Tomorrowland, an outlook of 2021
Leading shipbroker Simpson Spence Young shares views on 2021 market outlook
Disinfect COVID extends COVID cleaning service to vessels in Rotterdam.
To the British future
Brexit: Maritime and port sector changes coming into effect on January 1, 2021
Combination of cellular and satellite communication on the vessels
For work or for pleasure, the captain and crew members all want a reliable internet connection when they set sail. Good internet connectivity can provide enhanced navigational capabilities, operational efficiency and safety.
New technology keeps seafarers safe
Using technological innovation to manage work/rest hour compliance at sea
Retrofitting your vessel
Shipowners should use pandemic downtime to retrofit. The coronavirus crisis has seen different segments in the maritime industry retrofitting their vessels with more efficient and clean technologies
Seafarers prioritised for vaccination
UN General Assembly Resolution calls for seafarer key worker designation and implementation of crew change protocols; IMO Secretary-General urges priority vaccination.
Connectivity is crucial
Pioneering Spirit, the world’s largest crane vessel, needed a way to stay online at all times, whether it’s out on the ocean on a decommissioning project or moored on shore. Having connectivity is crucial for the safety of its crew.
Heroes of the sea should be first in line
During this extraordinary global health crisis, seafarers remain faithful to their duty to supply the citizens of the world with essential goods. These heroes of the sea should be given priority in Covid-19 vaccination.
6 ways container vessel companies reduce CO2 emissions
Under growing pressure from regulators, the shipping industry is working to increase sustainability while maintaining profitability. Here’s how ship owners are adapting.
The foundation of autonomous ships
BIMCO is adapting the currently used SHIPMAN 2009 agreement for use with autonomous ships, but the lack of actual autonomous ships currently in operation will mean ongoing adjustments as the industry forges ahead with its pioneering projects.
The future of maritime transportation
Dr. Doumbia-Henry highlighted that automation and technology will significantly affect shipping, making it more interconnected, but also more interlinked with the global supply chain.
Turbulent oil prices
After a volatile week, prices ended down since last Monday and the market is coming off more this morning as more covid-19 cases mean more restrictions being imposed in many countries including the UK, Spain and Italy.
Shaping dry bulk outlook
The black swan event of the covid-19 pandemic has greatly reduced global industrial production for most of 2020 and has had a negative impact on the demand for coal and minor bulks.
Life during COVID is a living nightmare
Ongoing impact revealed in latest seafarers happiness index. The Mission to Seafarers calls for urgent action to address immediate needs and long-term impact of the pandemic.
Don't lose hundreds of dollars every day
Steam system maintenance and inefficient use of steam is one of the most overlooked factors in vessel energy optimization. It is also one of the most low-hanging fruits.
Market update for 2021
After a particularly strong spring (driven by significant stock accumulation in response to record low oil prices), market rates fell sharply during the summer months.
What does IMO 2021 mean for you?
The need for a change of mindset on IT and OT at sea is reinforced by the requirement to have cyber security in your safety management system by January next year. What does IMO 2021 mean for you?
Industry giants commit to transparent reporting
The Sea Cargo Charter sets a new benchmark for responsible shipping, transparent climate reporting, and improved decision making in line with United Nations decarbonization targets.
World's first autonomous vessel for commercial use
The world’s first fleet of autonomous robot exploration vessels for commercial use is to be powered by Volvo Penta.
Pushing for international guidelines for ship/shore communication
Standardising and harmonising electronic ship/shore communication for reporting purposes is high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee
Call for procedure for migrant rescue
Open Letter: Shipping industry calls for action to ensure prompt and predictable disembarkations for persons rescued at sea by merchant vessels
Gizat Global Communication ready to help crew healtcare
Gizat has signed an agreement with Aura Air to bring an innovative smart air purity solution to the maritime market. This solution is capable purify indoor air from various pollutants and has proven a 99.9% effectiveness against COVID -19.
Trans-Pacific trade lane hits record
This is BIMCO’s Shipping number of the week: Trans-Pacific short vs long contract freight rate gap hits record USD 2,400 per FEU
Covid-19 recovery for the containership market
The summer surge on the Transpacific was a welcome boost to freight and charter earnings but it is too early to conclude that the worst is over
Inatech's new product helps segment hit by COVID-19
As small- to mid-size shipping companies recover from the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Glencore’s Inatech has responded to market demand with a new version of its Shiptech bunker fuel management system, called ShiptechLite.
Smart technology enables remotely operated vessel
Fully redundant and cyber secure satellite communication system installed on first testbed of remotely operated offshore support vessels with no crew onboard
Brookes Bell's Safe Return to Port Solution rolls in the Norwegian fleet
Brookes Bell, the leading international multi-disciplinary marine, scientific and technical consultancy, has been contracted by Norwegian Cruise Line.
