Protectionism hits danish ships abroad
Specific National safety requirements for ships, that sail to ports abroad are making it difficult for Danish ships to be allowed work in foreign ports. Danish shipping companies are seeking a common international regulatory situation to ensure competition for Danish ships abroad.
Unifeeder adds Vlisningen to their network|
Unifeeder, the containerization company in possession of the largest intra-European integrated network, has added another port to its comprehensive coverage. From February 2018, Unifeeder sails to Vlissingen twice a week and connects the Dutch port with Oslo, Helsingborg, Helsinki and Kotka in Finland.
Maersk Supply closes deal in Australia |
Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Quadrant Energy for two Starfish vessels. From March 2018, Maersk Supply Service's two first Starfish-class anchor handling vessels, Maersk Master and Maersk Mariner, built in 2017, will be part of a Quadrant Energy contract in Western Australia.
Submarine crew died in a split second |
The 44 crew members aboard the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan died in a split second, when the submarine imploded. "They neither suffer nor drown, as their death was immediate," says the report on the submarine disaster from the US Navy.
Deepwater Horizon costs BT extra 1,7 Billion |
BP is now ready to pay 1.7 billion dollars to shut down the last of the legal requirements in connection to the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010, which is the worst oil disaster in history. The accident, which left 11 workers deceased and resulted in the release of 4.9 million barrels of petroleum, has cost BP more than 60 billion dollars so far.
|Ørsted plans to expand in Taiwan|
Danish energy company Ørsted has signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements in Taiwan, which entail exchanging knowledge of offshore wind power and how to expand their industry. Ørsted has signed a MoU with National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST).
|Cruiseship passengers sleeps in Copenhagen|
Every now and then, cruise ship passengers are accused of neglecting Copenhagen and only spending a couple of hours gathering around the Little Mermaid Statue once they reach the city. But in reality this is far from true.
Sanchi tanker has sunk after big explosion|
A big explosion on Sunday afternoon hit the burning Iranian tanker Sanshi, when another tanker suddenly was ignited. The explosion created a huge smoke cloud and sent burning oil across a larger area of the ocean surface.
Norwegian ferry service decision by Easter |
Employees of the Norwegian Ministry of Transport will Monday morning start looking into the received offers on the famous "Kystruten" service from Bergen to Kirkenes starting 2020. The current operator, Hurtigruten AS, is amongst the shipping companies, who have made an offer.
Danish cruise passengers eliminate Copenhagen |
The number of Danish passengers onboard on cruise ships in Copenhagen has fallen from 14,126 to 6,332 over the last three years. The Mediterranean is more appealing and the prices lower. On the other hand, foreigners queue up to sail from Denmark to Norwegian fjords and Russian st. Petersburg.
Lowest number of pirate attacks in 22 years|
The number of pirate attacks in 2017 was the lowest since 1996, International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported. But the organization stresses the fact, that there is still a posibilty of attacks, for example in places such as Guinea Bay. Only 182 incidents were registered.
|Ørsted exceeds prior expectations for 2017|
Based on the current unrevised statements, energy company Ørsted expect the operating results (EBITDA) for 2017 to amount to approximately 22,5 billion Danish kroner. This is an improvement compared to the company’s prior expectations, which was 21 billion kroner.
|Port of Kalundborg provides 1.439 jobs |
Danish harbors have an important influence on employment. Amongst these harbors is the Port of Kalundborg, which according to SDU and the Center for Regional and Tourism Research's new analysis report, provides for 1,439 jobs in the commune, which is equivalent to 8 per cent.
Orskov Yard barely makes it financially|
Despite taking a significant loss in revenues, Orskov Yard was able to increase profit from 6.4 to 8.6 million. This is shown in the yards finance accounts of 2016/17, which were recently published. The yard also expects positive results in 2018.
Tanker crashes into platform in the North Sea|
On the first night of the New Year, the German tanker Elsa Essberger crashed into an unmanned offshore platform located 20 sea miles of the Dutch city Den Helder. The tanker was severely damaged, but fortunately no crewmembers were injured and there has not been reported any emission of oil to the water from neither the tanker nor the platform.
Maersk Broker had an excellent 2017|
The stock company Maersk Broker, owned by Maersk Mc-Kinney Møllers three daughters, had an excellent year in 2017, where the company succeeded more than 100 S&P, had an active role in 35 new building and resale business and more than 2,000 fixtures.
Happy New Year|
Maritimedenmark.dk wishes everyone a Happy New Year. We look forward to serve you with more news from the Danish maritime cluster, when we start up again Wednesday, January 3.
|Monjasa subsidiary deploy floating hotel|
The Danish bunker-fuel company Monjasa's Dutch subsidiary, C-bed, has chartered the floating hotel Wind Innovator to the British Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. From 1 January and the next 4-5 months, Wind Innovator will become the temporary home for the offshore technicians completing the wind farm.
|Samsø Ferry will live up to new traveling plan |
Danish ferry company Færgen has their traveling plan for the route between Kalundborg and Samsø for 2018 ready. The travel plan has taken citizens of Samsø’s wishes into the equation, the company has stated in a press release. The plan also includes that the ferry to Samsø will stick to the scheduel for a change.
Suspicion of bribe in Submarine settlement |
This Wednesday, Argentine police searched the headquarters for the Argentine navy and the former Buenos Aires department of the German supplier Ferrostaal in the search of evidence connected to the submarine ARA San Juan’s settlement 15. The German company is suspected of having bribed the Argentine navy.
