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Monday, December 18, 2017

Denmark News

Denmark Calls for Regulation for Autonomous Ships

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

​Maritime regulation should be made more flexible if it is to support the development of autonomous ships. A new report published by The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) identifies where changes in maritime regulation are needed. The report will be used as a platform for the future effort of The Danish Maritime Authority to develop regulation and make it digitalisation-ready. The Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen, said: ”It is important that Denmark and Danish companies are at the forefront of technology and digitalisation.

Maersk Oil, Partners Approve USD 3.2bln Tyra Gas Project

Photo: Maersk Oil

Maersk Oil has announced that the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) has approved an investment of approximately 21bn DKK in the full redevelopment of the Tyra gas field. The announcement follows the Danish Parliament’s approval to implement legislation to secure the investment. The redevelopment of Tyra ensures continued production from Denmark’s largest gas field, and will protect and rejuvenate important Danish North Sea infrastructure. Today’s announcement represents the largest oil and gas project investment ever made in the Danish North Sea…

Growth in Blue Denmark Through New Regulations

Image: Danish Maritime Authority

The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has adopted a number of new initiatives in the maritime area which will, inter alia, make it easier to keep and ensure growth in Danish maritime activities and boost the pleasure craft business. Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Brian Mikkelsen said: "These initiatives will help ensure that the Danish flag remains attractive in a globalised world. The Danish Parliament has adopted new regulations in four areas. The provisions on foreign owners’ possibility of having ships registered under the Danish flag have been adjusted and clarified.

Blue Denmark Maintains Strong Position

Image: Danish Maritime Authority

Accounting for almost one-fourth of total Danish exports, Blue Denmark is Denmark's most important export sector. A total of almost 100,000 persons are employed in Blue Denmark. ​A new report drawn up by the Economic Council of the Labour Movement for the Danish Maritime Authority shows that Blue Denmark still holds a strong position. According to the report, Blue Denmark exports worth DKK 250 billion a year, corresponding to 22.4 per cent of total exports. In terms of productivity, especially the Shipping and Marine Equipment sectors are experiencing positive developments.

IEA Commends New Danish Energy Strategy

Denmark is a leader in implementing well-designed policies for renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change, according to a review of Danish energy policies published today by the International Energy Agency (IEA).<http://www.iea.org> The review applauded Denmark's long-term vision for a low-carbon future - all Danish energy supply is to come from renewable sources by 2050 - and its achievements to date, but also sounded some notes of caution regarding the implementation of such an ambitious strategy. "The IEA commends Denmark and its people for the scope of their vision and their many successes in adopting sustainable energy policies," said IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven as she presented the review.

Denmark's 'State of Green' Spotlights Green Maritime Solutions

Approaching ship: Photo Blue Denmark

Denmark’s official green brand, State of Green, is launching a new theme on its website focusing on green maritime solutions, informs the Government's 'Blue Denmark'. As a nation, Denmark has become well-known internationally in the green maritime field and now it intends to become even better at getting this across by means of State of Green’s new initiative that focuses on sustainable, green maritime transport and technological solutions. The background is the Danish Government’s Plan for Growth in Blue Denmark…

State of Green Markets Green Blue Denmark

Blue Denmark is also green

Blue Denmark is also green. Therefore, Denmark’s official green brand, State of Green, is now launching a new theme on its website focusing on green maritime solutions. As a nation, Denmark has become well-known internationally in the green maritime field and now we intend to become even better at getting this across by means of State of Green’s new initiative that focuses on sustainable, green maritime transport and technological solutions. The background is the Danish Government’s Plan for Growth in Blue Denmark…

Naming of Evergas’ first vessel under the Danish flag

Naming of Evergas new gas tanker

The Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth recently attended the naming ceremony of Evergas’ new gas tanker that is to carry petrochemical gas for use in the plastic industry. It is Evergas’ first vessel under the Danish flag. “By having more ships under the flag, we ensure continued ship owner activities in Denmark for the benefit of employment and Blue Denmark as a whole," said  Andreas Nordseth. "We are pleased that Evergas has chosen the Danish…

