New partnership for the Danish Maritime Fair
The Media Group Maritime Denmark and Bella Center Copenhagen have entered into a partnership to develop and host the International Maritime Fair - Danish Maritime Fair - in 2020 and 2022.
Port of Frederikshavn wins business award|
It was a humble and happy Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen who, as CEO of the Port of Frederikshavn, received Frederikshavn trade council’s Growth and Willingness Business Award 2018 in front of 230 guests in the Music House together with Chairman of the Board Bo Uggerhøj.
Maersk introduces random sampling|
SHORT NEWS: The devastating fire onboard the container ship Maersk Honam last March, which took the lives of five seafarers, has made Maersk Line to introduce random sampling of the contents of containers. This random sampling will be tried out in four ports in the US to start out with.
32 % of offshore-vessels not in operation|
It is no secret that shipping companies that deal in the offshore sector are under pressure. VesselsValues' offshore manager Robert Day has a new study out on how many ships are currently not in service on a global scale, a study that shows that 32 percent of the worlds ships are not in service. The situation is worst in South East Asia.
DSV wants to buy Panalpina|
Danish transport group DSV has confirmed that the company has given their offer on Panalpina to the company's board of directors. The offer consists of 1.58 DSV shares and 55 Swiss franc in cash per Panalpina share. The value of this is 170 Swiss franc per share, based on closing prices on January 11 2019.
|Esvagt rescues men from fire North Sea|
Last Friday, the crew onboard the fishing boat RI 524 James Robert were rescued by a helicopter in the North Sea, as water was leaking into the boat which caused it to start sinking. On Saturday, Esvagt Carina was hired to pull the unmanned fishing boat to the waters of Grådyb, where another vessel would takeover and pull it to land
|Orskov Yard increases dock leveller capacity|
Orskov Yard has signed a lease contract with the Port of Frederikshavn regarding a new quay – and back land area. The point of the agreement is to increase Orskov Yards dock leveller capacity with one or more floating docks. The first dock is expected to be delivered next year
Esvagt and Equinor prolong cooperation|
Eight years of mutual trust and cooperation are about to be extended, as Equinor and Esvagt add a minimum of three years to their cooperation in the southern part of the Norwegian sector.
MHI Vestas to Open US HQ in Boston|
Marking a new era for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the US, the company will establish its base in Boston with recent hire Jason Folsom to lead the company’s ramp-up efforts. The office will focus initially on sales and strategy as it develops a local footprint for projects in the region.
15 seafarers stranded on ship in Aarhus Bay|
Fifteen seafarers from four countries have since December 19 been stranded onboard the freight vessel HHL Amur, which is anchored in Aarhus Bay. The freight vessel was taken into arrest after its owner – German shipping company Hansa Heavy Lift declared bankruptcy.
Bågø ferry broke down|
SHORT NEWS: The ferry between Assens and Bågø, which is known for being a reliable mode of transportation, crashed both its main engines on Tuesday morning, and the ferry was therefore forced to lay quietly in the water for one hour before it was brought back to Assens.
|New fish landing record in Port of Skagen |
2018 was another record-breaking year for fishing at the Port of Skagen, as the port’s fish landings ended with a value of 1.019.000.000 Danish kroner. This beats the former record of 1.000.689.000 kroner back in 2016. The Port of Skagen is still Denmark’s largest fishing port measured by the amount and value of fish landings.
|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.
Ole Ingrisch new Chariman of Port-Safety|
Ole Ingrisch, Chairman of the board of Danske Havne, will become the new Chairman of the Board of the security company Port-Safety in February.
No new Scandinavian Star investigation |
The case of arson that took the lives of 159 people onboard the ferry Scandinavian Star on April 7 1990 will remain unsolved. The Copenhagen Police Department has refused to re-enter the case despite new reports and documentation about the victims of the arsony that was handed in back in May 2018.
New project: Maritime Stars|
Maritime Stars is the name of the new ambitious project created to help start up companies with developing new products and creating solutions for the maritime industry. The Danish private fund Industriens Fond is investing 2,6 million kroner in the project.
When men have had enough of each other|
On January 17 the M/S Museum opens the doors for the maritime exhibition ”When men have had enough of each other, onboard the Denmark expedition 1906-08”. At the exhibition, visitors will get the chance to gain insight to the expedition members through personal diaries and photographs.
|MOL takes over Nordic Tankers|
Chemical tanker company Nordic Tankers has a new owner. The venture capital firm Triton has sold all their shares in the company to MOL Chemical Tankers, a subsidiary of the Japanese company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. The Danish shipping company will change its name to MOL Nordic Tankers, while the company’s management and employees remain the same.
|Maersk returns shipping in Somalia|
Following a long period of absence, Maersk Line has chosen to return to shipping to the Somali port town Mogadishu. The return indicates that the situation in the southern and central part of Somalia has become more stabile.
Dane is appointed CEO at APL |
Lars Kastrup has been appointed CEO of container shipping company American President Lines - APL – which is owned by the leading worldwide container shipping company CMA CGM and has its headquarters in Singapore. Lars Kastrup, who has worked for CMA CGM since 2007, has an education from A.P. Møller -Mærsk.
