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Terntank orders next generation hybrid tankers

05 Nov 2019

Terntank orders next generation hybrid tankers – The journey towards fossil free operations continues

Terntank orders two new LBG/LNG powered chemical/product/biofuels tankers on 15,000 dwt with hybrid battery system and on-shore power from AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd with an option for two more vessels. The new-builds are designed by Kongsberg (ex Rolls-Royce) and they will be in operation in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea in 2021. The close cooperation with the customers and with the crew at shore and onboard, has made it possible to further develop the environmentally friendly supply chains and to take the next steps towards carbon-neutral shipping. Doing business in a sustainable way and cutting down emissions are the core values for Terntank and its customers.

With these AVIC SERIES 2.0 vessels Terntank continues its journey as the forerunner in environmentally efficient and safe shipping. The protection of the marine environment and maritime safety have always been of top priority for Terntank, a family owned company having its roots on the island of Donsö. Terntank was the first shipowner to order LNG powered product tankers in 2013.

Vessels will be developed from experience of the previous AVIC SERIES with many additional innovative improvements to reduce environmental impacts. Terntank’s new vessels will significantly reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impacts in the supply chain with LBG/LNG powered engines, hybrid battery systems and on-shore power. Terntank strongly supports the greenhouse gas reduction targets of the maritime sector. The next generation LBG/LNG powered product tankers will give a strong lead in reaching the greenhouse gas reduction goals of the International Maritime Organization.

The new-builds are capable to operate with liquefied biogas (LBG). The vessels will be equipped with new electric power supply system including battery pack, shore-power connection and bow thruster drive (hybrid). Energy consumption and emissions? are further reduced with the latest digital solutions for operational optimisation.

Download press release

Nov 2019

Terntank receives Bremenports clean ships award

24 Sep 2019
Bremenports - the ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven - reward Terntank with the Greenports Award for the cleanest vessel fleet that entered the ports in 2018.
The award for the most environmentally friendly fleet was awarded by Bremenport's CEO Robert Howe at the Sustainable Shipping conference in Bremen. - Terntank is one step ahead of legislation and works continuously and successfully to improve the fleet's environmental performance. This makes Terntank a role model on the road to clean shipping, he says in a press release, which also states that the Terntank fleet has an average of 82.4 ESI points (Environmental Ship Index). The award was received by Jens P Buchhave, CEO of Terntank Rederi A/S. - Of course, we are proud and happy that our dedicated environmental investments are being noticed abroad in Europe, he says to the Shipping Agency.

Sep 2019

Breaking new ground with LNG bunkering

13 Sep 2019
Today m/t Ternsund broke new ground by bunkering LNG fuel alongside in Södertälje harbor while they handled cargo there. This is the first time a vessel is bunkering LNG, ship to ship in Södertälje and this is a major step towards greater availability of LNG fuel.

Sep 2019

Terntank recruits a “sustainability coordinator/controller”

12 Aug 2019
On August 12, Marcus Jakobsson started as sustainability coordinator / controller at Terntank Rederi AS. Marcus has a degree from the Gothenburg School of Business in the area of environmental economics with a focus on sustainable business. Marcus has previous experience of working with sustainability reporting and climate compensation and has run a startup in sustainable food production. "It will be exciting to meet future challenges and opportunities that the industry is facing and continue to work for an increasingly sustainable shipping," he says. We welcome Marcus to our team!

Aug 2019

Awarded innovative employees

10 May 2019
"Terntank stuck out" (Swedish Shipping Gazette). We are proud to announce that some of our onboard employees and colleagues were awarded at a ceremony held by Swedish Foundation "Stiftelsen Sveriges Sjömanshus", who annualy award seafarers for new inventions which has been sent in to the foundation for improvement of the working environment onboard. Terntank has historically received prizes but this year the company "stuck out" when we received 4 prizes for same number of inventions, plus that since all came from the same vessel "Tern Ocean", the said vessel got one more award as the vessel had an extras ordinary high number of inventions at the same ceremony. We like to congratulate the Award winners Edward Lundin, Filip Westlund, Andrejs Utliks and Sebastian Gustafsson (all Engine department) to the awards!! Let all these inventions create inspiration and energy to all to invent even more in future.  Under below link you can read more about the inventions among others. Unfortunately it is in Swedish. Below some video showing the awarded nominations.  

