Danish Maritime Fair2016 all sold out
The international maritime exhibition Danish Maritime Fair, which takes place in Copenhagen October 25th to 27th now reports all sold out. All conference rooms are booked, and finally the major networking dinner Wednesday night is also sold out.
South Arne production permit extended|
The Danish Energy Authority has extended the license to produce oil and gas from the South Arne field with 20 years until 2047. This means that Hess and the other companies in the license can invest in the most optimal recovery, ensuring the state maximum income and creating jobs and growth in Denmark.
DLG expands at the Port of Aarhus|
The Agriculture Company DLG has signed a long term agreement with the Port of Aarhus, which implies that DLG expands its activities at the port. There will be built 5,500 square meters of warehouses for storage of feed and related products in the Port of Aarhus Multi Terminal.
Ships' CO2 emissions is a task for the UN|
Yesterday, The European Parliament's Industry Committee gave its support to the maritime climate impact having to be regulated in the UN. The Committee therefore voted against the inclusion of shipping in the EU Quota Trading System. A vote in the committee resulted in a majority agreeing that shipping should be regulated globally and therefore not be included in the EU system.
The US give Denmark stamp of quality|
The US Coast Guard has re-awarded Denmark the admissible evidence for the United States Coast Guard's Quality Shipping for the 21st Century Program. The program will help to improve shipping, and it has existed since 2001.
|Aalborg has significant feeder growth|
From the first to the third quarter, the volume of goods on the feeder connections at the Port of Aalborg has increased by 50 percent. The strong growth was due to growth in the harbor's 100 companies, two fixed feeder dockings a week, new carriers and general investments in efficiency
|New chairman of Horsens Harbour|
Horsens Harbour has a new chairman, as the conservatives in Horsens has appointed Flemming Ejlersen as a replacement for Per Løkken. Flemming Ejlersen who is 59 years old, is captain of Mols-Linien A/S and has extensive experience in management and board work.
Extraordinary cruise ship docking in Aarhus|
Just 24 hours before the British cruise ship, the Magellan from Cruise & Maritime Voyages, is docking in the port of Aarhus, the town was notified of the arrival of 1,175 cruise guests. The cruise season had otherwise ended in Aarhus. But in less than a day, it was managed to include another cruise ship.
How do we strengthen the maritime clusters?|
Denmark has a number of maritime strongholds across the country. But how do we exploit the full potential of these local positions - and what does it take to provide an extra boost to the local growth. It will be debated in an open seminar in Esbjerg on November 8.
Maestro Diamond was pulled free last night|
The bulk carrier Maestro Diamond, which went aground in Kadetrenden out of Gedser Odde on Friday evening was pulled free by the tug Svitzer Thor last night around 11 PM. The ship is now on its way through Storebælt followed by Svitzer Thor and the environmental ship Marie Miljø.
Maritime board game is a hit|
The Blue Denmark recruitment campaign World Careers has developed a game for the public schools, where you have to manage a worldwide shipping company. Over 400 primary school pupils have already signed up to try out the new board game "Seven Seas" and the enthusiasm is high among the students who have tried it.
|RAL might not be finished with Aalborg|
Yesterday, in a press release from the Port of Aalborg it emerged that Royal Arctic Line intends to terminate its agreement with the Port of Aalborg before time. Aalborg is puzzled by the announcement, but Royal Arctic Line continues to hope for a constructive dialogue with Aalborg, it appears in a response from Royal Arctic Line.
|MHI Vestas hires new employees|
MHI Vestas has hired 500 new employees in the past seven months, so now the company has more than 1,300 employees in total. It will especially benefit Nakskov. Here, 170 new jobs have been established and 70 more are expected before the end of the year.
Big contracts for Danish shipping in the US|
Energy production in the United States is providing major contracts for several Danish shipping companies. The Danish gas shipping company Evergas for example has won a contract worth $ 90 million a year for the next 10-15 years. The Company will sail ethane from the US to Europe.
New CEO at Maersk Supply Service|
Steen S. Karstensen, coming from a position as Chief Procurement Officer, has been appointed CEO of Maersk Supply Service with effect from 24 October. He takes over from Jørn Madsen, who was recently appointed CEO of Maersk Drilling.
Students must solve the sulfur challenge|
DTU, Boeing Group, the Danish Maritime Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency have joined forces to address the global challenge of sulfur enforcement. With support from the Danish Maritime Fund there will be held a student competition at DTU in the spring of 2017.
OSK-ShipTech A/S appoints new CEO|
Jacob H. Thygesen has been appointed CEO of OSK-ShipTech effective as of November 1. Jacob has a background as Sales Director of Wärtsilä Ship Design and prior to that he was Managing Director of Wärtsilä Denmark.
|Prestigious opening of the DMF 2016|
In cooperation with the Director of the Danish Shipowners' Association, Anne H. Steffensen, Director of Danish Maritime, Jenny N. Braat and Director of Danish Ports, Bjørn B. Christiansen, the minister of Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen initiated the official opening of Danish Maritime Fair 2016.
|Dane becomes new CFO of BW Group|
Jakob Bergholdt becomes new CFO of BW Group in Singapore. He has spent over 16 years in Asia and has held various key financial positions in companies, most recently at Norden. He holds a diploma in accounting and finance from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
US visit does not resolve disagreement|
During a business visit to the US this week, which was led on by the Royal Couple and the Minister of Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen, the Danish Maritime's Vice President Michael Prehn did not hear any positive notes on ballast water from the Americans, but on the other hand he did not hear any bad ones either.
