Shipowners

China Navigation to acquire the bulk shipping activities of Hamburg Süd
Hamburg Süd and The China Navigation Company (CNCo) have reached an agreement for CNCo to acquire RAO, Furness Withy Chartering and the bulk activities in Alianca Navegacão.
Evergreen Opens Four New Offices in Latin America
In view of the growth potential in Latin American trade, Evergreen Line is continuing to establish its own offices at main service locations in the region.
NYK to Build its First Methanol-fueled Chemical Tanker with Green Loan
NYK will receive 2 billion yen from Taiyo Life Insurance Company as a green loan to exclusively finance the building of NYK’s first methanol-fueled chemical tanker.
BC Ferries to spend $57M with BC Companies
BC Ferries annual vessel maintenance season is well underway and the company is poised to spend $57 million in British Columbia with various marine service suppliers to support its fleet during the current refit cycle this fiscal year.
ONE Thailand Achieved One Million TEUs of Container Shipments
Ocean Network Express (ONE) Thailand recently achieved a remarkable milestone by attaining 1 million TEUs, merely 9 months into the business.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports ship recycling transparency platform
The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform for sharing information on shipping companies’ recycling policies and practices is launched.
"An Oceanic Awakening" explained
Wärtsilä has a vision unlike any other maritime company. In this interview Roger Holm, President of Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, explains ‘An Oceanic Awakening’.
 Maersk sets net Zero Co2 emission target by 2050
A.P. Moller - Maersk aims at having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 and calls for strong industry involvement.
DP World has completed the acquisition of Unifeeder
The acquisition process which has been initiated in the summer of 2018 has finally come to a close. Unifeeder Group is now part of the DP World Group, a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.
NORDEN conducts first ever test voyage on CO2 neutral biofuel
NORDEN has successfully finalised a test voyage with a large commercial ocean-going vessel being powered by CO2 neutral biofuel. * International NGO supports NORDEN’s attempt to take action and reduce global warming.
A new age for Norwegian shipping
It’s about more than maritime. Harald Solberg, CEO of the Norwegian Shipping Association, sees a world of opportunity from his office overlooking Oslo.
NYK Looks to FinTech to Realize Cashless Ships
NYK is currently considering the establishment of a new network that will enable onboard financial settlements through the remittance of electronic money (e-money).
Hapag-Lloyd retrofits ten vessels with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems
Hapag-Lloyd has ordered ten Hybrid Ready Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), which will be gradually installed to ten of Hapag-Lloyd’s Hamburg class vessels (13,000 TEU) during 2019 and 2020.
The EU to legislate on maritime working conditions
In the future, seafarers would be subject to the rules set out in the Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions if it were up to the European Parliament.
NYK Promotes Decarbonization through Exploratory Design of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050
As a part of the NYK Group’s medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green,” a new future concept ship has been designed.
 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S grows across the business
In the third quarter of 2018, A.P. Moller - Maersk progresses in the strategic business transformation, reporting growth in both Ocean and non-Ocean with a total revenue increase of 31% to USD 10.1bn, 12% excluding Hamburg Süd.
Hapag-Lloyd and others plan to establish a container shipping association
A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express plan to establish container shipping association.
Hurtigruten will sail on dead fish
In a few years, Hurtigruten has built itself up to become the world's greenest cruise company. Now the company's ships will sail on dead fish and waste.
Russian Arctic shipping quadruples in 5 years
Cargo shipping in Russia’s northern territorial waters has increased by more than four times since 2013 according to the department head at the Northern Sea Route Administration.
US soya bean exports to China are down by 97%
The trade war and particularly the Chinese tariffs on imports of US soya beans can now clearly be seen with the start of the soya bean peak exporting period in the US.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S first container shipping company to launch instant booking confirmation
Customer experience improves significantly as booking a container with Maersk becomes as easy as booking a flight ticket.
New Hurtigruten hybrid explorer ships will revolutionise adventure travel at sea
The Norwegian exploration cruise line Hurtigruten has placed an order for two new hybrid powered expedition ships at Kleven Yards, due to be delivered in 2019, in addition to an option for two additional vessels.
Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt joins V.Group
Norddeutsche Vermögen Group and V.Group have signed an agreement for Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt (“Norddeutsche Reederei”) to join V.Group.