Denmark Promises Vietnam for Strong Support on Development

The Danish government was committed to implementing the Denmark-Vietnam Cooperation Development Strategy for 2006-2010,said Danish Prime Minister at a meeting in Hanoi. During the period, Denmark's aid projects and programs for Vietnam would give priority to trade, investment, agriculture, fisheries, environment, and administrative reform. “They would focus especially on socio-economic development and poverty reduction in remote areas,” Bendtsen continued. Hung hailed the tangible benefits Danish assistance had brought, helping Vietnam achieve its socio-economic development targets. He expected bilateral trade to go up and Denmark's direct investment in Vietnam to exceed $1b.

Oceanwide Expands Into Denmark

Oceanwide, an international employment agency in the maritime field, signed an agreement to acquire Haraship Manning Aps of Denmark. The new subsidiary will start operating under the name Oceanwide Haraship Denmark Aps. Haraship Manning Aps is a crewing company based in Frederikshavn, Denmark; focusing on fishing and short sea shipping within Denmark as well as having a business interest and network in Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. The existing office staff of 2 people - managing director Gilli Haraldsen (former owner) and operations manager Niels Maindal - will remain responsible for the daily operation of the new subsidiary.

Denmark's Promising Future

Photo: Maersk

One of the world’s leading seafaring nations, Denmark has maritime roots stretching back more than 1,000 years. While its history is strong, the Danish market has its collective eyes squarely on the future. In its quest for continued relevance, it seeks to continue delivering innovative technologies, as well as championing green shipping and offshore initiatives. Denmark’s maritime sector fosters engineering expertise within shipping and offshore industries, as well as maritime and technological services.

CMA CGM Relocates in Copenhagen

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  CMA CGM Denmark’s office in Copenhagen is shifting  from Monday, November 3rd, 2014 onwards. It new address will be: CMA CGM DENMARK AS Sluseholmen 2 DK-2450 Copenhagen SV DENMARK Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged: Phone: +45 3912 7100 Fax: +45 3916 1672

Sweden's Ship Registry Cannot Compete

The Swedish Register of Shipping is not competitive, and it will probably never be, according to a new report. The report from the governmental Trafikanalys recommends that there should be less focus on rebuilding a fleet under the Swedish flag in future, according to Maritime Denmark and Sjöfartstidningen. A number of Swedish ships are flagged out to Denmark, while the Faroe Islands has attracted many former Swedish vessels.

 The Faroe Islands offers tax terms that go far beyond what would be possible in an EU country the report adds. Source: Maritime Denmark/Sjöfartstidningen

Denmark Claims Slice of Arctic Continental Shelf

Photo: WHOI

Denmark has claimed ownership of around 900,000 square kilometers of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean by filing documents to United Nations. "The submission of our claim to the continental shelf north of Greenland is a historic and important milestone for the Kingdom of Denmark," minister of foreign affairs Martin Lidegaard said in a statement. Denmark, along with Canada, Norway, Russia and the United States -- is eager to control as much Arctic territory as it can. The region contains 30 percent of the world's undiscovered natural gas and 15 percent of its oil, according to the U.S.

Wärtsilä Opens New Office in Denmark

Wärtsilä celebrates the inauguration of new office and workshop premises in Hirtshals, Denmark. Over the past year Wärtsilä has invested almost $2.6m in the new building. The office in Hirtshals offers a complete range of services for power plant and ship power sales.The new building has 1200 m2 of office space and a further 400 m2 reserved for the workshop and warehouse. Wärtsilä also has offices in Arden and in Copenhagen in Denmark.

ABB Turbocharging Opens Service Facility in Denmark

ABB Turbocharging announced today it will celebrate the opening of a new service facility in Fredericia, Denmark on June 12, 2014. The ceremony will also mark the completion of the amalgamation of its activities in Norway, Denmark and Sweden into a single Local Business Unit (LBU). “With TURBOCHARGING SCANDINAVIA we merge three rather small units in Norway, Sweden and Denmark into a common, more powerful organization served by a well-integrated team with focus on customer needs across entire Scandinavia,” said LBU Manager, Joachim Bremer. ABB Turbocharging Scandinavia comprises Service Stations in Oslo & Bergen in Norway, Göteborg in Sweden and the new central workshop for Denmark in Fredericia. Additionally we have two service engineers and a sales team stationed in Copenhagen.

