First DFDS passenger ferry in 27 years
DFDS has reached another milestone in their newbuilding programme. The first of our two 4500 lane metre combined freight and passenger ferries was launched on Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) in China. They are both set to operate on the Baltic routes.
ProZero for the Hamburg Police Forces|
Tuco Marine Group har closes a deal for new ProZero 8m Center Console Interceptor with Hamburg Police Special Forces. The 8-metre ProZero CC Interceptor is the short-length successor to the 12m ProZero Interceptor and lives up to the same high standards.
Knud E. Hansen develop RoRo's for Finnlines|
Knud E. Hansen has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the Basic Design of three large RoRo vessels, based on the same hull as the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation vessels and are thus sister vessels but customized to the needs of Finnlines.
New Esvagt SOV launched in Spain|
A service operation vessel (SOV) for the Danosh shipowner Esvagt AS, under construction at Zamakona Yards Bilbao facilities, has been launched. With 58,50 mts. length and 16,60 mts. beam, she will be equipped with a SMST walk‐to‐work gangway system in a bespoke tower with a crane placed on top of the tower.
DFDS’ largest ferry named in Istanbul|
DFDS’ largest ferry ever was named Ephesus Seaways at a naming ceremony in Istanbul and will soon set course for its first sailing to Trieste fully loaded with 450 trailers.It will be the largest freight ferry ever to service DFDS’ customers on routes between Turkey and the EU. Its first departure will be on 9 March from Istanbul with arrival in Trieste on 11 March.
|Hornsea One CTV is named|
The Danish company MH-O & C has named a new crew transfer vessel MHO Gurli. The 39 meter long fast supply katamaran was ordered by Ørsted for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in Great Britain and is expected to be put in operation soon.
|Royal Arctic Line orders two new ships|
Royal Arctic Line, RAL, has returned to Havyard Design & Solutions to have another two ships designed which will be build at Nodosa Shipyard. The two ships are smaller than the two ships Royal Arctic Line ordered from Havyard last summer.
ÆrøXpressen takes shape in Riga|
The hybrid ferry ÆrøXpressen, which is going to sail between Rudkøbing and Marstal, is beginning to take shape in Riga where the hull is being build. Sometime near May 1, the hull will be transported to Hvide Sande Shipyard where the yard will spent around six months finalizing the ferry.
Molslinjens Express 4 is heading to Aarhus|
After a years work, ship builders at Austal Shipyard in Perth have handed over Express 4 to Molslinjen’s people in Australia. After a few weeks of doing tests in waters outside Perth, Molslinjens crew began the 20.000 kilometer trip to Aarhus, which is equivalent to 11.100 nautical miles.
Tuco Marine wins prestigious award|
Tuco Marine’s work in the aquaculture segment has paid of. The company’s 15-meter long ProZero- vessel build as a specialized high-pressure edition has been given the prestigious award "Best Inshore AquacultureBoat 2018" – by International Work Boat World Magazine.
European Energy orders CTV|
Danish energy company European Energy Group has ordered a new crew transfer vessel (CTV) which will service their 21 MW offshore wind farm in Sprogø. Valling Ship Soulution are in charge of building the CTV. With this order, the company is officially a ship owning- and operating company.
|Progress made in building the ÆrøXpress|
Over the last two years, the ÆrøXpress project has overcome numerous obstacles and challenges. But the building process is now looking bright as the ship is being build in Riga and will arrive at the shipyard Hvide Sande Shipyard around May 1 2019, where the shipyard will spent six months finishing the ship.
|Royal Arctic gets loan for new ships|
Royal Arctic Line has made a deal with German government owned development bank KfW regarding a loan of 30 million euro. The money will finance two new general cargo vessels that are being build for RAL in Zamakona shipyard in Spain. The loan has been secured by a Spanish export credit.