Pavilion Energy and BW ink deal for long-term charter of two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuilds
Pavilion Energy has signed an agreement with BW Group (BW) for the long-term charter of two M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) LNG newbuilds.
Hapag-Lloyd enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Ocean Network Express
Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) have concluded a Bilateral Strategic Feeder Network Cooperation Agreement, which has already started on the first trades.
NYK Approves Japan Climate Action Summit Declaration
On October 12 in Tokyo, NYK approved the declaration announced at the Japan Climate Action Summit sponsored by the Japan Climate Initiative, a network having the ultimate goal to decarbonized.
Good start on CETA
New calculations indicate that last year's trade agreement between the EU and Canada, the CETA agreement, has had a positive impact on trade.
Hapag-Lloyd establishes Marine Fuel Recovery (MFR) mechanism
Environmental regulation and costs from low-sulphur fuel represent a major challenge. New MFR allows causal, transparent and easy-to-understand calculation of fuel oil costs.
NYK Introduces Advanced, Next-generation Ship’s Bridge
NYK Introduces Advanced, Next-generation Ship’s Bridge to Improve Navigation and Reduce Marine Accidents.
KNOT Concludes Time-charter Contract for Two Shuttle Tankers
NYK Group company Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS, of which NYK has a 50 percent share, has concluded a time-charter contract for two shuttle tankers.
Enhanced co-operation between major container carriers
Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming have announced the strategic cooperation with CMA-CGM, COSCO, and OOCL to enhance their Mediterranean – U.S. East Coast service AL6 (Atlantic 6).
A.P. Moller - Maersk takes next steps in the integration to improve customer experience
A.P. Moller - Maersk will combine its offering for ocean products and supply chain services to be able to offer more comprehensive end-to-end logistic solutions.
TORM signs a fleet agreement to install Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 47 product tankers
TORM, an international product tanker owner and operator based in Denmark, will retrofit 36 Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems within its existing fleet and fit PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 11 newbuilds.
Leading Maritime Nations of the World 2018
China tops the table: DNV GL and Menon Economics release “Leading Maritime Nations of the World” 2018
BW LPG announces world’s first retrofitting of four LPG-propelled dual-fuel engines
BW LPG announced today that it has signed contracts including future options for the delivery and retrofitting of four LPG-propelled dual-fuel engines in its fleet, in a world’s first initiative.
Saturation diving operation: success of a turnkey project
Last spring, BOURBON completed its first turnkey saturation diving operation with the MPSV Bourbon Trieste. A highly successful challenge!
Evergreen Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Evergreen Group celebrates its 50th Anniversary today at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, home of the charity set-up by Evergreen Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Y.F. Chang.
Twill changes brand affiliation from Damco to Maersk
Twill, a digital freight forwarder designed to make shipping simple, today announced a change in its brand affiliation from 'Damco' to 'Maersk'.
Hapag-Lloyd digitalises quotes and speeds up customer processes
After a successful global implementation, Quick Quotes is opened to the public with immediate effect. This enables shippers around the world to simplify and significantly speed up their quotation process for container shipments.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S to pursue a separate listing of Maersk Drilling
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S has decided to pursue a separate listing of Maersk Drilling Holding A/S on Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S in 2019.
NORDEN revises expectations for full-year result
Due to a very weak tanker spot market, NORDEN lowers its expectations for the Adjusted Result for the year to USD 0 to 30 million, down from USD 10 to 50 million.
The Unifeeder Group becomes a part of the DP World Group
The Unifeeder Group (‘Unifeeder’), the largest Pan-European feeder and shortsea operator, has announced the signing of the agreed acquisition of Unifeeder by DP World
Maersk and IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution
Industry-wide collaboration announced in January advances as more than 90 organizations participate in the global trade solution. More than 154 million events captured on the platform and growing by one million per day.
Celebrity Apex Begins Her Journey to the Top
Launching construction on the next industry-changing ship in its Edge series, Celebrity Cruises pushes modern luxury travel to even greater heights
First Sailing of New LNG-Powered ConRo Ship
Crowley Adds Greater Velocity to U.S. Mainland-Puerto Rico Supply Chain with First Sailing of New LNG-Powered ConRo Ship
MT-FAST Fuel-saving Device Installed on 500 Vessels
MT-FAST, a fuel-saving device jointly developed by NYK Group company MTI Co. Ltd. and Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation, has now been installed on over 500 vessels. Operational data has proven the device to be effective in saving fuel.
