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Concerned minister met with shipping
Photo: Carsten Lundager
Concerned minister met with shipping
21-11-2020 12:00
Danish Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen met with Jacob Meldgaard, Chairman of Danish Shipping and CEO of Torm. The only item on the agenda was the security situation in the Gulf of Guinea, which is being ravaged by piracy.

Partnership develop new ferry for Oslo-CPH
26-11-2020 12:00
DFDS and its partners have applied for EU support for development of a ferry powered by electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell which only emits water. Green hydrogen is to be produced by a projected offshore wind energy-powered electrolyser plant in Greater Copenhagen.
APM Terminals sets all-time record
25-11-2020 12:00
Despite the pandemic, APM Terminals Pecém, in Ceará, has set two consecutive records this year with a best-ever September performance of 41,000 TEUs followed by a record-breaking October result of 46,705 TEUs. For the first 10 months, the Pecém Terminal reports 309,051 TEUs, a 7.9% increase on 2019
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New contract with Danish Defence
24-11-2020 12:00
DFDS has signed a new agreement with the Danish Defence. It means that DFDS must make ships available for maritime transport of military equipment when requested by the Danish Defence.or German military forces.
Semco Maritime applies US codes
22-11-2020 12:00
Semco Maritime has delivered on an initiative to drive forward the development of a best practice library to capture learnings from these actual projects and concluding on findings and lessons learned related to US codes and standards for offshore wind use.
 Pernille Vilhelmsen new CPCO in Hempel
13-11-2020 12:00
Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen has been appointed Executive Vice President & Chief People & Culture Officer and member of the Executive Management Board in Hempel A/S. She succeeds Peter Kirkegaard, who has accepted a new opportunity outside Hempel.

 DFDS profit dropped 59 % in Q3
12-11-2020 12:00
DFDS passenger business was severely hit by COVID-19 travel restrictions in Q3. However, the result is better than originally expected, as the freight businesses of both Ferry and Logistics were above last year’s Q3 results.

Torm profit of 1m dollar in Q3
11-11-2020 12:00
In the third quarter of 2020, TORM achieved TCE rates of USD/day 16,762 – compared to USD/day 13,392 for the same period in 2019. EBITDA was USD 43.4m, compared to USD 32.0m for the same period in 2019. EBITDA was negatively impacted by a non-recurring IAS standard provision of USD 8m related to cargo claims.
DESMI brings FineFog firefighting to Europe
10-11-2020 12:00
After years of success in Asian-built ships, the Danish company DESMI is now bringing its low-pressure alternative FineFogTM Fixed Water-Based Firefighting systems to the European market.
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Maersk Drilling awarded one-well contract
09-11-2020 12:00
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill one deepwater exploration well offshore Brunei Darussalam. The contract is expected to commence in March 2021, with an estimated duration of 35 days.
DFDS in new cooperation with MSC
06-11-2020 12:00
After long negotiations with shipping company MSC, it is a pleasure to announce that from 11 November the NorthSea terminal in Brevik will deliver port service to MSC’s container shipping service in the Oslofjord.
 Maersk Drilling awarded three-well contrac
05-11-2020 12:00
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. for the harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient to drill three wells at the B13 and A12 fields in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The contract is expected to commence in November 2020 and has an estimated duration of 110 days.

 APMT signs contract for new dry bulk facility
25-10-2020 10:00
APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development of a new bulk cargo facility on the northern side of the Poti Sea Port. Pursuant to the agreement, APMT will invest in constructing a new breakwater, 400m of quay wall and dredging up to 13,5 meters vessel draft.

