The Blue Denmark gets ambitious research
Focus on digitization and new business models is at the heart of the work of the research and innovation project Blue INNOship II, which is now being initiated on the recommendation of the Maritime Growth Team. The project is important for competitiveness, the Danish Maritime Authority believes.
New Head of Commercial Wind in Esvagt|
With its unique SOV concepts, Esvagt has established itself as a market leader in innovative ship solutions for offshore wind. It is Esvagt's continued growth in the offshore wind market, which 43-year-old Rune Østergaard will be in charge of.
The Blue Denmark is still strong|
The Blue Denmark is Denmark's largest export business and accounts for almost a quarter of total Danish exports. Almost 100,000 people are employed in the Blue Denmark. This is shown in a new report prepared by the Danish Workers' Business Council for the Danish Maritime Authority.
Autonomous ships require international rules|
The development of autonomous ships progresses faster than expected. It is shown in a report from Lloyd's Register, which was presented at the London Shipping Week this week. Already within the next couple of years, the first ships can be deployed. It requires international rules, says Danske Rederier.
Blue Water gets CEO from Esvagt|
It will be 51-year-old managing director of Esvagt, Søren N. Thomsen, who will now be head of Blue Water Shipping. He replaces the company's founder, Kurt Skov, who has served as CEO since the beginning of 2016, when the then director resigned.
|African protectionism raises concern|
Danish shipping is deeply dependent on international trade. That is why African countries setting up trade barriers raises concern at Danske Rederier. The EU should speak to the African countries, DanishShipping´s CEO stated at a seminar yesterday.
|Scandlines is heading for a potential sale|
According to the Danish website Inside Business, the capital fund 3i is considering selling Scandlines. 3i allegedly looks for new owners of the company which the capital fund has owned for ten years. standby.dk stated this. The rumors are confirmed by Niels Smedegaard CEO in DFDS.
Danish interest in cruise holidays grows|
An international survey conducted by NBTS NIPO Research shows that 52 percent of Danes in the 30-65 age group are interested in a holiday on a cruise ship. The figure draws attention to the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises, which is behind the survey.
New Guide to the Ballast Water Convention|
The Ballast Water Convention will go into force on September 8, 2017 and all newly built ships must have a ballast water treatment plant. On existing ships, installations will be installed from September 8, 2019 to September 8, 2024. Danske Rederier will launch a new guide with good advice.
Port state control focuses on navigation|
The two major port state control regimes, the Paris MoU and the Tokyo MoU, focus on navigation safety in a so-called concentrated inspection campaign, which takes place from September 1 to November 30, 2017. The campaign is carried out as part of the routine port state control.
Ship passed through the Northeast Passage to Esbjerg|
For the first time ever, a ship sailed into Esbjerg Harbor after a trip north of Russia through the Northeast Passage last Thursday. The ship M/V Lian Hua Song arrived at Esbjerg Harbor from Lianyungang, China, from which it departed on August 1st.
|Grounded ship free after 7 hours of tugging|
It took four tugboats more than seven hours before the Star of Sawara managed to be freed from the sandbanks in Kadetranden, which the ship sailed into two days ago. The ship must now be investigated for damage before it is allowed to continue to New Orleans.
|Panamax aground in the Fehmern Belt|
The Panama-flagged 225-meter-long dry cargo ship Star of Sawara has sailed aground south of Gedser and is currently detained until a rescue plan is ready. According to AIS data, the ship was on its way to New Orleans when it came off course and sailed aground yesterday at 13 o'clock.
Intensified hunt for body parts in Køge Bay|
Divers from the Navy and conscripts from Beredskabsstyrelsen have started looking for body parts from the killed Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Yesterday, the police published the results of the DNA analysis, showing that the found torso is part of the body of Kim Wall.
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.