ONE takes delivery of 14,000-TEU containership “ONE MINATO”
Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. is proud to announce the delivery of ONE MINATO, a 14,000 TEU-class magenta coloured containership, at Hiroshima Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Japan on July 24, 2018.
Nigerian anti-corruption project improves port calls
An anti-corruption project aiming for port calls without demands for in-kinds payments, harassment, or the threat of illicit delays has been completed with positive outcomes.
UK Chamber welcomes new offshore wind developments but raises concern on navigational safety
With the Government poised to greenlight millions of pounds' worth of new offshore developments, the UK Chamber of Shipping warns that coordination and forward planning is essential.
GDPR for Shipping Companies
The UK Chamber of Shipping has launched its latest publication, 'The General Data Protection Regulation: Guidance to Shipping Companies'.
UK Chamber of Shipping warns the EU to ‘stop being prisoner to its own dogma’
The organisation welcomes the Government White Paper on Brexit, which was released 13/07.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA acquires Syngin Technology LLC
Wallenius Wilhelmsen, the global finished vehicle logistics provider, has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the membership interest in Syngin Technology LLC (“Syngin”) for an initial purchase price of USD 22 million on a cash and debt free basis.
BW GROUP buy additional 36.3% stake in HAFNIA TANKERS
BW Group has entered into a definitive agreement to buy a 36.3% stake in Hafnia Tankers, a shipping company formed by the management team of former Tankers Inc.
Free mental health awareness guidelines
As part of Seafarers Awareness Week and to coincide with the International Day of the Seafarer on Monday, the UK Chamber has made its 'Guidelines to Shipping Companies on Mental Health Awareness' free to download.
NORDEN implements restricted share programme
In April 2018, the general meeting of NORDEN adopted a revised remuneration policy. The revised policy makes it possible to replace the existing share option programme with a restricted share programme to motivate key employees.
Customers honor Hamburg Süd as “Best Shipping Line” between Asia and Europe
This year, Hamburg Süd once again numbers among the winners of the prestigious Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards of the shipping and logistics trade journal “Asia Cargo News.”
Wallenius Wilhelmsen expands the fleet
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean welcomes MV Titus, with a capacity of 8000 cars, to its fleet of neo-panamax vessels.
 American P&I’s Essential Best Practices and Regulatory Guidance for Shipowners and Operators
Following its long tradition of advisory service to maritime operators, the American P&I Club has issued two comprehensive shipowners’ guides to regulatory compliance; Welcome to Greater China and Welcome to the USA.
UK Chamber launches guidelines for seafarer mental welfare policy
Mental illness is estimated to cost UK businesses £30 billion every year through lost production, recruitment and absence.
Energizing American Shipbuilding Act introduced
US Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Chairman of the Senate has introduced the “Energizing American Shipbuilding Act.”
Compensation for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer
Denmark has presented its plan to ratify the 2010 International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk reports unsatisfactory earnings
Søren Skou: "At the same time, on the short-term performance, our result especially in the ocean related part of the business was unsatisfactory."
Improved reporting formalities are crucial
Administrative burdens must be removed and reporting formalities on port calls must be digitized. An amendment to the Reporting Formalities Directive will facilitate the life of shipping companies and strengthen maritime transport within the EU.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA reports EBITDA adjusted
Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA reports EBITDA adjusted for extraordinary costs of USD 128 million in the seasonally weak first quarter.
Hikawa Maru Celebrates 88 Years
April 25, Hikawa Maru, the only existing large-scale cargo-passenger ship built in Japan before the war, celebrates its 88th anniversary since delivery.
AAL’S GLOBAL PROJECTS AMBITION BOOSTED WITH EUROPEAN OPERATIONS EXPANSION
AAL’s strategic objective to become carrier of choice for the world’s most dynamic industry projects is boosted this month with a simultaneous and carefully planned expansion of its European team.
Historic global climate agreement for shipping achieved
A CO2 reduction strategy for shipping has just been adopted in the UN Maritime Organization, IMO. Danish Shipping is very pleased that an agreement has been reached in line with the Paris Agreement.
Evergreen Opens New office in Cambodia
Evergreen Shipping Services (Cambodia) Company Limited was established this month in response to both customer demand for increased service in the country and the potential for trade growth.
Switching fuels for cleaner air
Hamburg Süd and Electrolux are reducing sulfur dioxide emissions – Boosting sustainability in the transportation chain.
