DFDS’ service on Kiel–St Petersburg ceases
As DFDS doesn’t operate its own ferry between Kiel and St Petersburg, our service is maintained through chartering space on Finnlines’ ships on the route. However, at short notice, Finnlines has informed DFDS they will cease sailings on Kiel – St Petersburg as soon as possible.
Svitzers first all-female crew |
As part of its gender inclusion initiatives in the nautical industry, world leading towage operator, Svitzer hired the first 100% female crew for the Dominican Republic. Over the waters of Rio Haina and Caucedo, the Svitzer Monte Cristi, a 70-ton tugboat helps maneuver larger vessels so they can dock, undo or be driven through the channels.
Norden invests in West African region|
Danish shipping company Norden is opening an office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as part of the Company’s continued global expansion. The office will generate new business and focus on contributing positively to the development of the region.
Danish ship designers win Ferry Oscars|
Two of OSK Group’s companies have received the highest stamp of approval in the ferry industry as they are both awarded for their design contributions at the Shippax Ferry Conference 2019 taking place aboard SILJA SERENADE at the time of writing.
Monjasa opens new office in Vietnam|
Following 11 years of presence in Singapore, Danish bunker fuels supplier Monjasa now expands further across Southeast Asia, and opens a new office in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam is in the midst of an economic upturn sending ripple effects to the shipping industry as well.
|Torm posts 35 million dollar loss in 2018|
Danish company Torm had a loss of 35 million dollar in 2018, compared to a profit of 2 million dollar in 2017. Revenue fell from 657 million dollar in 2017 to 625 million dollar in 2018. According to the management, Torm is still among the best within its peer group.
|Maersk Supply secures contract with Total|
Newbuild vessel, Maersk Involver, has been fixed for 161 days to support maintenance of the DAN F platform located offshore Esbjerg for walk-to-walk and accommodation services. The contract is expected to commence start-April 2019.
DFDS’ largest ferry named in Istanbul|
DFDS’ largest ferry ever was named Ephesus Seaways at a naming ceremony in Istanbul and will soon set course for its first sailing to Trieste fully loaded with 450 trailers.It will be the largest freight ferry ever to service DFDS’ customers on routes between Turkey and the EU. Its first departure will be on 9 March from Istanbul with arrival in Trieste on 11 March.
Erria lost 19,3 mio. kr. i 2018|
Danish shipping company Erria lost 19,3 million kroner in 2018, compared to a loss of 278.000 kroner in 2017, and 10,9 million in 2016. The revenue amounted to 83.6 million kroner, compared to 101,3 million kroner in 2017.
MAN retrofit Mega-Container Vessel to LNG|
Danish based MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of a 15,000 TEU container vessel to dual-fuel operation. The project will entail the conversion of an existing, HFO-burning MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine to a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-GI prime mover capable of running on HFO and LNG.
EVP Henrik Holck to leave DFDS |
Following the announced changes of management, where Niels Smedegaard has decided to step down as CEO of DFDS, and Torben Carlsen will become the new CEO - Henrik Holck, Head of the People & Ships Division, will not be part of the future management team.
|Norden netprofit of 28.8 mio. dollar|
Danish shipping company Norden gained a net. Profit of 28,8 million dollars in 2018, compared to 24.6 million in 2017. The result for the year adjusted for profit from sale of vessels etc. was 20 million dollars compared to 28 million dollar I 2017.
|DFDS CEO Niels Smedegaard steps down|
Niels Smedegaard, CEO of DFDS since 1 January 2007, has decided to step down as CEO of DFDS at the end of April. Torben Carlsen, who has been the company’s CFO since 2009, will become the new CEO.
Frigate at Semco Maritime Hanøytangen|
In cooperation with the salvage company BOA and the Norwegian Navy and Material Command, Semco Maritime participates in the current salvage operations of the frigate KNM Helge Ingstad. The job is now to secure the frigate onto a special barge for her transport to Haakonsvern naval base.
Erria announces 1m dkr. capital raise|
The board of directors of Erria has announced that the Company has now raised DKK 1,000,000.00 through the issuance of convertible notes. The board of directors remains authorized to issue additional convertible notes of up to 15,325,635.38 Danish kroner.
Maritime industry accounts for 25% of exp.|
The Danish maritime segment employs 96,000 people and accounts for 6.5 percent of Denmark's GDP and 25 percent of Danish exports. These numbers stem from a new report that also shows that the people employed in the Danish maritime industry create more than twice as much value for the Danish economy, for each person compared to the average employee.
More Danish design in cruise ships|
Danish Cruise & Ferry Group are leading a new project: Onboard Danish Design, a project that will work as a platform for a new export adventure by brining design and engineering companies into the cruise ship market, which is experiencing an incredible growth these years.
|Some Maersk ships are now power stations|
Two former Maersk Supply Service ships, Maersk Forwarder and Maersk Finder, have been re-build into floating power stations at Sedef Shipyard in Tuzlat. The ships are now named Nezih Bey (which you can see in the video benaeath) and Koray Bey
|Video: Massiv fire onboard ship in Grenaa|
On late Monday night a fire broke out onboard a ship that was docked in Grenaa that was waiting to be scrapped. At first the police department sent a police car to the port, but shortly after the communal emergency and safety department took over and have been fighting the fire the entire night.
Collided ferries both have Danish past|
The two Italian flagged ferries that were involved in the collision in the Port of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples this weekend both have a Danish past. They have both sailed short routes over Øresund from the Danish cities Copenhagen, Dragør, and Kastrup, and from Limhamn and Malmø in Sweden.
