Certificates from a smartphone
The Danish Maritime Authority is preparing the launch of digital certificates for seafarers. Development is underway, and an initial test voyage will begin later this month. Digital certificates are expected to make things simpler, faster and safer.
Maersk digital Ocean Customs Clearance|
Maersk has launched the Customs Clearance online shipping management platform in seven European countries - Germany, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom and Spain - with the goal of expanding this offering across the world by the end of 2019.
Sulphur-sniffing drone to patrol Denmark|
In the coming months, a large drone will check emissions from ships in Danish waters to make sure they comply with the sulphur limit. The drone is provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency, and is to be used as a means of preventing ship pollution.
Peder G. Pedersen joins Board of Directors|
Taking a seat on the board of Monjasa Holding A/S, Peder Gellert Pedersen will engage in the further development of Monjasa as a modern oil and shipping group. This includes taking an active part in Monjasa’s push for extended quality and transparency on bunker purchases and building further on recent years’ positive developments.
Denmark continues cooperation with Ghana|
Denmark and Ghana have cooperated on e-navigation solutions, implementation of international regulations and training of tugboat captains since 2015. This week, the strategic sector cooperation was extended until 2021.
|OSK: Third international design award|
It was a hattrick week for OSK Group at the on-going Ferry Shipping Summit 2019 in Amsterdam, when Danish ship interior specialists Steen Friis Design received the Ferry of the Year award for best ferry delivered in 2018
|Danish ship designers win Ferry Oscars|
Two of OSK Group’s companies have received the highest stamp of approval in the ferry industry as they are both awarded for their design contributions at the Shippax Ferry Conference 2019 taking place aboard SILJA SERENADE at the time of writing.
Monjasa opens new office in Vietnam|
Following 11 years of presence in Singapore, Danish bunker fuels supplier Monjasa now expands further across Southeast Asia, and opens a new office in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam is in the midst of an economic upturn sending ripple effects to the shipping industry as well.
Danish – Swedish cable has been fixed|
A 24 test was concluded on Thursday. The 400 kV cable between Denmark and Sweden, which has been out of function since January 8 2019, is thereby ready for operation. The reason for this was that cable was leaking oil and the hole was not easy to locate.
Maritime organizations join forces|
Two of Denmark’s maritime organizations have joined forces to fulfill a political wish of a transnational neighbor check of rules and regulations, so that Denmark can uncover any possible distortions and competitive obstacles that can create better conditions for Danish ports and maritime companies.
Danish Shipping seeks inspiration|
Danish Shipping and Copenhagen Business School are focusing on the value creation and benefits that shipping companies can get from working with undergraduate students doing bachelor degrees. This will happen in form an event that takes place on February 20 which will be open for everyone.
|Blue Water Shipping active in Georgia|
Anaklia Development Consortium is going to invest US$ 2.5 billion in developing Anaklia Deep Sea Port in Georgia.The new port allows larger ships to enter Georgian waters for the first time, thus expanding Tbilisi’s export potential and ability to act as a main transport corridor within the region.
|Falck Safety Services changes name|
The world’s leading safety training partner Falck Safety Services has changed its name to RelyOn Nutec to consolidate global activities around one brand. With 33 locations across 20 countries, the company delivers safety and skills training to more than 250,000 people annually in oil & gas, maritime, renewables and other high-risk potential industries.
New maritime internship portal launched|
Danske Rederier’s new internship portal ‘Blue Internship’ will be launched today during a sparring forum at the Fredericia School of Marine Engineering. At the forum, Danske Rederier’s internship coordinator, Anne Panknin Kristensen, will present and demonstrate how the portal works.
Partnership focuses on greener shipping|
Yesterday, the Danish- South Korean Green Ship Expert Committee (GSEC) held their first meeting at the Danish Maritime Authorities. GSEC will function as the framework for a partnership regarding new technologies and sustainable solutions for shipping.
DSV wants to buy Panalpina|
Danish transport group DSV has confirmed that the company has given their offer on Panalpina to the company's board of directors. The offer consists of 1.58 DSV shares and 55 Swiss franc in cash per Panalpina share. The value of this is 170 Swiss franc per share, based on closing prices on January 11 2019.
New project: Maritime Stars|
Maritime Stars is the name of the new ambitious project created to help start up companies with developing new products and creating solutions for the maritime industry. The Danish private fund Industriens Fond is investing 2,6 million kroner in the project.
|DHL moves department to Port of Aalborg |
DHL are in popular demand. The transport and logistics company has grown rapidly in North Jutland through the last couple of years, where the number of employees has grown to more than 60. DHL Global Forwarding in Aalborg are now moving into bigger offices at the Port of Aalborg.
|Sølling Olsen receives IMO award|
Former Vice President of the Danish Maritime Authority, Birgit Sølling Olsen will be awarded the International Maritime Prize for 2017 on Thursday December 6. The award ceremony takes place in connection with the meeting of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee.
100 young adults gets a feel of a life at sea|
00 students who are enrolled in HTX schools (Higher Technical Examination Program) showed up on Crown Seaways, as DFDS made their ship available for the 11th time, for the yearly event SHIP Event 2018. The Blue Denmark’s education campaign World Careers, is in charge of the annual event, and have had great success hosting the events throughout the years.