NYK to Reinforce Logistics Base
At a ceremony held in Istanbul on April 5, NYK signed an agreement to jointly build and operate a finished-car logistics terminal in Yarimca port near Istanbul, Turkey.
Interactive, online courses on the rise
Danish Shipping Academy introduced an interactive, online version of the mandatory “§16 Safety and Health” course and courses in Danish Maritime Legislation with success in November 2017.
Notice of Business Commencement of Ocean Network Express
ONE is the result of an integration of the container operations of three Japanese shipping carriers, namely, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd ("K" Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).
Hapaq-Lloyd: Operating result more than tripled
Hapag-Lloyd discloses 2017 annual report and final figures/ Operating result (EBIT) more than tripled to EUR 411 million/ Positive group net result of around EUR 32 million achieved/ Dividend proposal of 57 cent per share.
CEO Jan Rindbo "Norden in 2017"
NORDEN just published its annual report for 2017.
U.N. Blacklists 27 Ships for Sanctions-Busting
On Friday, the U.N. Security Council added 27 ships to its blacklist for alleged involvement in North Korean smuggling, including 12 vessels owned outside of the DPRK.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S announces change in the composition of the Executive Board
A.P. Moller - Maersk is accelerating the business transformation after a year of solid progress in becoming the global integrator of container logistics.
New trade restrictions are deeply worrying
Although the US has decided to exclude Europe from new tariffs on steel and aluminium, new restrictions on trade between the United States and China raise concern.
EU Member States in call to end crippling reporting formalities for ships
Led by Denmark, 13 EU Member States have called on the Commission to present an ambitious proposal on revising the Reporting Formalities Directive.
NYK Group and JMU Develop Highly Efficient Ship Propeller
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI Co. Ltd., and Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) have successfully developed a highly efficient propeller.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S  completed the sale of Maersk Oil to Total 09-03-2018
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S has received all regulatory approvals and has today completed the sale of Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S to Total S.A. , which was announced on 21 August 2017.
The EU must promote safe and sound recycling globally
The ship recycling industry is facing a decisive year as EU's so-called whitelist of approved recycling facilities is being established at this moment.
SEA\LNG STRENGTHENS TIES WITH JAPAN AS TWO NEW MEMBERS JOIN GROWING COALITION
“K” LINE Group and Uyeno Group of Companies join SEA\LNG to inspire discussion and collaboration in Asia-Pacific’s thriving LNG hub
Evergreen Launches New Electronic Documentation Function in Partnership with Bolero International
Evergreen Line introduces paperless Bill of Lading (B/L) and dispatch documentation via its ShipmentLink digital portal, enhancing connectivity for exporters and importers with banks, insurers, regulators, customs and port authorities.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S receives regulatory approval from Danish Energy Agency for the divestment of
The Danish Energy Agency has issued its approval of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S' sale of Mærsk Olie & Gas A/S to global oil major Total S.A. [Total], including the conditions for such a transfer.
Maersk: Canada's Trade Growth to Beat U.S.
Maersk Line's latest North America Trade Report, released last week, predicts that Canada's imports and exports will grow by seven percent in 2018, higher than that of the U.S. which the company predicts will grow by up to four percent.
Container shipping: a year where fleet growth and demand growth are the same
Having experienced falling freight rates from August to year-end in 2017, most liner companies were successful in pushing rates higher in early January 2018.
8.000 new containers in Hamburg Süd colors
More than 8,000 brand new containers with the distinctive red exterior paint and white lettering Hamburg Süd have been delivered by the container factory of Maersk Container Industry (MCI) in the Chinese city of Dongguan.
NYK Selected as a White 500 Company for Second Consecutive Year
For a second consecutive year, NYK has been included in the “White 500,” a group of large companies demonstrating outstanding health and productivity management.
Breakbulk's Top 10 Companies
As of early January 2018, the 10 largest breakbulk operators by deadweight of multipurpose/project/heavy-lift tonnage combined deployed a fleet of 460 ships, says industry analyst Dynamar.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S grows revenue and underlying profit in year of transformation
Growing revenue and improving profit in A.P. Moller - Maersk, primarily driven by Maersk Line. Underlying profit for the continuing operations was USD 356 million, compared to a loss of USD 496 million in 2016.
