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Less car traffic on Helsingør-Helsingborg
Less car traffic on Helsingør-Helsingborg
30-10-2018 12:00
Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg route transported 439.000 cars during the third quarter of 2018, which is 4 percent decrease and 17.000 cars less than during the same quarter of 2017.The total number of passengers dropped in the third quarter to roughly 2,3 million, while the number was 2,5 million in the same quarter last year.

Shipowners happy with foreign strategy
16-11-2018 10:00
Yesterday, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anders Samuelsen, and Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark, Ulla Tørnæs, presented the governments new foreign and security policy strategy for 2019-2020. Danish shipping organization Danske Rederier is happy with the strategy’s focus on a new clear direction for Danish economic diplomacy and support for Danish business.
Brexit deal is good news for Danish shipping
14-11-2018 10:00
Yesterday, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, and European Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier made a deal regarding Great Britain’s departure from the EU. The deal is now waiting to be approved by the British Parliaments and EU’s state- and heads of government. This will create the needed peace for negotiating the terms of trade in the future.
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HH Ferries becomes ForSea
13-11-2018 12:00
As part of HH Ferries Group’s environment strategy, the two ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora now sail solely on battery power. The company is also changing its name to ForSea in order to make their intentions of becoming the regions most sustainable shipping company as clear as possible
Damaged feeder ship heading to Gdańsk
12-11-2018 12:00
The feeder ship Mito Strait, which went aground north of Funen last Monday, is on its way to Gdańsk in Poland where it will be checked in at a shipyard. The container vessel left Fredericia on Friday afternoon after it had been emptied for containers, and after the owners had gotten permission from the Danish Maritime Authorities.
 Feeder ship is being emptied of containers
09-11-2018 12:00
The feeder ship Mito Strait, which on early Monday morning went aground in a location north of Funen, is being emptied of the containers onboard. The plan is to tow the ship to Fayard Shipyard once the container ship is empty

 Aground ship still in Æbelø
07-11-2018 12:00
The 148 meter long feeder ship Mito Strait, which on early Monday morning went aground in Æbelø north of Bogense on Fyn, is still stuck in the same location. Diving investigations have shown that the ship hit ground with such an intense force that the ships screw and rudder was damaged.

Containership goes aground North of Fyn
06-11-2018 12:00
The containership Mito Strait, which has a deadweight tonnage of 13.950, went aground on Monday morning, 3 nautical miles North of Æblø. The vessels rudder and propeller are so damaged that it is unable to sail by the use of its own force, and there is also a suspicion that the hull has been damaged.
Povl Anker is welcome in Trelleborg Port
06-11-2018 10:00
After numerous cancellations, bad weather conditions, and relocating to Køge due to lack of space at a ferry slip in Ystad, Trelleborg Port, which is located 33 kilometers closer to Malmö than Ystad, has reported that it might be able to take in Povl Anker on short notices of four hours.
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No arrests after collision on Bornholm
05-11-2018 10:00
Bornholms Police Department spent the entire Sunday investigating the collision between the cargo ship Begonia S and the polish fishing vessel, Mietas II, which sunk just before 05.00 on Sunday morning. The captain of the cargo ship and the skipper of the fishing vessel have both been questioned, and no one has been arrested as of yet.
EU puts 2,2 b. kr. towards maritime projects
31-10-2018 12:00
The EU is concerned about the worlds oceans and decided to spend 300 million euro, which is equivalent to 2,2 billion Danish kroner, on maritime projects. The money will be spend on projects that fight plastic pollution, promotes sustainability, strengthens research and increases surveillance of the oceans.
 Possible Sabotage on Flensborg Shipyard
29-10-2018 12:00
Flensborgs police department is investigating a case of possible sabotage on Flensborgs Shipyard’s ferry W.B. Yeats, which is in the midst of being build for The Irish Continental Group. The construction of the ferry has been severely delayed and is costing the shipyard a lot in daily fees.

 Norden makes scrubber deal with Besiktas
26-10-2018 12:00
Danish dry cargo and tanker company Norden A/S has signed a contract regarding scrubber installations with the Turkish Besiktas Shipyard. The deal was made after a thorough analysis of the sulfur directive's impact on the shipping company when it becomes official on January 1, 2020.

