Larger revenue in Maersk Logistics
Maersk Logistics & Services increased their revenues for the first quarter of the year to 1,46 billion dollars from 1,38 billion in the same period in 2017. Though profits did drop from 32 billion dollars to 23 dollars.
EU- proposal will simplify ship reporting|
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that aims to increase harmonization of demands for the ships regulatory reporting, when they sail to harbours within European borders. The proposal aims to reduce administrative burdens for Danish and European shipping.
The Maritime Authority gets three addresses|
As it was made clear back in February that the Danish Maritime Authority will not get one address under the same roof in Korsør, a plan is now in the works that places the board's employees at three different addresses at the waterfront.
New simulator at Engineering Academy|
An advanced ship simulator at the academy of Technology Management and Marine Engineering in Copenhagen, trains students in all technical systems onboard a very large crude carrier (VLCC), but is also used to practice communication and prioritizing for when emergencies occur.
Positive year for Monjasa |
2017 was in many ways a positive year for the Monjasa Group. They experienced improved profitability in their operations and continued making progress in optimising operational expenditures. Together, this led to a financial turnaround compared to an unsatisfactory 2016.
|Wrist Ship experienced rise in revenues|
Danish supply company Wrist Ship Supply Service experienced a rise in revenue and net profit in 2017, where the company noted revenues of 4.1 billion Danish kroner, which is an increase of 3 percent compared to 2016. Revenues grew from 60 million in 2016 to 86 million Danish kroner in 2017.
|Danish Shipping welcomes Algerian Embassy |
Today, Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen reveals the Foreign Service's latest representation, which is the Danish embassy in Africa's largest country and fourth largest economy, Algeria. Danish Shipping (Danske Rederier) welcomes a stronger Danish presence in North Africa.
Blue Water scores new French client|
Earlier this month, Blue Water Shipping, Brest chartered a coaster trading vessel to transport steel scrap for the new customer Les Recycleurs Bretons, who specializes in recycling. The vessel was chartered in cooperation with Blue Waters shipping department in Esbjerg.
New lawyers in OW Bunker case |
Numerous major investors, with ATP as the leading one, have hired the law firm DLA Piper to replace Bruun & Hjejle in the lawsuit against OW Bunker's former management. Pension funds have sued OW Bunker’s former management, the capital fund Altor and others for 833 million Danish Kroner.
NK take over Færgen’s salary management|
After the conclusion of the company's 5-year outsourcing business deal with Scandlines, NK Løn og Regnskap A/S has got another shipping deal. It is the company Færgen, which has five Danish ferry routes. NK gets three employees from Færgen's office in Rønne.
New portal shows marine data with a click|
A newly launched portal - MetOcean Data Portal - from DHI – Institute of Water and Environment, provides users with instant access to data about wind, wave heights and water levels back to 40 years across the oceans.
|Get a maritime diploma in management|
Now it is possible for navigators and other professional groups in the maritime field to complete a specially designed diploma in management. The new education will take place over four semesters with teaching at LedelsesAkademiet Lillebælt in Odense.
|Bimco gets Danish communications director|
Bimco has appointed Rasmus Nord Jørgensen as new communications director, to develop a communication strategy for the organization and to ensure a more visible space in the media image.
Legal action against OW Bunkers banks|
About 25 foreign institutional investors have now joined to take legal action against OW Bunker's banks, Morgan Stanley and Carnie for their losses in connection with the company's collapse in November 2014. The claim can rise to over 500 million DKK.
Maritime institutions enter cooperation|
Marstal Navigation School and Greenland Maritime Center, Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik, entered a cooperation agreement on Tuesday, October 10, to strengthen the maritime ties between Denmark and Greenland. The agreement will, among other things, lead to the training of shipmasters specializing in arctic sailing.
Danish company wants to manage Greek ships|
The Danish engineering and software company Logimatic has partnered with a Greek company in order to offer maritime customers in Greece and Cyprus a complete fleet management software solution.
Blue Water manages large transport to China|
On August 18, Blue Water Shipping loaded 16 components into a major waste incineration plant in Shenzhen, China. The shipment weighed 370 tons and consisted of shelf sections, designed and manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, for two incineration systems and associated loose parts.
|Maersk and Danske Bank in digi-partnership|
A.P. Møller - Maersk has joined forces with Danske Bank working on a new payment solution, to be developed jointly under the name of Gatetu, the newspaper Børsen wrote. It is a part of APM President Jim Hagemann Snabe's strategy to establish partnerships with digital front runners.
|Dan-Bunkering sues Chinese operator|
The worldwide Danish bunker company Dan-Bunkering is now in the queue of creditors trying to settle unpaid bills from the major Chinese charter operator Sinoriches Enterprises.
BWS and Vestas in German cooperation|
Blue Water and Vestas have entered a long-term cooperation in Cuxhaven, Germany. The agreement includes stewedoring, terminal management, coordination of port arrivals and car loading. The Blue Water BREB GmbH consortium will be responsible for daily operations.
