Storm results in cancelled departures
The upcoming storm Knud, which will be worst Northern Jutland, Skagerrak and the Northern part of Kattegat with a gust of hurricane strenght, has resulted in several cancelled departures. The storm will hit around 15.00 o’clock, and has caused shipping companies Stena Line and Color Line to cancel several departures this afternoon and night.
Express 1 close to dangerous collision|
On Tuesday, the Danish ferry service company Bornholmerlinjen’s express ferry Express 1 collided crashed into a large quay fender next to the old lighthouse in the port of Rønne. The accident happened as the ferry was arriving in Rønne at 13.40 o’clock. The ferry was dangerously close to hitting another of the large red quay fender near the ports large oil tank.
Association criticises Maersk sulphur charge|
The trade asassociation, British International Freight Association (BIFA), criticises Maersk Lines plans to cover the additional costs of low sulphur fuel by implementing a special charge. The charge, bunker adjustment factor (BAF) will be introduced in January 2019, one year before IMO’s new sulphur regulations are set in motion.
Venta Maersk writes history|
Maersks ice-class vessel Venta Maersk has sailed through the Northeast Passage for the first time. Venta Maersk of 3.600 TEU is the world’s first commercial container vessel to sail the route, as the passage has predominantly been reserved for tanker vessels, bulk carriers, and passenger ships.
Maersk merges Maersk Line and Damco|
As expected, A.P. Møller – Mærsk has decided to merge container-shipping company Maersik Line with logistics company Damco. The merger will be effective from January 1, 2019. COO of Maersk, Vincent Clerc will be leading the new unit.
|International standards are necessary|
The Danish shipping industry depends on international standards is it is going to ensure better climate and still conserve its ability to compete. This was the message from the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial affairs and others when 100 international experts met at Danish shipping organization Danske Rederier this Tuesday.
|Tanker ran aground in Aabenraa|
SHORT NEWS: The product tanker Sucran C ran aground outside the port of Aabenraa around 3 pm on September 16, as the ship was departing the port. The tanker was pulled of the seabed approximately five hours later with the help of a tugboat.
CEO Jens Holger Nielsen leaves Samskip|
Jens Holger Nielsen helped Samskip become one of the most important pan-European shipping-and logistics companies, who offer multimodal transport and related services on land, sea, railroad and in the air through a network of more than 70 European offices. It has not been made official who will take over his position.
Unifeeder expands in Great Britain|
Unifeeder increases capacity and coverage of Great Britain. In order to live up to the increased market demands, Unifeeder is adding a larger vessel to the shipping company's direct service to Great Britain from the Baltic Sea. The upgrade will be official from September 24
Maersk Line changes to BAF|
Maersk wants to change the fuel adjustment charge before the IMO sulphur 2020 regulations are set in motion. A new Bunker Adjustment factor (BAF) bill will give customers the opportunity to predict, plan and witness how the changes in fuel prices effects the frequency of shipments.
Rolls-Royce Marine gets new address|
The service company Rolls-Royce Marine A / S has entered a leasing deal with the port of Aalborg. After being located 27 on Værftsvej for the last 27 years, the company is now moving to an area of 4,500 square meters in the port of Aalborg’s commercial park on the eastern port.
|Christiansø ferry service is on the market|
The ferry service between Bornholm and Christiansø has been put on the market. The service is offered for a five-year contract from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2024. This has been made official on the Danish Ministry of Defense's website.
|Edda Mistral jumps the gun on Hornsea|
Although Edda Mistral was originally intended for use during the operation phase of Ørsteds Hornsea Project One, the project group saw an opportunity to maximize the use and acceleration of the vessel, so that the SOV can also be used to construct the wind farm of 1,2 GW.
DFDS invests in environmental compliance|
DFDS will in 2019 invest DKK 300m to install scrubbers on 12 freight ferries deployed on freight routes in the Mediterranean between Turkey, Italy, Greece and France. The investment will ensure compliance with the new global 2020 sulphur emissions rules.
Criticism in case of forced maritime labor |
The Danish Ministry of Defense did not do enough to prevent a breach in human rights and workers rights during the construction of the patrol boat Lauge Koch, writes Danish newspaper Informational as an extension of a statement by the so-called Mediation and grievance Institution for responsible business conduct (MKI).
Great Spirit in the Danish Camp|
As always, the Danish organization Eksportforeningen will host a large Danish pavilion at the upcoming SMM fair in Hamburg. The Danish maritime companies are well prepared and optimistic - and they have a lot of new products to showcase.
Danish Maritime Fair: Seeking new horizons|
In May 2020 the Danish Maritime Fair returns for its fifth edition, this time with a new concept - but still at the familiar location. With support from long time partners, exhibitors and visitors, and having our finger on the pulse - we are re-inventing ourselves.
|Denmark’s days as oil exporters are over|
The Danish oil adventure is over. After 25 years of exporting oil, Denmark is once again depended on importing oil from other countries, according to a new prognosis by the Danish Energy Society. There is still enough gas to export the next 18 years.
|Finance act budget for foreign recruitment |
The Danish government is proposing that their finance act focuses more on strengthening international recruitment, so that Denmark can attract well-educated international work labor and do something about the increasing demand. This also covers the maritime industry.
APM Terminals uses drone to improve safety|
At APM Terminals' inland services facilities in San Antonio and Santiago, Chile, safety supervisors previously monitored activities on the ground. Now the latest technology is enabling their work to be done more effectively and safely. APM Terminals is amongst the first to use drones for security and to drive operational efficiency.
