Esvagt rescues men from fire North Sea
Last Friday, the crew onboard the fishing boat RI 524 James Robert were rescued by a helicopter in the North Sea, as water was leaking into the boat which caused it to start sinking. On Saturday, Esvagt Carina was hired to pull the unmanned fishing boat to the waters of Grådyb, where another vessel would takeover and pull it to land
32 % of offshore-vessels not in operation|
It is no secret that shipping companies that deal in the offshore sector are under pressure. VesselsValues' offshore manager Robert Day has a new study out on how many ships are currently not in service on a global scale, a study that shows that 32 percent of the worlds ships are not in service. The situation is worst in South East Asia.
New partnership for the Danish Maritime Fair|
The Media Group Maritime Denmark and Bella Center Copenhagen have entered into a partnership to develop and host the International Maritime Fair - Danish Maritime Fair - in 2020 and 2022.
Esvagt and Equinor prolong cooperation|
Eight years of mutual trust and cooperation are about to be extended, as Equinor and Esvagt add a minimum of three years to their cooperation in the southern part of the Norwegian sector.
15 seafarers stranded on ship in Aarhus Bay|
Fifteen seafarers from four countries have since December 19 been stranded onboard the freight vessel HHL Amur, which is anchored in Aarhus Bay. The freight vessel was taken into arrest after its owner – German shipping company Hansa Heavy Lift declared bankruptcy.
|No new Scandinavian Star investigation |
The case of arson that took the lives of 159 people onboard the ferry Scandinavian Star on April 7 1990 will remain unsolved. The Copenhagen Police Department has refused to re-enter the case despite new reports and documentation about the victims of the arsony that was handed in back in May 2018.
|MOL takes over Nordic Tankers|
Chemical tanker company Nordic Tankers has a new owner. The venture capital firm Triton has sold all their shares in the company to MOL Chemical Tankers, a subsidiary of the Japanese company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. The Danish shipping company will change its name to MOL Nordic Tankers, while the company’s management and employees remain the same.
Maersk returns shipping in Somalia|
Following a long period of absence, Maersk Line has chosen to return to shipping to the Somali port town Mogadishu. The return indicates that the situation in the southern and central part of Somalia has become more stabile.
Dane is appointed CEO at APL |
Lars Kastrup has been appointed CEO of container shipping company American President Lines - APL – which is owned by the leading worldwide container shipping company CMA CGM and has its headquarters in Singapore. Lars Kastrup, who has worked for CMA CGM since 2007, has an education from A.P. Møller -Mærsk.
FORCE Technology is to examine Express 1|
Danish ferry company Bornholmslinjen’s express ferry Express 1 is due for an examination because of the recent critique of the ferry regarding a lack of comfort in bad weather conditions. The decision to go through with the examination was made by a conciliation group who have used the ferry route.
A1 Partners’ fleet now consists of 10 ships|
The shipping company A1 Partners, which is based in Svendborg, has witnessed a great deal of success in buying offshore vessels and turning them into wind farm service vessels. In 18 months, their fleet has gone from 3 to 10 ships, and from 50 to 250 employees.
|Maersk improves Asia-Europe network |
A.P. Møller has announced the changes in their services that connect Asia and Europe. The changes will further improve Maersk’s planning security, which enables stabile and reliable freight delivery for the customers of the world’s most comprehensive Asia-Europe network.
|Viking Supply vessel Canadian icebreaker |
The Canadian Coast Guard has gotten the first of the three medium icebreakers that they purchased from Viking Supply. CCGS Captain Molly Kool, formerly know as Vidar Viking; is the first new icebreaker the Canadian Coast Guard has received in 25 years.
Maersk Broker major shareholder in Naodan|
Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering have entered into an agreement with dry cargo brokerage specialist Naodan Chartering, to become a major shareholder as of 1 January 2019. The trading activities will continue to be carried out under the name of Naodan Chartering.
Vandalism puts ferry service on pause|
A case of vandalism onboard the ferry Bitten, which sails between Hardeshøj and Ballebro, has forced the ferry to stop its sail since Sunday. The chief officer of the ferry service hopes to see it up and running again before Tuesday afternoon.
