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Piracy on the agenda at the IMO
Piracy on the agenda at the IMO
27-02-2021 12:00
The world's most dangerous waters, the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa, are now a major topic on the agenda of the United Nations' International Maritime Organization, the IMO. The topic is to be discussed at the next meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee in May.

Maersk Tankers and Cargill team up
23-02-2021 12:00
Maersk Tankers and Cargill are embarking on a strategic partnership to combine their bunker volumes, offering a new bunker procurement service to tramp shipping companies and trading houses. The initial goal is to procure bunker fuel for Cargill and Maersk Tankers’ combined fleet, while aiming to attract additional customers.
Denmark strengthens its arctic defence
11-02-2021 12:00
The Danish Government and some of the opposition parties in the Danish Parlament have entered into a framework agreement on the strengthening of the Danish Defence capabilities in the Arctic and the North Atlantic.
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Maersk delivers strong results in 2020
10-02-2021 12:00
2020 has been a solid year for A.P. Moller - Maersk, both in terms of financial performance and in transforming the company. Despite low volumes during most of 2020, profitability grew throughout the first nine months and ended the year with record Q4 results.
Smyril Line invests in ferry retrofit
09-02-2021 12:00
In collaboration with naval architects Hauschildt Marine and shipyard Fayard, Smyril Line’s ro-pax ship Norröna has been retrofitted with more luxurious facilities. The retrofit involves 50 new luxury cabins being added. Room for the luxury cabins was found by moving the crew’s cabins to a different location.
 DFDS Cuxhaven-Immingham upgraded
06-02-2021 12:00
DFDS has started an upgraded scheduled for its Cuxhaven-Immingham. It includes an additional departure from both ports during evening hours and a reduced 19-hour sailing time. Selandia Seaways and Britannia Seaways serve the route.

 Change at the helm of Hamburg Süd
04-02-2021 12:00
Hamburg Süd nhas successfully established its brand as part of A.P. Moller-Maersk. Since Hamburg Süd was acquired, the company has been gradually integrating and realising significant synergies at the same time as keeping local empowerment.

Maersk Supply Service appoints new CFO
01-02-2021 12:00
Michael Koefoed will take on the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Maersk Supply Service as of 15 March 2021. Michael Koefoed, currently Head of Funding and Markets in A.P. Møller-Maersk, will replace Karl Thorngren who has decided to pursue new opportunities outside the corporate world.
Norden joins call to end crew change crisis
27-01-2021 12:00
Norden has today joined over 300 organisations across the maritime value chain – including Mærsk, BP, BW, Cargill, COSCO, DOW, Rio Tinto, Shell and Trafigura – in signing the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change.
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DFDS acquires HSF Logistics
26-01-2021 12:00
DFDS has entered into an agreement to acquire HSF Logistics Group, one of Europe’s leading cold chain logistics providers to meat producers and other food producers that operates temperature-controlled supply chains.
Raising security in the Gulf of Guinea
21-01-2021 12:00
With the appointment of a new special representative for maritime security, the government is demonstrating that Denmark is taking the lead in securing the right to free navigation. Not least in the Gulf of Guinea, where there have been several pirate attacks on Danish ships.
 Scandia Seaways departs from Jinling
11-01-2021 12:00
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.

 Maersk Supply Service steps up commitment
08-01-2021 12:00
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.

Brian Thorsted Hansen CEO of Fjord Line
30-12-2020 12:00
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
26-12-2020 16:00
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.
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DFDS continues operating Channel ferries
24-12-2020 12:00
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
23-12-2020 14:00
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.
 Loan extension for Nordic Shipholding
12-12-2020 12:00
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
11-12-2020 12:00
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.

More freight shift from road to sea
09-12-2020 12:00
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.
Svitzer Europe appoints new COO
01-12-2020 12:00
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
30-11-2020 12:00
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.

New contract with Danish Defence
24-11-2020 12:00
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.
 Concerned minister met with shipping
21-11-2020 12:00
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.

 DFDS profit dropped 59 % in Q3
12-11-2020 12:00
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
11-11-2020 12:00
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.
Falcon joins Dania Ship Management
24-10-2020 12:00
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
23-10-2020 12:00
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.
Svitzer appoints new global COO
20-10-2020 12:00
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
15-10-2020 12:00
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.

 Norden seizes tanker market opportunities
14-10-2020 12:00
Norden has completed the sale of product tanker Nord Andes to an Asian buyer. The sale of Nord Andes comes just 10 months after the vessel was purchased by Norden in December 2019, and underlines Norden’s strategy to be an asset-trading company.

Maersk upgrades expectations for 2020
13-10-2020 09:02
A.P. Moller - Maersk is changing its full-year guidance for 2020 based on preliminary Q3 figures and the current outlook for Q4. The full year 2020 EBITDA is now expected to be in the range of USD 7.5-8.0bn, before restructuring and integration costs (previously USD 6.0-7.0bn).
DFDS profit dropped 59 % in Q3
12-10-2020 12:00
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.
Swire Blue Ocean to go public
09-10-2020 12:00
Swire Pacific Offshore has announces its intention to list its subsidiary Swire
Blue Ocean on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The announcement comes on the back of the announcement of significant expansion plans for the Danish operator.
Change of guard in DFDS BU Channel
06-10-2020 12:00
Filip Hermann takes up the role as VP of BU Channel. He follows Kasper Moos, who will focus fully on leading BU Group Passenger through the COVID-19 crisis and regaining growth after the pandemic. 
 New actor in the project cargo industry
04-10-2020 10:00
United Heavy Lift has announced the establishment of United Marguisa Lines ApS (UML), the operating company in continuation of the joint sailing agreement (JSA) between Marguisa and United Heavy Lift, for their joint services to the African continent.

 Increases sailings on Estonia – Sweden
02-10-2020 12:00
DFDS is increasing capacity and customer service significantly on our freight and passenger ferry route between Paldiski in Estonia and Kapellskär in Sweden. This means that the number of departures will increase from 14 per week to 22.

Amrit Peter Kalsi new CEO of Clipper Group
30-09-2020 12:00
With effect from 1 October, Peter Kalsi 2020 takes up the position as Group CEO and CEO for Clipper Bulk, the Group’s largest business entity. Amrit Peter Kalsi succeeds Peter Norborg who, upon mutual agreement with Clipper, is moving on to new challenges outside the Group.
Norden raises full-year expectations
24-09-2020 12:00
Due to a very strong performance in the Dry Operator business unit, NORDEN raises its expectations for the full-year 2020 Adjusted Result to USD 70-110 million (approximately DKK 445-700 million), up from USD 40-80 million.
Flandria Seaways passes through Suez Canal
22-09-2020 12:00
DFDS Flandria Seaways and her crew sailed through the long and busy Suez Canal on their way from China to Europe. This is Captain Joakim Dahlberg’s second time bringing one of our mega freight ferries home, and he has taken this great picture above.
Freight grows on Frederikshavn – Oslo
19-09-2020 12:00
Few Danish routes have been as hard hit by COVID-19 as those between Denmark and Norway. Now it is evident that the decision by DFDS to include Frederikshavn in their sailings between Copenhagen and Oslo was a wise one.
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