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