Mayors to fight for DIS expansion
Mayors in several Danish maritime municipalities maintain their appeal to Christiansborg to expand the Danish seamen's tax system. It is good news for the coming fiscal negotiations, Danske Rederier believes.
J. Lauritzen advancing in difficult markets|
J. Lauritzen delivers significantly better operating earnings in Q2 this year compared to last year. But the numbers are still negative. This year the deficit was $6 million compared to a loss of $12.9 million in the same period last year. It is dry cargo that’s spearheading the progress.
Norden loses on bulk – gains on tank|
Norden came out of the second quarter with a loss in dry cargo business of $7 million. However, it is an improvement over the deficit in the same period last year of $11 million. The tank business earned $3 million for Norden.
Cyber-attack did not lead to loss of customers|
The violent cyber-attack that caused Maersk Line, APM Terminals and Damco to go down for a couple of weeks has not caused the companies loss of customers. Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Møller – Maersk said so at the teleconference in connection with the first half-yearly financial statements.
Swedish finding of object in submarine case|
Swedish rescue service has found an object in Øresund, which is believed to be related to the case of the submarine Nautilus and the disappearance of a Swedish woman. According to Aftonbladet, informations have been disclosed to the Danish police.
|"Submarine sunk due to deliberate action"|
Technical studies of the raised submarine, Nautilus, show according to the police, that the sinking allegedly was caused by a deliberate action. Some electronics have been secured from the boat, which has now been sent for further investigation to possibly reconstruct the submarine's route and a timeline for the voyage.
|Skou: 5-6 major carriers left in ten years|
In an interview with the Financial Times, Søren Skou predicts that the consolidation among container shipping companies will continue, and it will be expected that there will be 5-6 major shipping companies in ten years. Digitalization can help drive the consolidation, he believes.
Submarine sank after rescue operation|
The owner of the submarine Nautilus, Peter Madsen, was rescued in a dramatic rescue operation, but soon his submarine sank in Øresund. This is confirmed by the watchman at the Defense Operations Center to TV 2 News. It is still unclear what happened to the other passenger.
Maersk Oil reported to the police|
Maersk Oil is being reported to the police by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency after the company has violated the Marine Environment Act regarding oil extraction in the North Sea, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency writes in a press release.
Shipping greatly benefits Danish exports|
Danish earnings exports were sustained by a solid growth in maritime transport, where the 2nd quarter became the best since shipping was hit by rate cuts by the end of 2015. This is shown in new figures from Statistics Denmark, to the satisfaction of Danske Rederier.
Cruise ships create profit for Copenhagen|
More and more cruise tourists start or end their cruise in Copenhagen, providing six times as much money in the box as transit stays. This is shown in a new analysis from Cruise Copenhagen.
|DanishShipping:DK must ensure sulfur police|
Denmark must take the lead and ensure that the new rules on reducing the sulfur content of ships' fuels are actually being followed. Otherwise, they may lead to unfair competition, according to Danske Rederier. The rules will be introduced from January 1, 2020.
|Maersk giant to Denmark for the first time|
It will be Aarhus Harbor, which will make a way for Maersk Line's "Munich Maersk", which belongs to the company's new and expanded Triple-E generation when the ship arrives in Denmark for the first time.
New DONG center will control offshore wind |
DONG Energy has just taken over its newbuilding operations center next to the Mersey River in Liverpool, from which employees will manage the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm and the new Burbo Bank Extension, which generates enough electricity to cover 310,000 homes each year. The center cost DKK 50 million.
No environmental risk |
The Ministry of the Environment rejects that there is an environmental problem with the 30 visible shipwrecks at the Danish coasts. SF and the environmental organization acknowledge that their criticism is based solely on the appearance of the shipwrecks.
Russian naval force back in Danish waters|
The Russian nuclear submarine Dmitri Donskoi and the cruiser Piortr Velikly are now back in Danish waters after participating in exercises in the Baltic Sea and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Navy's creation on July 30.
DanishShipping guarantees internships|
DanishShipping want to make it easier to organize internships with different shipping companies, and the shipping companies are ready to guarantee 350 internships as part of a comprehensive maritime education package.
|"Progress should not be over interpreted"|
Following reasonable Q1 accounts from the leading container shipping companies, the positive development apparently continues in Q2, with two-digit percentages progress. But Lars Jensen, SeaIntelligence Consulting warns against over interpreting the results.
|Fewer looking at maritime educations|
The number of young people applying for a maritime education this year has fallen by 12 percent compared to last year. It is shown in the annual statement from the Ministry of Education and Research, published today. This calls Danske Rederier to call for action to ensure sufficient labor in the future.
Trade agreement benefits Danish shipping|
On Thursday, the EU and Japan agreed on a trade agreement at the 20th EU-Japan Summit. Japan is a billion market for Danish shipping. A trade agreement will further benefit Danish business, and not least Danish shipping, Danske Rederier believes.
A2SEA sold to Belgian GeoSea|
DONG Energy and Siemens have entered an agreement with the Belgian company GeoSea that GeoSea acquires full ownership of A2SEA. A2SEA will continue to have its headquarters in Denmark and work with installation and maintenance of offshore turbines.