Improved bulkhead design by DNV GL and HHI
DNV GL has presented Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with a general approval for ship application (GASA) for a new concept of very large crude carriers (VLCCs) with a centreline oil-tight longitudinal bulkhead.
Maersk ask for urgent assistance
Maersk are calling on responsible governments for urgent humanitarian assistance and a safe disembarkation of the 27 people they rescued four weeks ago.
World's first CO2 capture plant on vessel
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) announces it will deploy a small-scale, marine-use demonstration plant for CO2 capture onboard a vessel and conduct research and development on compact facility design.
DFDS develops ambitious climate plan
DFDS want to become climate neutral by 2050 and are aiming for a relative reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by close to 45% from 2008 to 2030. That corresponds to an approximate reduction of 25-35% between 2019 and 2030.
Maersk's strong performance despite COVID-19
In Q2 2020, A.P. Moller - Maersk improved profitability across all businesses through agile capacity deployment, cost mitigation initiatives and adaption to changed customer needs.
NORDEN transfers technical management to Synergy
NORDEN has established a joint venture with Synergy Marine Group which will handle the technical management of the company’s owned tanker vessels, effective as of 20 August 2020.
NORDEN orders 6 new vessels
NORDEN has added 2 vessels to the existing newbuilding contract with Nantong Cosco Khi Ship Engineering Co. (“NACKS”), taking the total order to 6 vessels.
Roknoor-32 launched by Indian Register of Shipping
M.V. ROKNOOR-32, a General Cargo vessel, built under the classification of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), was successfully launched from the Delta Shipyard in Chattogram, Bangladesh.
Help for stranded seafarers on Danish ships
The government, together with Danish Shipping, the maritime section of the Danish Metalworkers' Union and the Danish Engineers' Association, has found a solution whereby stranded seafarers on board Danish ships can come home.
Maersk Flow, a new digital supply chain management platform
The new platform strengthens the company’s position as global integrator of container logistics helping small and medium sized customers to connect and simplify their supply chains.
A.P. Moller - Maersk to acquire KGH Customs Services
A.P. Moller - Maersk announces that it has reached an agreement with Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire KGH Customs Services (KGH), a Sweden-based specialist in trade and customs management services in Europe.
NYK Joins Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for zero carbon shipping
NYK has announced that it plans to officially become a founding member of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
Hurtigruten launches year-round Dover and Hamburg expedition cruises
Hurtigruten continues to grow: From 2021, the world’s largest expedition cruise line offers guests a new way to explore the Norwegian coast - with full-year departures directly from the UK, Germany and Norway.
NORDEN opens new office in Dubai
Following the continued growth of NORDEN’s dry cargo activities, the company today announces the opening of an office in Dubai, effective 1 August 2020.
Svitzer strengthens operations in Africa with new contract wins
Recently, Svitzer took an important step towards strengthening its presence in Africa by signing a five-year contract with Nacala Logistics in Mozambique for harbour towage, occasional pilot transfer and potential salvage work in the Port of Nacala.
DP World Joins with TradeLens to Digitize Global Supply Chains
Collaboration will offer greater ease of doing business across the supply chain. Manual, time-consuming administrative processes are replaced with digital procedures powered by Blockchain Technology.
Delivery of first of four DP2 shuttle tankers for Petrobras charter
AET took delivery of Eagle Petrolina, the first of four Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Shuttle Tankers purposed built for long-term charter to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, the Brazilian multinational petroleum corporation.
A.P. Moller - Maersk continues to grow profitability
A.P. Moller - Maersk had a financially strong start to the year. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s profound impact on global trade the company kept momentum in its strategic transformation and demonstrated robustness to weather the crisis.
A cyber security compliant ship
Korean Register (KR) has completed a comprehensive cyber security survey of the chemical/oil tanker SONGA HAWK and has certified the ship to be fully compliant in all areas, the very first ship to achieve the certification.
NYK Starts World's First Large-scale Survey of Microplastics in Oceans
NYK has signed with the Chiba Institute of Technology (CIT) to use a ship to collect and analyze microplastics in oceans around the world in an effort to create a solution to marine plastic pollution, a global environmental issue.
Jumbo Shipping secures contract on Hornsea Two offshore wind farm project
Jumbo has been awarded a contract to support DEME Offshore in its scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
Fraudulent invoices being submitted to vessel owners due to Covid-19
ITIC, the International Transport Intermediaries Club, has been receiving an increasing number of reports of fraudulent invoices being submitted to vessel owners and managers for medical testing services following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
New integrated container logistics solution platform
Evergreen Line has launched ‘GreenX’ platform. Responding to the need for greater efficiencies through digitalization, GreenX allows customers to enjoy seamless booking capabilities in addition to direct access to integrated trade services.
