J. Lauritzen CEO steps down
J. Lauritzen has entered into an agreement with CFO of Torm, Mads P. Zacho, to take up the position as CEO at J. Lauritzen. Mads will replace Jan Kastrup-Nielsen who will continue to serve as CEO until the handover has been completed.
Esvagt Group 2015 Full Year Results|
Revenue for the Esvagt Group in 2015 was DKK 1,002.8m against DKK 946.5m in 2014. EBITDA for the year is DKK 435m compared to DKK 417m in 2014. On 17 September 2015 the ownership of Esvagt was transferred from the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group and ESE Holding to ERRV ApS, jointly owned by 3i Infrastructure plc and AMP Capital.
Risky for Dong to invest in offshore wind|
Dong Energy has an objective that 80 percent of the invested capital are to be invested in offshore wind, while only 5-10 percent will be invested in the oil and gas division. But there is a downside to being so focused on offshore wind, for future returns in offshore wind will not be as profitable as the current one.
Semco establishes transformer station|
Semco Maritime is ready to tackle the layout of the transformer station in regard to the wind farm Sandbank, located in the German North Sea. The next 20-25 days will be intense days focused on the layout.
Red numbers at Semco Maritime|
For the second consecutive year, Semco Maritime has red numbers on the bottom line. The drop in oil prices led to lower activity in the oil and gas sector, and caused Semco Maritime's revenue to fall to 1,744 billion kroner in 2015 from 2,269 billion kroner in 2014.
|Soon to be 100 tenants at Lindø|
There is great demand for facilities in Lindø Industrial Park, which is approaching 100 tenants. Never before has such a large part of the industrial park's facilities been rented out. Today, about 2,000 employees ply their trade in the industrial park
|The first cruise ship arrives in Aalborg|
On Wednesday the cruise ship Marco Polo, from the shipping company Cruise & Maritime Voyages, ushered in the start of the cruise season at Aalborg. Marco Polo, which seats 800 passengers, was too big to be able to moor at Honnørkajen, where the water depth is 8,5 meters.
KEH designs Australian icebreaker|
Knud E. Hansen is responsible for designing a new icebreaker to be delivered to the Australian Government in 2020. The last signature was scribbled on the contract the other day. The design has been a major task that has been several years in the making, says Finn Wollesen, CEO of Knud E. Hansen to Maritime Denmark.
Smedegaard satisfied with the outcome|
The first quarter of the year was marked by difficult market conditions, and when you take that into account, we must be satisfied with the result, says Nils Smedegaard Andersen, adding that A.P. Møller-Maersk will continue to invest in oil, shipping and terminals.
New Chief HR Officer in Maersk Line|
On August 1, 2016, Ulf Hahnemann, current vice president of strategic programs at Mars Inc. Will join Maersk Line as Chief HR Officer, CHRO. He will also become a part of the Board of Maersk Line.
DSA launches new theme page|
With a new website - www.navigatingresponsibly.dk - The Danish Shipowners' Association focus on how the shipping industry works to limit the load on the environment and climate in a number of areas.
|New Samsø Ferry is in good shape|
The DMA has been at Faaborg Harbour to oversee the new Samsø Ferry, which in the past few days have probably been the most discussed ferry in Denmark. It turned out that M/F Issehoved is in fine form. The ferry is still not ready to be put into operation on the route between Samsø and Aarhus.
|Biggest cruise ship opens the season|
On Wednesday Skagen Harbour received the cruise ship Celebrity Silhouette. The ship, which comes from the shipping company Celebrity Cruises, with a length of 314,86 meters and a passenger count of 2,850 is the largest cruise ship coming to Skagen in the season 2016.
Dong Energy puts Hejre field up for sale|
Dong Energy will sell a large part of Hejre field. There have been major problems in the oil field, and now a new partner enters the arena. Dong Energy still believes that there is potential in the area which Dong Energy has invested heavily in along with Bayerngas.
Maritime Denmark media partner for MSSM|
The Conference Secretariat behind the annual conference on maritime safety, health and environment (MSSM) has selected Maritime Denmark as its media partner for the marketing of the conference, which takes place at Hotel Nyborg Strand on August 25 - 26.
Numerous national pavilions af DMF 2016|
The Danish Shipowners´ Association, AHOY Rotterdam as well as numerous national pavilions and international partners will participate when the doors open for the Danish Maritime Fair.
Danish Maritime Fair takes place October 25th-27th in The Train Workshop in Copenhagen with an estimated 200 exhibitors from the international maritime sector and around 5000 visitors.
A2SEA to install Arkona Wind Farm|
A2SEA has signed a contract with EON and Statoil that the company's installation vessel Sea Challenger must install 60 Siemens 6MW turbines in Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea from the summer of 2018.
|New ARK contract for DFDS|
As it's know, DFDS has a substantial cooperation with the Danish and German military to make ships available for maritime transport of military equipment, the so-called ARK cooperation. Now there is a second contract for Futura, Britannia and Suecia Seaways with JMTO - Joint Movement Transport Organisation.
|Clipper Group joins Green Ship|
Clipper Group's solution for vessel performance monitoring, COACH, has been connected to "Green Ship of the Future", which is a network of companies, all with the aim of making shipping more environmentally friendly through innovation and new technology.
The maritime creates prosperity in Scanel|
The Frederikshavn company Scanel International A/S is pursuing a strategy to double sales. So far it looks fine for the company that has the order books filled for several years. It is not least the maritime area, as well as wind, oil and gas, which has created prosperity.