Moljslinjens new ferry is almost ready|
The Australian ship building company Austal has launched the 109-meter high-speed express Express 4 build for the Danish ferry service company Molslinjen. The ship is currently getting its last preparations ready before being tested at sea prior to being delivered as part of the acceptance and transfer process.
Tuco receives order for Multi-Mission boats|
Tuco Marine Group has signed a contract with Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S (The Capitols Emergency Agency Partnership) regarding 15-meter long ProZero Multi-Mission emergency boats. The boat is designed to quickly and effectively transport emergency staff and the newest equipment to places of emergency in Copenhagen as well as on nearby islands.
Coats Guard Ships to be built in Norway|
The Norwegian Armed forces has decided to order three new Coast Guard vessels of the Nordkapp class from Vard Langsten. The order has a total value of 5,2 billion Norwegian kroner. Only Norwegian shipyards had access to gibe their offer on the order.
Maersk Tankers orders six new ships|
Maersk Tankers informs that the company has ordered six new LR2 product tankers from Dalian Shipyard, for a ”competitive price”. The plan is that the ships will be delivered over the course of two years, with the first delivery set for sometime in 2020, the company informs. The company has option on four additional ships.
|Nuclear power station passing Denmark|
The transportation of the Russian floating nuclear power station, Akademik Lomonosov, began on Saturday i Saint Petersburg, as it departed from Baltisky Ship Yard. The route will follow the Baltic Sea, the Danish waters and then along the Norwegian coast to Murmansk. The floating station will be under surveillance, but will not be escorted by any vessels.
|Ørsted signs contract for new SOV|
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) new service operation vessel (SOV) will service Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Two wind farm, once the vessel is delivered in 2021. The vessel will be designed by Salt Ship Design and built at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey.
Ørsteds Race Bank SOV begins trials|
Edda Passat, the first Service Operations Vessel (SOV) built in Spain, has begun its sailing tests. The ship departed from Ria del Eo in mid-February and is currently located in the port of Gijón, where it is to begin its two-week sailing test program before heading to Ørsted's Race Bank offshore wind farm in Great Britain.
Maersk Supply wins ship award once again|
Maersk Master won the "Vessel of the Year" award at the annual Offshore Support Journal Conference in London. This the second year in a row Maersk Supply Service wins this award for one of the company's newly build vessels. Last year the cable-laying vessel Maersk Connector won the award.
Worlds first hydrogen-ferry to operate in 21|
The Norwegian government has plans of making Norway the world's first country in possession of a hydrogen-powered ferry. The two companies, Boreal Sjø and Wärtsilä Ship Design, have entered into a joint venture to create the ferry, which scheduled to be ready by 2021.
Electric container barges replace trucks |
The world's first electrically driven, emission-free and potentially autonomously container barges will be deployed in the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam and Rotterdam this summer. From these ports they will move containers to their destinations by the waterways, replacing trucks as transportation devices.
|Esvagt keeps Nobelwind and Belwind running|
Esvagt’s latest newbuilding, Esvagt Mercator, was named on the 1st of December 2017 in Oostende, Belgium by godmother Stine Würtz Jepsen. Esvagt Mercator has recently indicated a 10-year contract as Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for more then 100 wind turbines in Belgian waters.
|Campaign for green ferry service|
A number of Danish ferry companies are working to ensure greener ferry service. This is important as Danish ferries annually transport over 32 million passengers. The ferry companies are now launching a campaign on social media about the greener ferry service under the slogan 'Sail with us'.
Norwegians purchase from Søby Shipyard|
Søby Shipyard at Ærø has signed a contract for the delivery of three stern trawlers for Norway. Thus, the yard can look forward to a period of record-breaking order books that will ensure employment growth, the yard declares.
Esvagt orders new SOV at Havyard|
Havyard Group has confirmed that a contract has been signed on the fifth Service Operation Vessel (SOV) commissioned by Esvagt, which will be chartered by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for a period of 15 years to service the Deutsche Bucht wind farm (DeBu) in Germany.
