PBES Sets Up Danish Operations
DMF 2016: Plan B Energy Storage has announced the creation of PBES Denmark ApS. PBES Denmark will be the cornerstone of the energy storage industry in Denmark, delivering local jobs and focussing on bringing energy storage systems to marine and grid solutions in Denmark.
Danish Maritime Fair set visitor record|
DMF 2016: This year’s Danish Maritime Fair has already on the fair’s second opening day beaten all records compared to the fairs in 2014 and 2015. Never before have so many people chosen to visit Danish Maritime Fair, and many of them are foreigners.
New container terminal in Copenhagen|
Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, will move its container operations in Copenhagen to the Outer North Harbour. The decision is due to urban development in the inner parts of Nordhavn making it relevant. The move will result in filling out new areas, construction of new buildings and the purchase of new equipment
Shipping companies are being challenged|
Global shipping is challenged, says the Danish Maritime Days' Chairman Anne H. Steffensen before the maritime summit. Since Danish Maritime Forum was first held in 2014, much has changed. Freight rates have fallen almost 40 percent and world trade has weakened.
Minister: Danish Maritime Fair is important|
DMF 2016: DMF 2016: It is important and necessary that Denmark has a maritime exhibition as the Danish Maritime Fair, if we want to maintain and expand our maritime strength position. The Minister of Commerce and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen stated this on Tuesday as he attended the official opening of the fair.
|Danish Maritime Fair officially opened|
DMF 2016: The Minister of Commerce and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen was the keynote speaker at the official opening of this year's Danish Maritime Fair, which like last year takes place in Lokomotivværkstedet in South Harbour. The fair is open from Tuesday to Thursday this week 9-17.
|Danish Maritime Days 2016 opens today|
Today, the Danish Maritime Days 2016 is launching. During the next five days some of the maritime industry's biggest global challenges and opportunities will be discussed by participants from around the world. More than 50 separate conferences, meetings, exhibitions, workshops and social events will take place these days.
Danish-owned tanker fleet is record size|
Consolidation and a challenging market has not prevented significant growth and diversification in the fleet of Danish-owned tankers. The last 12 months have seen an influx of newbuildings and investment in second-hand vessels in a part of the Danish tanker shipping companies.
IMO agreement on CO2 emissions is needed|
The Environment Committee of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, will meet next week. The stage is set for the most important meeting for many years to come. The Danish Shipowners' Association believes that the IMO must work hard and establish shipping's "fair share" of total global CO2 reductions.
The future of ship inspection|
In connection with the Danish Maritime Fair, the Danish Maritime Authority organizes an exciting workshop on future ship inspection under the title "Ship Inspection in the future - or Safety Certification". Jan Fritz Hansen, Thomas Mørk and Øssur Hilduberg will participate
Container feeder ports is up for debate|
The international maritime development is booming and Kalundborg Harbour opens the debate on future requirements for an efficient container feeder port. It occurs when the entire maritime industry October 25-27 are gathered in Copenhagen for the international trade fair, Danish Maritime Fair.
|Terntank rewarded for green investment|
The first order of Zero Vision Tool earned Terntank, headquartered in Skagen, the award "The Most Exceptional Contribution to Green Shipping" on the international conference on green shipping. Terntank received the award for the innovation with LNG-powered tankers.
|Danish Maritime Fair2016 all sold out|
The international maritime exhibition Danish Maritime Fair, which takes place in Copenhagen October 25th to 27th now reports all sold out. All conference rooms are booked, and finally the major networking dinner Wednesday night is also sold out.
South Arne production permit extended|
The Danish Energy Authority has extended the license to produce oil and gas from the South Arne field with 20 years until 2047. This means that Hess and the other companies in the license can invest in the most optimal recovery, ensuring the state maximum income and creating jobs and growth in Denmark.
DLG expands at the Port of Aarhus|
The Agriculture Company DLG has signed a long term agreement with the Port of Aarhus, which implies that DLG expands its activities at the port. There will be built 5,500 square meters of warehouses for storage of feed and related products in the Port of Aarhus Multi Terminal.
Ships' CO2 emissions is a task for the UN|
Yesterday, The European Parliament's Industry Committee gave its support to the maritime climate impact having to be regulated in the UN. The Committee therefore voted against the inclusion of shipping in the EU Quota Trading System. A vote in the committee resulted in a majority agreeing that shipping should be regulated globally and therefore not be included in the EU system.
The US give Denmark stamp of quality|
The US Coast Guard has re-awarded Denmark the admissible evidence for the United States Coast Guard's Quality Shipping for the 21st Century Program. The program will help to improve shipping, and it has existed since 2001.
|Aalborg has significant feeder growth|
From the first to the third quarter, the volume of goods on the feeder connections at the Port of Aalborg has increased by 50 percent. The strong growth was due to growth in the harbor's 100 companies, two fixed feeder dockings a week, new carriers and general investments in efficiency
|New chairman of Horsens Harbour|
Horsens Harbour has a new chairman, as the conservatives in Horsens has appointed Flemming Ejlersen as a replacement for Per Løkken. Flemming Ejlersen who is 59 years old, is captain of Mols-Linien A/S and has extensive experience in management and board work.
Extraordinary cruise ship docking in Aarhus|
Just 24 hours before the British cruise ship, the Magellan from Cruise & Maritime Voyages, is docking in the port of Aarhus, the town was notified of the arrival of 1,175 cruise guests. The cruise season had otherwise ended in Aarhus. But in less than a day, it was managed to include another cruise ship.
