EU approves Stena joint venture
The European Commission has approved the establishment of a joint venture between Stena Shipping, a part of Stena AB, and German Glovis Europe, which is operated by the South Korean company Hyundai Glovis. The joint venture will mainly revolve around operating shorter routes by RoRo vessels.
NorSea gets Sprogø Wind Farm Contract|
NorSea Wind, which is headquartered in Esbjerg, has won the contract for operation and maintenance of the Sprogø Offshore Wind Farm in the Great Belt. The Norwegian owned company began the job on January 1 2019, after getting the contract through a bidding process.
Braat celbrates 30 years in Danske Maritime|
The Danish trade organization Danske Maritime’s CEO Jenny N. Braat will be celebrating her 30th anniversary in the organization that represents Danish shipyards and maritime equipment companies. She has been CEO of the trade organization since 2011.
New advanced products from Furuno|
These days navigator’s have to know how to process a lot of information by themselves: imaging radar, ECDIS, GPS, and so on – while simultaneously keeping a look out from the bridge. But Furuno has a solution to this problem.
Scandinavias first dry port|
ADP Associated Danish Ports/Port of Fredericia is now in the process of driving the construction machines in position for construction and land development of what will be Scandinavia's largest and preliminary only Dry Port
|New TEU-record in the Port of Aarhus|
In 2018, the Port of Aarhus beat their own previous Danish record made in 2017 of 511.424, as the port took in 540.363 containers (TEU). This corresponds to a six percent increase. That is more than one container for every minute of the year. The ports freight turnover was 8.801.234 tons.
|Municipal meeting regarding Samsø ferry|
On Thursday February 7 Samsø’s district council will work out the details of a new express ferry, which will sail between Aarhus and Sælvig. The 11 district council members will amongst other things gain insight to what the new ferry will look like.
744 ships were scrapped in 2018|
744 large merchant vessels were sold to wrecking yards in 2018. 518 of these vessels were scrapped on beaches in South Asia and made a new record of 90,4 percent of the total tonnage that was scrapped on a global scale throughout the year.
Molslinjens Express 4 is heading to Aarhus|
After a years work, ship builders at Austal Shipyard in Perth have handed over Express 4 to Molslinjen’s people in Australia. After a few weeks of doing tests in waters outside Perth, Molslinjens crew began the 20.000 kilometer trip to Aarhus, which is equivalent to 11.100 nautical miles.
60 years ago Hans Hedtoft sank|
It is exactly 60 years since the Danish liner MS Hans Hedtoft was shipwrecked south of Kap Farvel. People in both Denmark and Greenland followed the rescue mission. Every hour, people could tune in to their radioes for updates on the rescue mission, which seemed to swerve between hopefulness and doubt. In the end, all that was left was sorrow. Everyone onboard the liner died.
Hirtshals Yard is fully operating|
After a thorough renovation that took place last autumn, the floating dock in the Port of Hirtshals is now back in its permanent place. With the docking of M/V Franklin, Hirtshals Yard is again fully operating after a challenging autumn, where the yard's floating dock capsized, and a renovation became necessary.
|Danish rowers cross the Atlantic Ocean|
Danish rowers Lasse Wulff Hansen og Mads Vangsø were the first to cross the finish line on Tuesday, after rowing 5,000 kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean over the last 50 days. They started the journey on December 12 in the Canary Islands, and for most of the trip, the two rowers took turns to row for a period of 2 hours.
|Webinar on cabel- and pipe laying|
Roxtex Group, the worlds leading supplier and manufacture of cable and pipe seals, is hosting a free webinar about the latest knowledge and initiatives within the segment such as the Roxtec Transit Safety Services on March 12 from 10 – 10.40 o’clock.
Good chances of beach auctions this year|
Over the last 10 to 12 years, little to no wood has been found on the Danish coasts, and because of this there has not been any reason to have any beach auctions. But that will change this year
Unifeeder connects Gdynia with DP London|
Unifeeder has established a new route between Gdynia and DP World London Gateway, which will open on February 22. The new route is part of Unifeeders plan of delivering a competitive transport alternative to customers, as well as creating a safe door-to-door delivery of freight to the UK from the continent.
Two killed and 10 injured in explosion |
An explosion that took place in a boiler room on a Turkish shipyard cost the lives of two workers, and injured ten others. Firemen were quick to put out the fire on Cido Shipping’s aframax tanker LR2 Poseidon yesterday at Tuzlas shipyard near Istanbul.
Freighship hits weir in Göta Älven|
The Latvian freights ship Oak, which is registered in the Cook Islands, had an accident on Sunday evening when it was in Lilla Edet in Göta Älven. The crew lost control of the ship as it hit a weir and was wrecked.
|Offshore worker dies in North Sea|
An offshore worker died at 11 o’clock on January 24 after falling into the North Sea while working on Total’s Culzean gas field. His body was found later the same day, and his family was then informed. The victim’s identity has not been made public.
|Falck Safety Services changes name|
The world’s leading safety training partner Falck Safety Services has changed its name to RelyOn Nutec to consolidate global activities around one brand. With 33 locations across 20 countries, the company delivers safety and skills training to more than 250,000 people annually in oil & gas, maritime, renewables and other high-risk potential industries.
Royal Arctic Line experiences ice problems|
SHORT NEWS: Royal Arctic Line, RAL, has decided to postpone a shipment to the Disko Bay in West Greenland indefinitely due to the ice conditions. This means that Minik Arctica will remain in Nuuk until the weather conditions allow sailing to Aasiaat.