Invitation to European Shipping Week
European Shipping week is the brainchild of the European Community Shipowners´Association (ECSA) and is run by a steering Group made up of Europe´s main shipping organisations as well as the European Commission and Shipping Innovation.
EU Shipping wants business as usual after Brexit
ECSA insists that the only and most economically sensible future is for the EU and the UK to remain an integrated and seamless shipping centre.
The path to a carbon-free maritime industry: investments and innovation
Statement of John W. Butler President & CEO of the World Shipping Council Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
NORDEN continues fleet optimisation
NORDEN has sold 1 Handysize tanker, which was delivered to her new owners in late November 2019. On the back of this sale, the company purchased 2 MR tankers, which were delivered in end-December 2019.
Danish record in container handling
Almost one month before the end of the year, the Port of Aarhus broke its own record, which was set last year with 540,363 containers (TEU)
NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration
NORDEN has entered into a partnership with Danish based Kvasir Technologies, a spinout from the Technical University of Denmark with a patented technology to produce fuel from plant material.
New project for the development of a cyber-risk management system for ships
Today, NYK and Dualog,* a cutting-edge innovator of maritime IT, announced that a new project for the development of a cyber-risk management system for ships will receive two years of funding from the Norwegian government fund Innovation Norway.
Maersk looks at Brazilian start-ups
Maersk Line appears to be continuing its process of vertical consolidation, admitting it is on the hunt for forwarding acquisitions in Latin America.
Norsepower Rotor Sails confirmed savings of 8,2% fuel
Norsepower Oy Ltd. has announced successful trial results of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Tankers product tanker, Maersk Pelican.
Achieving net zero is an 'OPEX not a CAPEX challenge'.
Joint study finds that to develop zero carbon ready ships, shipowners must invest for fuel flexibility and points to the need for policy interventions and fundamental changes to incentives scheme for shipping.
Calculation error impacted the estimate by around USD 15 million
NORDEN lowers its expectations for the Adjusted Result for the year to USD 10 to 45 million, down from USD 25 to 60 million. The adjustment of guidance is mainly related to a calculation error.
Electrification of the cruise industry
AIDA Cruises and battery supplier Corvus Energy announce cooperation and ring in electrification of the cruise industry.
Svitzer signs deal for two innovative icebreaking tugs
Agreement with winning shipbuilder Med Marine will see custom designed ice classed vessels delivered in 2020 and 2021.
Low Emission Methanol-Fueled Chemical Tanker Delivered
NYK is proud to announce the delivery of Takaroa Sun, a methanol carrier equipped with two-stroke dual-fuel engine technology that enables the vessel to be powered by methanol.
NYK Places Order for World’s Largest LNG-fueled PCTC
NYK has placed an order for the world largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) capable of navigating oceans with only LNG as the main fuel.
A.P. Moller - Maersk upgrades its digital Warehousing and Distribution with JDA
Maersk will extend its end-to-end container logistics services with JDA Software Inc.’s Warehouse Management solutions, further building its warehousing and distribution services.
First Carbon-neutral Voyage
NYK has become the first Japanese shipping company to realize a carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of CO2, equivalent to the CO2 emitted by NYK’s environmental flagship car carrier Aries Leader during one voyage.
Ocean Network Express Releases 2019 Sustainability Report
Ocean Network Express is pleased to announce the release of ‘ONE Sustainability Report 2019’.
NORDEN establishes targeted decarbonisation role
NORDEN has established a new, dedicated decarbonisation position to drive NORDEN’s decarbonisation efforts and meet the company’s ambitious emission reduction targets.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen delivers improved results in a challenging market
Wallenius Wilhelmsen reports EBITDA of USD 211 million in the second quarter, delivering improved results despite lower revenues. The results were positively impacted by higher net freight/CBM, more efficient operations and lower net bunker cost.
Scandlines installs Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution on board hybrid ferry
Scandlines drives investment in wind propulsion technology on board the M/V Copenhagen reducing further carbon emissions.
NORDEN signs multiple long-term global contracts
NORDEN has contracted with Enviva to transport 1.3-1.5 million metric tons of wood pellets from the United States to Europe over a 6-year period.
Hurtigruten introduces three new hybrid powered cruise ships
Hurtigruten continues to move boundaries for green technology: Through giant makeovers, three Hurtigruten vessels will be transformed to premium, hybrid powered expedition cruise ships.
Jumbo and GoodFuels partner to take sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil to the offshore support market
Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and the world’s first commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, today announced a joint initiative.
World’s first hybrid expedition ship to be christened in Antarctica
MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history with the first-ever naming ceremony in Antarctica.
Scorpio Bulkers orders scrubbers for $13.0M
Scorpio Bulkers has confirmed that it has ordered a further 9 ENVI-Marine™ emission control systems for vessels it owns or manages in 2020, at a combined cost of USD$13.0m.
