North Sea negotiations put on hold
Uncertainty about the Tyra field's future is the reason that protracted negotiations between Maersk and DONG, on Maersk's possible purchase of DONG's oil and gas activities in the North Sea, has been put on hold. Berlingske Business states this.
Thyborøn Harbour achieved record turnover|
2016 was a good year for Thyborøn Harbour, with reports on progress in almost all business areas and record turnover in both fishing, freight and shipping. The total value of fish landed ended at 910 million kroner.
Shipping defy Trump's environmental policy|
The Danish Shipowners' Association wants the Danish shipping companies at the forefront of the struggle to ensure lower CO2 emissions from shipping. Although the US president-elect Donald Trump wants to halt the US involvement in the climate battle.
Maersk Oil Denmark fires 160 employees|
Maersk Oil's Danish branch makes cuts during Q1 organization with up to 160 positions - equivalent to more than 10 percent of the workforce. The employees of Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit will now be assembled in Esbjerg.
Large excavation work at the Port of Kolding|
The Port of Kolding has launched a major excavation work in the harbor just outside the shipping channel. There needs to be moved a total of approximately 12,000 cubic meters before the desired depth of 7,10 meters can be maintained. It is the shipping company Høj which is in the process of performing the task.
|Frederikshavn still bet on offshore|
Despite the current downturn in oil prices there is still great business potential in offshore oil & gas for Frederikshavn. Therefore, there continues to be a local business development strategy for the area. Erhvervshus Nord believes so.
|Inspection vessels solve important task|
The Danish inspection vessel's main task is the assertion of sovereignty, ie ensure that the commonwealth's maritime borders will not be violated by foreign powers. Denmark usually has three vessels in Greenland - two patrol vessels and an inspection ship, all subject to the Arctic Command in Nuuk,
Danish coaster leak in German waters|
The Danish coaster Frem Nordica sprung a leak on Tursday while it was in the German waters during a voyage from Amsterdam to Aarhus. Large amounts of water entered the ship through a leak in the bow.
Danish delivery for longest submarine cable|
The Danish marine consulting firm Survey Assosiation has signed an agreement to conduct risk managemet task of the Norwegian-British consortium, which is in the process of building the world's longest submarine cable.
Maersk Drilling hires SubC for inspections|
The Danish specialist in offshore underwater inspections SubC Partner, has signed a three-year framework agreement with Maersk Drilling to conduct offshore ROV inspections of Maersk's drilling rigs worldwide.
Denmark heading towards cruise record|
It is becoming increasingly popular to hold your vacation aboard a cruise ship, and Denmark will feel the effects of this in 2017. For the first time ever the total number of cruise tourists expected this year is around 1 million.
|This year will be a tough year for shipping|
The prospect of minimal growth in the world economy is negatively contagious on shipping, which must look forward to a year of tough competition once again. A competition that will affect the tanker- and bulk market.
|Flensburg Shipyard receives ferry order|
FSG shipyard in Flensburg will build a new LNG powered ro-pax ferry to the French shipping company Brittany Ferries. The ferry to be delivered in 2019, will be deployed on the route between Caen in France and Portsmouth in Britain.
Two Maersk Supply ships have sunk|
Two ships belonging to Maersk Supply Service - Maersk Shipper and Maersk Searcher - have sunk in the Bay of Biscay 60 nautical miles off the French coast Wednesday night. The two ships were being towed by a third Maersk ship - Maersk Battler - when the twing cable burst.
Danish frigate to fight Islamic State|
The Danish government plans to send one of the three Danish frigates - Peter Willemoes - to the Indian Ocean to participate in the fight against Islamic State. The government puts forward a motion in parliament shortly after the New Year.
Moody's downgrade assessment of Maersk|
The rating agency Moody's is not enthusiastic about the upcoming split of A.P. Møller-Maersk. The agency lowers its credit rating of the group from Baa1 to Baa2 - with the addition of negative outlook.
New maritime business in Frederikshavn|
Monday, December 19, the new company Maritime Ship Supply held a reception at Frederikshavn Harbour. The company sells everything in technical articles and provisions for ships that dock at North Jutland ports.
|Maritime certificates can be checked online|
The Danish Maritime Authority is launching a digital solution to verify the validity of seafarers' certificates. With the new solution, anyone can check whether a certificate (STCW) is genuine. Further, the validity and what functions the certificate qualifies are disclosed.
|Maersk scraps more ships in India|
Over the coming months Maersk Line will scrap eight container ships. Of these, half will be scrapped on the controversial Alang beach in India. The other half of the vessels will be scrapped at a scrap yard in China
Final exam at skipper school|
On Friday, 36 students at Skagen Skipper School finished their final exams. The completion differed from previous ones, as the school had a class of shipmasters graduate for the first time.
Severe ice formation causes problems|
Due to severe icing Royal Arctic Line had to give up delivering cargo to several villages. The settlement ship Pajuttaat has now returned to Upernavik where the cargo to Nuussuaq and Kullorsuaq was unloaded and put in storage.
