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Italy’s Ministry Of Infrastructure And Transport Praises GAINN4MOS Project

Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport praises GAINN4MOS project

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) November 20, 2018 – Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) has supported maritime transport with a low environmental impact. A drastic reduction in greenhouse gas and sulfur emissions and reduced operating costs, with lower fuel consumption. But also the improvement of the Motorways of the Sea network in six Member States (Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia) carrying out studies and
research on retrofitting and / or new construction of naval units fueled with LNG (liquefied natural gas). Finally, development of port infrastructures and bunkering stations for LNG and other pilot projects. They are among the objectives of the GAINN4MOS project, to which MIT, through the General Directorate for Surveillance on Port Authorities, Port Infrastructures and maritime transport and for inland waterways, participates as a beneficiary with the task of verifying, validating and coordinating the project activities taking place in Italy in close relationship with the Fundaciòn Valencia Port, the Spanish project coordinator. As part of the project, “Elio” was born, the naval prototype created by Caronte & Tourist, which will be presented on 17 November, in Messina. First ferry flying Italian flag fueled by LNG and the first vehicle of this type active in the Mediterranean, “Elio” is a RO-pax ferry 132 meters long and 21.5 meters wide, has a transport capacity of 290 vehicles and 35 trucks, up two bridges, and 1,500 passengers with bi-fuel propulsion and an expected navigation speed of 15 knots. Source: Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2018.

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