Falcon joins Dania Ship Management
24-10-2020 12:00
Dania Ship Management plans to extend its ship management capabilities in a partnership agreement with Falcon Maritime Group. The new relationship strengthens the commitment to create a compelling platform for Copenhagen based ship management solutions.
DFDS ensures essential transport to the UK
23-10-2020 12:00
The UK Government has agreed contracts worth GBP 77.6 million in total with four ferry companies to ensure ferry capacity for transport of vital goods like medicine and food during the first few months after the end of the Brexit transition period. DFDS is one of four companies.
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CMP joins CO2 capture project
22-10-2020 12:00
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) will become a central party in storing and distributing captured CO2 from the Amager Resource Center to ships that sail the CO2 to storage in old oil fields in the North Sea. EU is expected to add significant funding for the project.
Maersk Drilling secures contract in Angola
21-10-2020 11:32
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a three-well contract from Total E&P Angola for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Voyager, which will be employed to drill development wells in Angola’s Block 17. The contract has an estimated duration of 140 days, which means that Maersk Voyager is now contracted until Q2 2021.
 Svitzer appoints new global COO
20-10-2020 12:00
Ingrid Uppelschoten Snelderwaard will take up the role as global COO of Svitzer, reporting to CEO Kasper Friis Nilaus. Ingrid Uppelschoten Snelderwaard joins Svitzer from her current position as Global Head of Equipment and VP at Maersk and takes over from Svitzer’s current COO, Leonardo Sonzio, who will be moving on to become Maersk's Head of Fleet Operations.

 Svitzer to commence operations in Emden
15-10-2020 12:00
Svitzer Europe will start a new towage operation in the seaport of Emden - Germany’s third-largest North Sea port - from 1st January 2021, the company has announced today. The expansion into Germany’s third-largest North Sea port comes as next step in Svitzer’s sustained growth strategy.

Norden seizes tanker market opportunities
14-10-2020 12:00
Norden has completed the sale of product tanker Nord Andes to an Asian buyer. The sale of Nord Andes comes just 10 months after the vessel was purchased by Norden in December 2019, and underlines Norden’s strategy to be an asset-trading company.
Maersk upgrades expectations for 2020
13-10-2020 09:02
A.P. Moller - Maersk is changing its full-year guidance for 2020 based on preliminary Q3 figures and the current outlook for Q4. The full year 2020 EBITDA is now expected to be in the range of USD 7.5-8.0bn, before restructuring and integration costs (previously USD 6.0-7.0bn).
BWS Port/Terminal operator of the year
12-10-2020 12:00
Blue Water Shipping - who has loaded, unloaded and transported thousands of wind turbine components through the years - has been awarded Port Terminal Operator of the Year at the international Heavy Lift Awards 2020.
DFDS profit dropped 59 % in Q3
12-10-2020 12:00
DFDS passenger business was severely hit by COVID-19 travel restrictions in Q3. However, the result is better than originally expected, as the freight businesses of both Ferry and Logistics were above last year’s Q3 results.
 Maersk start air freight services
11-10-2020 12:00
With the first of the multiple chartered airplanes moved cargoes for a leading tyre manufacturer from Thailand to Japan on October 11th, Maersk’s product portfolio has been successfully expanded to air freight.

 Swire Blue Ocean to go public
09-10-2020 12:00
Swire Pacific Offshore has announces its intention to list its subsidiary Swire
Blue Ocean on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The announcement comes on the back of the announcement of significant expansion plans for the Danish operator.

DSV Panalpina delivers strong performance
08-10-2020 12:00
During Q3 2020, DSV Panalpina have seen a strong financial performance in all divisions, with results exceeding our internal expectations. The results are driven by better than anticipated market conditions across our different markets and lower than anticipated negative impacts from COVID-19.
BWS in new agreement with Cubic
07-10-2020 12:00
Blue Water will be handling CUBIC’s sea and air freight as well as courier – primarily from CUBIC’s headquarters in Brønderslev, Denmark to worldwide destinations. Furthermore, the agreement covers global transports from the company’s branches in Poland and China.
Change of guard in DFDS BU Channel
06-10-2020 12:00
Filip Hermann takes up the role as VP of BU Channel. He follows Kasper Moos, who will focus fully on leading BU Group Passenger through the COVID-19 crisis and regaining growth after the pandemic. 
New actor in the project cargo industry
04-10-2020 10:00
United Heavy Lift has announced the establishment of United Marguisa Lines ApS (UML), the operating company in continuation of the joint sailing agreement (JSA) between Marguisa and United Heavy Lift, for their joint services to the African continent.
 Maersk Drilling awarded two-well contract
03-10-2020 12:00
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V. to drill two development wells as part of Project Unity in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The harsh-environment jack-up rig to be used for the job is yet to be assigned. The contract is expected to commence in Q2 2021, with an estimated duration of 121 days. The contract value is approximately USD 12.1m.