Simac and Dong collaborate on education|
Simac Training and Dong Energy Wind Power are cooperating on an education of marine and helicopter coordinators for offshore wind farms. Simac assist with the training of "Marine & Helicopter Coordinators" for Dong's future MHCC in Grimsby.
Ship engineer drowned at Skagen|
A 47-year Zealander drowned at 2 o'clock last night, when he was aboard a ship about five kilometers east of Skagen. The man who was an engineer, was brought out from Skagen with a pilot boat and had to board the vessel Nord Gardenia to handle a repair.
Kalundborg secure port expansion|
The port of Kalundborg is now taking a decisive step towards the realization of its expansion visions. With a loan guarantee from the local council in Kalundborg Municipality, the construction of a large new port area of 330,000 square meters will soon begin.
|Siemens turbine knocked out by Vestas|
LEEDCo, developer of North America's first freshwater offshore wind farm, has decided that it will use 6 MHI Vestas Offshore Winds 3.45 MW wind turbines for its Icebreaker project. Previously it was Siemens 3 MW offshore wind turbine, which had been chosen.
|Vestas heading towards large offshore order|
The developer of the 252-MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project in the German North Sea has selected MHI Vestas as the preferred supplier of wind turbines. The farm will have V164-8.0 MW turbines. The agreement also includes a 15-year full service contract.
Blue Water gets new Kazakhstan contract|
Tengizchevroil (TCO) has taken advantage of an option to have another two specially designed MCV vessels (Module Carrier Vessels) delivered to the TCO FGP project. They are scheduled for delivery in Q2 2018. The contract value is more than 40 million dollars.
CT Offshore is settled|
CT Offshore has managed to settle all its assets. All employees have left the company, of which most have already found new work. All the company's vessels and equipment for mixed subsea offshore work have been sold to new owners.
Offshore tax in budget negotiations|
During the negotiations on the future finance bill the Conservatives will require that the sailor tax should apply to offshore ships. S and V, find the proposal sympathetic, but will discuss financing. Good news if no jobs should be dropped, says Danish Shipowners' Association.
Replacement of Maersk's top management|
There are major changes in the top management in connection with the new structure of A.P. Møller-Maersk Group. Three members of the group's top management - Trond Westlie, Kim Fejfer and Jakob Thomasen – will resign before year end.
|Maritime opportunities in Dubai|
The fall in oil prices has reduced activity in the offshore and maritime industry. In Dubai there is still an ambitious growth strategy for the maritime area, which offers opportunities for Danish companies. The Danish General Consulate in Dubai will set focus on this on October 3 in Frederikshavn.
|Young people to maritime training programs|
Danish Maritime is part of a campaign to get parents to talk education with their children. Employers are crying out for more skilled employees, but three out of four parents who have children that are between 14 and 23 years old, would advise their children to take a high school education.
Mads Peter Zacho new CEO of J. Lauritzen|
J. Lauritzen is pleased that Mads Peter Zacho has been appointed new CEO from September 19, 2016. Before joining J. Lauritzen Mads was CFO in TORM A/S and has held various positions at A.P. Møller-Maersk Group, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Nordea.
Danish frigates lack weapons|
The Danish frigates lack weapons to defend themselves. The frigates will soon be equipped with new radar for missile defense, and thus they may become targets for Russian missiles, warns Russia's ambassador in Denmark, Mikhail Vanin. But they will not be equipped with the associated weapons.
Oil missing in the 2025 plan|
In the 2025 plan, which the government has submitted there no signs of improved framework conditions for oil and gas production. It is not good enough, says the Conservatives, who want better framework conditions for oil and gas production involved in the negotiations.
ATPI Griffinstone showcase at the DMF|
ATPI Griffinstone, part of the ATPI Group, the leading travel management company for the shipping, energy, and offshore sector, will be attending the Danish Maritime Fair taking place in Copenhagen from 25 – 27 October 2016.
|Danish tanker bunkers LNG at sea|
The Danish-registered vessel Ternsund is the first ship ever to bunker LNG while being at sea. The ship-to-ship transfer happened while the two ships were anchored off the entrance to Gothenburg Harbour.
|First director resigns before division|
A possible division of Maersk Group has caused the first director to resign his position. Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Director of Regulatory Affairs, confirms that he has resigned and is leaving Maersk on October 31
MAN Diesel & Turbo supports Mercy Ships|
MAN Diesel & Turbo has expanded its partnership with Mercy Ships, a NGO provider of charitable healthcare. MAN PrimeServ, will provide spare parts for the MAN installations aboard the hospital vessel MV Africa Mercy to an annual value of EUR 250,000.
Vestas change message policy|
From today, September 14, Vestas will change the limit for the supply and service orders that are published to the market via company announcements, to 300 MW and 300 million EUR from 200 MW and over 200 million and above for firm and unconditional orders.
OSK-ShipTech celebrates 50th anniversary|
On Friday, September 16, OSK-Ship Tech A/S can celebrate half a century as maritime consultants. It has also been a journey of evolution from a company that was founded and headed by a single man into a growing organization.
DONG appeal judgment in Elsam case|
On August 30, 2016 the Maritime and Commercial Court ruled judgment in the case of the former Elsam. The judgment states that Elsam abused its dominant position in the market for wholesale electricity in Western Denmark from January 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006. DONG Energy has decided to appeal the decision.