What shall we do about bad bunkers? |
Danish shipping organization Danske Rederier recently held a seminar that revolved around bad bunkering and dealing with the issue which is a current and problematic one. The seminar was attended by shipping companies, suppliers, insurance companies and lawyers, and many of the representatives from these fields used the platform to exchange information and knowledge.
Risk Intelligence oversubscribed|
The subscription period of Risk Intelligence A/S new issue of a maximum of DKK 12 million prior to listing on Spotlight Stock Market was completed this week. Risk Intelligence received subscription for a total of approximately DKK 45.6 million including subscription commitments.
TS TECH acquires Hanstholm Elektronik|
TS TECH has been developing rapidly for a number of years, and with the acquisition of Hanstholm Elektronik, TS TECH becomes one of the largest actors in the country when it comes to electricity and electronics services for wind, industry, marine and offshore.
|EU- proposal will simplify ship reporting|
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that aims to increase harmonization of demands for the ships regulatory reporting, when they sail to harbours within European borders. The proposal aims to reduce administrative burdens for Danish and European shipping.
|Larger revenue in Maersk Logistics|
Maersk Logistics & Services increased their revenues for the first quarter of the year to 1,46 billion dollars from 1,38 billion in the same period in 2017. Though profits did drop from 32 billion dollars to 23 dollars.
The Maritime Authority gets three addresses|
As it was made clear back in February that the Danish Maritime Authority will not get one address under the same roof in Korsør, a plan is now in the works that places the board's employees at three different addresses at the waterfront.
New simulator at Engineering Academy|
An advanced ship simulator at the academy of Technology Management and Marine Engineering in Copenhagen, trains students in all technical systems onboard a very large crude carrier (VLCC), but is also used to practice communication and prioritizing for when emergencies occur.
Positive year for Monjasa |
2017 was in many ways a positive year for the Monjasa Group. They experienced improved profitability in their operations and continued making progress in optimising operational expenditures. Together, this led to a financial turnaround compared to an unsatisfactory 2016.
Wrist Ship experienced rise in revenues|
Danish supply company Wrist Ship Supply Service experienced a rise in revenue and net profit in 2017, where the company noted revenues of 4.1 billion Danish kroner, which is an increase of 3 percent compared to 2016. Revenues grew from 60 million in 2016 to 86 million Danish kroner in 2017.
|Danish Shipping welcomes Algerian Embassy |
Today, Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen reveals the Foreign Service's latest representation, which is the Danish embassy in Africa's largest country and fourth largest economy, Algeria. Danish Shipping (Danske Rederier) welcomes a stronger Danish presence in North Africa.
|Blue Water scores new French client|
Earlier this month, Blue Water Shipping, Brest chartered a coaster trading vessel to transport steel scrap for the new customer Les Recycleurs Bretons, who specializes in recycling. The vessel was chartered in cooperation with Blue Waters shipping department in Esbjerg.
New lawyers in OW Bunker case |
Numerous major investors, with ATP as the leading one, have hired the law firm DLA Piper to replace Bruun & Hjejle in the lawsuit against OW Bunker's former management. Pension funds have sued OW Bunker’s former management, the capital fund Altor and others for 833 million Danish Kroner.
NK take over Færgen’s salary management|
After the conclusion of the company's 5-year outsourcing business deal with Scandlines, NK Løn og Regnskap A/S has got another shipping deal. It is the company Færgen, which has five Danish ferry routes. NK gets three employees from Færgen's office in Rønne.
New portal shows marine data with a click|
A newly launched portal - MetOcean Data Portal - from DHI – Institute of Water and Environment, provides users with instant access to data about wind, wave heights and water levels back to 40 years across the oceans.
Get a maritime diploma in management|
Now it is possible for navigators and other professional groups in the maritime field to complete a specially designed diploma in management. The new education will take place over four semesters with teaching at LedelsesAkademiet Lillebælt in Odense.
|Bimco gets Danish communications director|
Bimco has appointed Rasmus Nord Jørgensen as new communications director, to develop a communication strategy for the organization and to ensure a more visible space in the media image.
|Legal action against OW Bunkers banks|
About 25 foreign institutional investors have now joined to take legal action against OW Bunker's banks, Morgan Stanley and Carnie for their losses in connection with the company's collapse in November 2014. The claim can rise to over 500 million DKK.
Maritime institutions enter cooperation|
Marstal Navigation School and Greenland Maritime Center, Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik, entered a cooperation agreement on Tuesday, October 10, to strengthen the maritime ties between Denmark and Greenland. The agreement will, among other things, lead to the training of shipmasters specializing in arctic sailing.
Danish company wants to manage Greek ships|
The Danish engineering and software company Logimatic has partnered with a Greek company in order to offer maritime customers in Greece and Cyprus a complete fleet management software solution.
Blue Water manages large transport to China|
On August 18, Blue Water Shipping loaded 16 components into a major waste incineration plant in Shenzhen, China. The shipment weighed 370 tons and consisted of shelf sections, designed and manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, for two incineration systems and associated loose parts.
Maersk and Danske Bank in digi-partnership|
A.P. Møller - Maersk has joined forces with Danske Bank working on a new payment solution, to be developed jointly under the name of Gatetu, the newspaper Børsen wrote. It is a part of APM President Jim Hagemann Snabe's strategy to establish partnerships with digital front runners.