Vestas has signed Russian order
Together with OOO Fortum Energy, Vestas has signed the first order for delivery of turbines to the Russian market. The order includes 14 V126-3.6 MW turbines for an unnamed 50 MW project.
Lack of legal framework for unmanned ship|
Leaders in the maritime industry have expressed concern about the problem of who should be held responsible if an unmanned ship is involved in an accident due to cyber-attacks. The rules are simply not geared for the possibilities of the future.
Danske Rederier open Disruption Academy |
Danske Rederier, along with the consulting company DareDisrupt, has initiated a new academy for employees in the shipping companies. The academy, which will be settled in early 2018, will keep Danish shipping at the forefront of digital development and the latest technological trends.
Danish Shipping adjusts organization|
Danske Rederier will focus more on research policy, digitalization, competencies and education policy in the coming years, thus creating a new department for Business Development and Communication and appointing two deputy directors as directors who will become part of the management.
Nordseth new chairman of EMSA|
The Board of the EU Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has just elected the Director of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth, as its new chairman. Admiral Nicola Carlone, Italy, was elected Vice-President.
|Globalization challenges the Blue Denmark|
Jeffrey Saunders from the Institute of Future Research is one of the main speakers at the Blue Denmark Maritime Conference at Christiansborg. He gave the 100 participants an insight into the rapid globalization and its importance to shipping and the Danish maritime industry.
|Recruitment: Maritime industry is too negative|
Too many negative messages from and about the maritime industry have helped to scare the young people away. "Instead, we should point out all the positive things in the maritime industry in order to attract young people," John Ibsen, Metal Maritime, stated at today's maritime conference at Christiansborg.
Danish focus on autonomous shipping|
The Maritime Authority's Conference on Autonomous Ships focuses strongly on the possibilities of utilizing new technology on ships. The Danish Maritime Authority can take the next step in the effort to create a safe, secure framework for the utilization of new technology in shipping.
Autonomous ships are already a reality|
More than 200 maritime stakeholders from around the world are gathered in Copenhagen on Tuesday to be informed about and discuss autonomous shipping. The director of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Norseth concluded from the conference that autonomous ships are not a future vision - it is already a reality.
Danish-Ghanaian cooperation on safety|
Denmark and Ghana have initiated a maritime government cooperation, which will contribute to increased maritime safety and develop the maritime sector in Ghana. In this connection, the Danish Maritime Authority has had five Ghanaian ship inspectors visiting this week.
The DMA has moved into Korsør|
The Minister of Business invokes the Danish Maritime Authority's new headquarters in Korsør alongside the mayor of Slagelse and the director of Danske Rederier. The Danish Maritime Authority's relocation to Korsør is part of the government's plan for relocating government jobs.
|The state will sell ishares in Danske Færger|
As part of a larger divestment of government assets, the state has put 50 percent of Danske Færger up for sale. The company operates five domestic ferries, and two routes from Bornholm to Sweden and Germany, InsideBusiness wrote.
|Danske Maritime against small climate goals|
Danske Maritime believes that there is no technical excuse for small climate ambitions. Danish maritime technology can meet high international climate requirements for shipping. It's just about getting started, says Danske Maritime.
MHI Vestas tests mega-turbine in the USA |
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Clemson University in South Carolina have agreed to test the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine, V164-9.5MW. Test and verification of the wind turbine gearbox and main bearings are carried out at the university's 15 MW test bench.
IMO puts sulfur ban on the agenda|
A proposal from Maersk Line to prohibit ships without scrubbers to have bunker oil with a sulfur content of more than 0,5% on board, will now be discussed in IMO until February. A ban will make it easier to check whether the new global sulfur requirement, which goes into force from 2020, is being respected by all.
Denmark is green exception in critical report|
Danske Rederier and Maersk are highlighted as green exceptions in a critical report on how the shipping organizations, Bimco, ICS and WSC, have managed IMO and avoided or delayed reduction of greenhouse gases in shipping.
Shipowners want clear climate strategy from IMO|
During the last round of negotiations in July, the IMO countries adopted a seven-point plan for the content of the climate strategy. This week, the next round of negotiations begins. Danske Rederier expect that the main focus will be what the ambition level should be for ships’ CO2 reductions.
|Construction of Horns Rev 3 has started|
Construction work at Denmark's largest wind farm Horns Rev 3 has begun. The project started with Vattenfall's installation of the first of a total of 49 foundations in the North Sea. When the wind farm is completed, it will supply enough energy to cover 425,000 Danish households.
|Danish maritime advances on the world list|
Denmark has managed to advance on the list of the largest maritime nations in 2017. A total tonnage of over 60 million gross tons, BT, places Denmark as number seven on the world ranking of maritime nations, measured on operating tonnage. Thus, Denmark has overtaken South Korea.
More new engineers from Copenhagen|
The engineers' union president Per Jørgensen wants to double the number of students at the Copenhagen Engineer's School, after moving to the new facilities in Lyngby. The school's new building was officially opened on September 28 this year.
DNV GL introduces digital ship certificates|
As the first classification company in the world, DNV GL now introduces digital ship certificates across the entire fleet. The spread of digital certificates will result in significant efficiency benefits for shipping companies, charter companies, authorities and crews.