How do we strengthen the maritime clusters?|
Denmark has a number of maritime strongholds across the country. But how do we exploit the full potential of these local positions - and what does it take to provide an extra boost to the local growth. It will be debated in an open seminar in Esbjerg on November 8.
Maestro Diamond was pulled free last night|
The bulk carrier Maestro Diamond, which went aground in Kadetrenden out of Gedser Odde on Friday evening was pulled free by the tug Svitzer Thor last night around 11 PM. The ship is now on its way through Storebælt followed by Svitzer Thor and the environmental ship Marie Miljø.
Maritime board game is a hit|
The Blue Denmark recruitment campaign World Careers has developed a game for the public schools, where you have to manage a worldwide shipping company. Over 400 primary school pupils have already signed up to try out the new board game "Seven Seas" and the enthusiasm is high among the students who have tried it.
|RAL might not be finished with Aalborg|
Yesterday, in a press release from the Port of Aalborg it emerged that Royal Arctic Line intends to terminate its agreement with the Port of Aalborg before time. Aalborg is puzzled by the announcement, but Royal Arctic Line continues to hope for a constructive dialogue with Aalborg, it appears in a response from Royal Arctic Line.
|MHI Vestas hires new employees|
MHI Vestas has hired 500 new employees in the past seven months, so now the company has more than 1,300 employees in total. It will especially benefit Nakskov. Here, 170 new jobs have been established and 70 more are expected before the end of the year.
Big contracts for Danish shipping in the US|
Energy production in the United States is providing major contracts for several Danish shipping companies. The Danish gas shipping company Evergas for example has won a contract worth $ 90 million a year for the next 10-15 years. The Company will sail ethane from the US to Europe.
New CEO at Maersk Supply Service|
Steen S. Karstensen, coming from a position as Chief Procurement Officer, has been appointed CEO of Maersk Supply Service with effect from 24 October. He takes over from Jørn Madsen, who was recently appointed CEO of Maersk Drilling.
Students must solve the sulfur challenge|
DTU, Boeing Group, the Danish Maritime Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency have joined forces to address the global challenge of sulfur enforcement. With support from the Danish Maritime Fund there will be held a student competition at DTU in the spring of 2017.
OSK-ShipTech A/S appoints new CEO|
Jacob H. Thygesen has been appointed CEO of OSK-ShipTech effective as of November 1. Jacob has a background as Sales Director of Wärtsilä Ship Design and prior to that he was Managing Director of Wärtsilä Denmark.
|Prestigious opening of the DMF 2016|
In cooperation with the Director of the Danish Shipowners' Association, Anne H. Steffensen, Director of Danish Maritime, Jenny N. Braat and Director of Danish Ports, Bjørn B. Christiansen, the minister of Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen initiated the official opening of Danish Maritime Fair 2016.
|Dane becomes new CFO of BW Group|
Jakob Bergholdt becomes new CFO of BW Group in Singapore. He has spent over 16 years in Asia and has held various key financial positions in companies, most recently at Norden. He holds a diploma in accounting and finance from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
US visit does not resolve disagreement|
During a business visit to the US this week, which was led on by the Royal Couple and the Minister of Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen, the Danish Maritime's Vice President Michael Prehn did not hear any positive notes on ballast water from the Americans, but on the other hand he did not hear any bad ones either.
Simac and Dong collaborate on education|
Simac Training and Dong Energy Wind Power are cooperating on an education of marine and helicopter coordinators for offshore wind farms. Simac assist with the training of "Marine & Helicopter Coordinators" for Dong's future MHCC in Grimsby.
Ship engineer drowned at Skagen|
A 47-year Zealander drowned at 2 o'clock last night, when he was aboard a ship about five kilometers east of Skagen. The man who was an engineer, was brought out from Skagen with a pilot boat and had to board the vessel Nord Gardenia to handle a repair.
Kalundborg secure port expansion|
The port of Kalundborg is now taking a decisive step towards the realization of its expansion visions. With a loan guarantee from the local council in Kalundborg Municipality, the construction of a large new port area of 330,000 square meters will soon begin.
|Siemens turbine knocked out by Vestas|
LEEDCo, developer of North America's first freshwater offshore wind farm, has decided that it will use 6 MHI Vestas Offshore Winds 3.45 MW wind turbines for its Icebreaker project. Previously it was Siemens 3 MW offshore wind turbine, which had been chosen.
|Vestas heading towards large offshore order|
The developer of the 252-MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project in the German North Sea has selected MHI Vestas as the preferred supplier of wind turbines. The farm will have V164-8.0 MW turbines. The agreement also includes a 15-year full service contract.
Blue Water gets new Kazakhstan contract|
Tengizchevroil (TCO) has taken advantage of an option to have another two specially designed MCV vessels (Module Carrier Vessels) delivered to the TCO FGP project. They are scheduled for delivery in Q2 2018. The contract value is more than 40 million dollars.
CT Offshore is settled|
CT Offshore has managed to settle all its assets. All employees have left the company, of which most have already found new work. All the company's vessels and equipment for mixed subsea offshore work have been sold to new owners.
Offshore tax in budget negotiations|
During the negotiations on the future finance bill the Conservatives will require that the sailor tax should apply to offshore ships. S and V, find the proposal sympathetic, but will discuss financing. Good news if no jobs should be dropped, says Danish Shipowners' Association.
Replacement of Maersk's top management|
There are major changes in the top management in connection with the new structure of A.P. Møller-Maersk Group. Three members of the group's top management - Trond Westlie, Kim Fejfer and Jakob Thomasen – will resign before year end.