Glossary

A short list of ZVT key words and abbreviations.

BDF - Baltic Development forum

Bulk carrier - Transports raw materials such as iron ore, have hatches raised above deck level to cover the cargo holds

CBSS Council of the Baltic Sea States

CEF Connecting Europe Facility. Finances projects which fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone. It will also make Europe's economy greener by promoting cleaner transport modes, high speed broadband connections and facilitating the use of renewable energy in line with the Europe 2020 Strategy.

CLIA - the Cruise Lines International Association 

Container vessel - Carries container gods usually through scheduled liner services

Dry cargo vessel - Carries break bulk cargoes, single or multi-decked

Ferry - Transporting people, cars, etc.

ECA Emission Control Area. Sea area in which stricter controls have been established to minimise airborne emissions from ships.

ECSA the European Community Shipowners’ Associations 

EMSA - the European Maritime Safety Agency, EMSA has also been given tasks in the field of pollution response, vessel traffic monitoring and in the long-range identification and tracking of ships

ESPO - the European Sea Ports Organisation 

HELCOM - Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission - is the governing body of the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area

ICS  the International Chamber of Shipping is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades

ILO - the International Labour Organization

INEA Innovation & Networks Executive Agency

IMO the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships

INTERCARGO - the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners

INTERTANCO - the International Association of Tanker owners and operators

JAP - Joint Authority Project

JIP - Joint Industry Project

JUP - Joint University Project

LNG - Liquefied Natural Gas. Alternative shipping fuel with low sulphur content.

Methanol - Alternative shipping fuel with low sulphur content.

MoS - Motorways of the Sea. a Priority Project of the Trans-European Network for Transport, aims to promote green, viable, attractive and efficient sea-based transport links integrated in the entire transport chain. Their implementation should help to rebalance the EU transport system.

NECA - Nitrogen Emission Control Area. Sea area in which stricter controls have been established to minimise nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from ships.

NOx - Nitrogen Oxide

Ro-Ro vessel - “roll on and roll off” with vehicles - generally in two types; the passenger ro-ro and the Cargo ro-ro

SECA - Sulphur Emission Control Area. Sea area in which stricter controls have been established to minimise sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships.

Scrubber - System to clean the exhaust from vessels running on HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) with higher sulphur content.

SOx - Sulphur Oxide

Tanker vessel - transport crude oil, chemicals and petroleum, have oil pipelines and vents on deck

TEN-T Ten-T from which the ongoing Pilot Projects are co-funded by, was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.

WSC - the World Shipping Council provides a coordinated voice for the liner shipping industry

ZVT POOL - Stakeholders on the ZVT platform whose contributions are important in order to achieve the zero vision.

ZVTREF - The ZVT reference group compiling the Swedish Maritime Administration, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Transport Agency, the Swedish Agency for Marine & Water Management, the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish County Administrative Board, the Association of Swedish Ports, the Swedish Shipowners' Assocation and SSPA. Click here for more information about ZVTREF