Sailing safety in Kattegat increases
The International Maritime Organization’s sea safety committee has adopted the Danish-Swedish proposal of new sailing routes in Kattegat and Skagerrak. The development has meant that the ships that currently sail through these waters are bigger then what the route systems were originally intended for.
Maersk stock drops with 10 pct.|
The deficit of 239 million dollars of the first quarter in the continuing part of A.P. Møller – Maersk disappoints investors, who have made the stock drop by 9,6 percent after one hour of trade. The Chief Executive refers to the result as ”Dissatisfying”.
Scandlines celebrates 55 years on Fehmern|
It is now 55 years ago the ferry route between Rødby and Puttgarden was established. Since then 294 million passengers between Denmark and Germany have been transported on the ferry route, which was originally an operation started by Danish King Frederik the 9th.
Maersk-CEO wanted to buy DONG Energy|
Back in spring of 2016, Former CEO of A.P. Møller - Maersk, Nils Smedegaard Andersen, had plans of buying Dong Energy, which shortly after was listed at 100 mia. Danish kroner, writes Berlingske Business on the basis of several sources.
Hafnia Tankers Books First Quarter Profit|
Hafnia generated an operating profit for the three months ended March 31, 2018 of $7.7 million and a net profit of $0.4 million. The book value of the fleet, as of March 31, 2018 was $1,018.3 million.
|Celsius buys Kirk Kapitals tanker ships|
The Danish shipping company Celsius Shipping has bought four tankers from Kirk Kapital, which means that the company no longer has any connection with shipping. Kirk sold two other tankers to the Danish shipowner company Norden last month. Kirk Kapital, the owner of the Lego family, lost 224 million Danish kroner last year on its shipping activities.
|The result maintains despite less activity|
Danpilot exited 2017 with a receding turnover due to less shipping, but have increased their operating result and maintains a surplus of nearly 19 million Danish kroner. The company are expecting a small decrease in revenues for 2018, but an unchanged surplus.
Danish Ports happy with new proposition|
The government’s expert committee have come up with their proposition for a new harbour act. It suggests such things as that municipality ports should become joint stock companies. The proposition has been received positively by Danish shipping organization Danske Havne.
Stena Lines ferries are becoming more green|
In 2016, Stena Line presented an ambitious strategy of more sustainable solutions and environmentally friendly improvements. The shipping company continues to live up to the promises of their sustainability strategy, a new evaluation of the company’s achievements for 2017 shows.
Vistula Mærsk wins Ship of the Year 2018|
It was the icebreaker feeder ship Vistula Maersk, owned by Maersk Line’s subsidiary Seago Line, which took home the title of 'Danish Ship of the Year 2018'. The winner was announced on Friday at the Danish Maritime Fair in Copenhagen.
DMF: Great atmosphere but fewer visitors|
The good weather accompanied the Danish Maritime Fair, which took place this week in brilliant sunshine at Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen. The sunlight shined beautifully through the many windows, and contributed to the mood in a positive manner, despite the fact that fewer visitors showed up.
|Low currency gets Danes to cross Kattegat|
Stena Line are clearly feeling the impact of the current low currency rate in Sweden, which has made it a popular destination for Danish people to go shopping. Since the New Year, the shipping company has seen the number of passengers rise by 10 percent.
|Scandlines had record results in 2017 |
Scandlines increased both their revenues and profitability in 2017, due to the expansion of capacity on the Gedser-Rostock route. Revenues increased by 4 percent to 487 million euro, while the operating result before depreciations and special posts rose by 7 percent to 194 million euro.
Subsidy for removal of shipwrecks|
Along the coasts of Denmark, multiple shipwrecks lay abandoned, while many of them have been there for years. Municipalities can now apply for funds to get rid of these shipwrecks along the coast. Ministry of Environment end Foods has started a pool of 2,8 million Danish kroner.
DMD will focus on safety and climate |
Danish maritime education sector Det Blå Danmark (The Blue Denmark in English) will meet during the first days of May, as the maritime industry opens up doors for the annual Danish Maritime Days (DMD). At the events, everything from sea economies to safety issues in the Gulf of Guinea will be discussed. This years events, which will take place all over Copenhagen, will focus on safety and climate.
More cars chose HH Ferries in first quarter|
Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg has kept progressing and had an increased number of private vehicles and trucks onboard during the first quarter of 2018. Customers took advantage of the expansion of the route plan for the ferry Hamlet, a ferry on which many guest like to have a meal.
Maersk Drilling appoints new CCIO|
Morten Kelstrup will be taking over the new role of Chief Commercial & Innovation Officer (CCIO) in Maersk Drilling. Prior to landing this position, Morten worked under the title of CEO of Maersk Oil UK and prior to this he was CEO of Maersk Oil Kazakhstan and head of the financial department of Maersk Oil.
|Maersk supports Russian-sanctions|
Maersk Line will not be shipping nor receiving goods or handle money related issues from companies or persons part of the US sanctions against Russia. Bloomberg has reported this on the basis of a note sent by Maersk Line to its customers.
|EPA tightens control of bunker companies|
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will tighten the control of bunker fuel prior to the introduction of new sulfur laws, which will be in effect from January 1 2020. The bunkers company Monjasa has pointed out that it is too easy for ships to cheat the system with bunker fuel because it is not really checked whether the ships have scrubber systems on board, writes Danish paper Søfart.
Pricewar could hit Asien-Europa route|
The freight rates on the container routes from Asia to Europe are at their lowest within the last few years, due to competition among the major container shipping companies that undermine each other in pursuit of market share. The situation is starting to look like a price war.
Maersk to increase revenues by 100 mia. kr.|
has set an ambitious goal to increase revenues by 100 mia. dkk. within the next couple of years. In order to reach this goal, the company has to buy out a new type of organization, Danish financial newspaper Berlingske Business reports.
