Cruise Record in Aalborg Port
Aalborg Port sets a record in 2016 in terms of the number of cruise ships visiting the port. It will be no less than 21 arrivals and in 2017, it appears that 32 cruise ships will visit Aalborg. In Aalborg there is great satisfaction with the number.
Vestergaard defies offshore decrease|
Despite the decline in the offshore sector Vestergaard Marine Service in Frederikshavn has succeeded to maintain the number of hourly workers. In fact, more have joined as the company managed to achieve good results in other business areas.
Danish shipping boss accused of corruption|
The Brazilian public prosecutor has charged a former manager at J. Lauritzen of bribery. It concerns the shuttle tanker Campos Transporter, which Petrobras in 1999 chartered on a six-year contract. The Danish boss has allegedly been involved in overpayments for the ship.
Danish offshore ship sank after fire|
The Danish offshore supply ship Umeo Ventus has sank off Langeland. The ship was en route to Germany, when a fire started in engine room and from there spread to the whole ship. The four crew members succeeded to abandon the ship.
6 crew members still missing|
6 crew members from the multipurpose carrier Thorco Cloud are still missing, after the ship sunk Wednesday 17. December. The first diving survey has now been completed, which have resulted in good 3D images of the wreck
|Nordic Tankers has sold Nordic Trine|
Nordic Tankers has sold the product tanker Nordic Trine to the Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers. Nordic Trine, which is 7,915 DWT will - when the ship is handed over in late December - be named Thun Greenwich
|Cargo ship aground in Storebælt|
The Dutch cargo ship Scheldegracht went aground last night in the southern part of Storebælt. The ship had not reported the grounding, which happened at Elbow Flak, about 1,5 seamiles east of the deep trench. It was another ship, which notified the grounding, after it had sailed by the merchant vessel.
Danish oil production has halved in 10 years|
The production of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea fields fell in 2014. The decline is smaller than in previous years. At the same time, CO2 emissions from the production plants decreased. This is according to the DEA's assessment of Danish oil and gas production.
Siemens Wind Power closes in Lindø|
Siemens Wind Power, headquartered in Brande has decided to move all production of wind turbines at Lindø Industrial Park to a new plant in the port of Cuxhafen in northern Germany. That means up to 100 employees will be fired.
Ærø ferries must up financial management|
Operating loss of the Ærø ferries caused the municipal council on Ærø to require a monthly budget follow-up. The demand comes after an additional cost of 4,9 million kroner, which the city council wasn't informed of until the day before yesterday
J. Lauritzen in trouble|
J. Lauritzen has in the last four years lost over five billion kroner and need financial support from the owner, Lauritzen Foundation. The foundation owns a large proportion of the shares in DFDS, and the share may come into play to save J. Lauritzen.
|Fanø- ferry aground once again|
The Fanø ferry Fenja went aground on Tuesday morning. It is the second time in just six weeks, that the ferry runs aground. According to the ferry company, the accident was caused by a combination of low water levels and poor visibility. Exactly the same reason as in the previous grounding on November 6.
|Massive maritime growth in Aalborg|
The maritime sector in North Jutland has experienced massive growth in the last five years, and Aalborg accounts for a large part of the growth. This is shown in a new analysis of the blue profession which Business Aalborg, Aalborg's trade association, has just completed.
Residential rig en route to Hirtshals|
A residential rig which for some time has been in Esbjerg, is currently being towed along the west coast to Hirtshals, and will be arriving tomorrow. The rig "Atlantic Esbjerg" will undergo a major overhaul - work that is expected to provide jobs for 20-30 people in the Hirtshals area.
Paris silence on shipping casts doubt|
The absence of any reference to international shipping and aviation emissions in the Paris Agreement casts doubts over who is responsible for reining in their skyrocketing emissions, green NGOs Seas At Risk, Carbon Market Watch and Transport & Environment have said.
Peter Norborg new Group CEO in Clipper|
Clipper Group has appointed the 49-year-old Peter Norborg as new Group CEO. He replaces Frank G. Jensen, who continues as chairman. Peter Norborg currently lives in Switzerland with his family, but now moves back to Copenhagen. He starts in Clipper on April 1, 2016.
Semco Maritime wins large Maersk order|
Semco Maritime has entered into an agreement with Maersk Drilling for the expansion of accommodation rig Maersk Guardian, which will be inserted at various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea from September 2016
|Nils Smedegaard new Chairman of ECSA|
Vice Chairman of the Danish Shipping Association and Director of DFDS Niels Smedegaard, will from January 1, 2016 take over as the new Chairman of the European Shipping Association, ECSA. Niels Smedegaard succeeds Thomas Rehder, who has been chairman of the ECSA since December 2013.
|New major shareholder in Norden|
The Danish shipping company Norden has a new major shareholder, Schroders Investment Management Ltd., which is owned by Schroders plc. Schroders plc manage $ 446.5 billion for institutional and private investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients around the world.