Evergreen Orders Eight 11,000 TEU Containerships
Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) today to order eight 11,000 TEU containerships. The contracts were signed by EMC Chairman Anchor Chang and SHI President & CEO J.O. Nam.
AAL AND HMM TO GLOBALLY COOPERATE AND LAUNCH JOINT FAR EAST –  MIDDLE EAST MPV LINER SERVICE
– Specialist multipurpose carriers and long-standing collaborators, AAL and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), are entering an exciting global cooperation.
ERCK RICKMERS SELLS E.R. SCHIFFAHRT AND HARPER PETERSEN
Hamburg entrepreneur Erck Rickmers (53) has decided to sell his ship management and ship brokerage activities.
Hapag-Lloyd recycles seven more container ships in an eco-friendly manner
Hapag-Lloyd boasts one of the youngest fleets in the industry after merger with UASC / Vessels to be dismantled in line with environmental regulations in certified shipyards
Hamburg Süd to launch new services
Hamburg Süd to launch new services between West Coast South and Central America and Asia
ONE Ready to Take Bookings from February 1
Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “ONE”) announces that acceptance of bookings for its container shipping service begins in stages from February 1, 2018*.
NYK Installs “J-Marine NeCST” Ship Navigation Support Tool on Asuka II
The first commercial product of the “J-Marine NeCST”* ship navigation support tool has been installed on board Asuka II, a cruise ship owned and operated by NYK Cruises Co. Ltd.
“K” Line takes Delivery of 14000-TEU Containership “MILANO BRIDGE”
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, ( “K” Line) is proud to announce the delivery of “MILANO BRIDGE,” a 14,000-TEU Containership at Hiroshima Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Japan on January 18, 2018.
NGOs and industry send a very strong signal
Leading environmental organizations and the international shipping industry have joined forces and unitedly call for an explicit ban on non-compliant fuel on board ships from 2020.
ONE Launches New “Day ONE” Service Network
Ocean Network Express (ONE) to implement new worldwide service network from April 2018.
Shipping companies strengthen the fight against cyber criminals
During the last year, the majority of shipping companies has been exposed to cyber attacks and has intensified the fight against cyber crime. This becomes evident in a survey among participants in Danish Shipping's CEO Panel.
Maersk and IBM to Form Joint Venture
A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM announced their intent to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology.
Two Bodies and VDR Recovered from Sanchi
A Chinese salvage team has managed to board the stricken tanker Sanchi and recover two bodies and the voyage data recorder.
Rolls-Royce and Mitsui O.S.K. lines to work together to develop intelligent awareness for ships
Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Japanese multi-modal transport company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), to collaborate in the development of its intelligent awareness system.
Expanding global reach to enable smarter global trade
In this issue of NORDEN NEWS, you can read about how NORDEN has expanded and strengthened the global reach in recent years by opening new offices in Australia, Chile and soon also in Canada.
KOTUG Australia awarded contract to operate tugs for Fortescue at Port Hedland
Kotug Australia Pty Ltd (KOTUG) has won the contract to operate the tugboat fleet for Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) in the Port of Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export port on Australia´s west coast.
Maersk Line completes the divestment of Mercosul Line
CMA CGM and Maersk Line on 13 June 2017 announced a binding agreement whereby CMA CGM would acquire Mercosul Line. Mercosul is a leading player in Brazil's domestic container shipping market.
New strategy: Denmark must be ahead of the curve
Chairman of Danish Shipping, Claus V. Hemmingsen, presented the organisation's new strategy - "Ahead of the Curve".
Changing the face of our industry
Many people in the maritime industry now believe it is about to undergo a technological change of such seismic proportions that it will alter the business dynamic forever.
Maersk Line obtains final regulatory approval and closes the acquisition of
On 1 December 2016, Maersk Line announced its intention to acquire Hamburg Süd. The acquisition triggered a regulatory approval process in 23 jurisdictions which was successfully concluded on Tuesday 28 November with the approval of the acquisition.
Hamburg Süd remains Hamburg Süd
Hamburg Süd remains a commercially independent brand under new owner – Significantly greater product range through global service network – Own sales force provides unchanged level of care to Hamburg Süd customers
NORDEN opens office in Vancouver and expands global reach
NORDEN continues to expand its global reach and local presence with the opening of a new office in Vancouver, Canada.
