Reefer ship leaks oil in Kalundborg Fjord
The captain of a reefer ship hit alarm yesterday afternoon because the ship had a hole in the hull and leaked oil. The ship sailed towards Kalundborg Fjord, where the Navy Home Guard quickly arrived and set up flood barriers.
Statoil accused of underpaying Asian workers|
Statoil are in the spotlight for renting a heavy lift vessel from a Dutch company accused of paying Asian workers as little as 23 Danish kroner an hour. The Dutch company, Heerema, state they comply with all requirements of the International Transport Workers' Union (ITF).
Fire onboard Maersk Line Limited ship|
Thursday Evening the Maersk Kensington, a vessel owned and operated by our U.S. subsidiary Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), reported a container on fire in a cargo hold while en route from Salalah, Oman, towards Suez. All 26 crew members are safe and accounted for and the fire is reported to be contained, Maersk reports.
Maersk changes dangerous goods rules|
Maersk Line has stopped placing dangerous goods in areas close to living sections and machinery spaces onboard their container vessels, until the investigation that will determine the cause of the fire on Maersk Honam last week is done.
Molslinjens buses takeover in Bornholm|
Molslinjens new and successful bus routes between Aarhus and Copenhagen, the Kombardo Express will expand its concept when Molslinjen on September 1st 2018 takeover the ferry route in Bornholm. The purpose of the ferry buses is to bring people who commute and other passengers fast, cheap and direct between Rønne and Copenhagen.
|A.P Møller donates 5 million to EUC Nord|
With the donation of five million Danish kroner from A.P. Møller and wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Foundation for regular purposes, EUC Nord are one step closer to towards obtaining the finances needed to build a maritime learning environment in Frederikshavn.
|Maersk declare general average after fire |
Maersk Line has declared "general average" after last week’s fatal fire on the container ship Maersk Honam. The partner MSC have announced that all of the company's containers will be under the control of the Richards Hogg Lindley (RHL) valuation company in London until all safety measures have been taken.
Danish duo launches new bulk-index|
A new index that focuses on handysize, suprama and panamax bulk carriers has been launched in Denmark. Behind the new vesselindex.com is maritime consultancy organization Liengaard & Roschmann, established in 2017 by veterans in the bulk field Anders Liengaard and Søren Roschmann.
Fire onboard Maersk Honam under control|
The fire that haunted the large container ship Maersk Honam was brought under control during the weekend. The Indian Coast Guard has stated that the fire onboard the 15.225 TEU Maersk Honam was brought under control on Saturday, five days after the fatal fire broke out on the vessel.
Capsized fishing dredger floats again|
The fishing dredger, which capsized on Saturday morning just outside of the sailing entrance to Danish seaport Bogensen located in Nothern Funen, was brought back to its correct position on Sunday afternoon, the Danish Defence has informed.
Danish/Mexican maritime agreement signed|
Minister for Industry, Brian Mikkelsen, and Mexico's Minister for Communication and Transport, Mr. Gerado ruiz Esparza, have signed papers for a maritime cooperation agreement, which will strengthen the two countries cooperation revolving areas such as digitalization and environmentally friendly sea transport.
|Crewmembers exposed to toxic fumes|
Smoke from the extensive fire onboard Maersk Honam is feared to have poisoned all the evacuated crew rescued onboard the container ship ALS Ceres and will therefore be sailed to Cochin in India. According to recent reports, the mission of putting out the fire is still ongoing.
|Extreme fire on Maersk ship: four missing|
Four crew members have been reported missing while 23 have been evacuated after an extreme fire broke out on the container ship Maersk Honam in the Arabian Sea in the afternoon of Tuesday March 6. The shipping company describes the situation as very serious and a major search and rescue operation is in progress searching for the four missing people.
Investors turn their backs at Norden |
Danish shipping company Norden gained profits for the first time in five years, but this was not enough for investors, as the price on shares in the company is down by just under six percent, after one hour of trading at a price of approximately 114.40 Danish kroner. Analysts expected a higher EBITDA in the fourth quarter.
