Scrubber conference on the way
Danish Martime and MARCOD focus on scrubber technology, implementation of sulfur rules and new business opportunities for Danish maritime suppliers at a conference in April.
Siemens secure substantial contract|
For the first time ever, Siemens Wind Power will provide a complete wind farm solution, including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore project. Hohe See's owner EnBW has now taken a final investment decision for its 497 megawatt wind farm.
Victoria is now towed to Lindø without spills|
The container ship Victoria is now at Fayard shipyard in Odense Fjord, after being towed at low speed by tugboats from north of Funen.
DONG start Walney Extension|
DONG Energy will start construction of the 660 MW Walney Extension wind farm in Cumbria next week with the initial installation work on the seabed. To mark the launch, the developer has allocated 300.000 GBP to support and develop the commercial fishery in the eastern Irish Sea.
Plan for grounded ship is expected today|
The Defence Operations Centre expects to receive a salvage plan later today for the container ship Victoria, which since Friday has remained aground north of Fynshoved with a 50-meter-long crack in the hull.
|Oil cleanup could take months|
On Tuesday, the cleanup of the oil spill on Endelave started. 10 men and trucks and excavators arrived Tuesday morning to the island with a special ferry. They were going at it all day. The cleanup is only the beginning of a work that may extend over several months.
|No clarification on grounded ship|
It remains unclear what will happen to the Portuguese container ship Victoria, which sailed aground northwest of Funen on Friday. No new pollution has been observed.
Maersk will reduce CO2 emissions|
A new partnership agreement between Maersk Line and Equate Petrochemical Company will lead to a reduction of the Kuwaiti company's CO2 emissions per transported container of 15 percent in 2020.
Container ship aground north of Fyn|
The Portuguese flagged container ship Victoria went aground on Friday night northwest of Fyn. The team leader at Defence Operation Centre informs that there's probably holes in several of the ship's tanks, but there are no traces of oil in the water. The ship came loose unaided and is now anchored.
State revenue from North Sea was halved|
The low oil prices in 2015 meant that state revenues from the North Sea was halved to around 9,3 billion kroner, according to the financial statement, the DEA announced today. It is a halving of revenue from 2014, when revenue was approximately at 18,8 billion kroner.
Easier to receive compensation for pollution|
An international set of rules will make it easier to receive compensation for damage by dangerous or harmful substances in maritime transport. The EU is in fact working on a permit to ratify a convention to ensure uniform rules about responsibility for cleaning up pollution.
|Kidnapped are supported by trade union|
Trade unions now calls for relevant authorities to secure the release of the eight crew members from a German-owned cargo ship that was kidnapped five days ago off the coast of Nigeria.
|The DMA wants to improve efficiently|
New technology and digitalization is the future – also for the maritime industry and the authorities - to solve their tasks more efficiently. The Danish Maritime Authority will set focus on this at the European Shipping Week on February 28.
Willemoes is ready for war. Now with video|
The Danish frigate Peter Willemoes is now ready to go to war against ISIL, after a parliamentary decision. It will hapen today when the frigate joins the US aircraft carrier group in the Mediterranean fighting the terror movement.
Michael Pram Rasmussen steps down|
Michael Pram Rasmussen has informed the Board of Directors that he will step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S effective at the Annual General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday 28 March
Skou: 2016 was a difficult year|
2016 was a difficult year financially, with headwinds in all of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s markets. But Maersk have set a new course, with the aim of growing revenue again, says Maersk Group CEO Søren Skou.
Maersk deficit of 1.9bn dollar in 2016|
A.P. Moller - Maersk delivered an loss of 1.9bn dollar in 2016, compared to a profit of 925m dollar in 2015. The result was negatively impacted by impairments in 2016 of 2.7bn dollar in Maersk Supply Service and in Maersk Drilling.
|Norwegian net makers heading to Skagen|
Skagen Harbour has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian Egersund AS TRÅL to settle with a net making facility at the port. Initially it will be a temporary location until stage 3 of the port expansion is completed, which will mean new areas.
|Fight against over implementation helps|
The Director of the Danish Shipowners' Addociation Jakob Ullegård, calls on the government to continue the fight against over implementaion. A statement from the Ministry of Justice in 2015 showed that 90 percent of the EU rules that were incorporated into Danish law in 2014, were implemented through executive orders.
Maersk Drilling changes management|
Maersk Drilling has appointed Lars Østergaard as new CCO. He replaces Ana Zambelli, who is leaving the company, says Maersk Drilling in a statement.
Greenlandic vessels choose Hirtshals|
At the moment, several Greenlandic vessels are berthed in Hirtshals. All vessels are going to get major ship services. In late January, Sarfaqittuk from Arctic Umiaq Line arrived. A week after, Pajuttat from Royal Arctic Line arrivied. The two vessels are in Hirtshals until mid-February.