DFDS expands to the Mediterranean Sea|
DFDS are taking over U.N. Ro-Ro, the leading Turkish operator of freight routes in the Mediterranean Sea, which connects Turkey with Italy and France. U.N. Ro-Ro is a highly profitable company with a market share of twice as much as the closest competitor in Turkey.
RAL: Booking deadline wont be changed|
Royal Arctic Line has withdrawn their previous announcement regarding changes in deadlines for bookings and submissions in Denmark. The changes would have meant that customers had to do their bookings in connection with the submission deadline.
|Ex-CEO shows no interest in numbers|
Lars Møller, Former CEO of OW Bunkers subsidiary company in Singapore, refused to know anything about a long list of warning emails from his chief of finances, when the court case against him for breach of trust of 156 million dollars started yesterday in court in Aalborg.
|Torm stocks finance three new MR-ships|
Danish shipping company Torm have decided to take advantage of their stock options and spend 93 million dollars on three new MR ships, which are to be build in the Chinese shipyard Guangzhou. The ships will be delivered n 2019 and 2020, and were purchased with the 100 million dollars the company received during a stock mission in January, the company has stated in a press release.
Maersk Container Industry goes bananas|
The world’s most known banana producer and distributor, Chiquita Brands International, has chosen Maersk Container Industry as supplier of 2500 advanced cool containers, which will keep the bananas fresh for a longer period of time secure the quality bananas for supermarkets on a global scale.
Torm gets ready for upsurge|
Things are looking relatively bright for shipping company Torm, who is well positioned for the upsurge in the product tankers market, which could be right around the corner, according to stock analyst Lau Svenssen. Next year could be one with a higher demand for ships, which will increase the prices.
Customs restrictions worry Danish Shipping|
Even though the US decided to exclude Europe from new customs on steel and aluminium, new restrictions on trade between the United States and China are starting to raise concern. Diplomatic efforts are needed to make sure that the situation does not escalate, Danish shipping company Danske Rederier believes.
Denmark’s climate ambitions not best in EU |
Denmark's efforts in IMO regimes vision towards a more climate-friendly shipping industry only made 8th place among EU countries, an survey from the NGO organization Transport & Environment has shown. Germany, Belgium and France are top of the list, while Italy, Cyprus and Greece are the countries that struggle the most.
|Molslinjen awaits passenger no. 100 million|
Since 1966, Molslinjen has transported passengers between Jutland and Zealand and now the company is about to hit a historic milestone. This milestone comes will be reached when passenger no. 100 million walks onboard one of the company’s ferries.
|Reefer ship leaks oil in Kalundborg Fjord|
The captain of a reefer ship hit alarm yesterday afternoon because the ship had a hole in the hull and leaked oil. The ship sailed towards Kalundborg Fjord, where the Navy Home Guard quickly arrived and set up flood barriers.
Statoil accused of underpaying Asian workers|
Statoil are in the spotlight for renting a heavy lift vessel from a Dutch company accused of paying Asian workers as little as 23 Danish kroner an hour. The Dutch company, Heerema, state they comply with all requirements of the International Transport Workers' Union (ITF).
Fire onboard Maersk Line Limited ship|
Thursday Evening the Maersk Kensington, a vessel owned and operated by our U.S. subsidiary Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), reported a container on fire in a cargo hold while en route from Salalah, Oman, towards Suez. All 26 crew members are safe and accounted for and the fire is reported to be contained, Maersk reports.
Maersk changes dangerous goods rules|
Maersk Line has stopped placing dangerous goods in areas close to living sections and machinery spaces onboard their container vessels, until the investigation that will determine the cause of the fire on Maersk Honam last week is done.
Molslinjens buses takeover in Bornholm|
Molslinjens new and successful bus routes between Aarhus and Copenhagen, the Kombardo Express will expand its concept when Molslinjen on September 1st 2018 takeover the ferry route in Bornholm. The purpose of the ferry buses is to bring people who commute and other passengers fast, cheap and direct between Rønne and Copenhagen.
|A.P Møller donates 5 million to EUC Nord|
With the donation of five million Danish kroner from A.P. Møller and wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Foundation for regular purposes, EUC Nord are one step closer to towards obtaining the finances needed to build a maritime learning environment in Frederikshavn.
|Maersk declare general average after fire |
Maersk Line has declared "general average" after last week’s fatal fire on the container ship Maersk Honam. The partner MSC have announced that all of the company's containers will be under the control of the Richards Hogg Lindley (RHL) valuation company in London until all safety measures have been taken.
Danish duo launches new bulk-index|
A new index that focuses on handysize, suprama and panamax bulk carriers has been launched in Denmark. Behind the new vesselindex.com is maritime consultancy organization Liengaard & Roschmann, established in 2017 by veterans in the bulk field Anders Liengaard and Søren Roschmann.
Fire onboard Maersk Honam under control|
The fire that haunted the large container ship Maersk Honam was brought under control during the weekend. The Indian Coast Guard has stated that the fire onboard the 15.225 TEU Maersk Honam was brought under control on Saturday, five days after the fatal fire broke out on the vessel.
Capsized fishing dredger floats again|
The fishing dredger, which capsized on Saturday morning just outside of the sailing entrance to Danish seaport Bogensen located in Nothern Funen, was brought back to its correct position on Sunday afternoon, the Danish Defence has informed.
Danish/Mexican maritime agreement signed|
Minister for Industry, Brian Mikkelsen, and Mexico's Minister for Communication and Transport, Mr. Gerado ruiz Esparza, have signed papers for a maritime cooperation agreement, which will strengthen the two countries cooperation revolving areas such as digitalization and environmentally friendly sea transport.