Photo: Per Rasmussen / Banedanmark
The Masnedsund Bridge rammed by ship
Late Sunday night, the Masnedsund bridge between Vordingborg and Masnedø was rammed by the big 6,750 DWT British freighter Karla C, who was heading to Vordingborg with a cargo of grain. The train traffic across the bridge was stopped completely.
Vestas reopens factory in Nakskov|
After Vestas closed its factory in Nakskov due to budget cuts, it is now set to reopen. The production of wind turbine blades can potentially create up to 100 new jobs at the plant.
Report on fire onboard Eugen Maersk|
The Maritime Accident Investigation Board has finished the report on the fire onboard Eugen Maersk. On the morning of June 18th 2013, the crew aboard the container ship Eugen Maersk noticed a fire in a container on the quarter deck.
Offshore sector is focusing on security|
On Thursday, 370 stakeholders from the Danish offshore sector are gathered for the annual Offshore Safety Conference in Esbjerg. The industry's overall goal is to reduce the total number of accidents to zero.
Watch Skagen Maersk twist and turn|
This video shows the kind of pressure the hull of a 347 meter container ship is exposed to when the weather is bad. Fortunately the ship is designed to withstand that kind of pressure. The video is recorded by Claus Tuxen, Frederikshavn.
|Danish Ferries doubles annual profit|
In 2013, the shipping company Danish Ferries ended with a profit of 59 million kr. That is a doubling of the profit compared to 2012. The company expects a continued positive direction for the company in 2014.
|Maersk Line is retrofitting many ships|
Last year, Maersk Line retrofitted nearly half of its container ships. 137 container ships got new a bulb, higher superstructure or changes to the engine room. 200 of the 250 container ships that the company owns have now been completely retrofitted.
Nordic Maritime Solutions opens in Esbjerg|
It is an obvious choice to open an office in Esbjerg, says company CEO and owner René Elling. The company is also moving their headquarters to Flensburg, and the office in Leer continues.
DFDS affected by French port strike |
DFDS is one of several companies operating ferries across the English Channel who have been affected by a 24 hour strike in the port of Calais and several other French ports. My Ferry Link and P&O are also affected by the strike, and are experiencing cancellations or delays.
Maersk sells Danbor in Esbjerg|
Today, the Maersk Group and the NorSea Group have reached an agreement on the sale of Danbors core business in logistics and services for the wind, oil and gas industry. The sale is expected to be completed by April 30th 2014.
Robert Uggla elected into the Maersk Board |
In today’s general meeting in AP Moller-Maersk, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller's grandson Robert Maersk Uggla has been elected into the board of the company. This will ensure the family's active ownership and continuity in the board.
|OW Bunker finally on the stock exchange|
OW Bunker has set the offer price of its shares at 145 kr. per share in the bunker company's stock exchange listing. OW Bunker's shares are expected to be admitted for trading on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange today under the symbol "OW".
|Bryde sentenced to four years in prison|
The court in Lyngby has sentenced the former chairman and CEO of Nordic Tankers, Steen Bryde, to four years in prison for serious economic crime during his time in Nordic Tankers.
South Korea will try to block P3 alliance|
On Monday, the South Korean antitrust authority announced that it would join with authorities in China and other countries, to ensure fair treatment for smaller shipping companies prior to the mega alliance between the world's three largest container ship operators.
Scandlines lacking offers on rebuilding|
The rebuilding of the two unfinished Scandlines ferries, which the company purchased from the bankrupt P + S shipyard in Stralsund, is dragging out. Negotiations on the completion of the two ferries have been longer than expected and there are still no concrete offers.
Thorco buys Maersk multi-purpose ships|
The Danish shipping company Thorco Shipping has purchased the two heavy lift vessels that Maersk's U.S. subsidiary Maersk Line Limited has been operating with Rickmers Linie Americas until just recently.
Søren Skou new chairman of Box Club|
At a meeting in Dubai, Maersk Line's CEO Søren Skou was selected as the seventh chairman of the Box Club. He will succeed the current chairman from Hapag-Lloyd, Ulrich Kranich, who will retire in June.
|Maersk and Rickmers end joint venture|
Maersk Line Limited and the German Rickmers-Linie (America) have decided to end their joint venture in the U.S. heavy-lift market. The joint venture Maersk-Rickmers has ended in mutual agreement between the two companies.
|Wave power sector meets in Esbjerg|
On April 30th all the major players in the wave energy sector will meet for the first time face to face in Esbjerg. WEIB 2014 - Wave Energy Innovation and Business2Business event - will give the participants the opportunity to discuss specific challenges or engage in cooperation
Vestas is back on top|
The Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is once again the world's leading wind turbine installer. In 2013, Vestas returned to first place in the top five, after being second to GE in 2012. According to the research and consulting firm Global Data they are back in first place in terms of total installed capacity
Rescue vessel heated by district heating|
In the port of Gedser, the Defence Command Denmark’s (DCD) rescue boat MRB LW Dam has been outfitted with district heating. This means that the ship saves electricity and uses cheaper and more environmentally friendly heating. The use of district heating when the ship is in port, results in savings of 50 percent for heating.