The Danish shipyards are doing well|
While many shipyards around the world are struggling with deficits and empty order books, things are going really well for the Danish shipyards. We are no longer building large ships, but in turn we have a good hold of special ships, repairs and maintenance.
Goldman Sachs sells out of DONG shares|
DONG Energy A/S has received information that New Energy Investment S.à.r.l. (NEI) has initiated an accelerated bookbuilding offering to institutional investors of 26,5 million existing shares in DONG Energy, which corresponds to 6,3 percent of the outstanding shares.
|The DMA launches new website|
The Danish Maritime Authority has launched a new English website. The English website www.dma.dk is used frequently by seafarers and other users throughout the world. Since then, the site has about 450 unique visitors every day.
|Maersk deliver all its documents to France|
Maersk has submitted all the information which the French authorities requested in connection with the two Danish supply vessels, Maersk Shipper and Maersk Searcher, which sank off the French coast on December 22.
Sea Worker sinking could prove expensive|
It could ultimately cost DONG hundreds of millions that the company's wind turbine platform Sea Worker in January sunk off Bjerregaard on the west coast last year. Finans wrote this.
Digitalization will strengthen the future|
As a prelude to the Danish Maritime Authority conference "e-Navigation Undervay" which kicks off in the next two days, the South Korea maritime Director General, Kwang-Youl Park, visited the Danish Maritime Authority to discuss cooperation on digitization and e-navigation.
Restructuring expensive for Alfa Laval|
In 2016, Alfa Laval saw declines in both order intake, revenue and profits. The accounts were negatively impacted due to costs associated with a major restructuring. The fourth quarter did show improvement compared to the third quarter of 2016.
New turbines should support Vestas growth|
Two new turbine models will support Vestas' strong position in the US. The US market accounted for 35 percent of all Vestas' announced orders in 2016 and the new types must bring the cost of wind production down.
|The Danish offshore took a hard hit|
The Danish offshore shipping companies have taken a hard hit by the downturn in the industry, and had to say goodbye to 275 employees last year. Berlingske Business states this. A key player in the market expects that there will be more bankruptcies this year.
|Danish Maritime Days continue in 2018|
The three partners behind the Danish Maritime Days - Danish Shipowners' Association, Danish Maritime and the Danish Maritime Authority - have decided to continue the maritime days, although the event no longer receives funding from the state. The next Danish Maritime Days will be in 2018.
Maritime Danmark reaches settlement|
Maritime Denmark chose November 2, 2016 to expel Sales Director Jakob le Fevre and to send out a notification to customers and business associates. The expulsion was also mentioned with a story at the Maritime Denmark's news portal. There's now reached a settlement with Jakob le Fevre ending the case.
Vestas turbine smashes production record|
The world's most powerful wind turbine has again smashed the record for electricity over 24 hours. It is the upgrade of MHI Vestas 8 MW turbine, which under special conditions can manage to produce 9 MW per hour on average over 24 hours. 24-hour production was 216 MWh.
Large round of layoffs at Bladt Industries|
Bladt Industries, headquartered in Aalborg are on their way to fire up to 230 employees. 90 permanent employees equivalent to 15 percent will be fired. Around 140 non-permanent employees won't have their contracts extended when they expire.
DM in skills must draw young people |
The blue Denmark now bands together in the struggle to provide more skilled workers to the blue industry. It occurs when the subjects in the maritime industry are running for DM in Skills.
|Maersk Drilling ensures new contract|
Maersk Drilling has ensured a contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands BV for the jack-up rig Maersk Resolute. The contract includes drilling of two wells, A8 and A9 in the A12 block in the Dutch Continental Shelf. The task is estimated to take 75 days. The contract includes an option for up to five additional wells.
|The Appeals Board for Maritime Conditions|
As part of the government's plan "BETTER BALANCE - Government institutions closer to citizens and businesses" Nævnenes Hus will be established on January 1, 2017. Here, a wide range of state complaint boards will be brought together, including the Appeals Board for Maritime Conditions.
DONG divestment of Oil & Gas this year|
In connection with the interim report for the first nine months of 2016, DONG Energy announced the launch of a process intended to ultimately divest its operations in exploration and production of oil and gas. Now the company claims the sale will take place in 2017.
Denmark heading towards sound scrapping|
The Danish Parliament looks at a new bill from the Minister of Environment and Food to join the Hong Kong Convention of 2009. Global rules must ensure that people and the environment are better protected when ships are scrapped
MARCOD certified as silver cluster in the EU|
MARCOD has just earned a silver certification by the EU's joint cluster initiative ECEI. It is the North Jutland maritime companies guarantee that they work with a professional cluster organization that manages to match the efforts and services with the needs of businesses.
Traffic records for Ystad Harbour|
Traffic volumes in Ystad Harbour continue to grow. In 2016, as many as four new records were set and the magic threshold of 2,000,000 passengers was reached. 1,375,176 passengers traveled between Bornholm and Ystad in 2016.