IMO may postpone ballast water rules|
The participants in a committee meeting this week in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) strongly committed to giving shipowners more time to comply with the Ballast Water Convention. It is suggested that the shipowners have until September 2019 before considering the installation of the equipment.
Panama Canal is important for Danish ships|
The Panama Canal, which just over a year ago, initiated a brand-new way for much larger ships, is an important transport route for world trade. Therefore, the channel also welcomes the fact that Danish flagged ships are increasingly using the pathway between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
|Maersk Broker takes full control of Lanic|
Maersk Broker has now bought all shares in the Danish ship broker company Lanic, which the family-owned Maersk Broker has been a major shareholder in for over a year. The acquisition is part of the ambition of expanding the business volume, TradeWinds wrote.
|DK now included in the UN convention on scrapping|
As the seventh country in the world, Denmark has joined the Hong Kong Convention, which aims to ensure more environmentally safe and safe scrapping of old ships. But the convention only goes into force when 15 countries, representing 40 percent of the gross merchant navy of the global trading fleet have joined.
EU threatens cheap Danish ship financing|
Danske Rederier is now struggling to save cheap and efficient financing of Danish ships with the so-called "special-purpose bonds" that require a lower level of collateral because ships are considered an asset of high quality. However, this could be changed by a report from the European Parliament.
Maersk remains crippled by hacker attacks|
The hacker attack that hit A.P. Møller - Maersk yesterday at 13.30 continues to cripple the group and has paralyzed container terminals worldwide. The terminal in New York will be reopened on Thursday and in India, the terminal Jawaharlal Nehru may be hit so hard that it can neither load nor receive containers.
Cyber attacks are likely to spread|
The cyber attack, which hit Maersk and other international companies yesterday, is a type of ransomware that has not been seen before. This is stated by the international security company Kaspersky Lab on Twitter. The company estimates that it is likely to spread even more.
Maersk hit by seriously hacker-attack |
IT-systems are down across multiple A.P. Moller - Maersk business-units and sites, due to a massive hacker-attack tuesday afternoon. Maersk confirmed the attack at 3 pm today. Maersk Line UK was first to announce that IT-systems ind England, Ireland went down around 1.30 pm. today.
|Denmark will host European Maritime Day|
European Maritime Day is one of the largest maritime conferences in Europe with more than 1,000 participants. The EU Council of Ministers has assigned Denmark to be host in 2024. The conference will take place in Svendborg. This is the first time it is held in Denmark.
|Fast ferry can move “roadway elephants”|
Molslinjen has designed its newly launched fast ferry Express 3, so it can transport modular vehicles, "roadways elephants" across the Kattegat. The other day, the shipping company in Aarhus tested whether a 25-meter-long modular vehicle train could drive on and off the car deck.
Danish Shipping: Ambitious on climate|
Today, member countries, business and interest organizations will meet in the UN International Maritime Organization, IMO, in London to discuss how shipping becomes carbon neutral. Danish Shipping are at the forefront to ensure concrete reduction targets for shipping.
Royal Arctic Line decides against Aalborg|
Royal Arctic Line has begun negotiations with Aarhus Harbor. The shipping company, which so far has used Aalborg as its Danish base, will in a changed sailing structure use Aarhus Harbor instead. However, it is still unclear when the Greenland harbor in Aalborg is no longer included in the sailing plan.
Imperial visit to MHI Vestas in Lindø|
Yesterday, MHI hosted the Imperial Highness, Crown Prince of Japan at the company's factory in Lindø. The royal visit to the nacelle factory took place in connection with Denmark and Japan celebrating 150 years of diplomatic relations.
Inauguration of battery-ferry postponed|
The initiation of Tycho Brahe as the world's largest battery-powered ferry on the Helsingør-Helsingborg route, scheduled to take place on June 20, has unfortunately been postponed. HH Ferries Group is sorry to cancel the initiation on such short notice.
|Inspection ships in major rescue operation|
An earthquake triggered a stone- and landslide in the Karratfjord in Northwest Greenland late Saturday evening local time. An area of about 300 x 1.100 meters collapsed in the fjord and triggered a tidal wave which subsequently hit the coasts of the surrounding islands and fjord systems.
|IMO will look at rules for autonomous ships|
The UN Maritime Organization, IMO, is now working on mapping out how existing international rules can be used alongside autonomous ships and maritime technologies. Technologies that are in rapid development.
Danske Rederier joyful about support|
Research and development in the Blue Denmark in the coming years will have a solid backing from the Maritime Fund, which has allocated 25 million DKK in support as a concrete follow-up to the Growth Team's recommendations. It creates joy in Danske Rederier.
Danish-Chinese maritime dialogue meeting|
The Danish Maritime Authority and the Bureau of Water Transport at the Chinese Ministry of Transport met in Denmark on Tuesday to discuss cooperation between the countries in the maritime area and the challenges for maritime transport in general.
Danish company might deliver illegal arms|
Today, EkstraBladetwrote that the company, H. Folmer, has had two ships sail between Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia with military equipment in the cargo for two years. 3F criticizes that Danish legislation does not prevent the transport of weapons that may end up in the hands of Denmark's enemies.
Danish development saves bunker costs|
J. Lauritzen A/S and Torm have saved about 66 million DKK on bunker costs through participation in the Danish Blue INNOship program. The savings have been achieved by ensuring greater transparency regarding the ships' performance.