Trade agreement benefits Danish shipping
On Thursday, the EU and Japan agreed on a trade agreement at the 20th EU-Japan Summit. Japan is a billion market for Danish shipping. A trade agreement will further benefit Danish business, and not least Danish shipping, Danske Rederier believes.
A2SEA sold to Belgian GeoSea|
DONG Energy and Siemens have entered an agreement with the Belgian company GeoSea that GeoSea acquires full ownership of A2SEA. A2SEA will continue to have its headquarters in Denmark and work with installation and maintenance of offshore turbines.
IMO may postpone ballast water rules|
The participants in a committee meeting this week in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) strongly committed to giving shipowners more time to comply with the Ballast Water Convention. It is suggested that the shipowners have until September 2019 before considering the installation of the equipment.
Panama Canal is important for Danish ships|
The Panama Canal, which just over a year ago, initiated a brand-new way for much larger ships, is an important transport route for world trade. Therefore, the channel also welcomes the fact that Danish flagged ships are increasingly using the pathway between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
Maersk Broker takes full control of Lanic|
Maersk Broker has now bought all shares in the Danish ship broker company Lanic, which the family-owned Maersk Broker has been a major shareholder in for over a year. The acquisition is part of the ambition of expanding the business volume, TradeWinds wrote.
|DK now included in the UN convention on scrapping|
As the seventh country in the world, Denmark has joined the Hong Kong Convention, which aims to ensure more environmentally safe and safe scrapping of old ships. But the convention only goes into force when 15 countries, representing 40 percent of the gross merchant navy of the global trading fleet have joined.
|EU threatens cheap Danish ship financing|
Danske Rederier is now struggling to save cheap and efficient financing of Danish ships with the so-called "special-purpose bonds" that require a lower level of collateral because ships are considered an asset of high quality. However, this could be changed by a report from the European Parliament.
Maersk remains crippled by hacker attacks|
The hacker attack that hit A.P. Møller - Maersk yesterday at 13.30 continues to cripple the group and has paralyzed container terminals worldwide. The terminal in New York will be reopened on Thursday and in India, the terminal Jawaharlal Nehru may be hit so hard that it can neither load nor receive containers.
Cyber attacks are likely to spread|
The cyber attack, which hit Maersk and other international companies yesterday, is a type of ransomware that has not been seen before. This is stated by the international security company Kaspersky Lab on Twitter. The company estimates that it is likely to spread even more.
Maersk hit by seriously hacker-attack |
IT-systems are down across multiple A.P. Moller - Maersk business-units and sites, due to a massive hacker-attack tuesday afternoon. Maersk confirmed the attack at 3 pm today. Maersk Line UK was first to announce that IT-systems ind England, Ireland went down around 1.30 pm. today.
Denmark will host European Maritime Day|
European Maritime Day is one of the largest maritime conferences in Europe with more than 1,000 participants. The EU Council of Ministers has assigned Denmark to be host in 2024. The conference will take place in Svendborg. This is the first time it is held in Denmark.
|Fast ferry can move “roadway elephants”|
Molslinjen has designed its newly launched fast ferry Express 3, so it can transport modular vehicles, "roadways elephants" across the Kattegat. The other day, the shipping company in Aarhus tested whether a 25-meter-long modular vehicle train could drive on and off the car deck.
|Danish Shipping: Ambitious on climate|
Today, member countries, business and interest organizations will meet in the UN International Maritime Organization, IMO, in London to discuss how shipping becomes carbon neutral. Danish Shipping are at the forefront to ensure concrete reduction targets for shipping.
Royal Arctic Line decides against Aalborg|
Royal Arctic Line has begun negotiations with Aarhus Harbor. The shipping company, which so far has used Aalborg as its Danish base, will in a changed sailing structure use Aarhus Harbor instead. However, it is still unclear when the Greenland harbor in Aalborg is no longer included in the sailing plan.