Bladt finished with Sand Bank project|
Sand Bank project is now complete, and last week the last shipments from Bladt Industries manufacturing facilities in Aalborg took place. The project started in 2014 and has as planned been underway for almost eighteen years.
Delisting of Mols-Linien shares postponed|
The Company Appeals Board has decided that the complaint on March 17, 2016 regarding Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S's ruling that Mols-Linien shares can be deleted from trading and from official listing has been postponed.
Frederikshavn Harbour expansion live|
You now have the opportunity to follow the expansion step by step via live streaming from a webcam on top of the Kattegat silo. The camera is set to short intervals to switch between three different positions. In this way the area which the port expansion will cover is displayed wholly.
|Growth potential in the maritime industry|
Despite the challenges of low growth in international trade and low oil prices, the Danish Maritime expects the maritime industry and the shipyards to experience progress. But it requires framework conditions to allow the businesses to compete more equally in the global market, says the trade organization.
|Mols-Linien bids on routes to Bornholm|
Mols-Linien wants to expand its current business activity by sailing several ferry routes in Denmark, and has submitted a bid for the ferry service to routes between Rønne-Køge and Rønne-Ystad.
Few accidents in the Danish oil industry|
In 2015, the accident rate in the oil and gas industry was 1,72 accidents per 1 million working hours - the second lowest in ten years. The Minister of employment Jørn Neergaard Larsen said this at Oil Gas Denmark's security conference Task Force Zero in Esbjerg on Thursday.
Knud E. Hansen wins international award|
At the 14th annual ferry shipping conference, the award ShipPax Award 2015 was awarded to Knud E. Hansen for the design of CONRO vessel Atlantic Star. The ship is designed with a ro/ro area in the middle of the ship and space for containers on both ends of the ship.
How sustainable scrapping should look like|
The European Commission has published a technical guide for ship recycling facilities that would like to be approved by the EU. Such scrap yards must provide safe working conditions, control pollution and proper waste management.
Lauritzen Foundation expands board|
Tommy Thomsen has joined the Board of Lauritzen Fonden from April 10. He has 35 years of experience in the maritime sector including Maersk, Clipper and Nordic Tankers. He has since 2013 been CEO of the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU).
|Drastic changes underway in Maersk|
The Board of Directors of A. P. Møller-Maersk is considering drastic changes in the company, which among other things will mean new business areas. Chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen shared some of the thoughts of the board at the general meeting.
|Power from Horns Rev 3 wind turbines|
Energinet.dk is building the technical power plant for the Horns Rev 3 project, which is under construction in the North Sea about 55 kilometers from the port of Esbjerg. Blue Water Shipping is involved in the project in several ways including transport and storage.
Cargo ship aground at Skagen|
The Dutch freighter Hestia went aground on a sandbank off Skagen on Sunday late afternoon. The grounding occurred at 18:09 according to duty officer at the Defence Operation Centre. The ship should be pulled loose by a tugboat sometime during Monday.
Fund has awarded almost half a billion kr.|
The Danish Maritime Fund has since its inception in 2006 awarded a total of 431 million kroner in support to 532 projects. Of this, 332 million kroner has been awarded to charitable causes and 99 million kroner to business purposes in the form of special loans.
Turbulent 2015 for Lindø Industrial Park|
Lindø Industrial Park A/S, a subsidiary of the Port of Odense, increased its occupancy rate to 88 percent in 2015 from 80 percent in 2014. Revenue for 2015 was 102 million kroner, and net profit was 13 million kroner. The figures for 2014 were respectively 120 million and 21 million kroner.
Another record year for Hirtshals Harbour|
Hirtshals Harbour set another record in 2015. Denmark's seventh largest commercial port achieved a satisfactory financial result of 14.5 million kroner. Revenue increased to 73.8 million kroner. It is the sixth consecutive year thath the harbour experienced an overall increase in revenue.
|Pirates followed the Danish newspapers|
The Somali pirates that held six seamen from the Danish cargo ship Leopard hostage for 838 days, were well-informed about the information that is presented in the Danish press in connection with the case. Some of the information was used to increase the ransom.
|16 new licenses distributed in the North Sea|
The Minister of Energy, power and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt presented the 16 new licenses in the seventh licensing round for exploration of oil and gas in the North Sea today at a ceremony in the Danish Energy Agency. The 12 companies have six years to make new discoveries that can increase the Danish hydrocarbon production and thus provide money for the Danish state.
Cutbacks in DONG's Norwegian branch|
Dong Energy has reduced headcount by 175 in its oil and gas department. The company will not say how many positions have been taken down in Dong E & P Norge AS. According offshore.no large areas of management, among them CEO Philip J. Lafeber, have left the company voluntarily or because of cutbacks.
Esbjerg Harbour invests in a mobile crane|
The prospect of shipping out more than 500 wind turbines in 2016 has caused Esbjerg to expand its crane capacity with a mobile Liebherr 180-port crane. This means that the port's customers will soon have access to five mobile harbor cranes.
Maersk Broker expands|
Maersk Broker has apparently secured a number of dry cargo specialists as part of its efforts to expand in the sector. These are former Light Ship brokers, who joins Maersk Broker in Copenhagen.
Engineer school increases numbers|
The Minister of Research and education Ulla Tørnæs gave Fredericia Maskinmesterskole permission to increase the number of admitted students to the program in Esbjerg this year. The education is popular and that it leads to jobs.