Seven European countries are hastily forming an alliance to secure a significantly more ambitious climate agreement at the MEPC meeting in ten days. Greece, Cyprus and Malta were not invited, and for a good reason.
The Danish government will appoint a work group to review the process surrounding ship Maersk Etienne, on which 27 migrants were stranded for 38 days. Three ministries, the Danish Maritime Authority and Danish Shipping participate.
A planned expansion of oil firm Preem's refinery in Lysekil, Sweden, would cost more than USD 1.69 billion and increase CO2 emissions by over one million tonnes per year. Greenpeace calls it a victory for the climate movement, while Preem says its decision to drop the plans is purely commercial.
Denmark has again extended its lease of a so-called sniffer drone, which has helped ensure that ships comply with the sulfur cap in Danish waters since 2018. The drone is on loan from the European Maritime Safety Authority.
Shipping industry majors such as Maersk, Cargill, NYK Line and MAN support new test center aimed at finding solutions to make shipping CO2-neutral. Maersk CEO Søren Skou will be on the center's board of directors.
Denmark, Germany and Norway have either shut down their borders or temporarily sealed off access to the countries in other ways in response to the corona outbreak. Large shipping companies are sending employees home.
Danish shipping companies and suppliers are scrambling to find their footing, after the prime minister Wednesday evening introduced new measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. Employees will work from home, while production will happen in shifts.
The purchasing of second-hand ships has increased significantly since 2018, shows an analysis from Danish Shipping, according to Børsen. The development is attributed to good prices and uncertainty surrounding future environmental regulations.
The Danish government has earmarked DKK 12 million to monitor ships' sulfur use in the country's waters for the next four years. And starting next year, it could become possible to publicly name shipping companies caught violating the sulfur regulations.
Swedish tanker carrier Sirius Shipping has been charged with using foreign seafarers without work permits on four Danish-flagged tanker vessels. The defense says that this is a principal case and they are looking have it tried at an EU Court of Justice.
Denmark's Minister for Business and Growth affirms to ShippingWatch that the country will be a leading player in the field of autonomous vessels despite numerous challenges. He responds "soon" when asked when the first such vessels can operate in Danish waters.
A new growth package from the Danish government is intended to boost Danish shipping. Three elements of the package could give Denmark a better position in the tough international competition among shipping nations.
Danish police has issued 17 fines to carriers that have sailed with sulfur content that is too high, and thus illegal, in their fuel. ShippingWatch can name one Dutch, one Faroese, and one Singaporean carrier as Denmark's first three sulfur sinners.
The number of students applying for maritime programs at universities in Denmark dropped almost 12 percent in 2017. Applying for the maritime programs should be made more attractive and flexible, says Danish Shipping.
German software firm Hanseaticsoft, a specialist in digital solutions for the shipping sector with customers including UASC, will move in with partner Lloyd's Register at the latter's offices in Copenhagen. Read on to learn why.
The new Otto Danielsen, with Jens Grønning and Søren Andersen as partners, has bagged its first deal for the business and has thus exceeded its own expectations. "One clearly feels the lack of bank financing in the sector," they tell ShippingWatch.
Denmark is teaming up with countries including Finland and the UK to put pressure on the IMO to pass regulations concerning unmanned vessels, particularly for sailing in international waters. The countries' proposal will be discussed at a meeting this June.