Hapag-Lloyd successfully completes integration with UASC
Today, Hapag-Lloyd successfully completed the integration of UASC into the Group.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S strengthens the Executive Board
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S strengthens the Executive Board to accelerate the vision of becoming the global integrator of container logistics for the benefits of customers and global trade
Introducing Celebrity Flora: The Celebrity Revolution Continues
The Celebrity Revolution Continues with a New Ship Designed for the Galapagos Islands
Maritime Disruptors Academy is open for registrations
Danish Shipping has just launched a new academy for employees in Danish shipping companies together with the tech consultancy DareDisrupt.
NORDEN's third quarter of 2017
Expectations for the adjusted results for the year are raised to USD -10 to 30 million (previously USD -20 to 20 million) as a result of higher expected Dry Cargo earnings.
Agreement on EU CO2 quotas excludes shipping for now
Nov. 9th, the European Parliament and the EU member states agreed on a revision of the EU's Emissions Trading System, ETS.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA reports strong underlying results in the third quarter
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA reports strong underlying results in the third quarter due to continued positive development for Ocean volumes and cargo mix.
Wilhelmsen eyes efficiency gains by sharing data on DNV GL’s Veracity platform
Wilhelmsen is exploring concrete ways of leveraging their data on DNV GL’s Veracity industry platform.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S grows revenue and underlying profit in the third quarter of the year
In Q3, the revenue of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S' continuing operations increased by 14% year on year driven by higher freight rates in Maersk Line. The underlying profit was USD 248m.
Start-up Supported by NYK Group Wins Top Prize at Singapore’s Smart Port Challenge 2017
A start-up that has received support from NYK Group South Asia Pte. Ltd. (NGSA) and Symphony Creative Solutions Pte. Ltd. (SCS)*, both NYK Group companies, has won the top prize at Smart Port Challenge 2017
“K” Line Awarded “Climate A List” by CDP, an International Non-profit Organization
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has been selected for the highest evaluation on the "Climate A List" at CDP’s debriefing session held in Tokyo on October 24th by CDP
Abandon requirement of shipping in EU's Emissions Trading System
The European Parliament and the EU Member States still have not reached an agreement regarding the EU's Emissions Trading System, EU ETS.
Evergreen Enhances North Europe – Mediterranean Sea Network
In order to offer an express service on the North Europe – Mediterranean trade, Evergreen is teaming up with COSCO and YML to create a new joint operation, to be branded Europe – Med Express (EMX).
Slow Brexit negotiations is a risk to shipping companies
As Brexit yet again was discussed between the EU’s leaders, the 27 remaining heads of state have agreed that progress has been made, but not enough to start negotiations on a future trade relationship.
New vessel type from ESVAGT purpose-built for wind farms far out to sea
In recent years, Esbjerg-based ESVAGT has focused on designing vessels for servicing large offshore wind farms located far out to sea.
NYK Celebrates Its 132nd Anniversary - extract of Presidents Speech
NYK president Tadaaki Naito marked the 132nd anniversary of NYK’s founding by addressing company employees at the NYK head office in Tokyo on October 2. A summary of his speech is provided.
Hapag-Lloyd recycles three container ships in an environmentally friendly manner
Three of UASC’s A4-class units taken from the market / Environmentally friendly dismantling at certified shipyards in Turkey and China / Hapag-Lloyd an industry pioneer as a result
EU must invest in mobility
Mobility is an absolute necessity for increasing the wealth and creating jobs in Europe. 30 European organisations call for an increased investment in transportation through the so-called CEF-funding – a move supported by Danish Shipping.
CEO's editorial - NORDEN NEWS Magazine Autumn 2017
Flexibility is one of NORDEN’s core values and a contributing factor in ensuring that customers receive a service which satisfies the very high demands you can rightfully make on a company like NORDEN.
Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards: Maersk awarded The Grand Prix award for campaign
Maersk's "The Heart of Trade" campaign was awarded The Grand Prix award at the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards on September 28th 2017.
15,000-TEU container ship will be delivered to Hapag-Lloyd
“Al Jmeliyah” will be handed over in South Korea / Comprehensive newbuild programme completed / Fleet is one of the youngest and most modern in the industry
NORDEN enters into long-term contract on transportation of road salt from Chile
NORDEN has entered into a 10-year contract on transportation of road salt from Chile.
