The Ærøexpress begins building new ferry
The board of the Ærøexpress has lifted the finance restraints in the contract with Danish company Hvide Sande Shipyard A/S regarding the building of a new ferry. This means that a new ferry crossing on the Marstal-Rudkøbing route will now become a reality, the board reports in a press release.
CMA CGM buys Finnish Containerships|
The French container giant CMA CGM has decided to buy the Finnish company Containerships, a company that specializes in servicing the intra-European market, World Maritime News writes. Containerships is a logistics company that, in addition to a 15-vessel fleet, also owns trucks and terminals.
Fast Ferry between Lolland and Langeland|
A fast ferry between Lolland and Langeland is on its way, and Liberal left-wing politician Erling Bonnesen promises that it will become a reality while he is still in the Danish Parliament. The ferry service is close to being a reality, but it could still take a while before the project is completely ready, TV 2 / Funen writes.
Maersk Tankers gets new advanced tool |
After working together for less than a year, Maersk Tankers and technology partner CargoMetrics presented the first result of their collaboration. Maersk Tanker's Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Søren C. Meyer, perceives the new software tool to be a "big step" in Maersk Tanker's digital efforts.
Pragmatic access to sulfur rules is necessary|
A group consisting of the world's largest shipping organizations - Bimco, ICS, Intercargo, Intertanko and WSC - urges harbor states to be "pragmatic" in relation to compliance with the new sulfur regulations from 2020.
|Environmentalist criticises cruise ships|
Cruise tourism is booming - also in Danish harbors - but big ships are dangerous to the surroundings, according to the Danish organization Det Økologiske Råd (the Ecological Council). It is the smoke that prevails from the ships that can become a health risk, the organization believes.
|31 fresh graduates from Rybners|
On Friday, June 15, 2018, the Danish Ship Brokers Association and Rybner Business School hosted the annual graduation for shipping students who started in Rybner in 2016. The tradition was kept alive as the event was held in Amaliegade 33, the home of the Danish Ship Brokers Association.
Transocean are scrapping four deep-sea rigs|
Transocean plans to send more of its drilling rigs for scrapping in light of the continued weak market. According to the company, the ultra deep-sea rigs Deepwater Discovery, Deepwater Frontier and Deepwater Millennium as well as Songa Trym will be scrapped in an environmentally responsible manner.
Maersk will be in competition with itself|
A.P. Møller – Maersks subsidiary Damco wants to establish a rail transport service between China and Europe that will cut transport time for containers shipped by ships with 20 days. The new service will thereby be in direct competition with Maersk Lines container ships.
Problems take toll on value of Maersk brand. |
For the last couple of years, Maersk has been short of good news, and this has had an effect on the companys’s brand, a new survey shows. Although, Maersk is not the only Danish company to lose value on the top 10 list. But another Danish logistics company is experiencing Progress.
Ørsted sells last non Danish power station|
Ørsted has made a deal of selling its 50 percent stake in the Dutch power station Enecogen located in Rotterdam, to a fully owned subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International LLC. The deal includes certain usual conditions and is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2018.
|Maersk closes major deal|
Norwegian maritime insurance company Gard has taken over the insurance of more than 800 Maersk vessels from the UK company XL Catlin, TradeWinds writes. The insurance company has offered Maersk better conditions than the former English partner of many years.
|Maersk's fleet is second most valuable|
A.P. Møller - Maersk has the world's second most valuable fleet only surpassed by Chinese Cosco Shipping. Number three on the list is Norway's wealthiest man, John Fredriksen, figures from VesselValue show.
Østerild allowed testing 330 meter windmills|
The Danish Parliament has approved the plan to expand the test center for windmills in North Jutland’s cities Østerild and Høvsøre. The changes will be in effect from July 1 and amongst other things, this will mean that the test center can expand with two windmills and in Østerild it will be allowed to test 330-meter tall windmills compared to the current regulations, that allow windmills of 250 meters.
Learn about safety onboard offshore vessels|
The Danish Maritime Authority is inviting the Danish maritime industry to a seminar on safety onboard offshore construction vessels. The seminar takes place on June 14, 2018 for the section of the profession working on offshore construction vessels engaged in excavation work at sea.
Maersk’s goals might be too optimistic|
Investment bank Carnegie does not believe that A.P. Møller - Maersk can live up to its expectations of an operating profit result of 4-5 billion dollars for of 2018, seeing as freight rates have been significantly lower in 2018 compared to last year, Danish business paper Børsen writes.
Shipping companies have lost profit maker|
The highly pressured shipping companies have lost the opportunity to make large amounts of money from the purchase and sale of ships, which has for many years been the source of billion kroner incomes.
|Color Line buys subsidiary company |
The Norwegian ro-pax shipping company Color Line Transport has bought the subsidiary company Kristiansand Line for 71 million dollasr off ONS Ship Finance. The purchase also includes th 37.000 gt ferrye Superspeed 1.
|Sundbus Jeppe returns to Helsingør|
14 years after the Sundbus Jeppe left the Helsingør-Helsingborg crossing, it now returns to its route to deliver a half an hour trip between the two cities. The Danish shipping line Sundbusserne has bought the ferry from Spar Shipping, and the purchase is at the same time the start of an extended partnership between the two shipping companies.
Molslinjen gets discount in Rønne|
The more passengers Molslinjen transports to Bornholm, the more discount the shipping company receives from the Port of Rønne. This is the essence of a deal that has just been made beteween the port and Molslinjen. The discount will be transported to Destination Bornholm, who will be using the money to attract more guests to Bornholm.