DFDS secures capacity on Göteborg-Gent|
On March 2, 2018, DFDS’ roll-on/ roll-off ship Primula Seaways was hit by a container ship on its way from Ghent in Belgium to Brevik, Norway. The collision did not cause any damage to the people onboard the ship nor cause any pollution, but it did damage the Primula Seaways rear side and a trailers located at the damaged part of the ship's side.
Norwegian ferries can now register in NIS|
Yesterday, Norway's Minister of Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen informed Color Line's management and seamen's unions about the introduction of a regulation that allows Color Line to change flags on their ships from the Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register (NOR) to the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS).
Call for help for abandoned crewmembers|
The 19 crew members on the Natig Aliyev tanker, who has been anchored in Ålbæk Bay the last 20 days, has over one quarter million USD in unpaid wages. Due to lack of fuel and supplies, the crew is left on a Turkish/Russian owned tanker on the coast of Skagen.
|Good year for Dansk Skibskredit|
Danish ship finance company Danmarks Skibskredit received a profit after tax of 334 million Danish kroner in 2017, an improvement compared to the year of 2016, where profits were 188 million Danish kroner.
|Rumors of Maersk Tankers' sale of an LR2|
It has been reported that Maersk Tankers has sold one of their older LR2's for a good price. According to shipbrokers, the specifics of the tanker and the fast sale was inline with the buyers wishes, and seems to have had an impact on the price.
Danish-Korean deal on e-navigation in place|
Denmark and South Korea have decided to expand their cooperation regarding digitalization of marine navigation. This includes bettering e-navigation systems and development of advanced technologies, which will be used as autonomous vessels, according to South Korea's ministry of oceans and fisheries.
Somalia pirates takes shots at tanker|
Somalia pirates have exchanged shots with a guarded safety crew onboard a Leopard tanker vessel, in what appears to be the first incident within the region this year. Over three courses, pirates shot at the 50.000-dwt Leopard Sun tanker last night 165 nautical miles from the Somalia city Hobyo.
25 passengers injured in ferry explosion
Local authorities have informed that 25 passengers onboard a ferry were harmed as the result of a ferry explosion on Wednesday at a popular holiday resort in Mexico. However, the reports suggest that the explosion did not cause any deaths, but that 20 tourists and five locals were harmed
Færgen lays off 400 employees|
Tuesday, approximately 400 employees in the Danish shipping company Færgen received a letter of resignation, Annette Timmermann, Press Coordinator at Færgen, has told Danish news station TV2 / Bornholm. The resignations are due to the fact that the Moslinjen te is going to take over the ferry routes to Bornholm on September 1 this year.
|Lack of clarity in Brexit could damage shipping|
Negotiations on Britain's departure from the EU are taking longer than hoped for. This stirs up uncertainty about the future relationship of trading between the continent and the UK. The Danish shipping organization Danske Rederier fear that shipping companies won’t get a chance to prepare for the upcoming changes, and it is rumored that the British are demanding protectionist measures.
|Maersk investors demand immediate results|
A number of impatient investors are criticizing Maersk for lack of profit and have begun to withdraw from purchasing shares in the company. Maersk is no longer a leading company in the industry and that has led to criticism, just before the capital market day in Maersk, which is taking place tomorrow.
Organizations suggests lower speed |
In the fight against CO2 emissions, the three shipping organizations Intercargo, Intertanko and ECSA now recommend lower speeds as a "realistic solution" and of achieving less CO2 emission. But the three organizations believe that politicians aren’t being fair to the shipping industry when it comes to environmental regulations.
Hafnia Tankers sells and charters tanker|
Hafnia Tankers has just strengthened its cash balance with sales and leaseback of an LR1 tanker. The Danish owner has sold the oil tanker Hafnia Australia of 75,000 DWT, built in 2010, to a private Japanese ship-owner.