A.P. Moller - Maersk has today signed an agreement to sell Maersk Tankers A/S
Maersk Tankers sold for USD 1,171 mill in an all cash transaction
New warning on hazards of carrying bauxite by ship
A new warning that bauxite may become unstable when carried in bulk on a ship, potentially causing the vessel to capsize, has been issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
“K” LINE REPORT 2017
A full 2017 report from K-Line published so all stakeholders better understand “K” Line’s corporate activities and the Company’s perspective for the medium- and long-term.
Hapag-Lloyd Orders 7,700 New Reefer Containers
Investment volume after merger with UASC exceeds order quantity of prior years / Enhancement of Controlled Atmosphere technology / Production to begin in September 2017
Hamburg Süd with new Internet presence
The Internet sites of the Hamburg Süd Group, the Hamburg Süd Line, and the Brazilian subsidiary Aliança are showcasing themselves in a new design.
Hamburg Süd at Asia Fruit Logistica New service offerings – higher reefer capacity
Hamburg Süd is represented again this year at Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong from September 6 to 8. The shipping group is showcasing a variety of innovations around the transportation of reefer cargo.
Denmark to abolish registration fee for ships
he Danish government proposes to abolish the registration fee on merchant ships. Danish Shipping points out that a serious obstacle to the growth of vessels flying the Danish flag will hereby be removed.
KL Sandefjord - First Offshore Vessel with DNV GL’s “Shore Power” Class Notation
The offshore vessel KL Sandefjord, owned by K Line Offshore AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line), is the first offshore vessel with the DNV GL class notation Shore Power.
Greek shipowners would consider relocating to London, says study
The Ernst & Young study also praised the UK’s maritime clusters and recommended that a promotional body like Maritime UK should be created in Greece.
Maersk Searcher and Maersk Shipper Update
Marine accident report on MÆRSK BATTLER's loss of tow and the foundering of MÆRSK SEARCHER and MÆRSK SHIPPER
Hapag-Lloyd achieves significantly better operating result and will complete integration soon
EBITDA and EBIT significantly higher than previous year / Transport volume up by 14% / Freight rates continue to recover / Integration and synergy delivery on track / First outlook including UASC
The Great American Eclipse on Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean hosted a bucket-list-worthy viewing party for the Great American Eclipse on Oasis of the Seas. See Video.
Dry bulk shipping: strong demand improves market as it exceeds high fleet growth Demand
Since early July, the capesize rates have gone up and up. By mid-August, they had reached a breakeven level to become profitable.
NORDEN presents its second quarter and first half-year of 2017 in a film in Danish with English subt
NORDEN's second quarter & first half-year of 2017 in 5 minutes (English subtitles) - from 17 August 2017
Evergreen Vessel in Seafarer Rescue
The officers and crew of Evergreen Line's containership EVER DIADEM joined forces with another ship to successfully rescue thirty seafarers.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S improves underlying profit and grows revenue in first half of the year
In Q2, the revenue of A. P. Moller - Maersk grew by 8.4% to USD 9.6bn year on year, mainly due to higher freight rates in Maersk Line.
Danish Shipping: Assesment of existing regulation before new ship recycling initiatives
The European Commission has published its long-awaited position on the feasibility of introducing a financial incentive to ensure that more ships are recycled at EU-approved facilities.
Crew supply and training: An industry challenge
The most recent ISF/BIMCO Manpower Report based on global seafarer supply and demand in 2015 states that, at the time of the survey, there was a shortage of 16,500 Officers which is estimated to increase continually to over 145,000 by 2025.
Emissions: smart savings with slow steaming
Would you have thought that lowering ship speed by just 4 knots saves no less than 40 percent in fuel? This cuts costs and helps to ease environmental burdens.
T/B Pax delivered to Østensjø Rederi AS
The T/B Pax delivered to Østensjø Rederi AS today from Astilleros Gondan. This is the second vessel in a series of three dual fuel tugs to deliver.
66 Apprentices Start at Hapag-Lloyd Today
Total of 235 apprentices and dual-track students on shore and at sea / Hapag-Lloyd runs Germany’s largest maritime training program / CEO Rolf Habben Jansen: “Excellent prospects for young talents”
Rolls-Royce and Mystic Cruises combine to launch eco-friendly expeditionary cruise ship
Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with WestSea Yard, part of Martifer Group, to equip an expeditionary oceanic cruise ship for Portuguese based cruise company Mystic Cruises.