Molslinjen takes over Færgen
25-10-2018 10:00
With the final signatures in place, the Government and Clipper Group have signed all their shares In Danish ferry company Færgen over to Molslinjen. This means that with their nine fery routes Molslinjen has now become Denmarks largest ferry company. Molslinjen will take over all of Færgen’s employees and ships.
Ffake emails from Danske Rederier
24-10-2018 12:00
Be aware of spam- and phishing e-mails sent from Danske Rederier. Do not open emails that request usernames or passwords from Danske Rederier. Danske Rederier believe it is an attempt to rob members of their usernames and passwords to the organizations website.
Lauritzen Bulkers appoints new CEO
22-10-2018 12:00
J. Lauritzen has appointed Niels Josefsen CEO of Lauritzen Bulkers. Niels Josefsen will be replacing
Thomas Wøidemann, Chief Operating Officer, who has been in charge of commercial and operational activities in both Lauritzen Bulkers and Lauritzen Kosan since March 2017..
Man survives long stay in the ocean
17-10-2018 12:00
A Danish rescue helicopter found a Swedish man in the ocean south of Gedser on Tuesday October 16. The 53 year old Swede fell over board the ferry Fintrader, which sails between Malmo og Travemünde, two hours prior to being rescued, The man was flown to Rigshuspitalet in Copenhagen.
 Maersk board of directors adds member
15-10-2018 12:00
Ibrahim Gokcen, Chief Technology Officer, CTO, at Schneider Electric, will join Maersk Tankers’ board of directors from November 2018. Gokcen will keep his position as CTO at Schneider Electric while working the role of board member at Maersk Tankers.

 Alba Rousing breaks free
13-10-2018 10:00
The Danish coaster Alba Rousing, which went aground on Wednesday night near Bardenfleths Grund north of Årø in the southern part of Lillebælt, is no longer stuck and is currently at a dock in the Port of Kolding. The vessel broke free around 01.00 o’clock Thursday night.


Shippingcompanies are going against Rønne
12-10-2018 12:00
A battle regarding millions of Danish kroner, which until now was kept secret, between shipping company Færgen, Molslinjen and the Port of Rønne has come to light, as Danish media TV 2/Bornholm has gotten insight to an financial battle between the Port of Rønne and Danish ferry company Færgen, a battle that has lasted for more than a year
Shippingcompanies are going against Rønne
09-10-2018 12:00
A battle regarding millions of Danish kroner, which until now was kept secret, between shipping company Færgen, Molslinjen and the Port of Rønne has come to light, as Danish media TV 2/Bornholm has gotten insight to an financial battle between the Port of Rønne and Danish ferry company Færgen, a battle that has lasted for more than a year
Denmark develops new under water drones
08-10-2018 12:00
Denmark is cooperating with NATO regarding the development of new under water drones that can fight submarines and mines. Nato perceives the development of new autonomous systems as an important renewal and strengthening of the Alliance's fighting force.
Fjord Line wins Danish award
05-10-2018 10:00
The Danish Travel Awards was held on Wednesday night in the Circus Building, Copenhagen. It was rather surprising that a Danish shipping company didn’t win the award for Best Passenger Ship Company, as the award was given to Norwegian company Fjord Line while Bornholmerfærgen and DFDS won second and third place.
 Danish ex-minister in Norwegian flag debate
04-10-2018 12:00
The Danish MP and former Minister of Transport, Magnus Heuniche fears that a domino effect will happen if the Norwegian government adopts a law that enables Color Line to re-flag their Kiel-ferries to NIS. The Danish politician comments on the debate in the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen.

 Shipping companies satisfied with PM
03-10-2018 10:00
During yesterdays opening statement inside the Danish Parliament, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen spoke of his ambitions of continuing growth and development in Denmark, which amongst many things involves access to qualified labor and focus on international trade. According to shipping organization Danske Rederier these are important initiatives for the shipping industry.