Danish frigate will support French carrier|
Next week, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen will report to France’s president Emmanuel Macron that the government wishes to send a Danish frigate to a French carrier battle group in the spring of 2019 . This action is part of the Danish- French safety political cooperation, which France invited Denmark to participate in.
Some navigators are still missing pay rises|
On October 2 2017, Danish Metals Maritime Department (now known as Metal Maritime) reported that they had entered a new collective agreement on behalf of all navigators working for companies that fall under the Danish shipping umbrella company Danske Rederier. Now almost 11 months later, many first mates have still not been paid the agreed upon salaries.
New NCL cruiseships coming to Copenhagen|
The American cruise ship company Norwegian Cruise Line will have up to six ships in Europe. A few of them will visit Copenhagen. One of the cruise routes focuses on stops around the Baltic Sea and will visit Warnemünde in Germany, the polish town Gdansk, Klaipeda in Lithuania as well as Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Riga and Copenhagen.
|Ørsted and WWF partners for climate cause|
A new partnership between Ørsted, who focuses offshore wind power, and the environmental organization Worldwide Fund For Nature (WWF) will focus on fighting the consequences of climate change. It is their goal to engage especially children and young adults in how to create the futures green Denmark.
|Three fishermen rescued in North Sea|
Crewmembers on board the cruise ship Pacific Princess saved three fishermen in the North Sea last Saturday. The three men were saved after having spent four hours in a life raft, after their vessel sunk 25 miles outside Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, the United Kingdom. Two people were later found deceased.
Captain confirms hijacking |
The captain of the Greek tanker Pantelena that went off the grid in West Africa has confirmed that the vessel was hijacked. According to the captain the crew that consisted of 2 Russians and 17 Georgians were held prisoners for nine days off the coast of West Africa before they were released.
Norsok approved for submersible drilling rig|
SH Group, the leading producer of conventional approved Norsok lifeboat systems just signed a contract to deliver a Norsok R-002 lifeboat system for the new semi-submersible drilling rig for Awilco Drilling PLC, which is going to be built at Keppel Fels in Singapore.
Jesper R. Olsen new CFO of Maersk Drilling|
As of 1 September 2018, Jesper Ridder Olsen is appointed new CFO of Maersk Drilling. The appointment follows the announcement of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s intention to pursue a demerger of Maersk Drilling via a listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen in 2019.
New Bornholm ferry arrives in Køge |
The newly build ferry Hammerhus, which will sail the routes between Rønne-Køge and Rønne-Sassnitz for the Bornholm Line, arrived in Køge for the first time on the night to Friday, straight from the shipyard in Finland.
|Maersk Honam reparations cost 30 mio USD|
Maersk Line has decided to repair the container ship Maersk Honam, which was exposed to severe fire damage after a fire broke out back in March of the coast of Oman. Five crewmembers died during the fire. The reparations will cost more than 30 million dollars.
|Maersk containership sets new world record|
Mumbai Maersk just broke the record for highest number of filled containers onboard a single container ship. The container ship departed Tanjung Pelepas Port in Malaysia with 19.038 TEU onboard – which is the new world record.
Floating dock has lifted and trawler s free|
On Tuesday, the floating crane Sanne A succeeded the task of opening the floating dock in Hirtshals, and thus it was possible to free the trapped Norwegian trawler Hardhaus. Experts are currently examining the trawler for damages.
Rasmus Jarlov visits MAN in Frederikshavn|
Minister of economic and business affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, paid a visit to MAN Energy Solutions in Frederikshavn. During the visit, the minister was briefed about the organization and was shown the advanced engine test facility.
Improvement in the port of Aarhus|
Container revenue continues to increase in Denmark’s biggest port for containers. After last year’s improvement of 14 percent, the port of Aarhus’ results for the first half of the year shows an increase of 8 percent.
Maersk ship through Northeast Passage|
As part of an experiment, Maesk Line is sending one of their container ships from Asia to Europe using through the Northeast Passage. The event will take place in the beginning of September and the ship is expected to arrive in St. Peterborough in the end of September.
|Canal Tours achieves collective agreements|
SHORT NEWS: Just two days before starting a comprehensive strike that would have had a severe impact on Canal Tours in Copenhagen, the company has achieved collective agreements with Danish unions HK and Serviceforbundet. The agreements cover tour guides and ticket sellers, Avisen.dk informs.
|Crane on its way to capsized floating jetty|
The crane Sanne A, which belongs to J.A. Shipping company, is on its way to Hirtshals to raise the port on the capsized floating jetty. Along with the tugboat Stevns Battler, the crane is located at a position outside of Frederikshavn this Monday morning, and is expected to be in Hirtshals around 18.00.
Coaster aground in Lillebælt |
SHORT NEWS: The coaster Darwin, which went aground outside of Årø late afternoon last Saturday, is still stuck in the same location. No attempt has been made to pull the coaster, which has a tonnage of 1.37 DWT, free of ground.
Oldendorff makes sale-and-lease-back deal |
The German dry bulk shipping company Oldendorff have now become part of the group of shipping companies that strengthen their liquidity by selling their ships in order to lease them back. According to Fairplay, the company has entered a sale-and-lease-back deal with China Development Bank Financial Leasing for 13 ships.
Port of Rønne sets new cruise record|
The Port of Rønne has just beaten its cruise record from last year, and it looks like this will continue to be a tradition. An extension of the port that will take place next year is expected to result in a 50 percent increase in the number of cruise ship passengers.
Svitzer partners with RR and ABP|
Danish towage company Svitzer has partnered with Rolls-Royce and Associated British Ports to develop new technologies for ports based on digital information and interactive systems.