Maersk has received first drill ship
Maersk Drilling has received the first of four drill ships that the company has ordered in the Samsung shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The 228 meter long drill ship is now on its way to the first assignment in the Gulf of Mexico.
The last pictures of Siderfly|
The cargo ship Siderfly, that in the end of October last year sprung a leak after a collision with a Dutch gas tanker in Kiel Canal, is now being scrapped in Fornæs Shipbreaking on Grenaa.
Scandlines to rebuild ferries|
Scandlines are negotiating with several shipyards about the reconstruction and completion of the two half-finished ferries - Berlin and Copenhagen - which the company purchased from the bankrupt P+S shipyard in Stralsund.
Copenhagen gets new feeder connection|
The German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd is starting a new feeder route called the Sweden Denmark Express, which connects Copenhagen, Helsingborg and Aarhus in Hamburg. The route will have one departure a week and starts up in March.
Højgaard will build ferry harbor in Ballen|
MT Højgaard will build the new Ballen ferry harbor. It has to be ready to run for use from October 1st. Højgaard has been selected after a competitive bidding process that Samsø municipality set in motion last fall.
|Maersk maybe involved in insider case|
In a video, the company executive for Maersk Line Søren Skou, has commented on the annual financial report that will be published next week. The video is exclusively for the 100 top executives at Maersk Line, but yesterday the content of the videos were leaked to the press. There may be a breach of the rules on insider knowledge.
|Maersk establishes new office in Myanmar|
A. P. Moeller-Maersk has received a permanent license to operate container business in Myanmar. The business includes Maersk Line, MCC Transport and Safmarine , and the office will be opening in Yangon sometime in May.
Bulk carrier gone aground by Anholt|
On Thursday afternoon, the 220 meter long and 30 meter wide bulk carrier Rapallo, went aground by Grenå. The ship, with a depth of 14.2 meter, should according to the IMO International piloting recommendations be transporting a pilot to Skagen. However, the pilot was only transported to Grenå.
Drones will supervise pollution from ships|
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has granted one million kr. to the IT company Explicit, to develop technology that will make drones able to monitor air pollution from ships. This is good news for drone center, UAS Denmark (unmanned aircraft systems), in Odense.
Drugs and needles found on Maersk ship|
Police in the Seychelles has found both drugs and needles in the cabin, where two 44 -year-old security guards from the company Trident Group, was found dead. They were aboard the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama and were found when the ship was docked in Port Victoria.
Port of Hirtshals ready with video clips|
The port of Hirtshals has produced four video clips that show the life and activities of the port. Transport, fishing and maritime services, are the key elements in three of the videos. The focus of the fourth video clip is the service that the port provides and the employees that the customers will come in contact with.
|Two dead security guards on Maersk-ship|
Two security guards on the container ship Maersk Alabama has been found dead in their cabin. The deaths have nothing to do with the operation of the ship or their work as security guards. There will now be a proper investigating conducted, to determine what caused their deaths.
|More ports exempted from information act|
The Minister of Transportation, Magnus Heunicke, has suggested that more ports should be exempted from the new Danish Public Information Act. This proposal raises criticism from several people, which do not see any reason why they should be exempting the ports.
Government involvement in port extension|
On Wednesday night around 500 people attended the public meeting in Hanstholm, to hear about the plans for expanding the port. Among other things, funding is still a problem, and it will require government participation to succeed.
ADP exempted from the Information Act|
Associated Danish Ports A/S, which includes the ports of Fredericia, Nyborg and Middelfart, are no longer included in the Danish Public Information Act. This means that outsiders no longer can apply for access to documents in relation to the three ports
Investments on the way to Frederikshavn|
A great interest has been shown, both from Danish and foreign companies, towards the expansion of the harbor in Frederikshavn, which may prove to be too small. However, according to the Harbor Director, it is possible to expand even more.
Constructed video of Maersk-collision|
A Spanish video schematically shows how Maersk Laberinto loses maneuverability and rams into the docked Maersk Missouri. It then continues into the wharf; where it damages three container cranes in such a way that one is close to collapsing.
|The offshore sector lacks workforce|
Danish companies in the offshore industry are having trouble finding enough skilled labor and are forced to turn down new customers and orders. Half of the offshore companies see this as an obstacle to growth.
|Svendborg Maersk lost 520 containers|
On Friday, the container ship Svendborg Maersk lost several containers in a storm in Biscay. The estimated loss was thought to be around 200-300 containers. It has turned out to be a lot more and according to a statement the total loss is 520 containers.
Kick off-meeting will give maritime jobs|
Today the Danish Shipping Association, Danish Maritime, Danish Maritime Authority and the Danish Metal began their innovative initiative with a meeting at the Shipping Association, with nearly 100 participants from The Blue Denmark.
Vestas close to first order for giant turbine|
DONG Energy has completed a supply round for the wind turbines for the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the preferred supplier with their offer to provide the new giant turbine Vestas V164 -8.0 MW.
Aabenraa Harbor creates growth|
A new report shows that Aabenraa Harbor is of great importance to the region's economy. The harbor directly and indirectly creates 1844 jobs in Aabenraa Municipality and has a production value of 2.1 billion kr.