Hedge fund believe in shippingstocks |
Stocks in the shipping business are being traded at the lowest prices since 1999 adjusted for shipyard costs, and over the next couple of years stocks in the shipping industry will increase by 50-100 per cent.
Russia behind the cyberattack on Maersk |
The British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson has stated that Russia were behind the cyber attack, which hit countries on a global scale and also hit Maersk, causing the company to lose billions. The Danish Secretary of State for Defence Claus Hjort Frederiksen agrees with this claim.
|Sovcomflottanker causes traffic jam in Suez|
Sovcomflot's Aframax Tanker Zaliv Amurskiy of 105,542 DWT hit ground on Tuesday at 4.30pm at the 41-kilometer mark during transit in the Suez Canal. Six vessels in the northbound convoy had to wait nearly a day to continue their voyage.
|Explosion on drillship kills five people|
Tuesday morning five workers were killed and 12 were injured as the result of an explosion and fire on the drillship Sagar Bhushan. The explosion took place in a ballast tank during maintenance work at Cochin Shipyard, a large government owned shipyard in Kerala, India.
Swire Blue Ocean announces new CEO|
Swire Blue Ocean, a Danish subsidiary of Swire Pacific Offshore based in Singapore, has announced Mikkel Gleerup as their new CEO. Gleerup was hired in the company under the title of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in February 2017.
Danish tanker hits ground in Göteborg|
Saturday at 15 o'clock the Danish registered tanker Ternvind hit ground in the Gothenburg islands . The vessel was able to release itself and hour later, with the help of a strong wind. There was no major damage to the ship and there was no leak holes created.
Maersk stocks are skyrocketing |
Fresh off last Friday's financial accounting, where the share course of A.P. Møller-Maersk shares fell a little on the stock exchange, analysts and investors have now close studied the financial statements. Because of this more people have made adjustments, and today at 13 o'clock, the company's A and B shares have both increased by more than four percent.
Pirates attack vessel off the coast of Nigeria |
Last Friday, a vessel in Bight of Bonny off the coast of Nigeria became victim of a pirate attack. Domain Awareness for Trade - Gulf of Guinea reported that the pirate attack occurred before noon approximately 45 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria. The name of the vessel has not been announced.
|Maersk Supply Service hit with impairment|
Maersk Supply Service has a loss of 251 million dollars, a loss that is heavily influenced by another impairment. This year the impairment amounted to 180 million dollars due to the market, which continues to be pressured. In the financial year of 2016, the company was hit with an impairment of 1.2 billion dollars.
Skou: Crucial improvement is necessary
CEO of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Søren Skou is pleased with A.P. Møller - Maersk's results for 2017, but states that there is still room for improvement. He points out the impact of the cyber attack and highlights the growth in revenue.
Great year for DFDS Seaways|
DFDS experienced growth in both revenue and result of profit before taxes in 2017. The company experienced a similar situation in the fourth quarter of the year. Revenue increased in 2017 from 13.8 billion Danish kroner to 14.3 billion Danish kroner. Profit before tax was 1.72 billion while the number was 1.60 billion the preceding year.
Focus on danish seamens Russian problems|
Approving Danish Seamen’s maritime books in Russian ports has been an issue for a long period of time. This is one of the issues that Danish shipping company Danske Rederier focus on during a visit to Russia as part of a Danish delegation relating the settlement of the Danish-Russian Government Council.
Officers punished for US Navy collisions|
Another four seamen from the US Navy have been punished for being partly responsible for a collision including two destroyers last year, which cost a total of 17 crew members life. These are three leading officers from the USS Fitzgerald and one from the USS John McCain.
Tanker is suspected of being hijacked |
Anglo Eastern has lost signal of a product tanker, which last made contact at Cotonou anchorage in Benin in West Africa. According to the ship operator, the 45,989-DWT Marine Express carried a load of approximately 13,500 tonnes of petrol at time of the latest contact at 03.30 on 1 February.