Maersk welcomes Panama Canal expansion
Maersk Line is likely to make increased use of the expanded Panama Canal and reroute one or more services with larger vessels to begin sailing through the new Panama Canal locks. The extension of the Panama Canal will double the waterway’s capacity.
DBB Jack-Up Services becomes Ziton|
As of June 24, Danish shipping Company DBB Jack-Up Services - based in Aarhus - has become Ziton. The change signals our increased focus on specialist expertise within offshore wind turbine maintenance.
DFDS: We will adapt to Brexit|
Our friends in the UK have chosen another path and of course we respect that decision, Says DFDS CEO Niels Smedegaard. There are no indications that we will see any notable effect on our business in 2016, the CEO says.
Danish shippingshares decrease after Brexit|
The development in share prices for a number of Danish stock listed companies related to shipping or the shipping industry are revealed in about an hour after OMX Copenhagen's opening today. The courses are gathered after 10:00.
Danish ships get digital certificates|
As one of the first countries in the world, Denmark ends a 100 year old tradition to certify ships using old-fashioned paper certificates on June 24. From now on, the certifications will be digital.
|Søren Skou (CV)|
Søren Skou has been a member of the Executive Board of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S
since 2006. In January 2012, Søren Skou took on the position as CEO of Maersk Line, a USD 25 bill. company and the global leader in the container transportation industry.
|Søren Skou appointed new CEO of Maersk|
Maersk Group has appointed Søren Skou as new Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, replacing Nils S. Andersen, who will leave the Maersk Group. The changes are effective as of July 1, 2016.
Clipper Group buys four bulk carriers|
Clipper Group adds four 32,000 dwt Handysize bulk carriers to its fleet. Clipper Group has bought the ships with its partners from D/S Norden. Clipper will be in charge of the commercial and technical operation of all four ships
Aarhus Harbour expands with new terminal|
Aarhus has grown out of its areas, and the board has therefore decided to build a new terminal, which is a construction project worth more than 200 million kroner. Its's a biofuel terminal that will be the largest in Denmark.
Maritime Growth Team: We must focus|
The maritime growth team will meet for the first time on June 23. A2Sea's CEO Jens Frederik Hansen, who is a member of Troels Lund Poulsen's new maritime growth team, sees the growth team as a unique opportunity to inspect the Danish framework conditions at the seams.
Cowi has received order from Taiwan|
The engineering company Cowi has been commissioned to design the foundations for Formosa I, which is Taiwan's first offshore wind farm. The project involves the design of foundations for an offshore wind farm, which will be located in an earthquake zone.
|4.6 percent cheat with sulfur regulations|
The Danish authorities have carried out six reviews of ships which have not complied with the sulfur regulations of the Danish part of the SECA area. More than 200 ships were checked. Inspections in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and areas outside SECAs, shows that 4,6 percent of the ships do not comply with the regulations.
|Baltic Sea intensifies fight for cleaner air|
At a meeting in Tallinn, the Baltic Sea countries have agreed to make the Baltic and North Sea recognized as an area of particularly stringent limits for shipping emissions of NOx, in other words, a NOx Emission Control Area, NECA. It should take effect from 2021 for all new major ships.
DFDS says final farewell to Malo Seaways|
DFDS have put a new team on Dover – Calais, where a few months ago Malo Seaways was relieved by Cote Des Dunes and Cote Des Flandres. Since then, DFDS has prepared Malo Seaways to be handed back to her owner, Stena.
APM Terminals signs contract with Volvo|
APM Terminals South Asia has signed an agreement with Volvo to provide a warehouse facility in Chennai. The customized warehouse will provide an integrated Inland Services solution for the Volvo Completely Built Up Units (CBUs) imported from Europe to India through the Port of Chennai.
Clipper quiet regarding Norden rumors|
The Danish shipping company Clipper is keeping quiet on rumors that the four Handysize bulk vessels which the shipping company Norden announced having sold at a loss of 18 million kroner, were on their way to Clipper.
Vestas receives large order in the US|
Vestas has confirmed that they have entered a conditional agreement with MidAmerican Energy Company for the supply of up to 1,000 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for MidAmericans 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa, which is still pending approval by the Iowa Utilities Board.
|New cruise record in 2015|
Last year, 23,2 million people worldwide went on a cruise compared to 22 million people in 2014. The figure is the highest ever and does not include river cruises. The figures come from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The reason for the record growth is due to progress in new markets.
|Bankruptcy application withdrawn|
The bankruptcy application against Viking Supply Ships A/S has been withdrawn. On Thursday last week, there were filed bankruptcy for Viking Supply Ships A/S. The bankruptcy application is due to unpaid rent, amounting to approximately $ 2.5 million in total.
The Blue Denmark is ready for Folkemødet|
The Blue Denmark uses Folkemødeton Bornholm, which starts tomorrow, to put a number of current and important topics up for debate. The mailship Peter, which is docked in Allinge Harbour, will host a series of debates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Fplkemødet was started - in Copenhagen|
Six hundred guests had braved rain and wind to participate in the festivities, which took place aboard the ship Maja in Copenhagen Harbour. However, it commenced indoors because of the weather. Here there were presentations, debates and political conversations.
