Danish Shipping News

09 Jul 2020

Uni-Tankers Begins VDR Upgrade Program

M/T Endelo Swan (Photo: Uni-Tankers)

Danish shipping company Uni-Tankers is upgrade aging and obsolete voyage data recorders (VDR) on more than 10 of its vessels. Some of the VDRs are 10 or more years old and are nearing the end of their service life.Uni-Tankers has chosen Danelec Marine to implement an upgrade program ensuring that it ships are equipped with the latest VDR technology, which will also help boost efficiency and the proactive use of ships’ data.A required piece of equipment on large vessels, VDRs are used to collect and store data from various onboard sensors…

01 Jul 2020

Kongsberg Digital Acquires COACH Solutions

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Kongsberg announced Wednesday it has acquired Danish software company COACH Solutions, expanding the Norwegian maritime technology company's range of solutions for vessel performance and monitoring.The newly rebranded KONGSBERG COACH Solutions will be integrated within Kongsberg Digital’s Maritime Digital Solutions portfolio, supplying vessel operators, owners, pool managers and technical managers with a suite of software tools for vessel performance, weather routing and noon…

29 Jun 2020

NORDEN Orders Four Ultramax Bulkers

(File photo: NORDEN)

Danish shipping company NORDEN announced Monday it has ordered four 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carriers from Nantong Cosco Khi Ship Engineering Co. (NACKS), for scheduled delivery in 2022.NORDEN CEO Jan Rindbo noted that the newbuilding contract is in line with the company’s strategy of agile asset trading and active management of NORDEN’s cyclical market exposure.“Having sold 10 dry cargo vessels since 2018, we believe asset prices have now declined sufficiently to present a good trading opportunity to buy…

16 Apr 2020

Wärtsilä Launches Remote Support Center

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Technology group Wärtsilä has launched of its global Smart Support Center service. This service is aimed at improving asset uptime via remote access for customers of Wärtsilä’s Voyage business, thereby substantially reducing the need for physical service attendance. Operational support is delivered via virtual service engineers. Smart Support is designed to maintain all Wärtsilä Voyage equipment, including ship handling solutions, such as ECDIS and charts, simulation and training systems, and ship traffic control solutions.

24 Feb 2020

Maersk to Raise HSFO Bunker Fuel Consumption to 25%

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Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to raise the proportion of high sulphur fuel oil it consumes from 10% to 25% by the year-end, CEO Soren Skou says.The world's largest container shipping firm consumed a total of around 11.80 million tonnes of shipping fuel last year.Maersk's current shipping fuel use comprises of around 10% ultra low sulphur (0.1%) fuel oil, 10% high sulphur fuel oil and the remaining 80% is low sulphur fuel oil. (Reporting Stine Jacobsen and Shadia Nasralla. Writing by Ahmad Ghaddar; editing by David Evans)

19 Feb 2020

Denmark Needs More Women at Sea

Anne Windfeldt Trolle, Executive Director. Photo: Danish Shipping

Danish Shipping is focusing on enhanced participation of women in shipping and has introduced many initiatives that have been launched to increase the number of women on board.With its task force for more women at sea, 10 recommendations for the industry and finally the charter for more women in shipping, Danish Shipping has taken the lead in Europe when it comes to making extra efforts to attract women.Recently, Anne W. Trolle, executive director of employment conditions, recruitment & training of Danish Shipping…

19 Feb 2020

Maersk to Buy U.S. Warehousing and Distribution Firm

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy U.S. warehousing and distribution firm Performance Team as part of plans to deliver more customized logistics solutions.Maersk said the the value of the deal is $545 million, including lease liabilities of around $225 million.The world's largest container shipping firm aims to boost its earnings from its inland logistics operations, or non-ocean business. In 2018, the ocean transport business accounted for almost 80% of core earnings."This will strengthen our ability to deliver products and solutions that meet our customers' end-to-end supply chain needs…

04 Feb 2020

Langh Tech's Scrubbers for Four Gas Tankers

Photo: Langh Tech

Finnish scrubber manufacturer Langh Tech has delivered its exhaust gas scrubber systems to semi-refrigerated gas tankers managed by the Danish shipping company Ultragas ApS.The cooperation between Langh Tech and Ultragas started in summer 2018 and the deal includes the components for the scrubber system, commissioning, crew training and classification for four identical sister gas tanker vessels.The Langh Tech scope of delivery in this project is an open loop side inlet -type…

27 Jan 2020

Denmark Targets Gender Equality in Shipping

Image: Danish Shipping

Danish shipping companies have signed a charter that obliges them to actively focus on gender equality, as part of country's new initiative aimed at increasing the share of women in the shipping industry.Just under 20,000 men and just over 3,000 women are employed in Danish shipping companies.The uneven distribution that needs to be changed, says Danish Shipping, who has now initiated a charter where the shipping companies can commit to focusing on gender equality.The first 13 shipping companies sign the charter later today…

26 Jan 2020

Hamburg Port Defends Service Losses

CMA CGM ships in Waltershofer harbour © HHM / Dietmar Hasenpusch

Germany's largest port, the Port of Hamburg not expecting reduction in container throughput caused by liner service changes announced by Ocean Alliance and Maersk.From April, the Ocean Alliance NEU 5 service handled by EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg – CTH is being transferred to Antwerp, said a press release from the a sea port on the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, 110 kilometres from its mouth on the North Sea."This service will be run by the Ocean Alliance Partner, CMA CGM as FAL 3 with an approximate annual volume of 150…

