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Steel cutting for AVIC 2.0

30 Jun 2020

The first steel cut for our two LNG / LBG-powered biofuel tankers with hybrid battery systems took place at the China Merchants Jinling shipyard on Tuesday, 30 June.

This is a further development of our AVIC series. The two vessels on 15,000 dwt have been ordered from CMJL, formerly AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding, under the project name AVIC SERIES 2.0.

- We saw a will and a potential in the shipyard when we got there in 2013. Having the first four vessels Ternsund, Ternfjord, Tern Sea, and Tern Ocean in operation for three, four years, we found that our customers, crew, and the owners are very satisfied with that shipyard, says Tryggve Möller.

Continues to take green steps
With the new vessels, we have invested too come closer to carbon-neutral operations and reduce the impact on the environment.

- Our goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 40% through reduced fuel consumption and LNG operation was achieved through the first series. Now we continue our journey towards fossil-free operations with hybrid technology and over time also by biofuels, says Tryggve Möller. Batteries and shore power
In addition to dual-fuel machinery that can be run on liquid biogas (LBG) or natural gas (LNG), the newbuilding’s get a hybrid battery system.

- This way we can eliminate the use of auxiliary engines in arrival and departure from the port, says Tryggve Möller.

In addition, the vessels will be equipped with shore power connections that will eliminate the emissions in port, which are generated from the auxiliary machines.

- This is both costly and technically complicated because the connection must be carried out in an explosion area, he says.

The vessels will also be equipped with new digital technology.

- All development that the company does together with customers, ports, STM, and ship agents within just in time can be coordinated to optimize the ship's operation both for the environment and from an efficiency perspective, says Tryggve Möller.

Close cooperation with Port of Gothenburg
The vessels are designed by Kongsberg (former Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine) in collaboration with Terntank. As regards to the shore power connection, we have worked in close cooperation with Port of Gothenburg.

- Now we hope and believe that Port of Gothenburg will make an investment decision later this fall and plug green electricity at the quays in Skarvikshamnen just until the first vessel arrives around New Year 2021, says Tryggve Möller.

The two newbuilding’s will be put into service on the Baltic Sea and the North Sea during 2021. The first, AD077, are going to be delivered in November 2021 and the second, AD0078, will be delivered in February 2022.

Read more in Sjöfartstidningens article (Swedish):

Jun 2020

John joining the Chartering Desk

01 Jun 2020

Hereby we are pleased to announce that John Sten started at Terntank Rederi A/S on the 1st of June. He will be a part of the Terntank Chartering desk. John is a part of the owner's family and is born and raised on Donsö. He has a background in export trading, sales, and logistics. John is looking forward to work in the shipping business and is very excited about this new challenge.

Jun 2020

Kristoffer our Marine Superintendent

01 Jun 2020

Kristoffer Hagström joined Tärntank Ship Management AB as a Marine Superintendent. Kristoffer has a Master Mariner degree from Chalmers University and has been with Terntank in the past as 2nd Officer. He joins again after working most recently as Surveyor at Independent Inspection Services AB in Gothenburg.
“Terntank are frontrunners in sustainable shipping and are constantly pioneering towards safer and more efficient transportations, and I’m excited and proud to be part of Terntank once again,” he says.

Jun 2020

Recruitment: Marine Superintendent

31 Mar 2020

We are now looking for a Marine Superintendent to strengthen our QA department.

Your duties will be to support our vessels and their crew with SMS activities as well as external and internal inspections onboard. You will work in a team at the office on Donsö together with colleagues from the other departments.

The Successful Applicant:
Responsible, proactive, structured and team-minded. Someone who have the ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Willing to travel about 50 days per year. You should be able to express yourself fluently in Swedish and English and you are experienced with Microsoft Office and Outlook (or similar). Preferably, you have work experience from a similar job and you have a degree as Master Mariner or equal. We offer good working conditions, short communication lines, and good career opportunities. If you want to be a part of a modern shipping company with a strong focus on safety and environmental responsibility and would like to support our vessels in their operations please apply below.

About us:
Terntank is a family-owned shipping company that started on Donsö in Gothenburg's southern archipelago in 1958. We own and operate 10 tanker vessels and have new vessels on order. We specialize in the transport of environmental fuels and our customers are the leading oil companies in Europe. We are at the forefront with new technologies and in recent years we have made major investments in environmentally friendly vessels. All done in close cooperation with our customers.


Mar 2020

Preem + Tern Ocean = 10% BIOFUEL

26 Mar 2020

Tern Ocean, time-chartered by Preem gets renewable fuel blend.

Today we can announce that Preems vessels are soon going to be supplied with a new fuel blend consisting of 10 percent renewable fuel. Where our Tern Ocean is one of the time-chartered tankers. This means that Tern Oceans fuel is going to be a blend consisting of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the renewable liquefied biogas (LBG). That Preem is taking this step to make the time-chartered fleet run on 10 percent biofuel shows that they are a part of the transition to a sustainable future. We are grateful for Preems commitment towards making the shipping industry sustainable, and we at Terntank feel honored to work with companies like Preem that works hard to achieve their sustainability goals.

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Mar 2020

Meet the crew

10 Mar 2020

We present our first edition of Meet The Crew – Meet Daniel & Torbjörn

Meet The Crew is going to take you closer to the people that work onboard our ships and get to know the Terntank crew a little better!

Name: Daniel Leopando
Position: Master
Current vessel: Ternvik
Years with Terntank: 14 years

What are important factors to have “happy ship” according to you?
– A happy ship should have a spirit of camaraderie. A good relationship with each and every crew is important, giving them my full support and attention not only at work but also to their personal matters if needed. I let them feel that their work is being appreciated even in small things that inspire them to do more, than what is expected.

What is your advice to future cadets?
– For future cadets, always remember that experience is the best education. Keep on learning. Perseverance, hard work, and discipline are the key to success!

Name: Torbjörn Beyersdorf
Position: 2:nd Engineer
Current vessel: M/T Ternvag
Years with Terntank: 3,5 years

How do you like it on board M/T Ternvag?
– I like it. For me, a tanker on the spot market is what life at sea should be like. Why? Several reasons. One is that it is easy to stay in touch with my family due to the trade. Another reason is that anyone in the office is just a phone call or email away. It doesn’t matter if I call the superintendent or even the owner of the company. They answer and give me the support I need. Last but not least. HR-department called when I was having a crisis at home and just asked how I am. Small thing but means a lot.

What is your advice to the future seafarer?
– For cadets. The most important thing is curiosity. Keep asking questions and don’t be afraid to look stupid. The best cadet I’ve ever had asked the most stupid questions. It is also important to not accept any form of harassment if that should occur.

What to see more pictures?
Vist and follow us on Instagram Terntank Chatering or go straight to the post by clicking on the names. Daniel & Torbjörn.

Mar 2020

Ordering 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 the 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 has 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 the 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 a 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 optimization.

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 a 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 increasingly sustainable shipping," he says. We welcome Marcus to our team!

Aug 2019