Fire aboard tanker in the Baltic Sea
On Thursday morning, a fire broke out in the engine room on the product tanker Zircone in Riga Bay. The accident happened shortly after the vessel left Riga in Latvia on its way to Denmark with 7,000 tons of diesel fuel. A short circuit in the engine room was allegedly the cause of the fire that engulfed the entire room.
Drunk Russian sails ship aground|
An 80-meter-long coaster ran sailed aground inKalundborg Harbor at Gisseløre on Saturday evening at around 21 o'clock. Police officers from Central and West Zealand assessed that the ship’s Russian captain was influenced by alcohol and that he had to deliver a blood test.
Norden reorganizes dry cargo department|
Norden reorganizes its dry cargo department to provide better service to its customers. The department is organized in less specialized teams with increased flexibility and authority. The new setup should, among other things, provide improved response time for customers and the market.
Best shipping company announced today|
It will be at the Danish Shipowners' Association’s premises when the final in the battle to manage the most successful shipping company is decided today. If anyone is in doubt, it is the final of the Blue Denmark’s board game for students in the 8th and 9th grade ...
New method can remove plastic from 2018|
The environmental group The Ocean Cleanup expects to be able to implement a new method that can clean up plastic from the Pacific Ocean in the first half of 2018. The method makes cleanup both easier and faster.
|What a maritime career can look like|
The Blue Denmark needs more young people who want to complete a maritime education. Therefore, Maritime Network Frederikshavn holds Maritime Careers Day at Frederikshavn Harbor on May 23 for the second consecutive year.
|Danish software can eliminate black smoke|
IMO requirement to remove 75 pct. of NOx emissions from new ships in environmental zones makes it necessary to use new technologies. A newly developed Danish software can prevent ships from developing black smoke by accelerating, thus helping to reduce the NOx in the exhaust.
Blue Water behind new offshore-equipment for offshore wind turbines|
Mobilization for the construction of the Tahkoluoto Offshore wind farm in Finland has begun. Blue Water Shipping has delivered three reach stackers, which can lift items from 65 to 100 tons, a truck and a specially designed trolley to transport the 63-meter-long wings.
Svendborg appeals to the EU maritime event|
Business Minister Brian Mikkelsen has appointed Svendborg as the Danish candidate to host the EU's European Maritime Days. The EU Commission will decide on the location of the conference later in May.
New rules for sailing on Flensburg Fjord|
Denmark and Germany have entered an agreement on common guidelines for the approval of ships for passenger services on Flensburg Fjord. In the past, different rules in the two countries have caused problems for shipping companies.
Offshore shipping important for rural areas|
Shipping is a major part of the Danish rural areas, and every other Danish sailor lives in an outer municipality. The Rural Council therefore supports the Growth Team's recommendation that the DIS system be extended to include the offshore sector.
|Express 3 is soon headed towards Denmark|
Molslinjen's new fast ferry, Express 3 will be deployed on the route between Zealand and Jutland from June 1, 2017. The vessel is now in the process of the last trial runs in Tasmania before it heads for Denmark. The trip from the shipyard Incat in Tasmania to Denmark takes about a month
|A2SEA sells Sea Power to Karpoweship|
Sea Power has been a part of the A2SEA fleet since 2002 and has installed turbines on Horns Reef 1 + 2, Lillgrunden, Rødsand 2, Kentish Flats, Arklow Bank 1 and Anholt to mention a few of the projects.
Two new ferries with autopilot underway|
The Norwegian shipping company FosenNamsos has ordered two ferries that will be able to sail by themselves It is Rolls-Royce, which supplies the system – which almost - eliminates the need for a captain. Thus, there are now four autopiloted ferries coming to Norway.
Get ready for the Ballast Water Convention|
The Danish Maritime Authority, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Danish Shipowners' Association have been hosting a conference where the future implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention was on the agenda.
Global standard for e-Navigation on the way|
Denmark strives to digitize shipping, and now a project led by the Danish Maritime Authority and supported by the European Union, has taken a big step toward an international standard for digital data exchange. This creates safer and more efficient shipping.
Bladt Industries continued success in 2016|
Bladt Industries improved its good financial result in 2015 with a further increase in 2016. Both activity and results grew in 2016. Sales increased by 18 percent to nearly 3,5 billion kroner in 2016. Operating profit (EBIT) increased by 19 percent to 123 million kroner.
|Growth recommendations up for debate|
On April 21, the maritime growth team reveals a number of recommendations to create new growth in the Blue Denmark. The Danish Shipowners' Association and Danish Maritime invites to an after-hours meeting that day with several of the growth team members.
|Danish standard ferry is underway|
At a meeting in early June, an idea was presented to develop a new standard ferry type that is constructed so that it can be ordered with different standard equipments in three to six different sizes composed of an equal basic module.
Ten mayors demand DIS expansion|
Five mayor from Venstre and five from Socialdemokratiet have teamed up to form a letter to the government. The message is clear: The maritime growth team must be backed up by political action, especially with a focus on the expansion of sailor taxation to cover the entire maritime offshore sector.
