Mikael Skov, CEO of Hafnia
Hafnia Tankers sells and charters tanker
Hafnia Tankers has just strengthened its cash balance with sales and leaseback of an LR1 tanker. The Danish owner has sold the oil tanker Hafnia Australia of 75,000 DWT, built in 2010, to a private Japanese ship-owner.
Hedge fund believe in shippingstocks |
Stocks in the shipping business are being traded at the lowest prices since 1999 adjusted for shipyard costs, and over the next couple of years stocks in the shipping industry will increase by 50-100 per cent.
Russia behind the cyberattack on Maersk |
The British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson has stated that Russia were behind the cyber attack, which hit countries on a global scale and also hit Maersk, causing the company to lose billions. The Danish Secretary of State for Defence Claus Hjort Frederiksen agrees with this claim.
Sovcomflottanker causes traffic jam in Suez|
Sovcomflot's Aframax Tanker Zaliv Amurskiy of 105,542 DWT hit ground on Tuesday at 4.30pm at the 41-kilometer mark during transit in the Suez Canal. Six vessels in the northbound convoy had to wait nearly a day to continue their voyage.
Explosion on drillship kills five people|
Tuesday morning five workers were killed and 12 were injured as the result of an explosion and fire on the drillship Sagar Bhushan. The explosion took place in a ballast tank during maintenance work at Cochin Shipyard, a large government owned shipyard in Kerala, India.
|Swire Blue Ocean announces new CEO|
Swire Blue Ocean, a Danish subsidiary of Swire Pacific Offshore based in Singapore, has announced Mikkel Gleerup as their new CEO. Gleerup was hired in the company under the title of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in February 2017.
|Danish tanker hits ground in Göteborg|
Saturday at 15 o'clock the Danish registered tanker Ternvind hit ground in the Gothenburg islands . The vessel was able to release itself and hour later, with the help of a strong wind. There was no major damage to the ship and there was no leak holes created.
Maersk stocks are skyrocketing |
Fresh off last Friday's financial accounting, where the share course of A.P. Møller-Maersk shares fell a little on the stock exchange, analysts and investors have now close studied the financial statements. Because of this more people have made adjustments, and today at 13 o'clock, the company's A and B shares have both increased by more than four percent.
Pirates attack vessel off the coast of Nigeria |
Last Friday, a vessel in Bight of Bonny off the coast of Nigeria became victim of a pirate attack. Domain Awareness for Trade - Gulf of Guinea reported that the pirate attack occurred before noon approximately 45 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria. The name of the vessel has not been announced.
Maersk Supply Service hit with impairment|
Maersk Supply Service has a loss of 251 million dollars, a loss that is heavily influenced by another impairment. This year the impairment amounted to 180 million dollars due to the market, which continues to be pressured. In the financial year of 2016, the company was hit with an impairment of 1.2 billion dollars.
Skou: Crucial improvement is necessary
CEO of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Søren Skou is pleased with A.P. Møller - Maersk's results for 2017, but states that there is still room for improvement. He points out the impact of the cyber attack and highlights the growth in revenue.
|Great year for DFDS Seaways|
DFDS experienced growth in both revenue and result of profit before taxes in 2017. The company experienced a similar situation in the fourth quarter of the year. Revenue increased in 2017 from 13.8 billion Danish kroner to 14.3 billion Danish kroner. Profit before tax was 1.72 billion while the number was 1.60 billion the preceding year.
|Focus on danish seamens Russian problems|
Approving Danish Seamen’s maritime books in Russian ports has been an issue for a long period of time. This is one of the issues that Danish shipping company Danske Rederier focus on during a visit to Russia as part of a Danish delegation relating the settlement of the Danish-Russian Government Council.
Officers punished for US Navy collisions|
Another four seamen from the US Navy have been punished for being partly responsible for a collision including two destroyers last year, which cost a total of 17 crew members life. These are three leading officers from the USS Fitzgerald and one from the USS John McCain.
Tanker is suspected of being hijacked |
Anglo Eastern has lost signal of a product tanker, which last made contact at Cotonou anchorage in Benin in West Africa. According to the ship operator, the 45,989-DWT Marine Express carried a load of approximately 13,500 tonnes of petrol at time of the latest contact at 03.30 on 1 February.
Missing charts increases danger in Arctic|
In this modern world where shipping traffic in Greenland waters keeps increasing, it is obviously dangerous that we are lacking information about depths of the oceans, shards and grounds, consultancy firm HARNVIG Arctic & Maritime states.
Pearl Seaways ferry installs STM-system|
DFDS Seaways has just equipped the Pearl Seaways car and passenger ferry with an advanced Sea Traffic Management System (STM) that enables exchange of information concerning voyage plans, navigation alerts etc. between ships, ports and other key operators in the business.
|Hapag-Lloyd scraps seven container ships|
Shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has decided to scrap seven container ships, as the company is modernizing its fleet in the wake of the acquisition of UASC. The ships, which each contain a capacity of 4,101 TEU, will according to the company, be recycled at green shipyards in Turkey and China.
|Drug mules board the Hapag-Lloyd ship|
A group of 10 unauthorized people boarded the German flagged container ship Rotterdam Express last week. A container heading to the US turned out to be filled with 185 kilos of cocaine. Hapag - Lloyd does not wish to comment further on the situation, due to the ongoing investigations in the case.
Digitalization is to make seatransport safer|
The Danish Maritime Authority and IALA hosted the e-Navigation Underway conference for the eighth time. During the two-day conference, the possibilities of new technology and digitalization were the topic of conversation. More than 150 participants from five continents attended the conference.
