Offshore shipping important for rural areas
Shipping is a major part of the Danish rural areas, and every other Danish sailor lives in an outer municipality. The Rural Council therefore supports the Growth Team's recommendation that the DIS system be extended to include the offshore sector.
Express 3 is soon headed towards Denmark|
Molslinjen's new fast ferry, Express 3 will be deployed on the route between Zealand and Jutland from June 1, 2017. The vessel is now in the process of the last trial runs in Tasmania before it heads for Denmark. The trip from the shipyard Incat in Tasmania to Denmark takes about a month
A2SEA sells Sea Power to Karpoweship|
Sea Power has been a part of the A2SEA fleet since 2002 and has installed turbines on Horns Reef 1 + 2, Lillgrunden, Rødsand 2, Kentish Flats, Arklow Bank 1 and Anholt to mention a few of the projects.
Two new ferries with autopilot underway|
The Norwegian shipping company FosenNamsos has ordered two ferries that will be able to sail by themselves It is Rolls-Royce, which supplies the system – which almost - eliminates the need for a captain. Thus, there are now four autopiloted ferries coming to Norway.
Get ready for the Ballast Water Convention|
The Danish Maritime Authority, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Danish Shipowners' Association have been hosting a conference where the future implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention was on the agenda.
|Global standard for e-Navigation on the way|
Denmark strives to digitize shipping, and now a project led by the Danish Maritime Authority and supported by the European Union, has taken a big step toward an international standard for digital data exchange. This creates safer and more efficient shipping.
|Bladt Industries continued success in 2016|
Bladt Industries improved its good financial result in 2015 with a further increase in 2016. Both activity and results grew in 2016. Sales increased by 18 percent to nearly 3,5 billion kroner in 2016. Operating profit (EBIT) increased by 19 percent to 123 million kroner.
Growth recommendations up for debate|
On April 21, the maritime growth team reveals a number of recommendations to create new growth in the Blue Denmark. The Danish Shipowners' Association and Danish Maritime invites to an after-hours meeting that day with several of the growth team members.
Danish standard ferry is underway|
At a meeting in early June, an idea was presented to develop a new standard ferry type that is constructed so that it can be ordered with different standard equipments in three to six different sizes composed of an equal basic module.
Ten mayors demand DIS expansion|
Five mayor from Venstre and five from Socialdemokratiet have teamed up to form a letter to the government. The message is clear: The maritime growth team must be backed up by political action, especially with a focus on the expansion of sailor taxation to cover the entire maritime offshore sector.
Esvagt introduces new anti-corruption rules|
Esvagt has implemented a new anti-corruption procedure that meets the requirements of the UK Bribery Act. All officers in the ESVAGT fleet and all land-based employees have completed an e-learning education as part of the implementation of the new procedure for anti-corruption.
|Nominees ready for Offshore Safety Award|
Oil Gas Denmark has announced the nominees for this year's Offshore Safety Award 2017. The winner will be announced at the annual security conference on April 19 in Esbjerg.
|Impatient Snabe wants to transform Maersk|
Maersk must rethink its business and relationships with customers drastically, says the new Chairman of A.P. Møller - Maersk. There will be no business as usual in the Group after the new Chairman has been appointed. He's already looking at concrete new opportunities.
New chairman at Maersk|
It will be for the 13th and last time that the chairman of A.P. Møller - Maersk, Michael Pram Rasmussen, will present the report at the company's general meeting, starting at. 10.30 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
New collective agreements nearly in place|
During March, the Danish Shipowners' Association, Bilfærgernes Rederiforening og Rederiforeningen af 2010, have renewed a large number of collective agreements that will apply during the next three years. The Danish Shipowners' Association believes that the agreements provide a good basis for Danish shipping.
Former Søby ferry capsized in Cape Verde|
The former Søby ferry capsized at the dock in Mindelo harbor on Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. It happened while it was unloading cargo. One of the containers shifted in the loose cargo on the ship. The ferry edged to portside and capsized at the dock.
North Sea: High oil prices benefit the state|
To ensure continued balance between hydrocarbon producers and the state in the case of future high oil prices, a reimbursement system is established. Companies that choose to use the investment window, are imposed an additional tax on particularly high oil prices.
|Support for strong maritime growth plan|
A broad majority in the Dansish parliament seems prepared to support a strong maritime growth plan.
It is clear in a survey, which the Danish Shipowners' Association made, prior to its annual meeting in Nyborg on Friday.
|GE given EU green light for the acquisition of LM Wind Power|
General Electric's purchase of the Danish company LM Wind Power was unconditionally approved by the EU Commission on Monday. The deal brings in 1,5 billion EUR, about 11.2 billion kroner to the current owners of LM Wind Power, the European private equity fund Doughty Hanson.
The government will allow pilotless ships|
Pilotless ships will improve safety at sea and reduce costs. By 2020 it should be possible to insert pilotless ships in Danish waters according to the Industry Minister Brian Mikkelsen, who wants to change legislation to pave the way for pilotless ships.
