarers training and the first to provide training programmes for LNG professionals, in order to investigate the urgent need to train new professional figures in green mobility with highly qualified skills in alternative fuel management, and its impact on employment and the territory.

Sunday 9th June, from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM
“Logistics for the supply and distribution of LNG in Italy: state of the art, needs and best practices”
Briefing and light lunch at the Fondazione CS MARE’s office in Naples, Via Agostino Depretis 62.

Monday 10th June, from 9 AM to 10 PM
“Port infrastructure and procedures: LNG-fuelled maritime transport in the Mediterranean”
Visit and buffet aboard the ferry Elio of Caronte&Tourist, the first LNG ferry to sail the Mediterranean.
Briefing at the AdSP of the Sea of Eastern Sicily in the port of Catania.

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