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
Shipping's share of the economy grows|
The Labour Movement has for the second time made a report on employment and production in the Blue Denmark for the Danish Maritime Authority. The report is based on national accounts up to 2011 and figures for production and added value right up to 2014. The report therefore gives a more updated picture than last year's report
DONG picks investor director at Maersk|
Henrik Brünniche Lund has been appointed Investor Relations Director of DONG Energy. Henrik Brünniche Lund comes from a position as Head of Investor Relations in Maersk Group. He is 50 years old, MSc. Economics. and has experience from a number of banks, including Danske Bank.
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
|Lauritzen sells handy-size vessels|
Lauritzen Bulkers that has withdrawn from the capesize segment and has sold Churchill Bulker, is also selling ships in the handy-size segment, Tradewinds wrote. The information is not officially confirmed by the company.
|MAN will supply engines for Mols-Linien|
The Australian yard Incat, which has fast ferries as a specialty, has awarded MAN Diesel & Turbo the contract for the delivery of four engines for Mols-Linien's new catamaran, KatExpress 3. The MAN engines will operate the four waterjets of the 109-meter fast ferry.
Poor framework conditions in the North Sea|
The German company Wintershall, which is the operator of a project and has several licenses in the Danish sector of the North Sea, believes that the framework conditions are too bad. In other words, the tax burden is too high, as long as the oil price is as low as it is now.
Torm confirms new construction contract|
Torm confirms an agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International, GSI, for four fuel-saving LR2 new constructions with expected delivery in the fourth quarter 2017 to the second quarter 2018. The agreement also includes an option for up to six vessels in the LR2, LR1 and MR segment with delivery in 2018 and to 2019
Denmark reelected to the council in the IMO|
Denmark has been re-elected to the council of the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the period 2016-2017. Thus Denmark maintains a central role in the important strategic work of the IMO for the benefit of international shipping.
Denmark must be in top five|
Although the economic situation is currently pointing downwards in shipping, the shipping is still one of Denmark's strengths, which contributes over 20 percent of Danish exports. It requires hard work to maintain this position of strength, but it can easily be expanded. That was the message from Claus Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling, at a conference yesterday
|Torm underway with new constructions|
Torm is, according to informed sources, on the way to end a seven-year period without new constructions with a contract of up to 10 tankers at the Chinese shipyard CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (CSSC OME). The company should be on track to sign a contract for the construction of four 115,000 DWT product tankers.
|Thorco Shipping upgrades fleet|
Thorco Shipping has acquired five large modern tweendeckers. The acquisition is a part of Thorco’s strategy to keep their fleet young and modern to maintain their strong position as a market leader regarding the quality and size of the fleet.
Lauritzen started on new dry bulk strategy|
The shipping company J. Lauritzen has chosen to opt out of its capesize ships and instead focus on smaller bulk carriers to reduce dependence on China and thus be less affected by the Chinese downturn. The small bulk carriers can be used for multiple product types and destinations.
Nordic Shipholding profit of 12,2 mio USD|
For the 9 months ended 30 September 2015 Nordic Shipholding generated a profit
after tax of 12.2 million dollar, which includes a one-off gain of 5.8 million dollar from the
reversal of impairment loss on the vessels deployed in the Handytankers Pool.
Subsidies for island ferries are well received|
The government's new growth plan envisages a tariff reduction to provide cheaper ferry tickets from 2016. The Director of the Danish Shipping Association who's responsible for ferries, James Ullegård welcomes this, as it will enhance the ferry service and the connections to the Danish islands.
Drilling rigs part of the Blue Denmark|
Drilling rigs are highly topical since the political parties Dansk Folkeparti, Konservative, Liberal Alliance and Venstre have just agreed to allocate funds to get this type of vessels under tonnage tax. It became clear when the final agreement was put forward a few days ago.
|DFDS vessel reshuffle in the North Sea|
Things are going really well for DFDS at present. So secure that the capacity is
allocated best according to needs on individual routes, DFDS har decided to
undertake a major fleet reshuffle in the North Sea.
|RAL and Aalborg port continue agreement|
Today, Royal Arctic Line and the management of Aalborg port held a meeting on further cooperation. The agreement on the Greenland base port in Aalborg, which expires at the end of 2022, will continue to form the basis for cooperation, says the parties after the meeting
Robbers boarded Norden tankers|
Two almost brand new Nordic MR tankers were among the thirteen ships that came under attack in Asia last month. The two ships were attacked by armed robbers within 24 hours. This is according to ReCAAPs piracy report for October. No crew members were harmed.
Need for a review of net wage system|
At Søfartens Ledere there is disappointment to be found regarding today's decision in the High Court, where it was determined that two employees of DFDS are not entitled to automatic pay adjustments related to tax cuts. Søfartens Ledere believe there is a need for a fundamental review of the net wage system in DIS.
Dong invests 6 billion pounds in Humber|
Dong Energy is investing six billion pounds in the English Humber region in the period 2013-2019. This is shown in a new report published during the first UK Offshore Wind Week. The report also shows that Dong from 2015-2020 will help create 1,600 construction-related jobs in the region every year.
International award for Danish researchers|
At a meeting on Monday, Nov. 16 in Skibsteknisk Selskab and IDA Maritime, Trevor Blakeley, president of the Confederation of European Maritime Technology Societies (CEMT), presented the annual CEMT award given for outstanding contributions to the European maritime industry.