LNG4Solution - The solution to minimize air emissions and to increase energy efficiency in maritime transport
by Terntank (Private sector)
LNG4Solution is a joint industry project (JIP) under the collaboration platform Zero Vision Tool, which had a statement in the preparatory meeting held in 13-15.2.2017. Zero Visio Tool is, and has been since late 2011, an industry driven PPP (triple helix) for a safer and more environmentally climate and energy efficient transport at sea, where lessons learned and information are shared in the areas of vessel, infrastructure, finance, regulation and new R&D topics, when implementing real green sustainable solutions.

The JIP LNG4Solution is introducing four the worlds most environmentally friendly and energy efficient tankers running on LNG and reducing air emissions in the whole supply chain of clean petroleum products (CPP) in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The JIP develops a comprehensive solution to minimize harmful air emissions (NOX, CO2 and PM) in shipping and it significantly increases the energy efficiency of maritime transport within the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA). As a forerunner, LNG4Solution sets a benchmark for achievable environmental performance and plays an important role as a viable example for followers and other stakeholders. LNG4Solution works to find a way to environmentally optimize the supply chain of energy products and supports the development of a strong, safe and competitive shipping sector in the region. This is done together with charterers, ports and technology manufacturers. The objective is to connect over 30 ports and to enhance the ports in order to accommodate LNG fueled vessels. The project promotes safe and clean shipping, as well as alternative fuels; it increases the demand and deployment of LNG as marine fuel in the SECA.

The shipowner, Terntank, has been awarded with the Shipowner Efficiency Award for pioneering use of LNG fuel in the tanker industry at the Marine Propulsion Awards in London, 15 April 2015. Terntanks new building Ternsund has been nominated to the top 10 ships of 2016 and is introduced in the shipping magazine Maritime Reporter & Engineering News. The shipowner has also been awarded in the International Green Shipping IGS awards 2016 which was held in Rotterdam 17th October for The most exceptional contribution to green shipping and received a nomination from jury For being the first shipowner to order vessels within the project platform Zero vision tool ZVT. At the moment, Terntank Rederi is nominated under the category Ship of the year 2017 at the Nor-Shipping conference, which will be held in Oslo 30 May 2 June 2017.
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
  • Other (please specify): SOX, NOX and PM emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Scientific cooperation
December 2015
Enabling the follow-up scientific measurement of the reduction of air emissions on board vessels to show the actual benefits to the marine environment and society (related to the joint university project JUP zero.8, www.zerovisiontool.com)
December 2025
Promoting the deployment of LNG refilling infrastructure in the maritime ports and enhancing the use of clean fuels in the maritime transport.
June 2037
Four (4) state-of-art LNG powered vessels to reduce CO2 emissions and to improve energy efficiency and enhancement of clean shipping. The vessels are in operation in 2017 in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, calling over 30 ports in the region.
June 2037
Emission reduction of SOX (99 %), NOX (97 %), CO2 (40 %), PM (99 %) and noise (40 %) compared to a vessel with same size built around 2005 and operational speed 14 knots.
Staff / Technical expertise
Shipowner, cargo owners, manufacturers of environmental technologies and ports
Basic information
Time-frame: 09/2013 - 06/2037
- Terntank Rederi (private) - Trntank Ship Management (private) - NEOT (private) - ST1 (private) - Preem (private) - Wrtsil (private) - GESAB (private) - Wega (private)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Dick Hglund, Financial Manager, dick.hoglund@tarntank.com, +46 702 65 15 16
Dons, Sweden
Other SDGs
United Nations