Media: Danpilot orders 15 new pilot boats|
Danpilot has signed a contract for the supply of up to 15 new sea-going pilot boats with Baltic Workboats, Søfart writes. According to the contract, the yard is obliged to supply 11 vessels, while Danpilot has an option for four more pilot boats.
New special ship ready for Kriegers Flak|
Jan De Nul Group has taken delivery of the Universal Vehicle Adhémar de Saint-Venant, which will start working on the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm next week. The vessel will install two gravity-based foundations for offshore substations in the 600 MW offshore wind farm.
|Odense Harbor has violated harbor law|
In a decision, the Traffic Authority has agreed with Blue Water Shipping in the fact that Odense Harbor through the subsidiary Lindø Industrial Park has violated the harbor law in several places. Thus, Blue Water Shipping has been exposed to illegal competition from a municipally owned company.
|Molslinjen's Express 4 is put into production|
While Molslinjens's newest express ferry, Express 3, is on its way from Tasmania to Denmark and has passed north of New Zealand, heading towards Papeete, Tahiti, the next new ferry, Express 4, is already taking shape in Australia.
Flensburg Shipyard receives ferry order|
FSG shipyard in Flensburg will build a new LNG powered ro-pax ferry to the French shipping company Brittany Ferries. The ferry to be delivered in 2019, will be deployed on the route between Caen in France and Portsmouth in Britain.
New offshore windship presented in Esbjerg|
Siemens Wind Power has introduces its new vessel for the transport of windmill parts in the Port of Esbjerg. The 141 meter long vessel Rotra Wait, is expected to be a frequent visitor in the Port of Esbjerg, which is the base port for multiple offshore wind farm projects in the North Sea, where Siemens Wind Power has an assembly plant.
Vision of The Fjords is Ship of the Year 2016|
The renowned Norwegian maritime magazine - Skipsrevyen - has recently named Ship of the Year 2016 at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The title went to the innovative Norwegian hybrid ferry, Vision of The Fjords, which Maritime Denmark's readers already know about through articles in our magazines.
Terntank receives new LNG tanker|
Terntank which is operated from Skagen, took delivery of M/T Ternsund, the first of the company's four new LNG-powered tankers on 27 June. At the same time the new vessel received the Danish flag. The naming took place in late March at the Chinese shipyard Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
|KEH designs Australian icebreaker|
Knud E. Hansen is responsible for designing a new icebreaker to be delivered to the Australian Government in 2020. The last signature was scribbled on the contract the other day. The design has been a major task that has been several years in the making, says Finn Wollesen, CEO of Knud E. Hansen to Maritime Denmark.
|Terntank names LNG-fueled tankers|
Terntank Rederi which is operated from Skagen, has named two of the company's four new LNG-powered tankers. The naming took place over the weekend at the Chinese shipyard Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding.
M.H. Simonsen expands with two ships|
Two tankers named Silver Kenna and Silver Freya now switches to the Danish flag and are based in Svendborg. The shipping company M. H. Simonsen must ensure cargo and crew for the two tankers. During Easter, the two ships will be docked at Petersen & Sørensen Engineworkshop in Svendborg.
Esvagt and MHI Vestas agree on contract|
Esvagt has signed a 10-year contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Offshore Wind Service on the 165 MW Nobel Wind project off the Belgian coast. ESVAGT must build a new vessel to support Vestas Offshore Winds technicians
Svitzer takes delivery of tugboats|
Svitzer has taken delivery of two tug boats from Damen Shipyards Group. The two tugboats are of the Damen ASD Tugs 3212 type and were built by Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam and arrived in Rotterdam at the end of October, when the heavy lift ship Happy Star delivered all 22 ships at once
Danish design behind Australian icebreaker|
The Australian government has provided project pictures and description of Australia's new icebreaker. It shows a modern, sophisticated ship that will offer scientists unprecedented and expanded access to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. The vessel was designed by Knud E. Hansen and will be built by Damen in Holland