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Ternvag Most Sustainable Vessel in Rotterdam in 2014

29 Apr 2015
[nivo source="nextgen" gallery=44 number=all effect="fade" speed=1000 pause=6000] Ternvag Most Sustainable Vessel in Rotterdam in 2014

The Ternvag, a oil/product tanker owned by the Danish company Terntank, was the most sustainable vessel to dock in Rotterdam in 2014, according to the Environmental Ship Index (ESI). Last year 1413 ships with a high entry in the Environmental Ship Index arrived in Rotterdam. In total, the Port Authority paid out ?1.2 million on these sustainable vessels. Ternvag is a tanker built in 2003. At the request of de charterer ? the Swedish oil company Preem ? the vessel has been fitted with so-called SCR (selective catalytic reduction) for the engines. That is a post-combustion technology used to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Terntank has currently commissioned the development of 4 LNG-driven product tankers. ?In 2016 one of these ships will also be sailing for Preem. So we want to win the prize for the most sustainable vessel in Rotterdam again in 2017,? says Tryggve Möller, director of Terntank. ?We see the prize as an endorsement of our policy to use clean ships. Rotterdam is a sustainable port and the largest in Europe.? Port Authority embraces ESI

Granting a bonus to vessels with a high entry in the ESI is in line with Port Authority?s policy to become the most sustainable port of its kind. This is also why the Port Authority is working on the transition from fuel oil to LNG as a fuel for shipping. The Port Authority supports the Terntank initiative to start using vessels which run on LNG. Such vessels have been receiving double the ESI bonus since 2015, because they have very low NOx emissions. Top 5 ESI in Rotterdam in 2014
  1. Ternvag oil/product tanker
  2. Bit Oktania chemical tanker
  3. Olympus oil/product tanker
  4. Tharsis general cargo vessel
  5. OOCL Berlin container vessel

Environmental Ship Index

The ESI is a certificate that has been issued since 1 January 2011 by the World Port Climate Initiative, at the request of ship owners. The index is an indication of the environmental performance of vessels based on their emissions of air pollutants (NOx and SOx) and CO2. Ports and other nautical service providers throughout the world can use the index to reward ships and, in this way, encourage sustainable behaviour in the shipping industry. Thirty-six ports and other nautical service providers already give ?ESI vessels? with a certain score a bonus. These include ports such as Rotterdam, Antwerp, Los Angeles, New York, Sohar, Vancouver, and ? since two weeks ago ? Tokyo. The World Ports Climate Initiative is a collective of 55 prominent ports which work actively to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions in particular. It does so under the auspices of the International Association of Ports and Harbors, the international lobby group for seaports.

Apr 2015

Terntank wins award

17 Apr 2015
[nivo source="nextgen" gallery=42 number=all effect="fade" speed=1000 pause=6000] Terntank wins Marine Propulsion magazine?s Shipowner Efficiency Award 2015 The Shipowner Efficiency Award was one of seven categories in this year?s Marine Propulsion awards scheme. The scheme celebrated innovations made during 2014 and the Shipowner Efficiency Award was judged against this standard: ?The winning entry will demonstrate an improvement in efficiency that has brought benefits to both the company and its customers, in terms of reduced time, costs, waste or energy consumption.? The awards scheme was widely publicised, including in Marine Propulsion magazine itself, through social media such as the many LinkedIn groups run by Marine Propulsion magazine, by email messages and phone contacts. Companies could nominate themselves or others for an award and the opportunity for making nominations via an online application form was open for about three months until the end of February. In Terntank?s case, the nomination was made by a reader of our Tanker Shipping and Trade magazine, which had featured its planned LNG-powered newbuildings in a recent article. A panel of internal and external judges (Prof John Carlton, Professor of Marine Engineering at City University, London, and Derek Hodgson, Permanent Secretary of the International Association of Classification Societies, supported by the editor of Marine Propulsion, Paul Fanning, the Group Managing Editor of Riviera Maritime Media, Edwin Lampert, and the Executive Editor of Riviera Maritime Media, Paul Gunton) reviewed the entries and identified shortlists for each category. Those shortlists were posted online for final selection of the winners by readers of Marine Propulsion. On an award ceremony on the 15th of April in London, Terntank was the winner of the three nominated ship owners. The panel of judges, made the following motivation for the award: ?Terntank is pioneering the use of LNG fuel in the tanker industry and has four LNG-powered product tankers on order. The ships will have a large propeller and an advanced hull design, reducing fuel consumption. The engines will only need to run at 65 per cent mcr to reach service speed.? Tryggve Möller was present in the award ceremony and collected the award. The judges and readers recognised Terntank?s innovations in both ship design and powering to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption for these newbuildings.  

Apr 2015