Marine pollution is still a Defense task|
The Danish Defense must continue to combat marine pollution in the sea around Denmark. In the future it will continue to be the Defence's own ships and crews that will form preparedness units battling marine pollution. It was decided at a meeting yesterday.
Court decision in DIS pension tax case|
Yesterday, the Supreme Court published the decision in the DIS pension tax case, which Søfartens Ledere initiated on behalf of a member. Søfartens Ledere have lost the case. The Supreme Court upholds the High Court's decision on the DIS pension tax case against the Ministry of Taxation.
|Henriette H. Thygesen to be CEO of Svitzer|
Henriette H. Thygesen, currently Damco CEO for the Americas, has been appointed CEO of Svitzer with effect from Sept 1. Current CEO of Svitzer, Robert M. Uggla, is leaving A. P. Møller - Mærsk A/S to take on the position as CEO of A.P. Møller Holding.
|Robert Uggla CEO of A.P. Møller Holding|
Robert M. Uggla has been appointed CEO of A.P. Møller Holding A/S, starting September 1st 2016. A.P. Møller Holding is the fully owned Holding and Investment Company of the A.P. Møller Foundation.
A2SEA signs contract for Horns Reef 3|
From summer 2018, A2SEA will play a key role in building the Danish offshore wind farm
Horns Reef 3 off the west coast of Denmark. Project owner is Vattenfall and the total capacity of the wind farm is 400MW.
Norden sells four Post-Panamax vessels|
With the sale of 4 Post-Panamax vessels, Dampskibsselskabet Norden has taken another step in the implementation of the strategy Focus & Simplicity, which means that the company is focusing its ownership in the dry cargo segment on Supramax and Panamax.
Vestas Nakskov increases wing production|
Due to several new orders for V164-8,0 MW turbines, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind increases production of wings at its factory in Nakskov. The factory in Nakskov complements the company's wing factory on the Isle of Wight in Britain, where production has taken place since mid-2015.
Dong Energy is worth 107,8 billion kroner|
By trading hours end yesterday, Dong Energy's market value increased to 107,8 billion kroner. That compares to the stock exchange value initially being set at 98,2 billion kroner. But although Thursday was a day of celebration in Dong headquarters, the goal has not been reached, says CEO Henrik Poulsen
|Fire broke out at the Port of Aarhus|
On Thursday morning, a fire broke out at the Port of Aarhus. The fire is self-ignited in some scrap wood in Norreco on Oceanvej, but has now been brought under control, said Østjyllands Fire Department. The fire does not represent a great danger, as it occurred at a landfill site.
|Dong Energy goes on the stock exchange|
From today it will be possible to buy shares in Dong Energy, which has set the price to 235 kroner per offered share. Thus Dong Energy's market value is at 98.2 billion kroner. The total number of shares sold in the offering is equivalent to 17,4 percent of the share capital.
Alumeco supplies German shipyard|
The Danish aluminum specialist Alumeco, headquartered in Odense, will supply aluminum to a German shipyard that will use the material to build fast small military boats. It's a big production where accurate deliveries of the contracted quantity is important.
Swire Blue Ocean gets new contract|
Swire Blue Ocean A/S, that specializes in the installation of offshore foundations and wind turbines, has signed a contract with Siemens for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm (BOWL) project. Swire Blue Ocean will provide an installation vessel for the project.
Minister suggests new offshore wind farm|
The Minister of Climate and Energy Lars Christian Lilleholt proposes to drop the coastal wind farms which were part of the energy agreement in 2012. Instead, he suggests a new offshore wind farm, for example, at Horns Rev, to be built from 2025.
Vestas offshore turbines for British project|
French/British EDF Energy Renewables is planning to build a new offshore wind farm off Blyth in Northumberland, United Kingdom. Construction work has begun on land and offshore work starts in 2017. It is MHI Vestas Offshore Wind that will supply the offshore turbines.
|Wind cooperation opens great opportunities|
There is good news for the Danish wind companies when the Minister of energy, climate and supply Lars Christian Lilleholt signs a declaration which aims to create a common market for offshore wind in the North Sea.
|Esvagt expands cooperation with Hess|
17 years of good cooperation between Esvagt and Hess on the South Arne field is now both extended for another 12 years and expanded considerably. A newly built ship will be in charge of service, maintenance and inspection of the hose system from 2018.
Blue Water receives large logistics contract|
The Danish company DEIF which produces environmentally friendly energy management devices, has signed a logistics contract with Blue Water. In the future, Blue Water will handle approximately 15,000 shipments a year that will be distributed globally
Hirtshals Harbour develops cooperation|
On Wednesday, June 1, Hirtshals Harbour and Zeebrugge Harbour held a transport conference in Hirtshals. Guests had the opportunity to hear about the new cooperation between the two ports and what it might mean for the European and Scandinavian industry - especially the transport sector.
Vestas confirms major order from Vattenfall|
Vestas can confirm that Vattenfall and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind have signed a conditional agreement for the supply of the V164-8.0 MW turbine to 400 MW Horns Rev 3 project in Denmark. Vestas wrote this in a stock exchange announcement.
Horns Rev 3 is the world's cheapest|
In February 2015, Vattenfall won the concession to build Horns Rev 3 in the North Sea with a historically low bid of 77 cents per kWh. Today, Vattenfall's Board of Directors formally approved the total overall plan for construction of the park, which will supply its first power in 2018.