New chairman, Jim Hageman Snabe
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.