 Increases sailings on Estonia – Sweden
02-10-2020 12:00
DFDS is increasing capacity and customer service significantly on our freight and passenger ferry route between Paldiski in Estonia and Kapellskär in Sweden. This means that the number of departures will increase from 14 per week to 22.

New Head of Sustainability
01-10-2020 12:00
Dorthe Scherling Nielsen joins Hempel on 1 October to lead the company’s ambitious sustainability work.Sustainability is a central pillar in Hempel. The company has a stated desire to lead the coatings industry in the sustainability space. To drive this goal forward, Hempel has appointed Dorthe
Amrit Peter Kalsi new CEO of Clipper Group
30-09-2020 12:00
With effect from 1 October, Peter Kalsi 2020 takes up the position as Group CEO and CEO for Clipper Bulk, the Group’s largest business entity. Amrit Peter Kalsi succeeds Peter Norborg who, upon mutual agreement with Clipper, is moving on to new challenges outside the Group.
Danish Digital Maritime Day
29-09-2020 11:46
In October, Danish Digital Maritime Day will be held in a collaboration between Danish Maritime, the Danish Maritime Authority and Danish Shipping. Please do not forget to register your participation to a Blue Day with maritime input from home and abroad.
Hempel rolls out underwater hull inspection
25-09-2020 12:00
Denmark-based coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an underwater hull inspection service using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage.
 Norden raises full-year expectations
24-09-2020 12:00
Due to a very strong performance in the Dry Operator business unit, NORDEN raises its expectations for the full-year 2020 Adjusted Result to USD 70-110 million (approximately DKK 445-700 million), up from USD 40-80 million.

 Autonomous vessels powered by Danfoss
23-09-2020 12:00
Danfoss Editron has been commissioned by the Grovfjord Mek. Verksted (GMV) shipyard to deliver the hybrid drivetrain systems for a fleet of robot exploration vessels. The unmanned surface robots will be launched by Ocean Infinity under a spin-out firm called Armada.

Flandria Seaways passes through Suez Canal
22-09-2020 12:00
DFDS Flandria Seaways and her crew sailed through the long and busy Suez Canal on their way from China to Europe. This is Captain Joakim Dahlberg’s second time bringing one of our mega freight ferries home, and he has taken this great picture above.
Freight grows on Frederikshavn – Oslo
19-09-2020 12:00
Few Danish routes have been as hard hit by COVID-19 as those between Denmark and Norway. Now it is evident that the decision by DFDS to include Frederikshavn in their sailings between Copenhagen and Oslo was a wise one.
Monjasa Accelerates Trainee Programme
18-09-2020 12:00
This year, Monjasa presents the largest batch of Monjasa Oil & Shipping Trainees since launching the programme in 2018. A total of 12 new trainees join Monjasa’s offices and will attend academic modules with the Danish Shipping Academy.
Maersk Drilling sets new climate target
17-09-2020 12:00
As part of an overall sustainability strategy, Maersk Drilling has set an ambitious target of lowering the intensity of CO2 emissions from its drilling operations by 50% by 2030. The target is supported by Maersk Drilling’s strategic focus on efficiency gains, which also leads to reduced CO2 emissions.
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