Kenya Maritime Authority to visit DMF 2016
The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) is attending the Danish Maritime Fair (DMF) with the aim of learning about the latest trends in the global maritime/shipping industry and networking with industry players.
Opening of one of North Europa’s largest cleaning facilities for plate heat exchangers|
Following the recent opening of one of North Europa’s largest cleaning facilities for plate heat exchangers, the Danish company PHE Nordic, situated on the central island Funen, now has increased its capacity to service the offshore industry with quick and safe high quality solutions.
VMS Group is setting up on Rømø|
VMS Group from Frederikshavn has established a new department on Rømø Harbour. The department, which has been named VMS Service Base Wadden Sea, is established in cooperation with JKP Field Services from Esbjerg and should offer service especially in propulsion systems.
Clipper readies ex-Norden vessels|
Clipper is in the process of readying the two first of four 32,000 DWT Handysize dry cargo ships which the company bought from Norden with its partners in June. The vessels will be included in the Clippers Logger Pool which currently consists of 31 ships.
More trucks choose Elsinore-Helsingborg|
Despite stiff competition from the Öresund Bridge, the ferry route between Elsinore and Helsingborg has succeeded in increasing the number of transferred trucks. In the past 12 months the number of trucks on the route increased by 7,4 percent. The number of travelers with AutoBizz Smart agreements has increased.
|Danish ships on their way to Libya|
The Danish Parliament has unanimously decided that two Danish ships and more than 200 people will help to eliminate stockpiles of chemical substances that can be used for the manufacture of weapons from Libya. The naval ship Absalon left from the naval station Frederikshavn on Wednesday this week.
|Lauritzen deficit of 22,4 million dollars|
In the second quarter of the year, J. Lauritzen received a net profit of minus $ 22.4 million compared to a loss in the same quarter of 2015 of $ 117.6 million. Special items, including write-downs and provisions for onerous contracts made up net profit of $ 8,2 million, compared to $ 92,7 million in the same period last year.
Mols-Linien leaves the Stock Exchange|
Mols-Linien has now clarified the practical aspects of the implementation of the deletion with Nasdaq Copenhagen. The last trading day for Mols-Linien's shares are scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Nasdaq Copenhagen
Great interest for new port construction|
In Frederikshavn an expansion of the port is commencing according to plan, the construction is in fact ahead of schedule. Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, director of the Port of Frederikshavn, told Maritime Denmark that there is great interest among new and existing customers to establish themselves in the 330,000-square-foot area.
Norden lands two major contracts|
The shipping company Norden has signed two contracts with the company Enviva to transport 11 million tons of biomass in the form of pellets from the US to Europe over 15 years. The contracts are among the largest in Norden's history
DONG and ZITON enter offshore contract|
ZITON A/S, formerly named DBB Jack-Up, has signed a three-year framework agreement with DONG Energy to supply services related to the replacement of the main components of offshore wind turbines, which is outside an Operations & Maintenance, O&M, warranty coverage.
|Large price reductions to the Fanø ferry|
From 1 September the price on tickets Fanø ferry will be halved in spring and autumn. The reduction occurs because Fanø Municipality has received an increased subsidy from the state in order to reduce prices on ferries outside the high season.
|Cheaper ferry to Bornholm and Samsø |
Negotiations between the Ministry of Transport and Construction and the shipping company Færgen has resulted in price reductions outside of high season of up to 26 percent to BornholmerFærgen and 40 percent to SamsøFærgen from September 1. Samsø is Denmark's cheapest ferry ticket.
Head Energy establishes office in Esbjerg|
Head Energy strengthens its activities in the offshore wind sector with the establishment of an office in Esbjerg. The company has already signed several framework agreements with leading players in the industry, and we are working diligently to land more contracts in the coming months.
Maersk profit of USD 342m i 1H 2016|
The Maersk Group delivered a profit of USD 342m for the first half of 2016, compared to a profit of USD 2,7bn for 1H 2015. The 2Q profit was USD 118m compared to USD 1,1bn for 2Q 2015. The Group continues reducing cost.
Few stands left at The Danish Maritime Fair |
The Danish Maritime Fair will present a number of new initiatives, when the Exhibition open the doors Tuesday October 25th, 2016. The most important new initiative is the Shipowners Lounge, arranged by the Danish Shipowners Association and manned by some of the largest players in the shipping business in Denmark.
Scandinavian Star evidence will be revealed|
Although Norwegian police decided to close the case regarding Scandinavian Star without bringing charges against anyone, the Danish Maritime Authority's former inspector Flemming Thue Jensen insists that he knows who was behind. Next week he will reveal what he knows.
|Danish Maritime Days 2016 is taking shape|
More than 30 events will address some of the main challenges and opportunities that the global maritime industry is facing in connection with the Danish Maritime Days on 24-28 October. New solutions to climate and environmental problems, security and development in the world economy are some of the topics.
|Ferry tickets will be cheaper|
The ferry companies have received a grant totaling 28 million kroner to lower the price of ferry tickets of the outer season. However, there are large differences in how much the price is reduced, and Small Islands Ferries Company wonder about the differences.
J. Lauritzen sells newbuilding to BW Dry|
J. Lauritzen has sold an Ultramax newbuilding at 61,000 dwt to BW Dry Cargo, which is part of the BW Group. The ship was sold for $ 18.3 million. It was built for J. Lauritzen by Dalian Cosco Kawasaki Shipyard and was scheduled for delivery this year.