May 2019

Global Game Changer Award 2019

21 Mar 2019

Yesterday Tärntank Ship Management received the award Global Game Changer 2019 from Biogasakademin (Biogas Academy) in Sweden for contributing to a low carbon model for shipping. See the attached press release below.

All this work to lower our impact on the climate, would not have been possible without your hard work onboard and at our offices! Thank you all so much! Terntank have always been a forerunner in the environmental work and investments, we strongly believe that this work is very important and it will continue.

 Thank you all so much again from owners Tryggve, Rigmor and Annika!

Link to the press release.


Mar 2019

Ny medarbetare sökes: Sustainability coordinator/controller

18 Mar 2019
Terntank Rederi A/S är ett familjeägt rederi som startade på Donsö i Göteborg södra skärgård 1958. Rederiet befraktar, opererar och driver själv sina fartyg. Vi är specialiserade på transporter av miljöbränslen och våra kunder är de ledande oljebolagen i Europa. Vi är ett rederi som ligger i framkant med ny teknik och har de senaste åren gjort stora investeringar i miljövänliga fartyg. Allt detta sker i tätt samarbete med våra kunder. Vi söker nu en medarbetare för vårt miljö- och hållbarhetsarbete (Sustainability coordinator/controller). Meriterande är om du tidigare arbetat med ekonomi och/eller operation av fartyg. Placeringen blir på vårt kontor på Donsö, men del blir även ett antal dagar på resande fot. Vi söker dig som har ett brinnande intresse för sjöfartsbranschen och är beredd att möta framtida utmaning med ett öppet och positivt sinne. Du kommer att arbete i ett team på kontoret med medarbetare från de andra avdelningarna, vilka du kommer att ha ett tätt samarbeta med.

Vi förväntar oss att du har följande erfarenhet:

• Utbildning inom miljö och hållbarhet

• Gärna sjöfart- och ekonomiutbildning på universitetsnivå

• Du skall kunna uttrycka dig i tal och skrift på engelska

• Ha goda kunskaper i Office och Outlook

• Ha kännedom om ESI och CSI indexen samt andra miljöindex


Tillsammans med vår tekniska avdelning och våra fartyg ta hand om rapporteringen i de olika miljösystem vi arbetar med. Handlägga ärenden relaterade till NOX fond och EU samt nationella och internationella myndigheter. Vill du veta mera kontakta Tryggve Möller på telefon +46 702 651505.

Vi önskar din ansökan så snart som möjligt till sista ansökningsdag är den 10 april.


Mar 2019

Photos from our 60th anniversary

30 Jan 2019
Terntank was founded in 1958. On the 24th of May 2018 we celebrated our 60th anniversary. Below you will find images from that magical day at our office and at the dinner in the evening. [ngg src="galleries" ids="1" display="basic_thumbnail"]

Jan 2019

SCR – Lower emission in harbor areas

12 Dec 2018
Terntank´s engagement for the environment opened up the possibility for us to retrofit SCR units onboard Tarnbris and Ternvind. Figures and measurements show that we not only reduce our NOx emissions with 2,5 tons per year and vessel, in harbor areas,  we also lowering the noise when staying in harbor areas. As a result, our score in CSI, Clean Shipping Index, will increase.

Dec 2018

Officers Conference 2018

12 Dec 2018
We recently completed our annual officers conference held in Denmark. We are so excited over the outcome and we believe that all participants was encouraged and ready for another year to act as good ambassadors as a great team onboard both at sea and in ports in view of safety, operations and performance. Among a lot of important topics on the agenda, MRM had a huge part which we felt are so important and interesting for so many reasons. Thank you all who made this event till an successful gathering and see you again next year.

Dec 2018