STCW certificates renewed before 2017
On 1 January 2017, all seafarers must have the competency to meet the new STWC rules. The new training requirements do not mean significant changes for the issuance of certificates valid for merchant ships since the Danish maritime training programs already fulfills the new requirements.
Søby Shipyard afraid of losing orders|
Søby Shipyard fear losing revenue because the government has plans to send tasks associated with naval vessels to EU procurement. The Defence has just sent an order for the conversion of two naval vessels in EU procurement. The order has a value of 80 to 90 million kroner.
Single Window is delayed|
The EU project Single Window is a tool that will reduce the amount of paper work associated with ship berthings. There is a deadline on the project on June 1, but although work is underway, the project partners will not be finished on time.
Siemens Wind affected by expenses|
Yesterday Siemens announced the financial statements of the company's second quarter. It shows that the conglomerate has experienced losses in the division for wind and renewable energy. The accounts of Siemens Wind was burdened by large production and installation costs.
Small Islands are hoping for cheaper ferries|
The government is ready with a number of new initiatives to create growth in the country's remote areas. The association Danish Islands hope it also means cheaper ferry connections to and from the many Danish islands. The association would like to see the so-called road principle introduced, which means that it should cost the same to take the ferry as driving on a similar stretch of road.
|Denmark is a role model for Europe|
The European Parliament, the Council Presidency and the European Commission agreed to update the six directives on labor law for seafarers, which they have not previously been part of. The agreement became a reality on the basis of an agreement between the social partners.
|Horns Rev 1 wind turbine reaches 100 Gwh|
A Vestas V80 2MW wind turbine is among the few in the world that has produced 100 GWh of electricity. It is only a handful of other turbines in the world that has produced as much electricity since the establishment. Many more turbines at Horns Rev 1 will however also reach the magic number soon.
Alfa Laval inaugurates new premises|
On Tuesday, Alfa Laval Aalborg inaugurated its new premises of 6,000 square meters, located on the waterfront in Aalborg. The new headquarters underlines the end of the company's transformation from industrial to knowledge-based business.
Report on the fire on A2Sea vessel|
The Maritime Accident Investigation Board has issued a report on the fire on May 20, 2014 at A2SEA's crew vessel Sea Gale in the North Sea. Focus is on the special circumstances that apply to high-speed carbon fiber vessels, as well as the challenges the crew faces at emergencies on board.
EU supports e-ferry project on Ærø|
EU is contributing 16 million euros to the ferry project Green Ferry Vision, which is to insert electrically powered ferries to and from Ærø. The E-ferry project is one of 75 research and development projects funded under the Horizon 2020 program, which aims to make transport greener and safer.
Danish-Brazilian cooperation extended|
Denmark and Brazil are linked even closer through a seminar held in the Brazilian capital and through a new cooperation agreement. Danish shipping companies are annually providing services to Brazilian companies worth about five billion kroner, or as much as the total Danish export to Brazil.
|Kristian Mørch leaves Clipper Group|
Clipper Group, which so far has had two equal CEOs, is now losing one of the two, as Kristian Mørch is going to be adm. Director of Oddfjell SE and therefore is leaving the Clipper Group. Gary Vogel will continue as CEO of the Clipper Group
|SEAS-NVE want to invest in wind turbines|
Denmark's second-largest energy company SEAS-NVE acquired 80 percent of the wind farm Rødsand 2 in 2013, which was built by German E.On south of Lolland and went into operation in August 2010. Now the company has grown an appetite for more offshore wind turbine investments despite the fact that just the acquisition of Rødsand 2 has contributed to SEAS-NVE's debt growing to 8.6 billion kroner.
Rønne Harbour will soon be too small|
Within the next 10 to 15 years, Rønne Harbour will no longer be able to bear passage of oil tankers, which only will get bigger and bigger. Also dry cargo ships get bigger and bigger. Therefore it is necessary that the port will be expanded. This will cost between 650 and 700 million kroner.
Køge Harbour expects improvements|
Køge Harbour had a profit of 6.9 million kroner in 2014, which, however, was smaller than in 2013, when the port had a profit of 8.3 million kroner. The port expects growth in the future, not least because of the construction of the new railway between Copenhagen and Ringsted and the new station Køge Nord.
Layoffs at Novenco|
Today or tomorrow, a number of employees are losing their jobs at Novenco Marine & Offshore, which supplies climate and ventilation systems for ships. The exact number has not been published, but there may be a mass firing, which corresponds to at least 10 percent of the 120 employees.
The EU parliament adopts CO2 regulation|
The European parliament has adopted a law on the disclosure of data on ships' energy efficiency. The publication of these data is expected to increase competition between the companies, which will result in fuel savings. This in turn would lead to less CO2 emissions. However, there is criticism of the law.
|Danish Maritime Fair: First 100 companies|
The largest maritime event ever in Denmark, is going to be reality when The Train Workshop in Copenhagen opens the doors October 6th to the second edition of The Danish Maritime Fair.
|Focus on safety at Maersk|
Maersk Group launches a Global Safety Day for the first time, which coincides with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which is an annual international campaign organized by the UN International Labour Organization. At Maersk, employees have the opportunity to discuss security dilemmas under the motto "Safe at Work - Safe at Home".
DONG Energy off to a good start|
DONG Energy A/S reported a profit of 1.7 billion kroner after tax in the first quarter of 2015, despite lower oil and gas prices. It was an improvement of 151 million kroner compared to the same quarter of 2014. Revenue fell from 20.2 billion kroner to 19.3 billion kroner.