First American offshore wind turbine|
Fred. Olsen Wind Carriers jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has just installed the first offshore wind turbine in American waters. The mill - which is of type GE Haliade 150-6MW - is one of five mills being part of the wind farm Block Island off Rhode Island.
Danish shipping have ordered five ships |
So far this year, Danish shipping companies have ordered just five new ships, according to the Danish Shipowners Association. Last year at the same time, the companies placed orders for 60 ships. The companies have adapted to the new reality, where global trade is troublesome
Dong Energy in the process of divestments|
On Thursday Dong Energy could showcase interim financial statements with growth in operating profit of 19 percent compared to the same period last year. But Dong Energy is still slimming down, and there are still non-core activities to be divested, such as the oil and gas section.
|Great Danish support for free trade|
New figures from Eurobarometer shows that the Danes are in the European top when it comes to support for increased free trade with the United States. The support is declining in the EU and threatened by Brexit, making it important for Denmark to ensure the EU's continued focus on free trade.
|Aalborg sets record for cruise ships|
The Port of Aalborg sets a new record in the number of cruise ships and cruise guests. In this cruise season, Aalborg will have 21 cruise ships coming to the port, which is a record, but already next year the record will be beaten. Because Aalborg will have 35 cruise ships visiting.
Wind contributed to growth in Dong Energy|
In the first half of 2016 Dong Energy had a growth of 19 percent in operating income before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to 12,4 billion kroner compared to the first half of 2015. The growth is due to strong growth in the wind division. Revenue, however, fell by 2,6 billion kroner.
Great decline in offshore wind|
The number of offshore wind installations in the first half of the year declined by 78 percent compared to the first half of 2015. Only 511 MW were installed, corresponding to 114 offshore wind turbines in Europe in the first half of the year. It is shown in the interim report from WindEurope
Nordic Tankers set Full Sail at DMF 2016|
When the doors open October 25 to the 3rd Danish Maritime Fair, as a part of Danish Maritime Days, we also open up for a brand new concept: ”Shipowner´s Lounge”. Danish Shipowners Association is the organizer behind Shipowner´s Lounge where a number of large Danish Shipowners will operate the lounge.
More young people want to be engineers|
The interest in becoming an engineer continues to rise. Four out of five maritime educational institutions have had a higher uptake in 2016 than in 2015. The highest growth is in the Engineer School of Copenhagen, which has an increase in the number of students at nine percent to 141 students.
|Absalon ready to remove chemical weapons|
The Danish government will introduce a bill in which Denmark can send a special ship off to eliminate chemical weapons in Libya. If a majority in Parliament pass the bill, the Navy support ship Absalon will be ready to participate. The ship can start work immediately if need be.
|MV Benita has sunk on its way to India|
The bulk carrier MV Benita, which ran aground at Mauritius on June 17 after a brawl broke out in the engine room, was being dragged from Mauritius to Alang in India to be scrapped. However, the ship sunk 93,5 nautical miles from Mauritius in 4,400 meter water depth.
New chief executive in Mols-Linien|
Mols-Linien's new chief executive Carsten Jensen will continue Mols-Linien's development as a shipping company across the Danish waters, when he takes over the helm on August 1. 52-year-old Carsten Jensen has a solid experience in the shipping and transport industry.
Politician panic regarding ferry waves|
Venstre's group chairman in Aarhus City Council, Hans Skou requires that the councilman of technology and environment, Kristian Würtz, convene Mols-Linien, the Danish Maritime Authority, the Danish Coastal Authority and the associations and organizations that use the beaches, to meet to find a solution to address the huge waves.
DONG and Matchtech announce partnership|
DONG Energy Wind Power and the UK-based personnel consultant Machtech has signed a 60-month framework agreement for the supply of temporary staff to DONG Energy's Danish locations. The contract will enter into force on 1 August 2016 and applies to August 2021.
Mols-Linien accused of sailing too fast|
The East Jutland Police looking into a criminal case against Mols-Linien and five captains who sailed more than twice as fast as allowed by the entrance to the Port of Aarhus. The company and the captains are accused of having violating the maritime law in 16 cases.
|EU record in offshore wind investments|
The European offshore wind industry has attracted a record amount of 14 billion euros in new investments in the first six months of 2016, according to WindEurope. Seven projects totaling 3,7 GW obtained a final investment decision in the first half of the year.
|Cheap ferry tickets to Bornholm delayed|
In February the Danish Parliament granted DKK 95 million per year for cheaper ferry tickets to most Danish island ferries. Travellers to Bornholm cannot buy those tickets yet as the Ministry of Transport and the shipping company Færgen are still debating how and when the regulation will run from.
Towing of Benita provides new problems|
The bulk carrier MV Benita, which went aground at Mauritius on June 17 after a brawl in the engine room broke out is being towed towards Alang in India for scrapping. Now the ship might be sinking. The towing of the damaged ship has given new problems.
Mols-Linien reported to the police|
A family from Højbjerg by Aarhus was hit by 4-5 giant waves at Ørnereden south of Aarhus Saturday afternoon, allegedly because two ferries from Mols-Linien had recently passed each other. The family has reported the shipping company to the police.
MV Benita to be scrapped at Alang|
Following the successful salvage operation on Saturday, where Five Oceans Salvage succeeded in freeing MV Benita, it has been agreed with the owners to tow the ship to Alang, India. Here the ship will be scrapped.
Issehoved back on track|
After numerous problems, the Samsø-Aarhus Expressen ferry has now sailed on schedule for almost a week. The ferry between Aarhus and Samsø has been affected by problems almost continuously since late June. Tuesday of last week, right up to Samsø-festival, it returned to the route.