The Naval Home Guard touch down|
330 members of the Danish Naval Home Guard and 10 of the Home Guard’s vessels visited the municipality of Struer this weekend, in order to practice some larger drills, which includes acting as support for the Danish Maritime Authorities units. This drill is one of the largest of its kind ever to happen in Denmark.
Clipper Group A/S deficit of 121 mio. kr.|
Clipper Group’s Danish department, Clipper Group A/S which includes Danske Færger, made it out of 2017 with a deficit of 121 million Danish kroner against a deficit of 83 million the preceding year. Reasons behind the deficit include depreciations of ship values and loss in sale of ships.
Danish Ship Register sets new record|
Between the tow companies, Danish shipping company’s Torm and Norden now have 11 ships sailing under Danish flag. This means that the historical development continues, which in May 2018 led the Danish International Ship Register to reach 20 million gross tonnage for the first time ever and are now the fastest growing ship register in the world.
|Brand new members fire christened at sea|
A practicing night at sea with a team of training attendees at the Marine Home Guard in Kalundborg took a steady turn when the reality knocked on the door and the crew had to do a real task for the Danish Defense
|Issehoved returns to Samsø|
Sundbusserne and MarCore Shipping, who are the owners of the former Samsø ferry Issehoved, will be reinforced on its route between Aarhus and Samsø. The ferry will sail the route for a period of three months to start with. This period could be extended if it proves to be commercially succesful.
Denmark re-elected for IALA Council|
For the first time in the IALA Council’s 61-year-old history, organizations had to campaign for a seat at the council. Denmark was re-elected due to the countries long-term effort in the organization. The Danish Maritime Authority can look forward to a new exciting four-year term in the Board, the so-called IALA Council.
Prince Joachim participates in Folk Meeting|
The Danish shipping organization Det Blå Danmark will as usual be welcoming the Danish political festival Folkemødet (Folk Meeting) onboard the passenger ship named Postboat Peter in the Port of Allinge. The passenger ship will function as forum for a long list of debates, and will even be paid a royal visit on Friday June 15, when H.R.H Prince Joachim of Denmark opens and participates in the debate ’Blue growth and world measurements’.
Semco Maritime receives important order|
Semco Maritime has been chosen to prepare the Floatel Victory accommodation rig for a new assignment for Maersk Oil in the UK sector. Following the upgrade, the rig will sail out to undertake a contract in the British sector of the North Sea for Maersk Oil UK
Smedegaard chairman of Danish Shipping|
At Danish Shipping’s Annual General Meeting today, 24 May, Niels Smedegaard was elected Chairman of the association after Claus V. Hemmingsen, Vice CEO of A.P-Moller-Maersk and CEO of the Energy division, who is stepping down as a result of the rotation principle adopted by the association.
|Maersk plans to repair burned ship|
Maersk Line plans to repair the container vessel Maersk Honam that fell victim to a large fire earlier this year in March, which took the lives of five crewmembers and caused severe damage to the ship and freight onboard.
|Search for man overboard is in progress|
The Danish Defence's Operation Center began a search at 02.05 o'clock Friday for a man who was seen fall overboard on Thursday by several crewmembers onboard the cargo ship Chris located south of Amager, the Danish Defence's watchman informs.
Maersk Line enforces new bunker surcharge|
The price on oil is sky rocketing to the highest level since 2014 and this means that Maersk Line similar to their partners is the 2M-network, MSC, are enforcing a special supplement on fuel, Emergency Bunker Subcharge, the shipping company has informed.
Danish start-up to increase sea-safety|
KMD has invested in the Danish start-up company Scoutbase, who in close cooperation with DFDS are in the process of developing a digital communication system, which will help create better safety on sea before ships sail of.
Recycled trash is gathering severely in ports|
The government’s move of location for the Danish Maritime Authority has created months of waiting for approvals for shipping of trash out of the country by ship. This makes it more difficult and expensive to plan the transport, numerous recycling organizations points out.
Freight sales dropped in Danish ports|
Denmark’s official statistics new numbers show a minor drop of 1,3 percent in freight sales in Danish ports in 2017. 94,6 million tons freight was handled in 2017 compared to 95,8 million tons in 2016. Though members of Danish port organization Danske Havne had a slight increase of 1,7 percent compared to 2016.
|Common platform will benefit the industry |
The entire industry of onshore and offshore energy production plans to strengthen cooperation revolving innovation with the help of creating one common platform. Ørsted, Total E & P Denmark and Siemens Gamesa are among the companies backing up the new innovation network.
|Sailing safety in Kattegat increases|
The International Maritime Organization’s sea safety committee has adopted the Danish-Swedish proposal of new sailing routes in Kattegat and Skagerrak. The development has meant that the ships that currently sail through these waters are bigger then what the route systems were originally intended for.
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.
Offshore and universities going cooperate|
It is going to take new knowledge, inspiration and an innovative approach. Therefore the wind, oil and gas industry wants to strenghten their relations with universities. increased cooperation with the smartest people in the country is neccesary if the Danish offshore industry is going to be head of new innovation.
Maersk stock drops with 10 pct.|
The deficit of 239 million dollars of the first quarter in the continuing part of A.P. Møller – Maersk disappoints investors, who have made the stock drop by 9,6 percent after one hour of trade. The Chief Executive refers to the result as ”Dissatisfying”.
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.