Norden charters new ultramax to JJ Ugland|
Norwegian shipping company JJ Ugland has chartered their newest ultramax to Danish shipping company Norden. JJ Uglands ship Jorita of 63.000 DWT was named last Wednesday at Shin Kasado shipyard in Japan by its god mother Pernille Berg Johnsson. The shipyard delivered a sister ship in 2017.
New maritime internship portal launched|
Danske Rederier’s new internship portal ‘Blue Internship’ will be launched today during a sparring forum at the Fredericia School of Marine Engineering. At the forum, Danske Rederier’s internship coordinator, Anne Panknin Kristensen, will present and demonstrate how the portal works.
Partnership focuses on greener shipping|
Yesterday, the Danish- South Korean Green Ship Expert Committee (GSEC) held their first meeting at the Danish Maritime Authorities. GSEC will function as the framework for a partnership regarding new technologies and sustainable solutions for shipping.
|Danmark leads mine sweeping task|
For the entirety of 2019, one of the Danish Defenses’ inspection ships will be in charge of NATO's task of removing old naval mines in the Baltic Sea and the eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean. The reason for the task is to keep the shipping lanes free of dangerous mines.
|Frigate will never sail again|
A Norwegian expert who has been in charge of the building process of numerous of the parts that the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge consists of has said that the frigate, which is almost sunken at this point, will never sail again.
Danske Maritime happy with EU’s initiative|
There has to be more focus on the importance of the industry, according to Danske Maritime, and the EU agrees. The Rumanian presidency has invited to a discussion about the European maritime industry in Brussels. The EU’s initiative is therefore pleasing to Danish trade organization Danske Maritime.
Maersk adds to Far East Asia-USA Gulf route|
As Maersk continues their quest to improve customer experience and supply cost effective products, the company wants to add another container vessel to the TP18 rotation from the Far East to the Gulf of Mexico.
Port of Frederikshavn wins business award|
It was a humble and happy Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen who, as CEO of the Port of Frederikshavn, received Frederikshavn trade council’s Growth and Willingness Business Award 2018 in front of 230 guests in the Music House together with Chairman of the Board Bo Uggerhøj.
Maersk introduces random sampling|
SHORT NEWS: The devastating fire onboard the container ship Maersk Honam last March, which took the lives of five seafarers, has made Maersk Line to introduce random sampling of the contents of containers. This random sampling will be tried out in four ports in the US to start out with.
|32 % of offshore-vessels not in operation|
It is no secret that shipping companies that deal in the offshore sector are under pressure. VesselsValues' offshore manager Robert Day has a new study out on how many ships are currently not in service on a global scale, a study that shows that 32 percent of the worlds ships are not in service. The situation is worst in South East Asia.
|DSV wants to buy Panalpina|
Danish transport group DSV has confirmed that the company has given their offer on Panalpina to the company's board of directors. The offer consists of 1.58 DSV shares and 55 Swiss franc in cash per Panalpina share. The value of this is 170 Swiss franc per share, based on closing prices on January 11 2019.
New partnership for the Danish Maritime Fair|
The Media Group Maritime Denmark and Bella Center Copenhagen have entered into a partnership to develop and host the International Maritime Fair - Danish Maritime Fair - in 2020 and 2022.
Esvagt rescues men from fire North Sea|
Last Friday, the crew onboard the fishing boat RI 524 James Robert were rescued by a helicopter in the North Sea, as water was leaking into the boat which caused it to start sinking. On Saturday, Esvagt Carina was hired to pull the unmanned fishing boat to the waters of Grådyb, where another vessel would takeover and pull it to land
Orskov Yard increases dock leveller capacity|
Orskov Yard has signed a lease contract with the Port of Frederikshavn regarding a new quay – and back land area. The point of the agreement is to increase Orskov Yards dock leveller capacity with one or more floating docks. The first dock is expected to be delivered next year
Esvagt and Equinor prolong cooperation|
Eight years of mutual trust and cooperation are about to be extended, as Equinor and Esvagt add a minimum of three years to their cooperation in the southern part of the Norwegian sector.
|MHI Vestas to Open US HQ in Boston|
Marking a new era for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the US, the company will establish its base in Boston with recent hire Jason Folsom to lead the company’s ramp-up efforts. The office will focus initially on sales and strategy as it develops a local footprint for projects in the region.
|15 seafarers stranded on ship in Aarhus Bay|
Fifteen seafarers from four countries have since December 19 been stranded onboard the freight vessel HHL Amur, which is anchored in Aarhus Bay. The freight vessel was taken into arrest after its owner – German shipping company Hansa Heavy Lift declared bankruptcy.
Bågø ferry broke down|
SHORT NEWS: The ferry between Assens and Bågø, which is known for being a reliable mode of transportation, crashed both its main engines on Tuesday morning, and the ferry was therefore forced to lay quietly in the water for one hour before it was brought back to Assens.
New fish landing record in Port of Skagen |
2018 was another record-breaking year for fishing at the Port of Skagen, as the port’s fish landings ended with a value of 1.019.000.000 Danish kroner. This beats the former record of 1.000.689.000 kroner back in 2016. The Port of Skagen is still Denmark’s largest fishing port measured by the amount and value of fish landings.
Tuco Marine wins prestigious award|
Tuco Marine’s work in the aquaculture segment has paid of. The company’s 15-meter long ProZero- vessel build as a specialized high-pressure edition has been given the prestigious award "Best Inshore AquacultureBoat 2018" – by International Work Boat World Magazine.
Ole Ingrisch new Chariman of Port-Safety|
Ole Ingrisch, Chairman of the board of Danske Havne, will become the new Chairman of the Board of the security company Port-Safety in February.