MHI Vestas wings beats rivals|
MHI Vestas have almost sold the first batch of a new type of 9,5 wind turbine with wings that are 85 meters. MHI Vestas have hereby broken the record for production of the markets longest wings. Vestas have been very secret about introducing the new wings.
Maersk initiates separate listing of Drilling|
In continuation of the announcement on 17 August 2018, the A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S (A.P. Moller - Maersk) Board of Directors has decided to initiate the separation of A.P. Moller - Maersk's drilling activities through a demerger of A.P. Moller - Maersk.
Hornsea One CTV is named|
The Danish company MH-O & C has named a new crew transfer vessel MHO Gurli. The 39 meter long fast supply katamaran was ordered by Ørsted for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in Great Britain and is expected to be put in operation soon.
|Danish – Swedish cable has been fixed|
A 24 test was concluded on Thursday. The 400 kV cable between Denmark and Sweden, which has been out of function since January 8 2019, is thereby ready for operation. The reason for this was that cable was leaking oil and the hole was not easy to locate.
|Maersk accelerates transformation |
Progress on the transformation of A. P. Moller - Maersk continued in 2018. Customers benefitted from integrated offerings, digital solutions and robust network improvements. Since 2016, the topline has grown by 43%, to USD 39bn in 2018, an additional USD 12bn in turnover.
Maersk is making noise in New Zealand|
The container shipping company Hamburg Süd, which is part of Maersk, is not very popular in New Zealands port city Port Chalmers. This is due to the fact that the company has chosen to make stops at the port in ships that are prt of Hamburg Süd’s Rio-class, which have a larger capacity than Maersk Line’s L-class ships which were previously used for the purpose.
Royal Arctic Line orders two new ships|
Royal Arctic Line, RAL, has returned to Havyard Design & Solutions to have another two ships designed which will be build at Nodosa Shipyard. The two ships are smaller than the two ships Royal Arctic Line ordered from Havyard last summer.
15 people injured on Danish CTV near Rügen|
All 15 people onboard the CTV World Bora were injured when the vessel collided with a freighter ship a few nautical miles North East of the island Rügen in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday morning. Two people were flown to the hospital once the ship arrived at port, while eight others were severely injured.
Repairing Olga takes longer than expected|
The reparation of Maersk Panamax’s container ship Olga Maersk, which had a fire in it’s engine room while heading from Panama to Cartagena on January 29, will not be finished before February 23 2019.
|Royal Caribbean orders another Oasis-ship|
The cruise ships of the Oasis-class are a huge success for Royal Caribbean Cruises and the shipping company has therefore sight a contract regarding a sixth ship of the kind. The cruise ship, which will be delivered in the spring of 2023, will be build at the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique.
|Tanker blocks Suez canal|
A tanker heading through the Suez Canal experienced an engine fail and blocked traffic in the southbound direction. The Croatian flagged tanker
Maritime organizations join forces|
Two of Denmark’s maritime organizations have joined forces to fulfill a political wish of a transnational neighbor check of rules and regulations, so that Denmark can uncover any possible distortions and competitive obstacles that can create better conditions for Danish ports and maritime companies.
Denmark fails to deliver nautical charts|
Denmark has failed to deliver on a 10 year old promise of creating 73 new digital nautical charts of the Southwest Greenland waters by the end 2018. At this point, only 34 nautical charts have been made, and it could be up to 7 years before the lasts charts are ready.
Esvagt tests wave power device|
Esvagt's vessels and crew can handle tasks as diverse as towing a wave power device.
Wave power is one of the possible sources of renewable energy, and Esvagt has helped Wavepiston install their device at the test site near Hanstholm, Denmark.
Molslinjens Express has arrived in Aarhus|
After almost a month at sea, Molslinjen's new express ferry, Express 4, made it to the Port of Arhus this Sunday. The journey of more than 11.000 nautical mailes from Perth in Australia to Aarhus is done, and Express 4 is getting ready to transport guests between Aarhus and Odden.
|Another good year for the Port of Hirtshals|
Growth for the 10th year in a row is something that characterizes the Port of Hirtshals, where the number of truck and trailers for 2018 became 148.000 units in total, which is the largest amount of units the port has ever witnessed. This marks a growth of 6.000 units compared to 2017. On the other hand, the amount of bulk cargo fell a little.
|Danish Shipping seeks inspiration|
Danish Shipping and Copenhagen Business School are focusing on the value creation and benefits that shipping companies can get from working with undergraduate students doing bachelor degrees. This will happen in form an event that takes place on February 20 which will be open for everyone.
Blue Water Shipping active in Georgia|
Anaklia Development Consortium is going to invest US$ 2.5 billion in developing Anaklia Deep Sea Port in Georgia.The new port allows larger ships to enter Georgian waters for the first time, thus expanding Tbilisi’s export potential and ability to act as a main transport corridor within the region.
ÆrøXpressen takes shape in Riga|
The hybrid ferry ÆrøXpressen, which is going to sail between Rudkøbing and Marstal, is beginning to take shape in Riga where the hull is being build. Sometime near May 1, the hull will be transported to Hvide Sande Shipyard where the yard will spent around six months finalizing the ferry.
10.000 tons of salt unloaded in Kalundborg|
13 hours of efficient work – thats how fast crane operators in the Port of Kalundborg were able to unload 10.000 tons of road salt to Chemisafe from the freight ship Oslo Fjord 1. The freight ship was in a rush, as it had to return to the shipowner after being time chartered.
Maersk rig hired for drilling in Mexico|
The oil and gas company Cairn Energy has signed a contract with Maersk Drilling for renting the semi-submersible drilling rig Maersk Developer for a drilling program of the coast of Mexico. The contract is for 110 days and will begin in September 2019.