50 years of the Marine Training Centre Tarawa
Success story: A half century of seafarer training in the South Pacific
Travellers' Top Rated Cruise Destinations Revealed
Budapest named world's top cruise destination; Cork, Guernsey & Glasgow make the top 5 for British Isles & Western Europe
SVITZER SECURES FIFTEEN-YEAR CONTRACT WITH EXCELERATE ENERGY IN BANGLADESH
Svitzer is pleased to announce it will provide marine support services for the Excelerate Energy FSRU in Bangladesh following a competitive tender process.
European banks struggle to solve toxic shipping debt problem
Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry. But it is not an easy time for the lenders either.
VOS Start naming ceremony
We are proud to announce that the newest addition to our fleet, VOS Start, was Christened yesterday, 20 July. In a ceremony held at Damen Shiprepair in Amsterdam, the vessel was named by Mrs Tracie Moyes from MHI Vestas Offshore.
ROYAL IHC LAUNCHES MOVIE SHOWCASING HELIOS CONSTRUCTION
On 1 July, HELIOS – Royal Boskalis Westminster’s new self-propelled megacutter – was named and christened during a ceremony in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
E.R. Schiffahrt wins further management contract from Maersk Line
E.R. Schiffahrt, the Hamburg-based ship manager, has been appointed by Danish Maersk Line with the ship management of three further vessels.
CEO's editorial - NORDEN NEWS Magazine Summer 2017
The world is changing and NORDEN is changing with it. In a time when the volume of accessible information doubles with rapidly increasing speed, adaptability is not just a buzzword but a requirement to be successful.
Announcement from A P Moeller-Maersk regarding the serious hacking incident
Statement from A P Moeller-Maersk with reference to the massive hacker attack performed 28-06-2017.
Maersk IT systems are down
Tuesday 27 June, A.P. Moller - Maersk was hit, as part of a global cyber-attack named Petya, affecting multiple sites and select business units.
Winners Announced At The 10th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia
Honouring and recognising outstanding companies and individuals in the maritime industry, winners of the 10th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia were announced on 23 June 2017 at the InterContinental Hong Kong.
Six crew members kidnapped
Aris 13, a tanker registered in Sri Lanka was attacked in The Arabian Sea. Eight crew members taken hostage and the tanker hijacked.
NORDEN adds another MR tanker to its fleet
NORDEN has purchased a Japanese-built MR product tanker from 2010. The purchase is NORDEN’s second purchase of an MR product tanker within a month.
BB Green electric commuter ferry awarded electric and hybrid propulsion system of the year
The BB Green electric commuter ferry by Green City Ferries has been awarded the ‘electric and hybrid propulsion system of the year’ at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference 2017, in the Netherlands.
COSCO SHIPPING Lines launches GEM2 (South Asia and East Mediterranean) Service
COSCO SHIPPING Lines CO., LTD is announcing the launch of GEM2 service between South Asia and East Mediterranean from July 2nd Karachi, 2017.
Baltic Shipping Company A/S strengthens their project division
BSC strengthens their position inside the European project and Heavy Lift segment with forming of the ” Baltic Projects” - a partnership between Baltic Shipping Company A/S and Ejler Projects A/S
Amazing drawing of Madrid Mærsk on her maiden voyage
Captain Niels Peter Hviid Larsen, Mærsk Line, presents a drawing of Madrid Mærsk that he have received during her maiden voyage.
Navig8 Product Tankers Inc. Takes Delivery
of its Eighth and Final Newbuilding Product Tanker from Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited
The Danish Shipowners’ Association changes its name to Danish Shipping
Danish Shipowners’ Association, The Shipowners’ Association of 2010 and The Danish Car Ferry Association - together represent all areas of the shipping industry in Denmark. From today they will also have a shared visual identity.
Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd sale and purchase agreement approved
On 1 December 2016, Maersk Line announced its intention to acquire Hamburg Süd, the German container shipping line, and on 14 March 2017, Maersk Line announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement with the Oetker Group, owner of Hamburg Süd.
MSC announces new Israel express service
MSC is delighted to announce improvements to its Israel Express service. MSC will operate three out of five vessels on the service, which is part of a vessel sharing agreement with ZIM Integrated Shipping Ltd.
Casper Andersen has been appointed as the new Director for EU Affairs
He will head the Danish Shipowners' Association's representation in Brussels, which employs a team of four.
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