Grounded ship is pulled free tonight|
The dry cargo ship Bornholm, which sailed aground in Randers Fjord at midnight, is attempted to be freed between 19 - 20 tonight, the Defense Forces Operations Center reports. The ship is detained and will be taken to Randers for further inspection.
New maritime agreement with Japan|
The bond between Denmark and Japan was further strengthened on Thursday as the two maritime nations signed a new maritime cooperation agreement. The agreement focuses on greener shipping, increased digitalization and better framework conditions. Those are positive moves for Danish shipping, Danske Rederier believes.
|Dansk Supermarked wants Maersk's shares|
Dansk Supermarked is ready to outbuy Maersk, Børsen writes. In 2015, A.P. Møller - Maersk sold almost 50 percent of shares to the two Salling funds that own Dansk Supermarked - with the option to buy the last 19 percent of the shares.
|New system ensures Esvagt's efficiency|
All Esvagt’s ships have now implemented the Sertica system. With the implementation of Sertica throughout the fleet, the shipping company now has the opportunity to streamline both procurement and maintenance. This will have a beneficial effect on quality, uptime and cost level.
BaltNav takes over Pioneer Marines ships|
The Danish transport company BaltNav, based in Copenhagen, is going to operate a number of dry cargo ships owned by Pioneer Marine. The number of vessels involved in the agreement was not published by the private equity-supported shipowner, which has a fleet of 16 handysize ships.
Protectionism threatens growth in Africa|
Industrialization, entrepreneurship and securing the best framework for growth and employment are on the program at the 'International Economic Forum on Africa', hosted by the OECD today. African protectionism, however, causes problems, Danske Rederier believes
Maersk awarded prestigious Grand Prix|
Maersk's online corporate branding campaign 'The Heart of Trade' has been awarded The Grand Prix award at the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. The campaign is a series of authentic films celebrating the everyday entrepreneur of this world as the true hero of global trade.
The sale of DONG Energy E&P is approved|
On May 24, 2017, DONG Energy announced that it had agreed to sell the entire share capital of DONG Energy's upstream oil and gas business, DONG Energy E&P A/S, to INEOS, and that the transaction was subject to a number of regulatory approvals.
|Shipping secure jobs outside the cities|
Shipping companies secure lots of jobs in the so-called outer and rural municipalities. This is shown in a new survey from Danske Rederier, which shows that 66 percent of the seafarers live in the 46 outer and rural municipalities, as defined by the Danish Commerce and Industry Agency.
|Blue Water Shipping helps hurricane victims|
Blue Water has assisted emergency services with supplies for thousands in the Caribbean after the hurricanes Irma and Mary. Blue Waters Emergency Aid team still works day and night with the logistical challenges of transporting tons of aids and materials.
Crisis meeting on fewer maritime students|
The cooperation must be strengthened in the maritime professions on the programs to ensure a greater intake of students. The number of young people looking for maritime education is dropping and that was the background for a meeting between the various actors from maritime education.
The Blue Denmark gets ambitious research|
Focus on digitization and new business models is at the heart of the work of the research and innovation project Blue INNOship II, which is now being initiated on the recommendation of the Maritime Growth Team. The project is important for competitiveness, the Danish Maritime Authority believes.
New Head of Commercial Wind in Esvagt|
With its unique SOV concepts, Esvagt has established itself as a market leader in innovative ship solutions for offshore wind. It is Esvagt's continued growth in the offshore wind market, which 43-year-old Rune Østergaard will be in charge of.
The Blue Denmark is still strong|
The Blue Denmark is Denmark's largest export business and accounts for almost a quarter of total Danish exports. Almost 100,000 people are employed in the Blue Denmark. This is shown in a new report prepared by the Danish Workers' Business Council for the Danish Maritime Authority.
|Autonomous ships require international rules|
The development of autonomous ships progresses faster than expected. It is shown in a report from Lloyd's Register, which was presented at the London Shipping Week this week. Already within the next couple of years, the first ships can be deployed. It requires international rules, says Danske Rederier.
|Blue Water gets CEO from Esvagt|
It will be 51-year-old managing director of Esvagt, Søren N. Thomsen, who will now be head of Blue Water Shipping. He replaces the company's founder, Kurt Skov, who has served as CEO since the beginning of 2016, when the then director resigned.
African protectionism raises concern|
Danish shipping is deeply dependent on international trade. That is why African countries setting up trade barriers raises concern at Danske Rederier. The EU should speak to the African countries, DanishShipping´s CEO stated at a seminar yesterday.
Scandlines is heading for a potential sale|
According to the Danish website Inside Business, the capital fund 3i is considering selling Scandlines. 3i allegedly looks for new owners of the company which the capital fund has owned for ten years. standby.dk stated this. The rumors are confirmed by Niels Smedegaard CEO in DFDS.
Danish interest in cruise holidays grows|
An international survey conducted by NBTS NIPO Research shows that 52 percent of Danes in the 30-65 age group are interested in a holiday on a cruise ship. The figure draws attention to the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises, which is behind the survey.
New Guide to the Ballast Water Convention|
The Ballast Water Convention will go into force on September 8, 2017 and all newly built ships must have a ballast water treatment plant. On existing ships, installations will be installed from September 8, 2019 to September 8, 2024. Danske Rederier will launch a new guide with good advice.