Mother of two is chief officer on ferry |
These days it is not considered abnormal for women to choose a career at sea, whether it is in the merchant navy or the royal navy. But this was not the case back in 1993 when the now 47-year-old chief officer of the Faaborg – Lyø – Avernakø ferry, Kirstine Hasselgreen chose a maritime career.
EU approves DP purchase of Unifeeder|
The European Commission has approved DP Worlds purchase of the Danish short sea shipping company Unifeeder for a sum of 695 million USD. The investment fund Nordic Capital announced the sale back in August. The fund has owned Unifeeder since 2013.
|Esvagt strengthens its position in the UK|
Esvagt has just signed a contract with Serica Energy to deliver Esvagt Cassiopeia for standby tasks in the Bruce field in Great Britain’s’ central part of the North Sea. This is Esvagt’s seventh ship in the strategically important British offshore market.
|Norden conducts test voyage on biofuel|
Norden has successfully finalised a test voyage with a large commercial ocean-going vessel being powered by CO2 neutral biofuel. * International NGO supports Norden’s attempt to take action and reduce global warming
Thorco Lineage captain sentenced|
The captain onboard the Danish driven freight ship Thorco Lineage, which went aground in French Polynesia earlier this year in June after experiencing engine fail, has been given a one year suspended sentence for failure of informing local authorities about the engine fail and that the ship subsequently went aground.
Maersk in negotiations for 10 feeder ships|
According to the Wall Street Journal, Maersk Line is currently in negotiations with Jiangnan Shipyard regarding a contact for five feeder ships. The contract includes the option of another five. The ships will cost approximately 25 million dollars a piece and will have a capacity of 2.200 TEU each.
New ferry on Thyborøn and Agger route|
Following a long test period, the new hybrid ferry that sails between the Thyborøn and Agger – channel sailed for the first time yesterday. The ferry is replacing an almost 40-year-old ferry, which has transported millions of commuters, tourists, cars, busses and trucks across the inlet.
Raba is now ready to be pulled free|
The 81-meter long freight ship Raba, that went aground last Monday outside a port in Faxe Ladeplads, is nearly ready to be pulled free from the seabed. The dredging boat HenrietteSand spent the weekend unloading Raba from some of its weight and the tugboat Obelix is now near the aground ship.
|Stena RoRo sells Swedish flagged ships|
Stena RoRo are selling their last two Swedish flagged ships Stena Foreteller and Stena Forecaster.
The crewmembers of the separate ships have been laid off. Stena RoRo plans to sell both ships to foreign companies. The reason behind this is that it no longer makes sense economically to operate the ships.
|ONE enters deal with Hapag-Lloyd and MSC|
Japan’s Ocean Network Express (ONE) line has entered a partnership in their Asia- South America network. The container ship joint venture with NYK, MOL and K Line will initiate cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd and MSC on the commercial route.
Fjord1 increases income |
The Norwegian ferry company Fjord1 increased their income to 824,5 million NOK in the third quarter of 2018 from 761,7 million in the same period last year. The increase in income is due to new contracts in the ferry segment. Their final net profit was 193,3 million NOK, compared to 169,3 million in the same quarter of 2017.
Port of Hanstholm reaches milestone |
The Port of Hanstholm is in the midst of a comprehensive expansion, which includes building a new entrance at the North East entrance, increasing the water depth, and establishing new hinterlands. The first contracts, regarding the ports hinterland areas, have now been signed and one third of the hinterland areas have been leased.
Poland and Denmark agree on demarcation|
Foreign ministers of Poland and Denmark met today in Brussels to sign an agreement regarding maritime demarcation in the Baltic Sea. The historical sharing agreement between the two countries was made earlier this autumn.
Shipowners happy with foreign strategy|
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 |
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.
|HH Ferries becomes ForSea|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.
|No arrests after collision on Bornholm|
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 |
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.
Less car traffic on Helsingør-Helsingborg|
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.
Possible Sabotage on Flensborg Shipyard |
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|
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.