Esvagt introduces new anti-corruption rules|
Esvagt has implemented a new anti-corruption procedure that meets the requirements of the UK Bribery Act. All officers in the ESVAGT fleet and all land-based employees have completed an e-learning education as part of the implementation of the new procedure for anti-corruption.
Nominees ready for Offshore Safety Award|
Oil Gas Denmark has announced the nominees for this year's Offshore Safety Award 2017. The winner will be announced at the annual security conference on April 19 in Esbjerg.
Impatient Snabe wants to transform Maersk|
Maersk must rethink its business and relationships with customers drastically, says the new Chairman of A.P. Møller - Maersk. There will be no business as usual in the Group after the new Chairman has been appointed. He's already looking at concrete new opportunities.
|New chairman at Maersk|
It will be for the 13th and last time that the chairman of A.P. Møller - Maersk, Michael Pram Rasmussen, will present the report at the company's general meeting, starting at. 10.30 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
|New collective agreements nearly in place|
During March, the Danish Shipowners' Association, Bilfærgernes Rederiforening og Rederiforeningen af 2010, have renewed a large number of collective agreements that will apply during the next three years. The Danish Shipowners' Association believes that the agreements provide a good basis for Danish shipping.
Former Søby ferry capsized in Cape Verde|
The former Søby ferry capsized at the dock in Mindelo harbor on Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. It happened while it was unloading cargo. One of the containers shifted in the loose cargo on the ship. The ferry edged to portside and capsized at the dock.
North Sea: High oil prices benefit the state|
To ensure continued balance between hydrocarbon producers and the state in the case of future high oil prices, a reimbursement system is established. Companies that choose to use the investment window, are imposed an additional tax on particularly high oil prices.
Support for strong maritime growth plan|
A broad majority in the Dansish parliament seems prepared to support a strong maritime growth plan.
It is clear in a survey, which the Danish Shipowners' Association made, prior to its annual meeting in Nyborg on Friday.
GE given EU green light for the acquisition of LM Wind Power|
General Electric's purchase of the Danish company LM Wind Power was unconditionally approved by the EU Commission on Monday. The deal brings in 1,5 billion EUR, about 11.2 billion kroner to the current owners of LM Wind Power, the European private equity fund Doughty Hanson.
|The government will allow pilotless ships|
Pilotless ships will improve safety at sea and reduce costs. By 2020 it should be possible to insert pilotless ships in Danish waters according to the Industry Minister Brian Mikkelsen, who wants to change legislation to pave the way for pilotless ships.
|Danish bulker collides with icebreaker|
The dry cargo ship Nordic Barents, which is owned by Nordic Bulk Carrierers collided with the nuclear-powered icebreaker Vaygach while sailing in the Northeast Passage. No one was injured in the accident.
Nordic Tankers form new company |
Nordic Tankers Trading joing with V.Group on the establishment of the new company, Dania Ship Management, which will be established in Nordic Tankers headquarters in Copenhagen.
Stena Bulk acquires Stena Weco|
Stena Bulk has purchased the remaining 50% of the shares in Stena Weco from its partner WECO Shipping. Stena Weco will thus be wholly owned by Stena Bulk. Stena Weco’s head office will remain as it is today in Denmark.
Great Danish interest for cruise trade fair|
This year, Denmark can look forward to receiving more than 1 million cruise guests and it enhances interest in the growing industry among Danish stakeholders.
The sea way can be improved|
Associated Danish Ports (APD) hosts the multimodal conference, which focuses on how to strengthen the Danish transport sector through considering ports, highways and railways in transport in Denmark. It requires that the framework conditions are reviewed, says Anne H. Steffensen
|Another record year for Køge Harbour|
2016 was a record year for Køge Harbour. There was set a record with a turnover of 2,4 million tons of goods, but also with a surplus of 11,937 million kr. This is an increase of 30 percent compared to the port's best performance to date in 2015.
|Danish Ports want clear rules on operations|
Vejle Harbour did not announce its activity regarding tugboats, and was not allowed to exercise tugboat activities in another port. The Danish Shipowners' Association calls for a clear division of labor between the public and private sectors.
Vestas creates 414 new jobs in Denmark|
After having hired 100 new employees in the production on the Isle of Wrigt in England in November 2016, MHI Vestas now increase production at the departments of Lindø and Nakskov. Here, additional 414 workers are hired. The company stated this in a press release.
Three rescued after sinking off of Hirtshals|
Three fishermen aboard Sara V were lucky when their boat suddenly sprang a leak 20 nautical miles northwest of Hirtshals yesterday morning. They contacted another boat nearby, HG 75 Nicoline before they jumped into a raft.
New traffic plan in favor of Horsens Harbour|
Horsens Municipality has just presented a new traffic plan, which ultimately is a benefit for Horsens Harbour. The plan includes construction of a new road in the extension of the new southern bypass road. The road provides shorter transportation from the port to the motorway and moves heavy and slow traffic out of the city center.
Tax law in the way of offshore adventure|
OECD predicts that offshore wind will experience an explosive growth in the coming years. The Danish Shipowners' Association see a great potential for Danish companies, but warns that tax regulations may stand in the way.