Danish turbines for Dutch offshore park|
The Dutch wind turbine installation vessel Aeolus is on its way from Esbjerg to the offshore wind farm Eneco Luchterduinen, which is located 23 kilometers off the Dutch coast, with a cargo consisting of towers, nacelles, hubs and blades.
Seconds from running aground in Storebælt|
Traffic monitoring in the Storebælt prevented a large cargo ship going aground on Friday morning. A 40,000 tonne large Cypriot bulk carrier was headed toward shallow water. The ship, with a depth of 10.4 meters, had joined VTS before Zealand Point and followed Route T south through the VTS Storebælt area.
A2SEA get Burbo Bank Extension contract|
From autumn 2016 A2SEA will have a central role in the construction of the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in England for DONG Energy. A2SEA will use their custom-built offshore installation vessel Sea Challengerat for the task of installing the 32 MHI 8MW Vestas turbines.
|Four crew members found lifeless|
Four Polish crew members were found lifeless aboard the freighter Corina flying the Polish flag in Hanstholm Harbour. The discovery was made during the unloading on Tuesday where they found the crew members unconscious in the hold filled with wood pellets.
|Shipyard informs about fire accident|
Karstensens Shipyard A/S has released comments in connection with the explosion and subsequent fire on a new ship. The fire started after an explosion occurred during welding work before 8:00 am Friday morning.
New Chairman of MHI Vestas|
MHI Vestas has gotten a new chairman. Masafumi Wani resigns after retiring as head of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Europe. He will hand the reins to Atsushi Maekawa. At the same time Hiromichi Morimoto is replaced by Yoshiyuki Hanasawa in the board.
Five injured in ship fire in Skagen|
Shortly before 8:00 am, there was an explosion on a ship berthed at the yard at Karstensen Shipyard in Skagen. Five men have been injured. One was very seriously injured and was flown to the National Hospital burns unit by helicopter.
Nordic countries offer more help|
After 900 people lost their lives when a fishing boat capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa last weekend, both Sweden and Norway are prepared to put aircraft and vessels in the Mediterranean to help save refugees. Denmark is awaiting what contribution the EU border agency Frontex needs.
Scanel increases turnover by 30 percent|
Scanel, which specializes in providing technical installations for the maritime industry and the offshore sector, came out of 2014 with a turnover of 233 million kroner, an increase of 33 percent compared to last year.
|MARTEC receives 10 million kroner|
The AP Møller Support Fund has donated 10 million kroner for the expansion and renovation of MARTEC in Frederikshavn. The project is a turnkey contract by Trigon A/S together with Kjær and Richter architects. It is expected that the renovation and extension is finished by the end of 2015.
|New CEO of Maersk Supply Service|
Maersk Supply Service CEO through the past 10 years, Carsten Plougmann Andersen, is leaving his position on June 1 to seek new challenges outside AP Møller - Maersk. He is succeeded by Jørn Madsen who comes from a position as COO of Maersk Drilling
Not geared for large numbers of refugees|
Maersk Line has rescued 750 refugees in the Mediterranean, and it has been less than four months of 2015. In 2014, approximately 218,000 refugees crossed the Mediterranean on their way from North Africa to Europe. The situation is untenable, says Maersk Line, which emphasizes that the company's ships rescue the people they meet on their way, but they don't have the capacity to handle 500 refugees or more.
Danish operated ship aground in Parana|
A Danish operated bulker has run aground in the Parana River in Argentina. The Argentine Coast Guard announces that the 28,400-dwt bulker Idship went aground on the right bank of the river near the city of Rosario on Sunday, April 19. AIS data from today, shows that it is still stuck.
Terntank wins prestigious award|
The shipping company Terntank, which is headquartered in Skagen was honored at a gala in London on Wednesday evening. Terntank won first prize in the category Shipowners Efficiency Award. The award was presented by Marine Propulsion. The event was organized by the British media company Riviera.
Torm heading towards agreement|
The Board of Directors of Torm has signed a new restructuring agreement with Oaktree Capital Management and the majority of lenders who possess a total of 92 percent of Torm's existing borrowing facilities by value.
|The Royal Yacht out of hibernation|
The Dannebrog has left its hibernation in Frederikshavn, where the ship has gone through the usual maintenance before the beautiful yacht is ready to be shown off during the royal couple's visit around Denmark during the summer.
|Housewarming at Danish Maritime|
Danish Maritime has moved into new a new office in Amaliegade 14. On Tuesday April 14th, all members, partners and old friends of the association are invited to a housewarming between the hours of 14.00 to 16.30.
Large order for Victor A/S in Frederikshavn|
Victor A/S has secured a major order from Flensburg Shipyard, which in 2016 is to deliver two WIVere (Well Intervention Vessels) to Siem Offshore. The work will be performed at the company's workshop in Frederikshavn and at the shipyard in Flensburg.
Scandlines lacks personnel|
Scandlines catering in Rødbyhavn lacks summer replacements for the upcoming peak season. The company must use 130 summer replacements, but still needs 25 to make it work
Esvagt Faraday goes to work|
Esvagt Faraday, which is ESVAGT's second SOV (Service Operation Vessel) which is custom built to service the offshore wind farms, took off on its first assignment for Siemens Wind Power. ESVAGT's first SOV, Esvagt Froude, is already working for Siemens Wind Power and has been since 18 February.
Swedocean joins Danish Maritime Fair|
Swedocean have teamed up with Danish Maritime Fair, the event taking place in Copenhagen this fall, from 6th to 8th of October. The Maritime Fair in Copenhagen is a new window of opportunity for companies looking to expand their horizons.