Photo: Keld Øby
MF Samsø is back in operation
Orskov Yard in Frederikshavn has produced and painted non-stop, which means that the schedule now says that MF Samsø is being deployed today Friday, March 27 at 9:45 on Hou - Sælvig. The ferry will replace Ane Læsø, but on the route Hou - Sælvig.
Change in medicine chest A|
One of the compositions in the medicine chest A on Danish ships has been deleted from the Danish market and must therefore be replaced with another product in procurement. It is the preparation Dextromethorphan in oral solution, which is no longer sold in Denmark.
Need for new maritime knowledge|
Maritime companies need a knowledge injection to be properly prepared for future challenges. This is concluded a new report as part of the government's stimulus plan for the Blue Denmark. The report was prepared by the Research Policy Liaison for Interdisciplinary Maritime Research.
Damaged night ferry to be towed to Køge|
The ferry Hammerodde had to turn back shortly after departure from Køge last night. At departure from the harbor in Køge at 12:30 AM, the ferry apparently hit something on the bottom of the harbor and damaged one screw shaft.
Danish Maritime Fair in high gear|
In only 6 weeks, 30% of the area at Danish Maritime Fair 2015 has been booked – 65 out of 169 stands to be precise – not only by local Danish suppliers like Viking Life-Saving Equipment, Lyngsø Marine and Atlas Incinerators, but also by companies from abroad such as Lukoil, Oil Market Journal and Aspida – Maritime Security.
|Frederikshavn Harbour borrows 600 mio kr.|
Frederikshavn Harbour City Council has applied for a loan guarantee for a loan of up to 600 million kroner to be used for the port's major expansion. The city council in Frederikshavn supports the expansion, because there are jobs and a better economy involved.
|Large orders create profits at Novenco|
Novenco Marine & Offshore A/S, which supplies ventilation and air conditioning systems for ships, turned losses into profits in 2014. Revenue grew 49 percent to 807.1 million kroner, while profit after tax landed on 10.9 million kroner after the company in 2013 suffered a loss of 30.2 million kroner.
M/F Samsø inspected for damage|
The new Samsø Ferry, located at Orskov Yard in Frederikshavn has a big hole in the bow after the collision of a ferry berth in Sælvig on Wednesday night. After arrival, the shipyard workers started inspecting the extent of the damage.
Internships must be brought to light|
MP Alex Ahrendtsen, culture and education spokesman for DF, wants the figures for company training and internships broyght to light. "Will the Minister ask the Danish shipping companies to publish the number and distribution of training and internships?" he asked Education and Research Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen.
Apply for Sea Pilotage now|
Companies wishing to sail through Øresund and Storebælt in the period 2016-2019, must apply for permission from the Danish Maritime Authority before 1 May this year, says the Danish Maritime Authority. Applicants may apply for up to 600 pilotage annually in the period.
Captain got drunk in Danish waters|
The captain of the Norwegian tanker Yara Froya got very drunk after his ship left the port of Fredericia, bound for Kiel on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before midnight he was stopped by the German coastguard with a BAC of 1.27.
|Danish Maritime Days receives award|
Danish Maritime Days reigned supreme as the Copenhagen Initiative Award 2014 was presented at the Copenhagen Congress and Event Award Wednesday night, where Wonderful Copenhagen and Copenhagen Municipality paid tribute to the organizers of up to 200 international events, which annually puts Copenhagen and Denmark on the world map.
|Hafnia Tankers had profits in 2014|
Hafnia Tankers ended 2014 with a profit of $ 2.3 million after tax. That compares with the company in 2013 having a profit of $ 8.6 million after tax. Revenues amounted to $ 118.8 million from $ 30.5 million in 2013.
Cruise ships to Kalundborg in 2016|
There are no cruise ships coming to the port of Kalundborg this year. In return, there will be some next year, said the port, but will not state how many and which ones. The port is still working to get more cruise ships.