Danish Maritime satisfied with agreement|
Danish Maritime are pleased that an agreement has been reached on the settlement for the Danish Defence, which implies that the government will reconsider the demand of one large and three smaller environmental ships to an estimated value of 400 million kroner, which will benefit communities and shipyards.
Maersk invests in new digital trading platform|
In the same way as several of its competitors, Maersk Line has decided to invest in the new digital platform New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), becoming its third founding member. NYSHEX’s goal is to offer digitized and standardized freight contracts.
Rule in the way of 750 million revenue|
Danske shipyards and suppliers have taken a loss in revenues of an estimated 750 million Danish kroner. This is a result of the government’s special rule, that a shipyard is not allowed to bid, if it has not built a ship of the same type within ten years. Danske Maritime have reported.
|Snabe: Closer EU cooperation is needed |
Prior to the Davos Summit, President of Maersk and Siemens, Jim Hagemann Snabe, called on politicians to invest in a closer European cooperation in the EU and increase focus on education, training and innovation in order to beat the emerging Chinese market.
|Brian Mikkelsen:"We have to be in the top 3"|
Before the government makes their maritime sector development plan public later today, Minister of Industry, Brian Mikkelsen, decided to tell TV 2 News that Denmark has to be in top 3 on the list of the world's largest maritime nations. The plan consists of 37 concrete initiatives
Stena Bulk moves to new office in CPH|
Stena Bulk has launched its new office in Copenhagen and in extension of this, established the world's first digital ship naming. With the establishment of the new office more Stena companies will be gathered under the same roof in Tuborg Harbor located in Hellerup, a city north of Copenhagen.
Oil continues to spill from Sanchi|
Chinese maritime authorities have discovered four oil puddles next to where the Sanchi oil tanker collision occurred, which spreads over a total of 101 square kilometres. In total, the oil filled areas cover the size of Paris.
Protectionism hits danish ships abroad|
Specific National safety requirements for ships, that sail to ports abroad are making it difficult for Danish ships to be allowed work in foreign ports. Danish shipping companies are seeking a common international regulatory situation to ensure competition for Danish ships abroad.
Unifeeder adds Vlisningen to their network|
Unifeeder, the containerization company in possession of the largest intra-European integrated network, has added another port to its comprehensive coverage. From February 2018, Unifeeder sails to Vlissingen twice a week and connects the Dutch port with Oslo, Helsingborg, Helsinki and Kotka in Finland.
|Sanchi tanker has sunk after big explosion|
A big explosion on Sunday afternoon hit the burning Iranian tanker Sanshi, when another tanker suddenly was ignited. The explosion created a huge smoke cloud and sent burning oil across a larger area of the ocean surface.
|Norwegian ferry service decision by Easter |
Employees of the Norwegian Ministry of Transport will Monday morning start looking into the received offers on the famous "Kystruten" service from Bergen to Kirkenes starting 2020. The current operator, Hurtigruten AS, is amongst the shipping companies, who have made an offer.
Danish cruise passengers eliminate Copenhagen |
The number of Danish passengers onboard on cruise ships in Copenhagen has fallen from 14,126 to 6,332 over the last three years. The Mediterranean is more appealing and the prices lower. On the other hand, foreigners queue up to sail from Denmark to Norwegian fjords and Russian st. Petersburg.
Lowest number of pirate attacks in 22 years|
The number of pirate attacks in 2017 was the lowest since 1996, International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported. But the organization stresses the fact, that there is still a posibilty of attacks, for example in places such as Guinea Bay. Only 182 incidents were registered.
Tanker crashes into platform in the North Sea|
On the first night of the New Year, the German tanker Elsa Essberger crashed into an unmanned offshore platform located 20 sea miles of the Dutch city Den Helder. The tanker was severely damaged, but fortunately no crewmembers were injured and there has not been reported any emission of oil to the water from neither the tanker nor the platform.
Maersk Broker had an excellent 2017|
The stock company Maersk Broker, owned by Maersk Mc-Kinney Møllers three daughters, had an excellent year in 2017, where the company succeeded more than 100 S&P, had an active role in 35 new building and resale business and more than 2,000 fixtures.
|Happy New Year|
Maritimedenmark.dk wishes everyone a Happy New Year. We look forward to serve you with more news from the Danish maritime cluster, when we start up again Wednesday, January 3.
|Monjasa subsidiary deploy floating hotel|
The Danish bunker-fuel company Monjasa's Dutch subsidiary, C-bed, has chartered the floating hotel Wind Innovator to the British Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. From 1 January and the next 4-5 months, Wind Innovator will become the temporary home for the offshore technicians completing the wind farm.
Samsø Ferry will live up to new traveling plan |
Danish ferry company Færgen has their traveling plan for the route between Kalundborg and Samsø for 2018 ready. The travel plan has taken citizens of Samsø’s wishes into the equation, the company has stated in a press release. The plan also includes that the ferry to Samsø will stick to the scheduel for a change.
Suspicion of bribe in Submarine settlement |
This Wednesday, Argentine police searched the headquarters for the Argentine navy and the former Buenos Aires department of the German supplier Ferrostaal in the search of evidence connected to the submarine ARA San Juan’s settlement 15. The German company is suspected of having bribed the Argentine navy.
Euronav confirm Gener8 Maritime merger|
In a press release this morning Euronav and Gener8 Maritime have confirmed, that the two companies are merging to become one company. The company will be one of the largest tanker companies with a fleet, which consists of 75 ships.
Bulker success may continue through 2018|
The coming year will most likely be a good one for bulk carrier companies, because the fleet seems to increase very slowly, while the demand will grow very fast, Bimco writes. But the progress is fragile and can be shortened by various factors.