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The short-term solution for the energy transition towards decarbonisation is also starting to take hold in Italy, driven by the cruise sector, which has long since chosen LNG to propel the generation of ships that is entering service. After some attempts at traditional solutions, such as coastal depots, the projects that are advancing are based on mobile storage and refuelling, which are also those chosen in foreign ports, such as Barcelona, where the issue has been addressed for some time. The use of mobile storage can also be an interesting solution for smaller ports, allowing the spread of LNG far beyond the cruise field.


  • the situation of LNG in the Mediterranean
  • shipowners’ strategy for LNG
  • the strategy of the suppliers
  • projects and operational programmes in Italy
  • technologies for storage and supply
  • certifications and safety


Chairman: Marco Comelli, Principal Consultant, Studio Comelli Conferences&Communication

Institutional speech:

         Giancarlo Cancelleri*, State Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Transport

The Regulations for ship to ship bunkering operations in the port of La Spezia
CV (CP) Giovanni Stella, Commander in II Maritime Directorate of Liguria, Port Authority – Coast Guard

The challenges of decarbonisation and the role of LNG as a fuel for navigation: the commitment of the industry
Silvia Migliorini, Director, Federchimica-Assogasliquidi 

The development of LNG storage and distribution infrastructure in the maritime sector in the energy transition: status and prospects
Dario Soria, General Director, Assocostieri

Legal and authorisation profiles related to a FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit)
Michele Autuori, Avvocato, Watson Farley & Williams

The role of the Academy in LNG-related training
Paola Vidotto, General Director, FAIMM
Luca Apicella, Responsible R&S, FAIMM

Carriage of LNG: contracts and possible disputes
Lorenzo Pellerano, Partner, Berlingieri Maresca Studio Legale Associato

Cross-border strategies for enhancement of natural liquid gas: the SIGNAL project
Davide Borelli, Researcher, University of Genoa


C.M.A – The Maritime Training Center of Genoa: a flagship for the Superba, an increasingly “Blue” city

Panel by C.M.A. Maritime Training Center

What role for a maritime training center of excellence at the service of the territory and the maritime cluster?

  • Trait d’union between technological innovation (companies) and the needs of users (the maritime sector)
  • The importance of “tailor-made” training as a form of loyalty and specialization
  • The value of the maritime training center as a research and development center
  • Synergies with companies and with the territory in response to the demand of the sector
  • The new projects and the future direction – the technological laboratory and the team of specialists in fighting LNG fires.

Chairwoman: Anna Izzo, Business Developer & Training Designer, C.M.A. Fire systems

Introduction by Ilaria Cavo*, Councilor for Social Health Policies and Third Sector, Youth Policies, School, University and Training, Culture and Entertainment, Community programs of competence, Liguria Region


  • Anna Izzo, Business Developer & Training Designer, C.M.A. Fire systems
  • Federico Domenighini, Owner, C.M.A. Fire systems

L28 – The partnership with C.M.A and the LNG Research Pole
Massimo Figari, Professor, Department of Naval, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Genoa

Industry meets Training
Daniele Patuelli, Director – Service B.U, Ecospray