Imperial visit to MHI Vestas in Lindø|
Yesterday, MHI hosted the Imperial Highness, Crown Prince of Japan at the company's factory in Lindø. The royal visit to the nacelle factory took place in connection with Denmark and Japan celebrating 150 years of diplomatic relations.
Inauguration of battery-ferry postponed|
The initiation of Tycho Brahe as the world's largest battery-powered ferry on the Helsingør-Helsingborg route, scheduled to take place on June 20, has unfortunately been postponed. HH Ferries Group is sorry to cancel the initiation on such short notice.
Inspection ships in major rescue operation|
An earthquake triggered a stone- and landslide in the Karratfjord in Northwest Greenland late Saturday evening local time. An area of about 300 x 1.100 meters collapsed in the fjord and triggered a tidal wave which subsequently hit the coasts of the surrounding islands and fjord systems.
|IMO will look at rules for autonomous ships|
The UN Maritime Organization, IMO, is now working on mapping out how existing international rules can be used alongside autonomous ships and maritime technologies. Technologies that are in rapid development.
|Danske Rederier joyful about support|
Research and development in the Blue Denmark in the coming years will have a solid backing from the Maritime Fund, which has allocated 25 million DKK in support as a concrete follow-up to the Growth Team's recommendations. It creates joy in Danske Rederier.
Danish-Chinese maritime dialogue meeting|
The Danish Maritime Authority and the Bureau of Water Transport at the Chinese Ministry of Transport met in Denmark on Tuesday to discuss cooperation between the countries in the maritime area and the challenges for maritime transport in general.
Danish company might deliver illegal arms|
Today, EkstraBladetwrote that the company, H. Folmer, has had two ships sail between Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia with military equipment in the cargo for two years. 3F criticizes that Danish legislation does not prevent the transport of weapons that may end up in the hands of Denmark's enemies.
Danish development saves bunker costs|
J. Lauritzen A/S and Torm have saved about 66 million DKK on bunker costs through participation in the Danish Blue INNOship program. The savings have been achieved by ensuring greater transparency regarding the ships' performance.
Terror Defense wins the Danish Championships in Entrepreneurship|
Four students from SIMAC in Svendborg are behind the idea Nice Defense, which on June 1, won the Danish Championships in Entrepreneurship for students. SIMAC dominated the winning field and also won several other prizes, but there were also prizes for students from Holstebro, Aarhus, Aalborg and Roskilde.
|Trump does not stop DONG bet in the US|
DONG Energy calls Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement for "a step in the wrong direction." However, the company continues its efforts to sell offshore wind projects to the United States and receives support from the states.
|Port companies content about new planning|
Companies in the port industry receive a better investment climate at the commercial ports. Today, the Danish parliament has adopted a new planning act, which allows business activities in port areas to be better protected from housing and urban development than before.
Captain is detained after drunk sailing|
The 53-year-old Russian captain of the ship Norrvik, which went aground at Gisseløre in Kalundborg on Saturday night, has been detained for four weeks. Both the captain and the ship's officer were drunk when the ship was grounded, the Central and West Zealand police stated to TV ØST.
Blue Water achieved profit in 2016|
The Blue Water Group came out of 2016 with a profit of 10,4 million DKK, which is referred to as "not entirely satisfactory". The result is an improvement over 2015, where the Group lost 14 million DKK. The Group expects a better result in 2017.
Captain charged with drunk sailing|
The captain and first mate of the freighter Norrvik have both been arrested and are charged with drunk sailing. The police have received the results of the blood tests taken on Saturday evening after the grounding, which occurred around 21 o'clock in Kalundborg Harbor at Gisseløre.
Shipowners see opportunities in new plan|
DanishShipping have commented on the government’s recently submitted 2025-plan with focus on the economic space available, which the government predicts can reach 33 billion DKK. According to DanishShipping, there are good opportunities for an extension of the seamen's tax.
|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.
|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.
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