FORCE Technology is to examine Express 1|
Danish ferry company Bornholmslinjen’s express ferry Express 1 is due for an examination because of the recent critique of the ferry regarding a lack of comfort in bad weather conditions. The decision to go through with the examination was made by a conciliation group who have used the ferry route.
Maersk Container Industry shuts factory|
Maersk Container Industry has decided to stop producing dry cargo containers, in order to focus more on the production of reefer containers. As a consequence of this, MCI has decided to shut down their factory in Dongguan.
A1 Partners’ fleet now consists of 10 ships|
The shipping company A1 Partners, which is based in Svendborg, has witnessed a great deal of success in buying offshore vessels and turning them into wind farm service vessels. In 18 months, their fleet has gone from 3 to 10 ships, and from 50 to 250 employees.
|Orsted delayed on Taiwanese projects|
Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy has not issued an establishment permit for the Changhua 1 and 2a projects by close of business local time January 2. It is no longer possible for Ørsted and the Taiwanese utility Taipower to sign a 2018 PPA.
|Granly Diesel teams up with Servogear|
Granly Diesel teams up with Servogear to give customers a better service for their propulsion systems. The two parties made this relationship formal by signing a service and spare parts agreement, to expand the service scope and available manpower.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier buys Seafox 5|
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a contract with Seafox International Group regarding a 51 percent ownership in the jack-up-vessel Seafox 5. The Singapore-based Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd. Owns the remaining 49 percent of the vessel.
New container record at Port of Aarhus |
Yesterday morning container number 522.717 was loaded onto quayside at the Port of Aarhus. That is a record breaking number. On top of this, inventory shows that the ports turnover from freight broke last years record on December 12.
Windmills in the Baltic Sea, Yes Please!|
According to the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, the group behind the government’s energy agreement has decided to place a giant offshore wind farm near Kriegers Flak outside Zealands East coast and close to Bornholm, or in the North Sea near Ringkøbing. This is great news according to the Port of Rønne A/S.
Maersk improves Asia-Europe network |
A.P. Møller has announced the changes in their services that connect Asia and Europe. The changes will further improve Maersk’s planning security, which enables stabile and reliable freight delivery for the customers of the world’s most comprehensive Asia-Europe network.
|MHI Vestas and Esvagt in new SOV-contract|
The partnership between MHI Vestas and Esvagt continues with the construction of a new windmill ship that will be delivered in the beginning of 2021.With this order in place, Esvagt has five Service Operation Vessels (SOV) on contract with MHI Vestas in 2021. The ship will service Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK from 2021.
|Port of Esbjerg gets new director|
The Port of Esbjerg will be getting a new director on April 1 2019, when 45-year-old Dennis Jul Pedersen will be appointed Port Director. Dennis Jul Pedersen takes over the position as Port Director because current Port Director Ole Ingrisch is leaving the port towards the end of February after 16 years, in order to retire.
Viking Supply vessel Canadian icebreaker |
The Canadian Coast Guard has gotten the first of the three medium icebreakers that they purchased from Viking Supply. CCGS Captain Molly Kool, formerly know as Vidar Viking; is the first new icebreaker the Canadian Coast Guard has received in 25 years.
Large oil spill in Port of Aarhus |
Last Friday at 21.19 o’clock a large oil spill happened in the Port of Aarhus’ turning basin 3 and 4 while the bunkering of a container ship took place at the port. 5-10 m3 of oil leaked on the quayside and into to the turning basin.
New technology for monitoring emissions |
Nordic Tankers, Dania Ship Management and Danfoss IXA join forces in testing innovative technology for monitoring emissions. The result is a front runner solution to ensure global enforcement of the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions way before any legislation is pushed through.
APM Terminals sets operational record|
APM Terminals ha set a new North American operations record this month with 27,846 TEUs handled on one vessel. This represents a complete discharge of the vessel for import cargo and a complete new load of export containers.
|Maersk Broker major shareholder in Naodan|
Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering have entered into an agreement with dry cargo brokerage specialist Naodan Chartering, to become a major shareholder as of 1 January 2019. The trading activities will continue to be carried out under the name of Naodan Chartering.
|Pioneering Spirit under the GreatBelt Bridge|
SHORT NEWS: Earlier today around 11.00 o’clock the world’s largest heavy lift ship, Pioneering Spirit, sailed under the Great Belt Bridge. The ship is now on standby 3,5 nautical miles south of the bridge, approximately 3 nautical miles Southwest of Korsør.
SDK Shipping moves to the Port of Aalborg |
One of the countries largest shipping agencies SDK Shipping will be moving its Aalborg office to the East Port at the Port of Aalborg on January 1 2019. SDK Shipping, which until June 28 2018 went under the name Shipping.dk, has signed a lease issued by the Port of Aalborg A/S regarding renting the new offices. The logistics company’s seven employees in Aalborg will be working from Langerak in the future.
Vandalism puts ferry service on pause|
A case of vandalism onboard the ferry Bitten, which sails between Hardeshøj and Ballebro, has forced the ferry to stop its sail since Sunday. The chief officer of the ferry service hopes to see it up and running again before Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Mother of two is chief officer on ferry |
These days it is not considered abnormal for women to choose a career at sea, whether it is in the merchant navy or the royal navy. But this was not the case back in 1993 when the now 47-year-old chief officer of the Faaborg – Lyø – Avernakø ferry, Kirstine Hasselgreen chose a maritime career.