Scandia Seaways departs from Jinling
After three and a half years, Scandia Seaways, the sixth and final DFDS mega freight ferry from Jinling Shipyard, could finally set course towards Singapore and afterwards Europe. This marks the conclusion of an extensive project that saw the delivery of Ephesus Seaways, Troy Seaways, Hollandia Seaways, Humbria Seaways, Flandria Seaways and now Scandia Seaways.
New CEO for APM Terminals Japan|
To support the expansion of the company’s business in Japan, Sakura Kuma will join APM Terminals Japan as CEO effective 1 February 2021. Prior to joining APM Terminals, Sakura Kuma held several leadership positions within marketing and sales, new business development and corporate management in NYK.
New CEO at Hamworthy Pumps|
Marine and offshore pump manufacturer Hamworthy Pumps has appointed Dutchman Hans Christiaan Laheij – formerly with Schottel and Wärtsilä – as CEO. The company has large ambitions for further growth in the coming years.
Maersk Supply Service steps up commitment|
A.P. Møller-Maersk has extended its partnership with The Ocean Cleanup for three years, and Maersk Supply Service will continue to provide marine sup-port to rid the ocean for plastic. At the same time, Maersk Supply Service is launching a Plastic Policy to increase its focus on how it can reduce plastic waste from its own operations and supply chain.
Blue Water acquires reefer business|
Blue Water acquires J. Lauritzen’s Eftf’s thermo activities – which mainly include road transport and rail solutions of food products between Italy, Benelux and Scandinavia. The southbound traffics are primarily seafood and meat products and the northbound are fruit and vegetables to the Scandinavian consumers.
|Brian Thorsted Hansen CEO of Fjord Line|
The Board of Directors at Fjord Line - Norway's second largest shipping company in international passengers' traffic and freight transportation, that runs four ferries between Norway, Denmark and Sweden - has appointed Brian Thorsted Hansen as the new CEO .
|Engine fire on Maersk Elba|
On Dec 26 at 2.50 local time the 13.600 TEU Danish containervessel Maersk Elba reported a fire in the engine room, while enroute from Colombo to Felixstowe. All crew is safe and accounted for. The vessel is now safe at anchor south of Portugal.
DFDS continues operating Channel ferries|
Since France opened its borders for freight drivers with a negative Covid-19 testDFDS has had capacity to ship up to 4,000 trucks across the English Channel on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. However, due to the logistical issues they have only been able to transport 144 trucks out of Dover.
Lauritzen Kosan and Epic Gas merges|
Lauritzen Kosan, the gas carrier division of J. Lauritzen, have entered into a transaction agreement with Epic Gas - a leading LPG shipping company to - combine their fleet and business activities to create BW Epic Kosan.
New APM Terminals facility in Kalundborg|
APM Terminals and Maersk announce an agreement for shifting the carrier’s feeder volumes from Copenhagen to a new facility in the Port of Kalundborg, to be operated by APM Terminals. As part of the agreement, Kalundborg will receive two weekly feeder service calls.
Maersk rig shows low emission levels|
After being converted to a hybrid, low-emission rig, the ultra-harsh environment jack-up Maersk Intrepid shows very promising emission reduction levels after entering operations for Equinor on the Martin Linge field in Norway.
|Maersk in partnership with Novo Nordisk|
A.P. Moller - Maersk has signed a logistics agreement with Novo Nordisk from 2021. The three-year agreement on cold chain logistics covers transportation including ocean services and inland logistics.
|Hvide Sande Shipyard orders Hull Vane|
Earlier this year, Hvide Sande Shipyard (Denmark) won a public tender for the design and construction of a new 64m Offshore Patrol Vessel. As the lifecycle costs and seakeeping characteristics are very important for this vessel, Hvide Sande Shipyard worked with Hull Vane BV during the bid phase.
Loan extension for Nordic Shipholding|
Following successful negotiations between the major shareholder, management and the lenders, an agreement has been reached with the lenders for an extension of the Company’s loan facility by another year to 31 December 2021.
DFDS freight up 17% in November|
November was a very busy month for DFDS Freight, especially on the UK routes. The logistics activities to the UK have likewise been very busy in November. The high growth percentages vs 2019 should however recall, that uncertainty about Brexit slowed trading down in November 2019.
Danish Candidate as Chair of IOPC Funds|
Former Deputy Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen, has been re-elected as a member of the Audit Body of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds. Birgit Sølling Olsen has also been appointed as Chair of the Joint Audit Body.
More freight shift from road to sea|
The European Commission presented a strategy for a greener transport sector which will contribute to the EU achieving the goals of the European Green Deal. When building materials, containers or animal feed need to be transported within the EU, this will increasingly take place on ships.
|Semco Maritime wins comparative study|
Danish offshore company Semco Maritime has won a study to identify the break-even point of HVDC and HVAC transmission for a large-scale offshore wind farm. Large wind farms are trending up in size as well as distance from connection onshore these days.
|Danish cutoff date for oil an gas extraction|
A broad majority in the Danish Parliament has reached a deal on the future of fossil extraction in the North Sea, leading to the cancellation of the ongoing 8th licensing round and all future rounds to extract oil and gas.
Lineage Logistics coming to Aarhus|
Lineage Logistics, the world’s biggest company within cold storage products and temperature-controlled logistics, has acquired Lundsøe Køl og Frys A/S. One of the reasons behind the acquisition was Lundoe’s location in the Port of Aarhus.