More cruise tourists to Bornholm|
This year, 42 cruise ships are expected to dock at the Port of Rønne, while eight ships will dock at Bornholms other ports. But although the number of cruise tourists will increase, it is not something that will benefit the business in Rønne. The tourists are using enough money.
Hotel ship ran aground at Port of Esbjerg|
On Thursday afternoon at about 13.50, the Wind Ambition, a 153 meter long and 21 meter wide passenger and hotel ship, ran aground at the Port of Esbjerg. The Wind Ambition was on its way out of the harbor, when the accident happened. The cause of the grounding is still unknown.
|Major rescue operation in Bornholm|
Today SOK launched a major search for a man in a small boat who was reported missing during a voyage between Tejn and Allinge. The man was reported missing this morning by his employer because he did not come to work. The man was found, safe and sound but a little cold.
|At Sea or the office|
Before deciding on an education, where large parts of your working life will take place at sea, you might be inspired by this video. This is a recording of different vessels, all of which are in rough weather.
The Queen will inaugurate cruise ship quay|
On Friday May 2nd, Queen Margrethe will inaugurate the new cruise ship quay and terminal buildings at the Copenhagen North Harbor (Nordhavn). Mayor Frank Jensen and Transport Minister Magnus Heunicke will also be present.
More containers and wind turbine blades|
In 2013, Aalborg Havn A/S has achieved a profit of 27.2 million kr., with revenue of 141.7 million kr. This is equivalent to a growth of 5.1 percent compared to 2012. Both the shipping of wind turbine blades and the weekly container service has contributed to the growth.
Faaborg Shipyard overlooked by DALO|
Back in 2011, The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) offered a competitive bidding round for the maintenance of 30 patrol boats from the Marine Guard. A number of smaller yards placed bids on the order, and even though Faaborg Shipyard had submitted the lowest bid, Søby Shipyard won the bidding round.
Ultrasound measurements open the doors|
The maritime consultancy company Hauschildt Marine from Skagen, has sent their staff on courses in safety and ultrasound measurements, which opens up new business opportunities in offshore oil and gas in Norway.
|Ship detained in Aabenraa|
For the second time this year, the DMA is withholding a foreign ship, due to violations of the MLC (Maritime Labour Convention), which came into effect on August 20th last year. The Danish Maritime Authority has increased their focus on MLC in port state controls.
|International bunker conference|
From April 2nd to April 4th, the 35th International Bunker Conference will be held in Copenhagen. The title of the conference is "2015 in a flash" and the Danish Ship Owners Association is among the keynote speakers.
Striving towards having Europe’s best|
The Danish Ports Conference, which is being held in Grenaa this year, will focus on how Danish ports can be strengthened and developed. The Danish Ports have a vision for the future and it goes like this, “We need to be Europe's best, the best ports to enter and the best ports to set up business in”.
Expensive to connect wind farm to grid|
It will be far more expensive than expected to connect the wind farm Krieger's Flak to the electricity grid. Energinet.dk has obtained bids from suppliers concerning the price for bringing the power ashore, and they all exceeded the budget.
Satisfaction at the port of Svendborg|
The Association for the preservation of the port in Svendborg is satisfied, after the City Council adopted a new development plan for the port, which retains business enterprises on a large part of the area. The association will now act as a watchdog to secure space for the many port-related businesses in Svendborg.
New Maersk Supply ship gets contract|
Maersk Supply Service has signed a seven-year charter contract with Deep Ocean for a newly built special vessel that will be used for the transportation and installation of power cables. The ship will be built and delivered by the Damen Galati Shipyard in Romania, in early 2016.
|New Chairman of DONG Energy|
Thomas Thune Andersen will be elected as the new Chairman of DONG Energy A/S. He will be elected at an extraordinary general meeting, which will be held after July 17th 2014. This is due to his current position on the board of the Scottish & Southern Energy. If he were elected now, it would result in a conflict of interest.
|Increased profits at Fayard in 2013|
In the financial year of 2012/13, which ended on September 30th, Fayard had a net profit of 30.2 million kr. This was an increase of 170 percent over the previous year. Revenue has otherwise not gone up, quite the contrary.
Free-pilot selection creates risk of oil spills |
The government has introduced a bill that would allow ship owners to select a pilot of their own choosing. The government owned Pilotage Company DanPilot believes that it will increase the risk of oil spills concerning transshipments.
Danish Force commander meets colleague |
Last week, Commodore Torben Mikkelsen, head of the Danish-Norwegian-British force that has been deployed to transport chemicals out of Syria, met with the head of the Chinese-Russian naval force.
Lindø predicted new golden age|
Things are moving fast for the Lindsø Shipyard in Odense, which closed in 2009. The director of the company H.J. Hansen predicts that the company can reach the 2.600 employees, like it had during its glory days before the closure. There are currently 70 companies on the former shipyard site.
Søfartens Ledere corrects tax error|
Short News: Søfartens Ledere has made a mistake in reporting union dues to SKAT. This is not of great importance to people sailing under DIS, but other members may experience errors in the financial statements for 2013. The error is currently being corrected.