Siemens reduces costs of offshore turbines|
Instead of a very expensive transformer platform, Siemens will build one or two smaller transformer platforms on the wind turbines foundation. It can reduce the cost of transformer platforms by 30-40 percent and is thus still a part of the effort to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy. The new design is intended for offshore wind farms near the coast.
Erria increases sales and profits|
Erria, which today primarily foccuses on advice and Ship Management, came out of 2014 with a revenue increase of 23.8 per cent to 97.9 million kroner, while the bottom line grew from 4 million last year to 7.9 million kroner.
OW Bunkers curators will sue banks|
The curators of the estate of OW Bunker threatens to drag two large banks, ING and BNP, in court for taking mortgages on oil stocks for half a billion kroner. This is stated in an exchange of a statement to the Court of Aalborg. The bankrupt company sold the oil for 505.9 million kroner in December 2014
|Accident causes fewer departures|
The accident with the Scandlines ferry Princess Benedikte at the shipyard in Gdansk in Poland will mean limitations in the ferry service on the route Rødby-Puttgarden. There will only be departures every 40 minutes.
|2014 was a good year for the Port of Aarhus|
While growth in the Danish society was at one percent, the Port of Aarhus in 2014 realized a turnover of 237 million kroner, which is an increase of 9.2 percent compared to 2013. Net income from the operation of the port was more than doubled from 20 million kroner in 2013 to 46 million kroner in 2014.
Danish Maritime Days nominated for award|
Once a year Wonderful Copenhagen and Copenhagen Municipality praise the organizers of the up to 200 international events which annually put Copenhagen on the world map. It is at the Copenhagen Congress and Event Award. This year, the Danish Maritime Days is nominated for the Copenhagen Initiative Award 2014.
A. P. Møller- Mærsk sets Esvagt up for sale|
A. P. Møller-Mærsk is ready to sell the offshore company Esvagt for four billion kroner. Mærsk has previously tried to sell to Esvagt, but it got stranded because of opposition from minority shareholders, including Kent Kirk. It seems that the differences have been resolved.
Million credits were visible to OW Bunker|
The million credits which OW Bunker's subsidiary Dynamic Oil Trading gave its customer Tankoil Marine Services, were visible to everybody in the management of OW Bunker. They also knew that parts of the company were presented incorrectly in the prospectus that was prepared in connection with OW Bunker's IPO.
Royal Arctic Line struck by ice problems|
Arina Arctica was unable to make its last call at the Disko area due to the ice conditions. During February several Royal Arctic Line ships also had to cancel a number of calls in West Greenland as the ice situation along with the weather made it impossible.
|Denmark's leading wind energy in 2030|
The Shipowners Associations and the Danish Wind Industry invites to a business policy meeting on 11 March, EWEA Offshore 2015 in Bella Center. It is no coincidence that once again it is Denmark, which houses the world's largest conference on offshore wind energy; EWEA, but how do we ensure that Denmark in 2030 is the world's leading wind nation. This is the theme for the meeting.
|OW Bunkers problem customer bankrupt|
The Singapore company Tankoil Marine Services, which was OW Bunkers problematic customer which partly led to OW Bunkers bankruptcy, is now on its way to bankruptcy. This is good news for the curators of OW Bunker, who until now have tried to find out what really happened in Singapore.
Port of Hirtshals expansion becomes visible|
The expansion of the Port of Hirtshals east of the existing port area is already becoming visible both on land and in the sea. The contractor MJ Eriksson A/S has started work to fill sand onto he beach and into the sea, and thus the creation of the 250,000-square-foot harbor area is becoming a reality.
OW Bunker-lawyers to meet on Friday|
10 lawyers of the former management, directors and executives in OW Bunker are invited to the meeting of the insurance company Allianz, which OW Bunker had drawn a prospectus insurance. Here, the lawyers discuss their defense in the predicted damages.