New large offshore wind order for Vestas|
The world's most powerful wind turbine has been selected for Belgium's largest offshore wind farm of approximately 370 MW. Norther N.V. has decided to implement the Norther project. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 44 units of V164-8.4 MW wind turbines for the largest Belgian offshore project.
DONG enter American partnership|
DONG Energy has partnered with New England's largest energy company Eversource Energy, which bought 50% of Bay State Wind to develop the project jointly. The project can potentially develop into a total capacity of at least two gigawatts.
|Sirens from Aarhus Harbour cause unrest|
Shortly after 9:00 this morning, sirens started blaring in Aarhus city center. The sound appeared to come from the harbor area of Aarhus, prompting many calls to the East Jutland Police.
|Partnership is good for the environment|
The Danish Shipowners' Association, the Ministry of Environment and Food, and the Ministry of Industry have entered into a partnership to strengthen cooperation and dialogue across the Blue Denmark in the maritime environment area. Th partnership must pursue Danish interests globally.
Large offshore turbine order awaits Vestas|
Yesterday, the Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE won the second Borssele bidding round. The consortium revealed that the preferred supplier for wind turbines is MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
Abandoned seafarers are better insured|
In May 2016 the Danish Parliament adopted amendments to the law on seafarers' employment. Shipping companies must now provide insurance or provide another form of security that ensures abandoned seafarers' repatriation and maintenance as well as receiveable wage claims and other remuneration.
Floating dock triggers an Initiative Award|
Today, Thyborøn Harbour presents the winner of the 15th Initiative Award. This year's recipient is Thyborøn Shipyard and the two parent companies Kynde & Toft and Thyborøn Ship & Engine. The award is given for "The plan to create floating dock facilities in Thyborøn Harbour"
Maersk not reported for scrapping|
On a legal basis there is no ground for reporting Maersk to the police in connection with the company scrapping ships in Alang beach in India. That is the assessment of the Environmental Protection Agency, which has investigated the case on the request of the Minister of Environment and Food.
|Maersk, MSC and HMM enter cooperation|
Maersk Line, MSC and HMM has announced a new strategic cooperation. The cooperation is outside the scope of MSC and Maersk Line’s 2M vessel sharing agreement, however, will provide HMM access to the 2M network
|13 companies reported for sulfur violations|
Since January 2015, nearly 300 oil samples have been collected and analyzed. Based on the tests the Environmental Protection Agency has reported a total of 13 shipping companies to the police for using fuel with high sulfur content. One of the shipping companies was reported in 2015 and the other 12 were reported this year. One of the cases is settled with a fine.
Increased defensepreparedness in the Arctic|
The government, Socialdemokratiet, Radikale Venstre and Dansk Folkeparti have agreed to implement the recommendations of an analysis of future defense tasks in the Arctic, which came in June. 120 million kroner will annually be added to Arctic tasks in the defense bill.
Many cruise ships coming to Elsinore|
Next year Elsinore will be visited by six cruise ships. This is twice as many as in 2016. In terms of number of passengers, Cruise North Copenhagen is now the second largest Danish cruise destination after Copenhagen.
BP drilling for more gas in the North Sea|
BP has begun drilling for gas deep beneath an existing field in the UK North Sea. The drilling, which leads down to the new layer several hundred meters below the existing Ravenspurn field, breathes new life into the aging field.
Skipper found dead|
A deceased person was found in the waters between Denmark and Sweden yesterday afternoon. Rescuers from both Denmark and Sweden worked together to search for the crew of the fishing boat that went aground off Skodsborg with the engine running on Tuesday.
|Vestas will supply China's tallest turbines|
Vestas has received a Chinese order from Titan Wind Energy 80 MW distributed on 40 V110-2,0 MW turbines for a project in Licun Town, Heze City in the Shandong province in eastern China. The order includes a two-year service contract. The turbines will be the tallst in China with their 137 meters.
|Hazardous goods empty Samsø ferry|
New Year is approaching. On Tuesday, December 20, Samsø Rederi will transfer a truck with fireworks at 22:00 from Hou to Samsø. This leads to a passenger limit of max 12 passengers. It is therefore a requirement that all travelers have a reservation for this departure
ISS expands global business with Norden|
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime and logistics service supplier, has expanded its global business with the Danish shipping company, Norden, with a new contract for crew member's logistics and financial services
Cruise tourism is a business worth billions|
Cruise tourism is a business worth billions for Denmark, a new study suggests. In 2016, 866,000 cruise guests visited Denmark. It has an estimated total economic impact of approximately 1,35 billion kroner and create around 1,900 jobs
DONG signs contract with DeepOcean|
DeepOcean has secured a contract with DONG Energy for cable installation and trenching work for DONG Energy's Hornsea Project One wind farm. Work will be completed in 2018/2019. DeepOcean must install and bury 93 array kable with a total length of 203 km.
Erria focuses on service and management|
Erria has bought Saigon Shipping J/S Company Ltd.'s 49 percent share of Erria Container Services Ltd. and thus receives full ownership of the company, which Erria has owned 51 percent of since 2013. The purchase price was 3,4 million kroner