04 Dec 2019

OceanPro Accelerates Tech Innovation

Image: Maersk

OceanPro by Maersk, the first of its kind startup accelerator within the shipping and logistics industry, announced the graduation of its second cohort of start-ups showcasing the artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) led solutions developed by them over the last 120 days.The India-focused company of the Danish shipping giant also unveiled the start-ups that form a part of the third cohort as a continuation of its efforts to drive industry-wide digital transformation…

04 Dec 2019

Norsepower, SWS Complete VLCC Project

Image: Norsepower

Finnish provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems for ships Norsepower has completed a joint project with China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) for the development of an energy-efficient dual-fuel 300,000 dwt very large crude carrier (VLCC) design.The design has already received an approval in principle (AiP) from classification societies Lloyd’s Register and ABS.Under the agreement, Rotor Sails were implemented in the VLCC design for improving the fuel efficiency and reducing emissions…

28 Nov 2019

Maersk Layoffs Imminent

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Danish shipping group Maersk said on Thursday it would lay off staff at its main offices in Denmark and in other countries.The company said it did not know yet how many jobs would go.(Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; Editing by Edmund Blair)

27 Nov 2019

Huge Potential for Asian Offshore Wind

Photo: Danish Shipping

Offshore wind industry is set to gain a foothold in new markets in the next five years, with the Asian markets playing a significant role.China has significant ambition for the build-out of offshore wind – and added more capacity in 2018 than any other country. However, what is less known, is that markets such as Korea, Japan, Vietnam and India – have made plans to incorporate offshore wind into their energy mix.While much of the capacity being installed today is coming from mature…

06 Nov 2019

Maersk Tests Containerized Battery System

Pic: Maersk

Danish shipping giant Maersk will install a containerized 600 kWh marine battery system on board the 4,500 TEU Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions.“This trial will provide a greater understanding of energy storage that will support Maersk in moving towards further electrification of its fleet and port terminals. Maersk will continue to facilitate, test, and develop low-carbon solutions on our journey to become carbon neutral by 2050…

29 Oct 2019

Maersk Develops Ship Fuel from Alcohol

Pic: A.P. Moller - Maersk

Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller - Maersk has joined forces with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, BMW Group, H&M Group, Levi Strauss and Marks & Spencer to explore LEO, a blend of lignin and ethanol, as a potential future sustainable shipping fuel.The LEO Coalition, which also includes Copenhagen University, will consider the environmental and commercial viability of LEO fuel for shipping. Shipping accounts for 2-3% of global CO2 emissions, a proportion that is set to increase as global trade continues to grow at a sluggish but steady pace.

21 Oct 2019

Maersk Lifts 2019 Profit Forecast; Shares Rise

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Danish shipping company A.P.

14 Oct 2019

Danish Suppliers Facilitate Sustainable Transport

Photo: Danfoss

The global shipping industry is facing requirements for substantial reductions in emissions and for creating a more sustainable transport in order to meet UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. At Kormarine 2019, 15 Danish suppliers of marine technology and services will be exhibiting their solutions that can help shipowners accelerate the move towards sustainability. According to Mark Lerche, Head of Marine, Danish Export Association, organizer of the Pavilion of Denmark at Kormarine 2019…

09 Oct 2019

CMP, DFDS to Set Up Shore Power in Copenhagen

Image: Copenhagen Malmö Port AB

Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS have reached an agreement to establish a shore power facility in Copenhagen, which means that the Crown Seaways and Pearl Seaways vessels will be able to receive electricity from land.A shore power facility will reduce emissions of air contaminated particles such as NOx, SOx and particulate matter, which goes hand in hand with the ambitions of both CMP and DFDS to actively contribute to a greener Copenhagen.CMP and DFDS are engaged in a joint effort…

08 Oct 2019

Marlink ITLink for J. Lauritzen Gas Carriers

Credit: Lauritzen Kosan

Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen has selected Marlink to deploy fully integrated and managed IT services on all Lauritzen Kosan managed gas carriers. The solution will be based on Marlink’s ITLink portfolio, with the KeepUp@Sea platform enabling automation of software and security updates, network and PC health monitoring and remote access for fast issue resolution. Once implemented, Lauritzen Kosan will benefit from a fully standardized ICT setup across its fleet, and have…

23 Sep 2019

OGCI Invests in Wind Power for Ships

Pic: Norsepower Oy Ltd

OGCI Climate Investments has led an EUR 8 million investment round in Norsepower, along with current investors, to accelerate Norsepower’s growth on global markets.The investment enables Norsepower to scale up production at its manufacturing facilities as part of a next phase of commercialization triggered by demand for its renewable wind energy propulsion systems, said a press release from Norsepower Oy Ltd., the provider of low maintenance, software operated, data verified auxiliary…

10 Sep 2019

Denmarks Maintains QUALSHIP 21 Status

Andreas Nordseth, Director General. Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

The QUALSHIP 21 program (United States Coast Guard's Quality Shipping for the 21st Century Program) has existed since 2001, helping improve safety of shipping by identifying high-quality ships and thus promoting ship quality standards.Denmark has once again demonstrated high standards for quality shipping resulting in international recognition through the QUALSHIP 21 program."Danish shipping is quality shipping. Safety and growth are the hallmarks of quality shipping, and therefore I am pleased that Danish shipping continues to live up to these high standards…

09 Sep 2019

Norden Rolls-out Decarbonization Plans

In 2018, Norden conducted the first ever test voyage with a large commercial ocean-going vessel powered by CO2  neutral biofuel.   Photo: Norden

Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S revealed plans to further intensify its efforts to drive the shipping industry towards a cleaner future and offer CO2 neutral transportation.The operator in the dry cargo and tanker has established a new, dedicated decarbonisation position to drive Norden’s decarbonisation efforts and meet the company’s ambitious emission reduction targets.The new role will accelerate Norden’s development of CO2 neutral transportation to customers…

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