Danish bulker collides with icebreaker|
The dry cargo ship Nordic Barents, which is owned by Nordic Bulk Carrierers collided with the nuclear-powered icebreaker Vaygach while sailing in the Northeast Passage. No one was injured in the accident.
Nordic Tankers form new company |
Nordic Tankers Trading joing with V.Group on the establishment of the new company, Dania Ship Management, which will be established in Nordic Tankers headquarters in Copenhagen.
Stena Bulk acquires Stena Weco|
Stena Bulk has purchased the remaining 50% of the shares in Stena Weco from its partner WECO Shipping. Stena Weco will thus be wholly owned by Stena Bulk. Stena Weco’s head office will remain as it is today in Denmark.
|Great Danish interest for cruise trade fair|
This year, Denmark can look forward to receiving more than 1 million cruise guests and it enhances interest in the growing industry among Danish stakeholders.
|The sea way can be improved|
Associated Danish Ports (APD) hosts the multimodal conference, which focuses on how to strengthen the Danish transport sector through considering ports, highways and railways in transport in Denmark. It requires that the framework conditions are reviewed, says Anne H. Steffensen
Another record year for Køge Harbour|
2016 was a record year for Køge Harbour. There was set a record with a turnover of 2,4 million tons of goods, but also with a surplus of 11,937 million kr. This is an increase of 30 percent compared to the port's best performance to date in 2015.
Danish Ports want clear rules on operations|
Vejle Harbour did not announce its activity regarding tugboats, and was not allowed to exercise tugboat activities in another port. The Danish Shipowners' Association calls for a clear division of labor between the public and private sectors.
Vestas creates 414 new jobs in Denmark|
After having hired 100 new employees in the production on the Isle of Wrigt in England in November 2016, MHI Vestas now increase production at the departments of Lindø and Nakskov. Here, additional 414 workers are hired. The company stated this in a press release.
Three rescued after sinking off of Hirtshals|
Three fishermen aboard Sara V were lucky when their boat suddenly sprang a leak 20 nautical miles northwest of Hirtshals yesterday morning. They contacted another boat nearby, HG 75 Nicoline before they jumped into a raft.
|New traffic plan in favor of Horsens Harbour|
Horsens Municipality has just presented a new traffic plan, which ultimately is a benefit for Horsens Harbour. The plan includes construction of a new road in the extension of the new southern bypass road. The road provides shorter transportation from the port to the motorway and moves heavy and slow traffic out of the city center.
|Tax law in the way of offshore adventure|
OECD predicts that offshore wind will experience an explosive growth in the coming years. The Danish Shipowners' Association see a great potential for Danish companies, but warns that tax regulations may stand in the way.
Shipping should be part of Internal Market|
The EU Internal Market is a great success and a clear advantage for the Danes, whose wealth according to a new study, is 5 percent higher than it would have been without the Internal Market. But the Internal Market does not include shipping and this should be rectified. The Danish Shipowners' Association now takes action.
Situation at sunken ship under control|
The situation around the Sternö was under control sunday morning. The ship owners and the insurance company, jointly with the marine authorities were in the process of preparing a recovery plan to salvage the ship during the next week.
Norwegian conflict can affect Danish sailors|
A Norwegian legislative change could make it possible to register ferries in the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) and it may later threaten Danish jobs, predicts Søfartens Ledere.
New trade agreements is the way to growth|
For Denmark, the EU is crucial for increased access to world markets and to future growth. Therefore, it is important that the EU is pushing for more trade agreements. This is highlighted by the Danish Shipowners' Association, before the weekend's consultation at Christiansborg on the EU's future role in Denmark.
|Environmental ships can take time off|
The 179-meter-long container ship, Victoria, which was towed to Fayard in Lindø on Friday, was followed by environmental vessels from the Defence. The assignment was to watch and be ready to intervene if there was a discharge of oil during the seven-hour operation
|Oil spill: The environment was lucky|
The container ship Victoria was towed to a shipyard in Odense yesterday afternoon without spilling any more olie. The grounding a week ago could have ended much worse.
Victoria is now towed to Lindø without spills|
The container ship Victoria is now at Fayard shipyard in Odense Fjord, after being towed at low speed by tugboats from north of Funen.
Plan for grounded ship is expected today|
The Defence Operations Centre expects to receive a salvage plan later today for the container ship Victoria, which since Friday has remained aground north of Fynshoved with a 50-meter-long crack in the hull.
Oil cleanup could take months|
On Tuesday, the cleanup of the oil spill on Endelave started. 10 men and trucks and excavators arrived Tuesday morning to the island with a special ferry. They were going at it all day. The cleanup is only the beginning of a work that may extend over several months.
No clarification on grounded ship|
It remains unclear what will happen to the Portuguese container ship Victoria, which sailed aground northwest of Funen on Friday. No new pollution has been observed.