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
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
|Sydbank: Maersk is doing the right thing|
It is definitely a sensible decision that Maersk Line is acquiring the German container line Hamburg Süd. The German shipping company is the world's seventh largest container shipping company, and with the acquisition Maersk Line increases its share of the global market from 15,7 percent to 18,6 percent
|Maersk Maritime Technology is shut down|
According to Shippingwatch, A. P. Møller – Maersk, has decided to close on of the Group's most respected subsidiaries - Maersk Maritime Technology. The company develops and test advanced technology, which is subsequently implemented on board the Group's vessels
Major narcotic discovery on the Rødby ferry|
The South Zealand and Lolland-Falster police are cooperating with SKAT Customs and the Home Guard surrounding the control in both Rødby and Gedser. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 13 o'clock, the cooperation led to a major narcotic discovery by Rødby, where a Swedish car was packed with 100 kilograms of amphetamine.
Ministers could strengthen Blue Denmark|
Shipping companies look forward to working with the new government. The appointment of Brian Mikkelsen as Minister of Industry is warmly welcomed by the Danish Shipowners' Association, as the Minister of Business and the Minister of Foreign Affairs can strengthen the Blue Denmark.
Even cheaper tickets for island ferries|
On November18, the government along with Dansk Folkeparti, Liberal Alliance and the Konservative Folkeparti signed an agreement to expand the road principle in the budget agreement. Up to 2020 fares for passenger tickets to and from Danish islands will be reduced.
New debate about Mols-Linien waves|
There is an ongoing debate on the waves that Mols-Linien's fast ferries are thought to cause. A man from Risskov who was out rowing in August almost drowned and the rowing club reported Mols-Linien to the police, who dismissed the case as the company had complied with the speed limit. Now the rowing club wants to have the rules changed.
|Trump issue orders to Danish companies|
Donald Trump have announced major investments in the US Navy. New vessels will be added to the fleet and it may prove to be synonymous with new orders for Danish suppliers. The Minister of Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen was in Baltimore as part of a business delegation on Thursday and Friday.
|Trans-it sign contract with Gaslog|
Trans-it - with Head office in Copenhagen - has signed a new contract with the recognized gas-carrier Gaslog. Trans-it serves more than 2000 ships globally.
Jakob le Fevre has been expelled|
It is with regret that Maritime Denmark must announce that serious conditions have made it necessary to expell our sales manager Jakob le Fevre. At the same time, the agreement which made Jakob le Fevre a partner at the Media Group Maritime Denmark is abolished.
Nils Smedegaard Andersen gets new job|
The board of the British oil company BP has appointed Nils Smedegaard Andersen as Non-Executive Director, and he will thus be on the board of the large oil company. Nils Smedegaard Andersen will join today.
IMO did not reach agreement on CO2 plan|
The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) failed to reach a specific agreement on the reduction of shipping CO2 emissions. Instead a roadmap was agreed which will lead to a final agreement in 2023.
Cost-effective compliance with sulphur cap|
The MEPC’s announcement of a global fuel sulphur cap in 2020 has been met with immediate concern. Ship owners have questions not only about the availability of compliant 0.5%S fuel, but also about the likely difference in price compared to today’s bunker fuel.
|Danish Maritime Fair set a new record|
This year's edition of the Danish Maritime Fair set a new record both in terms of number of visitors and exhibitors. Altogether, 4,600 visited the fair, while 232 exhibitors filled the floor of Lokomotivværkstedet in the South Harbour. The fair's new lounges were a great success.
|Ships to reduce sulfur emissions from 2020|
On Thursday, IMO decided that ships' fuel from 2020 may contain no more than 0,5 percent sulfur. It will mean a reduction in sulfur emissions from ships of up to 80 percent and cleaner air for the whole world, the Environmental Protection Agency wrote on the occasion of the decision.
Danish Maritime Fair set visitor record|
DMF 2016: This year’s Danish Maritime Fair has already on the fair’s second opening day beaten all records compared to the fairs in 2014 and 2015. Never before have so many people chosen to visit Danish Maritime Fair, and many of them are foreigners.
Shipping companies are being challenged|
Global shipping is challenged, says the Danish Maritime Days' Chairman Anne H. Steffensen before the maritime summit. Since Danish Maritime Forum was first held in 2014, much has changed. Freight rates have fallen almost 40 percent and world trade has weakened.
Minister: Danish Maritime Fair is important|
DMF 2016: DMF 2016: It is important and necessary that Denmark has a maritime exhibition as the Danish Maritime Fair, if we want to maintain and expand our maritime strength position. The Minister of Commerce and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen stated this on Tuesday as he attended the official opening of the fair.
Danish Maritime Fair officially opened|
DMF 2016: The Minister of Commerce and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen was the keynote speaker at the official opening of this year's Danish Maritime Fair, which like last year takes place in Lokomotivværkstedet in South Harbour. The fair is open from Tuesday to Thursday this week 9-17.
|Danish-owned tanker fleet is record size|
Consolidation and a challenging market has not prevented significant growth and diversification in the fleet of Danish-owned tankers. The last 12 months have seen an influx of newbuildings and investment in second-hand vessels in a part of the Danish tanker shipping companies.
|IMO agreement on CO2 emissions is needed|
The Environment Committee of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, will meet next week. The stage is set for the most important meeting for many years to come. The Danish Shipowners' Association believes that the IMO must work hard and establish shipping's "fair share" of total global CO2 reductions.
Terntank rewarded for green investment|
The first order of Zero Vision Tool earned Terntank, headquartered in Skagen, the award "The Most Exceptional Contribution to Green Shipping" on the international conference on green shipping. Terntank received the award for the innovation with LNG-powered tankers.
Danish Maritime Fair2016 all sold out|
The international maritime exhibition Danish Maritime Fair, which takes place in Copenhagen October 25th to 27th now reports all sold out. All conference rooms are booked, and finally the major networking dinner Wednesday night is also sold out.
Ships' CO2 emissions is a task for the UN|
Yesterday, The European Parliament's Industry Committee gave its support to the maritime climate impact having to be regulated in the UN. The Committee therefore voted against the inclusion of shipping in the EU Quota Trading System. A vote in the committee resulted in a majority agreeing that shipping should be regulated globally and therefore not be included in the EU system.
The US give Denmark stamp of quality|
The US Coast Guard has re-awarded Denmark the admissible evidence for the United States Coast Guard's Quality Shipping for the 21st Century Program. The program will help to improve shipping, and it has existed since 2001.