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Denmark extends use of sniffer drone

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.

Nordic shipping hit by closed borders and layoffs

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.

Owners buy more second-hand ships

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.

Denmark earmarks millions for sulfur monitoring

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.

Nordic countries looking to take the lead in autonomous vessels

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.

Denmark has fined three carriers for sulfur violations

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.

Fewer students apply to maritime programs

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.

Q1 operating result slashed in half at Dong

The Danish energy major delivers a top line similar to last year's first quarter but has to enter 2017 with a lower result. CEO Henrik Poulsen calls the result "a good start to 2017."

Maritime nations call for regulation of unmanned ships

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.

New Danish North Sea deal settled

The companies operating in the North Sea, including Maersk Oil, and a majority in the Danish parliament have agreed on a new deal for oil extraction in the North Sea. Maersk Oil is pleased with the agreement, which according to the company enables a full redevelopment of the Tyra gas field, which was otherwise facing closure.

Greenland considers creation of maritime authority

Politicians in Greenland will this week assess whether the entire maritime political area can be brought back to Greenland instead of falling under the Danish Maritime Authority. The idea falls in line with Royal Arctic Line's plans to flag more of the carrier's vessels locally.

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