Maersk Tankers moves headquarters
02-10-2018 10:00
Maersk Tankers are moving their headquarters in Copenhagen from Nicolai Eigtveds Gade to Holmbladsgade next year. All of the 160 emloyees will be transferred to the new address. The new office reflects Maersk Tankers ambitions of creating a market leading digital tanker shipping company.
Knife drama onboard Stena-ferry
01-10-2018 12:00
On the night to Saturday, a 30-year-old man was stabbed by knife in the stomach and legs onboard a Stena – ferry as the ferry was sailing from Frederikshavn to Gøteborg. The Swedish police was alarmed Saturday night at 01.29 o’clock. The man who did the stabbing was arrested, when the ferry anchored in Gøteborg.
2M cancellations will not affect rates
01-10-2018 10:00
Maersk Line's and MSC's decision to suspend their AE2-service will cut approximately 5,7 percent of the west going capacity, but is a decision based more so on limiting damage due to the lack of demand in the coming months, Drewry claims.
More departures to and from Bornholm
27-09-2018 12:00
The Bornholmer Line ferry service has publicly announced their route plan for 2019. The route plan includes more departures, cheaper tickets and an additional ferry that sails on the busiest days. The plan revolves around four daily departures with the express ferry Express 1.
 Tanker released after eight months
26-09-2018 12:00
After having laid anchor in Albæk Bay, close to Skagen, for the last eight months, the crew of 19 men onboard the Turkish/Russian owned tanker Natig Aliyev are now finally getting their long awaited pay of 2,6 million Danish kroner. Since the case is now settled, the ship has been allowed to continue its sail.

 ÆrøXpressen acquired new capital
26-09-2018 10:00
ÆrøXpressen A/S has finished their second share issue. 1.295.000,- has been transferred to the company in additional share capital. The company consists of 1.492 shareholders spread over 14 countries and in 200 different area codes in Denmark. The collected share capital is now spread over 10.836.000 kroner.

Esvagt and Wind Power LAB joins forces
25-09-2018 12:00
Esvagt and Wind Power LAB, specialists in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and wings have joined forces, and are now offering a list of services for offshore wind farm owners. The new joint venture is names EWPL Ocean will be lead by Anders Røpke as the company’s CEO.


Ferries are to take pressure of highways
25-09-2018 10:00
Traffic jam on highways is one of the issues that politicians often struggle to deal with. In the future, shipping of goods should be more dominant on sea, in order to take the load of the roads. This is the opinion of several politicians who are dominant in the transport debate, as they view ferries to be part of the solution to the problem.
Færgerederierne announces new chairman
24-09-2018 12:00
Danish ferry shipping organization Færgerederierne (Ferry Shipping Companies in English) has found a new chairman. The new chairman will be former CEO of Scandlines, Søren Poulsgaard Jensen. He will takeover the position after former John Steen-Mikkelsen, on last Friday, resigned after spending 11 as chairman of the organization
Storm results in cancelled departures
21-09-2018 12:00
The upcoming storm Knud, which will be worst Northern Jutland, Skagerrak and the Northern part of Kattegat with a gust of hurricane strenght, has resulted in several cancelled departures. The storm will hit around 15.00 o’clock, and has caused shipping companies Stena Line and Color Line to cancel several departures this afternoon and night.
 Express 1 close to dangerous collision
21-09-2018 10:00
On Tuesday, the Danish ferry service company Bornholmerlinjen’s express ferry Express 1 collided crashed into a large quay fender next to the old lighthouse in the port of Rønne. The accident happened as the ferry was arriving in Rønne at 13.40 o’clock. The ferry was dangerously close to hitting another of the large red quay fender near the ports large oil tank.

 Association criticises Maersk sulphur charge
20-09-2018 12:00
The trade asassociation, British International Freight Association (BIFA), criticises Maersk Lines plans to cover the additional costs of low sulphur fuel by implementing a special charge. The charge, bunker adjustment factor (BAF) will be introduced in January 2019, one year before IMO’s new sulphur regulations are set in motion.

Venta Maersk writes history
20-09-2018 10:00
Maersks ice-class vessel Venta Maersk has sailed through the Northeast Passage for the first time. Venta Maersk of 3.600 TEU is the world’s first commercial container vessel to sail the route, as the passage has predominantly been reserved for tanker vessels, bulk carriers, and passenger ships.
Maersk merges Maersk Line and Damco
19-09-2018 12:00
As expected, A.P. Møller – Mærsk has decided to merge container-shipping company Maersik Line with logistics company Damco. The merger will be effective from January 1, 2019. COO of Maersk, Vincent Clerc will be leading the new unit.
International standards are necessary
19-09-2018 10:00
The Danish shipping industry depends on international standards is it is going to ensure better climate and still conserve its ability to compete. This was the message from the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial affairs and others when 100 international experts met at Danish shipping organization Danske Rederier this Tuesday.
CEO Jens Holger Nielsen leaves Samskip
18-09-2018 10:00
Jens Holger Nielsen helped Samskip become one of the most important pan-European shipping-and logistics companies, who offer multimodal transport and related services on land, sea, railroad and in the air through a network of more than 70 European offices. It has not been made official who will take over his position.
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