Bangladesh Shipyard Launches Danish RoRo Ferry

'Isef Jord ': Photo credit Western Marine

Western Marine Shipyard has launched the 50 m long ferry Isef Jord a Danish roll-on-roll-off passenger ferry, constructed under the supervision of classification society Bureau Veritas. The ship will be owned by Danish ferry operator Hundested Rorvig Faergefart. The contract for the ship is worth more than BDT 36 crore. Denmark has a huge global fame in building the best quality ferries. In-fact, several inland ferries being used in Bangladesh were imported from Denmark, but now the tables have been turned, and from now on, Bangladesh is going to export ferries to Denmark.

Blue Denmark in Focus

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Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has brought out new marketing material depicting their strong and open maritime cluster, focusing on quality shipping, health, safety and the environment. Together with stakeholders from Blue Denmark, the DMA has developed new, English language marketing material on Blue Denmark. It includes a profile brochure, an infographic film and a number of case sheets, all stressing the strengths of the Danish maritime cluster and the favourable Danish framework conditions. The film has a duration of 2 minutes and 34 seconds and introduces Blue Denmark.

Blue Denmark Maintains Economic Foothold

Photo: Torm

The report "Employment and production in Blue Denmark 2015" was published today, providing updated information on Denmark’s vibrant maritime industries. For the second time, the Economic Council of the Labour Movement has drawn up a report on employment and production in Blue Denmark for the Danish Maritime Authority. This year, the report is based on national accounts figures until 2011 and figures on production and value added until 2014, therefore offering a more updated picture than the one given in last year's report, which was based on 2009 figures.

Autonomous Ships on IMO Agenda

Image: Danish Maritime Authority

Now, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)  Maritime Safety Committee will start to establish a new international legal framework for the safe operation of autonomous ships, says a statement from Danish Maritime Authority. Together with a number of countries, Denmark, has taken the initiative to include autonomous shipping on the IMO agenda. United Nations' IMO is in line with the proposal and will now start mapping how existing international regulation can be applied to autonomous ships and maritime technologies; technologies that are developing rapidly these years.

Denmark Aims to be Global Maritime Power Hub

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

The Danish Government receives recommendations from the Maritime Strategy Team on how to maintain the Danish stronghold as a maritime nation towards 2025. The Maritime Strategy Team, headed by Chairman Jesper Lok, presents its recommendations to the Danish government. The recommendations represent the maritime industry’s input on maintaining and strengthening the industry’s international competitiveness and making Denmark a global maritime power hub. The maritime industry – Blue Denmark – represents 25 % of Danish exports, making it the largest Danish exporting industry.

Maritime Growth Potential in Arctic Regions in Focus

Maritime Growth potential in Arctic region

The industrial policy seminar in Nuuk has identified the potential for and barriers to maritime growth in the Arctic regions. More than 70 persons from Danish and Greenland companies, organisations and authorities met for a maritime industrial policy seminar in Nuuk on 2 and 3 September 2014. Greenland Minister of Health and Infrastructure Steen Lynge opened the seminar. He stressed the importance of increased growth in the maritime industries in Greenland – while keeping focus on safety of navigation and environmental considerations.

Danish Maritime Takes Center Stage

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik at the Danish Maritime Forum.

The inaugural Danish Maritime Days was held with the goal of providing an open platform for a diverse range of industry stakeholders to collaboratively address some of the largest issues facing the maritime sector; but the event also showcased a resurging maritime nation asserting itself on the international radar. From October 6-10, 2014, maritime stakeholders from across the globe convened in Denmark for the inaugural Danish Maritime Days (DMD), held via a public-private partnership between Danish Maritime, the Danish Maritime Authority and the Danish Shipowner’s Association.

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