Euronav confirm Gener8 Maritime merger|
In a press release this morning Euronav and Gener8 Maritime have confirmed, that the two companies are merging to become one company. The company will be one of the largest tanker companies with a fleet, which consists of 75 ships.
Bulker success may continue through 2018|
The coming year will most likely be a good one for bulk carrier companies, because the fleet seems to increase very slowly, while the demand will grow very fast, Bimco writes. But the progress is fragile and can be shortened by various factors.
Record breaking ticket sale on Kattegat ferry |
Never before, so many have purchased a Christmas ticket for the ferry trip over Kattegat between 20th and 30th December. Ticket sales add up to a new Christmas record for Molslinjen. At present, sales have increased with 15 per cent compared to last year, a statement from the shipping company has shown.
|Maersk Drilling gets rig contract extended|
Maersk Drilling has extended the contract on the jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid of Total E & P Norge AS. The rig has worked for Total at the Martin Linge field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea since 2014. The contract has now been extended by 196 days with the possibility of a further 61 days.
|Maersk Drilling sells last business in Egypt |
Maersk Drilling has decided to sell its 50 % share of the Egyptian company, Egyptian Drilling Company, to Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) for 100 million Dollars. The organization already owned the other half of the company.
HH Ferries appoints new commercial director|
HH Ferries Group has announced Susanne Kaarnimo-Knight as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with the responsibility of being in charge of the concerns commercial activities on Scandlines Helsingør to Helsingborg ferry trip.
Viking Supply Ships once again in deficit|
Viking Supply Ships AB had to note a net deficit of 99 million SEK, in the third quarter of the year. This was a little worse than during the same period of 2016, where the company had a deficit of 93 million. Revenue of continuing activities was of 93 million SEK in contrast to 235 million in 2016.
Media: Hafnia Tankers working on a merger|
Danish shipping company Hafnia Tankers are getting closer to reaching their goals of going public at the New York Stock Exchange through merging, with a goal of making a deal in the beginning of 2018, various finance sources have stated, according to TradeWinds.
Shipping companies anxious about Brexit|
The European Community Shipowners association ECSA, are playing a strong hand in getting a deal done between the EU and Britain, which makes sure that Brexit won’t affect their business. At the same time, ECSA emphasizes the need for similar rights in shipping in the EU and Britain.
|Danske Havne seeking new CEO |
CEO of Danske Havne (Danish Harbors), Bjørn B Christiansen has announced to the board, that he is leaving the organization at the end of March 2018, when the work in the Ministry of Transport’s distinct expert committee on the harbor act is finished.
|25 mio. for maritime educational programs|
The Danish Maritime Fund has decided to put 25 million danish kroner towards bettering maritime educational programs in Denmark over the course of the next two years. This will be done by targeting ten specific initiatives in 2018-19, the fund states in a release statement.
Maersk-rig re-opens preceding fatal accident|
Aker BP has reopened production at the Tambar Oil field on the coast of Norway. The production was shut down on the 7th of December as a result of an accident having occurred, which cost a man his life while another man was injured during maintenance work at Maersk’s Intercepter jackup rig.
Turkish shipyard at the Danish Maritime Fair|
Danish Maritime Fair 2018, which takes place at the event location Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen from the 2nd – 4th of May 2018, has just signed a contract with their first Turkish exhibiter ever, at the international Danish exhibition.
Ørsed closes the deal on Borkum Riffgrund 2|
Ørsted has finalized the divestment of part of their offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2. In August the price of the purchase was set to 1,17 billion EUR, something close to 8,7 Danish Kroner. The project is being constructed in the German part of the North Sea. Dong Energy are in charge of the construction.
LORC launches new test facility on Lindø|
Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) has launched its new test facilities Lindø HALT Test Facility and Lindø Component and Structure Testing (LCST). According to LORC, the Center has secured an environment for full-scale testing of windmills and propulsion components to support the offshore wind sector.
|Esvagt keeps Nobelwind and Belwind running|
Esvagt’s latest newbuilding, Esvagt Mercator, was named on the 1st of December 2017 in Oostende, Belgium by godmother Stine Würtz Jepsen. Esvagt Mercator has recently indicated a 10-year contract as Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for more then 100 wind turbines in Belgian waters.
|Watch out – here ships sail by themselves|
Norway now has a new sea area for testing autonomous ships. The area is located in Horten in the Oslofjord and was launched on December 6th as the third of its kind in Norway and the fourth in the world. The technological maritime company Kongsberg is one of the initiators of the area.
One dead after Maersk Interceptor accident|
A Norwegian employee of the Maersk Drilling platform, Maersk Interceptor, has died after a serious accident yesterday. The accident hit two employees, but the other is under medical treatment and not in critical condition.
Fusion could reduce Hamburg Süd’s fleet|
Hamburg Süd's fleet of approximately 100 owned and chartered ships could be reduced as a result of the requirements A.P. Møller - Mærsk has been imposed following the merger. According to Alphaliner, "at least 25 ships" will be affected.
Which flag should we use today…|
The easiest way to try to bypass sea territory lines and administrative hassle can be waving a suitable flag. A Chinese ship in Indonesian waters tried this maneuver, but the ship was held back by the Coast Guard. On board, the authorities found six different flags.
Former leader at Færgen hired by Molslinjen|
From the 1st of December, the former technical manager and most recently company inspector Bent Boris Hansen at the Danish shipping company Færgen, officially works for Molslinjen. Færgen confirmed this today to TV2 / Bornholm.