New Danish shipping record|
Danish shipping’s contribution to the balance of payment has never been greater than in 2013. New figures show that in 2013, the Danish shipping companies contribution was 201 billion kr. It is 6 billion kr. more than in 2012, which was the year that held the previous record.
|Maersk ship lost containers in storm|
Around 5 pm on Friday February 14th, Maersk Svendborg lost between 200 and 300 containers, according to Lloyds List. During a severe storm, near Cap Finistere by Bretagne, the containers began to fall overboard. The ship was en route from Rotterdam to the Suez Canal.
|Bergensfjord up and running on March 17|
Fjord Line is introducing its second brand new environmentally friendly cruise ferry, the MS Bergensfjord, two and a half weeks earlier than planned. On March 17th the ship will set out from Hirtshals and have daily departures between Denmark and Norway all year round.
Two people saved in Aarhus bay|
On Saturday around 5 pm, two men and a dog ran into problems northeast of Samsø. The small motor boat began taking in water, and the sailor contacted the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, JRCC, by dialing 112.
New crane provides better opportunities|
Hirtshals Stevedore has invested in a new crane for handling bulk cargo, such as wood pellets, logs, feed, stone and gravel. It provides new opportunities in Hirtshals because the crane can handle more and larger ships than before.
IMO-regulations for chemistry offshore|
During a meeting in the IMO sub-committee, concerning pollution control and – preparedness, they have come closer to a set of international rules for transport of chemicals on offshore vessels. These regulations can help to ensure fair competition, improve on-board safety and protect the marine environment.
Maersk ship causes extensive damage|
On Saturday morning, upon entering the Bremerhaven Port, the container ship Maersk Laberinto hit another container ship. The ship that was hit was the Maersk Missouri that was docked at the harbor. None of the ships are operated by the Danish Maersk Line. Three container cranes on the wharf were damaged and one is close to tipping over.
|The Innovation docks at Bladt Industries|
It was a peculiar sight that met the staff at Bladt Industries on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday afternoon, the special vessel Innovation, which will pick up the foundations for Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm in the English part of the North Sea, docked in the Aalborg harbor.
|Scandlines receives temp applications|
Scandlines need 110 temps during the summer. The company has partnered up with job centers in Lolland-Falster to get the many temporary job openings filled. This has turned out to be a great idea. During the first two days they received around 200 applicants in Nykøbing and Nakskov.
First concept plans for Johan Sverdrup|
The partners behind the giant Norwegian oil field Johan Sverdrup, including the Danish Maersk Oil, have now published the first concept plans for the area. The main field is going to have four installations and will receive power from land.
Ark Germania on first trial run|
Ark Germania has now left the shipyard in Stralsund to complete the first trial run. It is the first of two special transportation vessels for the Danish shipping company DFDS. The two ships are the last orders to be handled by the bankrupt P+S Werften in Stralsund.
Scandlines had to stop train transfers|
Yesterday a broken hydraulic hose, at the only ferry landing taking trains on board in Rødbyhavn and the subsequent removal of the spill, caused a major delay in train traffic. The ferries from Rødby harbor could not transfer trains to Puttgarten and the train traffic was partially stopped due to the accident.
Maersk Oil signs contract with Plexus|
Plexus Holdings has signed a contract with Maersk Oils Danish department to provide wellheads and mud drilling equipment, for an exploration drill in the Danish North Sea. The value of the contract is estimated at 10 million kr. The delivery is expected to start in June 2014.
|Maersk Drilling extends contract|
Brunei Shell Petroleum has signed a four-year contract with Maersk Drilling for the rig Maersk Completer, located outside of Brunei. The contract will come into force in December 2014 in direct continuation of the current contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum. The contract is liable for extension for up to three years.
|Danish shipping towards brighter times|
After one of the deepest crises in shipping ever, the course has been set and the industry is headed towards brighter times. Jyllands Posten has spoken to several analysts who confirm this, but say it is still too early to celebrate.
38 canceled departures to Bornholm|
The Bornholm ferry has published its record of regularity from 2013, to the Danish Transport Authorities. It shows a continuing pattern of very stable ferry services. In total, there were 38 cancellations on routes from Rønne to Køge and Ystad. With 3.584 arrivals, the cancelation rate is equivalent to 1.1 percent. The year before there was 20 cancellations.
The Egholm-ferry is too noisy|
The new ferry that connects Aalborg with the little Limfjord lake, Egholm, has been affected by a number of problems. The first hurdle was the fact that it sank and then sailed into the ferry landing. Now the residents living in the neighboring areas are complaining that the ferry is too loud.
Nexø Harbor wants a cruise wharf|
Before the fishing crisis, Nexø Harbor was a large fishing harbor. The East Bornholms trade association would now like to put their money on cruise ships. Nexø Harbor could be an alternative to Rønne when the weather makes it impossible to dock there.
Fewer Danish machine engineers in DIS|
It is not just on the bridge, that there are fewer and fewer Danish officers. This is also the case in the machine rooms and according to the Danish Maritime Authority's latest statistics, there will also be fewer Danes here.