About ShippingWatch

ShippingWatch is an independent online media with a mission to deliver credible, independent, critical, fair and topical business news about companies and people in the maritime industry.

We update ShippingWatch regularly and issue two Danish newsletters and one newsletter in English on a daily basis. The articles are produced by a permanent staff of journalists, managed by Editor Tomas Kristiansen. Furthermore, freelancers and external partners such as Jyllands-Posten – one of the major Danish dailies – and Ritzau Finans – the leading Danish financial news agency – contribute to the news flow.

Our ambitions are to provide our readers with high-quality journalism, which is why some articles are only available to our subscribers.

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ShippingWatch is the sister site of AdvokatWatch, AgriWatch, AMWatch, CleantechWatch, DetailWatch, EjendomsWatch, EnergiWatch, FinansWatch, FødevareWatch, ITWatch, KapitalWatch, MediaWatch, MedWatch, MobilityWatch and PolicyWatch, and is owned by Watch Medier – a subsidiary of JP/Politikens Hus, a leading Danish media company publishing three of the largest Danish dailies Jyllands-Posten, Ekstra Bladet and Politiken.

You can contact us at:

Rådhuspladsen 37
1785 Copenhagen V
T: +45 3330 8360

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Who we are:

Tomas Kristiansen, reporter/editor
T: +45 3330 8361

Tomas Kristiansen, born 1963, is a trained reporter from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1990 and he is in charge of the daily editorial management of ShippingWatch. In his career, he has been both reporter and editorial leader in media such as Jyllands-Posten, Reuters, Berlingske and Børsen. He has primarily worked as a business reporter, though he has also been involved in political and investigative journalism. After having completed an MPO (Master in the Psychology of Organisations) from Roskilde University in 2005, he was Head of Communications with the IRCT, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims and he has had his own company within PR and journalism.

Søren Pico, reporter/co-editor
T: +45 3330 8335

Søren Pico, born 1992, is a trained reporter from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2016. During his time of study he was trained at the Danish newspaper Børsen and was an exchange student at the City University in London. Søren has been working at ShippingWatch since January 2017.

Astrid Sturlason, reporter
T: +45 3330 8253

Astrid Sturlason, born 1993, holds a degree in journalism from Danish School of Media and Journalism and Oslo Metropolitan University. She has been working at the Danish newspaper Berlingske before she came to Watch Medier in February 2020. 

Dag Holmstad, reporter
Tlf.: +45 2425 6081

Dag Holmstad, born 1962, graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1991. Dag previously worked as head of reporting and head of the business section in Copenhagen for Danish daily JP, and before this he worked as business news reporter, also at JP, business reporter at Politiken and journalist at Computerworld. From 2000 to 2006 he served as employee-elected member of the Jyllands-Posten A/S board of directors and later – after the merger in 2003 – at JP/Politiken A/S. Dag then spent years working in external and internal communications as communications director at companies such as Danfoss, LEO Pharma and BankInvest. Dag joined ShippingWatch as reporter on Sept. 15, 2020.

Idha Toft Valeur, reporter
Tlf.: 0047 40 60 52 10

Idha Toft Valeur, born 1994, holds a degree in journalism from Kingston University in London. Idha is based Oslo, Norway. She has experience from financial journalism and later also research journalism from working at the Institute of Material, Minerals and Mining and its membership magazines. Idha has experience covering topics within technology, sustainability and the climate mitigation. Idha has also interned at Norwegian lifestyle magazine Stella.

Daniel Logan Berg-Munch, reporter

T: +45 2830 0286

Daniel Logan Berg-Munch, born 1985, holds a Master’s degree in English from the University of Copenhagen and has studied at Boston University. He is also a graduate of the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Daniel has been with ShippingWatch since the launch in 2012, first responsible for the English edition and currently as reporter.

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