Danish Maritime reinforces with economist|
Danske Maritime has employed Niels-Henrik Møller as an economic project manager. He will assist the Association members with insight and advice on funding as well as prepare analyzes of the global shipbuilding and equipment market.
Monjasa calls for bunker cooperation|
Danish Monjasa calls for cooperation in the international bunker industry due to the increasing number of regulations in the market for shipfuel. The industry faces a great challenge when the limit for sulfur content is lowered.
Danish Maritime Authority for digitalization|
The Danish Maritime Authority launches a pilot project that will illuminate the possibilities for digitalizing the entire registration process for a ship. Today, papers still need to be filled out and documents manually handled, but the board will now investigate whether blockchain technology can provide value.
|MARCOD to boost maritime entrepreneurs|
The Maritime Elite Training Center offers young entrepreneurs in the maritime area assistance to boost their development. This takes place through a 6-8 month long course, which includes individual counseling with external experts.
|Shipmaster program in Skagen has been approved|
Skagen Skipperskole has now received the final approval of its shipmaster's degree program, and from this date it can be called Navigation School. The approval came in after a long process, several audits and a well-completed trial year in 2016.
Lars Thrane is back with new product|
Lars Thrane A/S presents the company's first satellite communications terminal at the SEA Asia exhibition in Singapore. Thus, the former founder of Thrane&Thrane re-launched within a field where he became so successful that his old company was exposed to hostile takeover.
Free Trade ensures Denmark's position|
Free trade agreements are crucial for Denmark to maintain its position as one of the world's leading shipping nations. The Director of the Danish Shipowners' Association stated this at a debate with two very different members of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament.
Easier to receive compensation for pollution|
An international set of rules will make it easier to receive compensation for damage by dangerous or harmful substances in maritime transport. The EU is in fact working on a permit to ratify a convention to ensure uniform rules about responsibility for cleaning up pollution.
The DMA wants to improve efficiently|
New technology and digitalization is the future – also for the maritime industry and the authorities - to solve their tasks more efficiently. The Danish Maritime Authority will set focus on this at the European Shipping Week on February 28.
|The DMA launches new website|
The Danish Maritime Authority has launched a new English website. The English website www.dma.dk is used frequently by seafarers and other users throughout the world. Since then, the site has about 450 unique visitors every day.
|Digitalization will strengthen the future|
As a prelude to the Danish Maritime Authority conference "e-Navigation Undervay" which kicks off in the next two days, the South Korea maritime Director General, Kwang-Youl Park, visited the Danish Maritime Authority to discuss cooperation on digitization and e-navigation.
DM in skills must draw young people |
The blue Denmark now bands together in the struggle to provide more skilled workers to the blue industry. It occurs when the subjects in the maritime industry are running for DM in Skills.
MARCOD certified as silver cluster in the EU|
MARCOD has just earned a silver certification by the EU's joint cluster initiative ECEI. It is the North Jutland maritime companies guarantee that they work with a professional cluster organization that manages to match the efforts and services with the needs of businesses.
Bladt and Blue Water five-year agreement|
Over the course of the next five years all Bladt Industries A/S' internal heavy load transports at Lindø will be carried out by Blue Water Shipping. The contract, which was published last week, is a five-year framework contract which strengthens Blue Water's presence at Lindø.
Maritime certificates can be checked online|
The Danish Maritime Authority is launching a digital solution to verify the validity of seafarers' certificates. With the new solution, anyone can check whether a certificate (STCW) is genuine. Further, the validity and what functions the certificate qualifies are disclosed.
|Final exam at skipper school|
On Friday, 36 students at Skagen Skipper School finished their final exams. The completion differed from previous ones, as the school had a class of shipmasters graduate for the first time.
|Erria focuses on service and management|
Erria has bought Saigon Shipping J/S Company Ltd.'s 49 percent share of Erria Container Services Ltd. and thus receives full ownership of the company, which Erria has owned 51 percent of since 2013. The purchase price was 3,4 million kroner
Blue Water starts the potato season|
Blue Water Brest is pleased to note that the season for potatoes has begun once again. Although with a few weeks delay compared to previous years. Despite this delay and a difficult market, Blue Water Brest stays positive.
SIMAC initiate American cooperation|
Mutual exchange of knowledge, skills and students is now possible with the cooperation SIMAC has just signed with Maritime College, State University of New York (SUNY), which has 1,800 students.
Accident report on fishing boat|
On April 23, 2016 the Danish fishing boat Christina Maiken capsized and sank in the Swedish part of the Kattegat while the ship was on its way to a fishing spot by the Oslo Fjord mouth. The two crew members were rescued by the fishing vessel Bjarke, which was in the vicinity.
Knud E. Hansen designs ferries for India|
Knud E. Hansen has entered into a collaboration with Indian Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) to deliver two new ship designs, where there will be built two ships of each design. All four ships will be built at Cochin Shipyard in India and will sail under the Indian flag.