Drilling rig provided great growth at Fayard|
Revenue for the financial year 2013/2014 grew by 38 percent to 816 million kroner annually for Fayard, while profit before tax grew from 41 million kroner in 2013 to 54 million kroner in 2014. The Maersk Drilling rig Maersk Gallant, which last year was serviced by Fayard, contributed positively to the revenue.
OW Bunker: Conscious omissions|
According to DR, OW Bunkers previous owner, the private equity fund Altor, withheld essential information about OW Bunker's business practices in the company's IPO, methods that shortly after toppled the company.
|The prime minister began port expansion|
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt visited Hirtshals yesterday, where she marked the start of the works designed to expand the port by 250,000 square meters. The port is investing 110 million kroner to continue the growth of recent years
|The large windturbines coming to Lindø|
A majority of the Kerteminde City Council decided on Thursday night that Energi Fyn, in spite of a number of neighboring protests is allowed to establish three 150 meter high winds turbines of the future enlargement Odense Port Terminal at Lindø. It happened with 15 votes for and 10 votes against
Cheaper electricity from offshore wind|
With a price of 77.0 øre per kWh. the new offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 will provide electricity much cheaper than other offshore wind farms in Denmark and abroad. The winner of the tender of the wind farm Horns Rev 3 is Vattenfall Wind Power A/S.
New Director of the Maritime Museum|
The current Director of M/S Maritime Museum in Elsinore, Camilla Mordhorst, has been appointed deputy director of the National Museum and will therefore stop as Director of M/S Maritime Museum this summer. The museum's board has begun a recruitment process to find a new director to expand the position which the new maritime museum has received.
Esvagt Froude is set to work|
ESVAGT's first SOV windmill service vessel "Esvagt Froude" started on a contract for Siemens Wind Power on February 18, while her sister ship "Esvagt Faraday" is set to start on contract, also for Siemens Wind Power in early April
Green solutions in focus on MBO 2015|
For the second consecutive year the conference MBO (Maritime Business Opportunities - new technology, innovation and vessel operation optimization) will be held, where there is ample opportunity to be updated on market trends, opportunities and challenges in the maritime cleantech market.
|Jan Fritz Hansen to head Secretariat|
Jan Fritz Hansen, who for 33 years has worked in the Danish Shipowners Association, will start as head of secretariat of the new island-ferry cooperation, which represents 18 municipalities on March 1. The secretariat will be housed in the Ærø ferries office in Ærøeskøbing.
|Sailing cafe in the waters of Fyn|
The concept of a café connects is often connected with Copenhagen-smart designer decor, cafe latte and newspapers on long sticks. In stark contrast to this is "The archipelago's smallest Café". It always sails – and this is how it should be.
Two giants operate from the Port of Aarhus|
The world's two largest container shipping companies will operate from the Port of Aarhus with large ocean-going ships that are directly related to Asia from Wednesday this week. So far, Maersk Line has had one weekly call in at Aarhus on their Asia-Europe route, but 2M cooperation means that MSC is now also beginning to enter the Port of Aarhus for the first time with a weekly direct connection to Asia.
Esvagt ship saves man from the icy sea|
Esvagt Aurora rescued a man who had fallen overboard from the platform Scarabeo 8 in the Barents Sea early this morning. The ship, which was lying stand-by at the platform, managed to get the man out of the icy water about four minutes after a drop of 15- 20 meters from the platform
Færgen honored for tourism focus|
The shipping company Færgen has been awarded the "Mermaid Award" which is awarded by the Danish Travel Journalists, because of a new tourism initiative to ensure growth in the Danish islands. The award was presented on Friday morning during the fair "Holidays for all" in Herning.
DONG choose Vestas 8.0 MW turbine|
DONG Energy divides the offshore development project, Walney Extension, into Phase 1 and 2, each with a capacity of 330 MW. MHI Vestas Offshore Winds V164 8.0 MW offshore wind turbine has been preferred for the first phase, and their UK factory on the Isle of Wight will supply blades for the project.