Svitzer Europe appoints new COO|
Svitzer Europe has announced that Mattias Hellström has taken up the role of Chief Commercial Officer from 1st December . He has more than 25 years of experience in shipping and towage, and joined Svitzer Europe in 2014 as Managing Director for Scandinavia. His role expanded to cover Svitzer’s important operation in Germany in 2017.
New direct DFDS Ireland – EU route|
The new route will offer customers in the Republic of Ireland and on the Continent the opportunity to transport their goods directly to or from other EU countries without customs formalities, additional costs and possible waiting times.
Partnership develop new ferry for Oslo-CPH|
DFDS and its partners have applied for EU support for development of a ferry powered by electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell which only emits water. Green hydrogen is to be produced by a projected offshore wind energy-powered electrolyser plant in Greater Copenhagen.
|APM Terminals sets all-time record|
Despite the pandemic, APM Terminals Pecém, in Ceará, has set two consecutive records this year with a best-ever September performance of 41,000 TEUs followed by a record-breaking October result of 46,705 TEUs. For the first 10 months, the Pecém Terminal reports 309,051 TEUs, a 7.9% increase on 2019
|New contract with Danish Defence|
DFDS has signed a new agreement with the Danish Defence. It means that DFDS must make ships available for maritime transport of military equipment when requested by the Danish Defence.or German military forces.
Semco Maritime applies US codes|
Semco Maritime has delivered on an initiative to drive forward the development of a best practice library to capture learnings from these actual projects and concluding on findings and lessons learned related to US codes and standards for offshore wind use.
Concerned minister met with shipping|
Danish Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen met with Jacob Meldgaard, Chairman of Danish Shipping and CEO of Torm. The only item on the agenda was the security situation in the Gulf of Guinea, which is being ravaged by piracy.
Pernille Vilhelmsen new CPCO in Hempel|
Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen has been appointed Executive Vice President & Chief People & Culture Officer and member of the Executive Management Board in Hempel A/S. She succeeds Peter Kirkegaard, who has accepted a new opportunity outside Hempel.
DFDS profit dropped 59 % in Q3|
DFDS passenger business was severely hit by COVID-19 travel restrictions in Q3. However, the result is better than originally expected, as the freight businesses of both Ferry and Logistics were above last year’s Q3 results.
|Torm profit of 1m dollar in Q3|
In the third quarter of 2020, TORM achieved TCE rates of USD/day 16,762 – compared to USD/day 13,392 for the same period in 2019. EBITDA was USD 43.4m, compared to USD 32.0m for the same period in 2019. EBITDA was negatively impacted by a non-recurring IAS standard provision of USD 8m related to cargo claims.
|DESMI brings FineFog firefighting to Europe|
After years of success in Asian-built ships, the Danish company DESMI is now bringing its low-pressure alternative FineFogTM Fixed Water-Based Firefighting systems to the European market.
Maersk Drilling awarded one-well contract|
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill one deepwater exploration well offshore Brunei Darussalam. The contract is expected to commence in March 2021, with an estimated duration of 35 days.
DFDS in new cooperation with MSC|
After long negotiations with shipping company MSC, it is a pleasure to announce that from 11 November the NorthSea terminal in Brevik will deliver port service to MSC’s container shipping service in the Oslofjord.
Maersk Drilling awarded three-well contrac|
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. for the harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient to drill three wells at the B13 and A12 fields in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The contract is expected to commence in November 2020 and has an estimated duration of 110 days.
APMT signs contract for new dry bulk facility|
APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development of a new bulk cargo facility on the northern side of the Poti Sea Port. Pursuant to the agreement, APMT will invest in constructing a new breakwater, 400m of quay wall and dredging up to 13,5 meters vessel draft.
|Falcon joins Dania Ship Management|
Dania Ship Management plans to extend its ship management capabilities in a partnership agreement with Falcon Maritime Group. The new relationship strengthens the commitment to create a compelling platform for Copenhagen based ship management solutions.
|DFDS ensures essential transport to the UK|
The UK Government has agreed contracts worth GBP 77.6 million in total with four ferry companies to ensure ferry capacity for transport of vital goods like medicine and food during the first few months after the end of the Brexit transition period. DFDS is one of four companies.
CMP joins CO2 capture project|
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) will become a central party in storing and distributing captured CO2 from the Amager Resource Center to ships that sail the CO2 to storage in old oil fields in the North Sea. EU is expected to add significant funding for the project.
Maersk Drilling secures contract in Angola|
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a three-well contract from Total E&P Angola for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Voyager, which will be employed to drill development wells in Angola’s Block 17. The contract has an estimated duration of 140 days, which means that Maersk Voyager is now contracted until Q2 2021.
Svitzer appoints new global COO|
Ingrid Uppelschoten Snelderwaard will take up the role as global COO of Svitzer, reporting to CEO Kasper Friis Nilaus. Ingrid Uppelschoten Snelderwaard joins Svitzer from her current position as Global Head of Equipment and VP at Maersk and takes over from Svitzer’s current COO, Leonardo Sonzio, who will be moving on to become Maersk's Head of Fleet Operations.
Svitzer to commence operations in Emden|
Svitzer Europe will start a new towage operation in the seaport of Emden - Germany’s third-largest North Sea port - from 1st January 2021, the company has announced today. The expansion into Germany’s third-largest North Sea port comes as next step in Svitzer’s sustained growth strategy.