Norwegian conflict can affect Danish sailors
A Norwegian legislative change could make it possible to register ferries in the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) and it may later threaten Danish jobs, predicts Søfartens Ledere.
Shipping should be part of Internal Market|
The EU Internal Market is a great success and a clear advantage for the Danes, whose wealth according to a new study, is 5 percent higher than it would have been without the Internal Market. But the Internal Market does not include shipping and this should be rectified. The Danish Shipowners' Association now takes action.
Situation at sunken ship under control|
The situation around the Sternö was under control sunday morning. The ship owners and the insurance company, jointly with the marine authorities were in the process of preparing a recovery plan to salvage the ship during the next week.
New trade agreements is the way to growth|
For Denmark, the EU is crucial for increased access to world markets and to future growth. Therefore, it is important that the EU is pushing for more trade agreements. This is highlighted by the Danish Shipowners' Association, before the weekend's consultation at Christiansborg on the EU's future role in Denmark.
Environmental ships can take time off|
The 179-meter-long container ship, Victoria, which was towed to Fayard in Lindø on Friday, was followed by environmental vessels from the Defence. The assignment was to watch and be ready to intervene if there was a discharge of oil during the seven-hour operation
|Oil spill: The environment was lucky|
The container ship Victoria was towed to a shipyard in Odense yesterday afternoon without spilling any more olie. The grounding a week ago could have ended much worse.
|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.
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.
|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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
|Maersk CEO: No acquisitions in 2017|
In the coming year Maersk will be so busy integrating Hamburg Süd into the business, it will not be eligible to participate in any further consolidation in the container sector in 2017. This is stated by Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Group, in an interview with Bloomberg from the summit in Davos.
|Maersk does not want to comment |
At this stage Maersk Supply Service does not want to comment on the criticism of the company's transactions in connection with towing two worn-out support ships, which was made in France after the ships sank off the French coast before Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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