Meyer Turku wins third Icon class ship contract from Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Meyer Turku shipyard have signed an agreement (still subject to financing) on the delivery of a third Icon class cruise ship, to be delivered from Turku in the spring of 2025.
Hapaq-Lloyd and ONE joins TradeLens
Rapid adoption of TradeLens across the global shipping supply chain continues as Hapag-Lloyd and Singapore-based ONE announced they will join the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM.
Record-breaking reefer order: 13,420 new reefers
Hapag-Lloyd has placed a record order for the refrigerated containers known as “reefers”. Production of 970 20-foot containers and 12,450 40-foot containers is already scheduled to commence as early as July.
New state of the art $800 M investment in Morocco
New APM Terminals Medport Tangier is the second collaboration between Moroccan port TangerMed and A.P. Moller - Maersk
HMM to join THE Alliance
Carrier will be fourth member – besides Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming
MariApps sees industry catching up with technology
Building on the success of PAL 3, MariApps Marine Solutions is seeking to win over even more converts to the next version of its fully web-based, cloud-supported and mobile-compliant complete marine Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite.
Maersk introduces Maersk Spot
With the launch of Maersk Spot, Maersk aims to introduce a truly online product that can break the cycle of overbookings and offer a much simpler way to ship a container with load guarantee.
Egyptian success for Vroon Offshore Services
With nine offshore-support vessels operating in the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea during the second quarter of 2019, Vroon Offshore Services is the largest vessel operator active in the country.
Maritime industry wants action now
“Simply put, the high level of piracy and armed robbery attacks in the Gulf of Guinea is not acceptable. Yet it is happening every day and this is not business as usual. We need to take urgent action now.”
CMA CGM and MSC to Join TradeLens
Global container carriers CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced they will join TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM.
NORDEN boosts Middle East activities
Supporting NORDEN’s continued growth, the company has signed a 3-year Contract of Affreightment (COA) with Qatari chemical firm Qatar Vinyl Company commencing in the second quarter of 2019.
Svitzer begins landmark trial of new line handling technology
Remotely operated line catcher prototype could be a step-change innovation that improves safety standards for tug crews, reducing risk and increasing efficiencies for customers.
Will power ships with dead fish
Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten signs a multi-year deal with Norway-based Biokraft to supply climate-neutral liquified biogas (LBG) – and power ships with fuel made from dead fish and other organic waste.
Teekay Offshore Partners Secures $450 Million Shuttle Tanker Fleet Refinancing
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. announced today that in accordance with previously noted financing plans, it has secured a new $450 million revolving credit facility for sixteen shuttle tankers.
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S reports solid uplift in earnings and strong cash flow in Q1
A.P. Moller - Maersk has closed the first quarter of 2019 with a 33% increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to USD 1.2bn while revenue grew by 2.5% to USD 9.5bn .
Maersk offers Share buy-back program of DKK 10 billion
The Board of Directors of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S (APMM) has decided to exercise the authority given at the Annual General Meeting in April 2019 of acquiring up to 15% of the share capital
Shipping industry expresses concern over recent trade developments
A delegation from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has expressed concern over recent increases in protectionist measures.
DFDS partnership with BunkerTrust
We expect that BunkerTrust will assist us in creating the much-needed transparency in the bunkers industry and provide valuable insights into how DFDS can improve its overall bunkering process,” says Thomas Mørk
New 2020 Global Sulphur Cap White Paper
Chevron Marine Lubricants has released the second in a series of new white papers focusing on innovations and developments impacting the fast-changing shipping industry.
Teekay offers a glimpse into their arctic LNG project
What might life look like for the crews of and Arc 7 LNG carrier? You’ve heard what it’s like to live and work onboard one of these vessels and now you can see what this all looks like.
Maersk becomes the first container shipping company to offer digital Ocean Customs Clearance
Aiming to provide simple and easy-to-use solutions, Maersk has launched Customs Clearance online shipping management platform in seven European countries .
Swedish Shipowners Association launches research strategy 2019-2023
The strategy focuses on sustainable shipping and aims at achieving enhanced competitiveness, increased welfare and safety, zero emissions and social sustainability.
Furetank orders new tanker
Furetank Rederi AB has signed a contract for a new product tanker of 17,999 dwt, which will be built on Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding in China.
Why new CSR focus areas matter
The unveiling of NORDEN’s new Corporate Social Responsibility strategy ‘Beyond 2020’ also means two new focus areas step into the limelight.
 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S to retain full ownership of Maersk Supply Service
Maersk Supply Service's strategy is focused on optimising the existing core business through time chartering out their assets, pursuing of new business as an integrated solution contractor, and by diversifying into new markets.
Svitzer holds naming ceremony for newest London tug, Svitzer Meridian
Event on the Thames, in partnership with National Grid Grain LNG and Sanmar, celebrates latest addition to ten-strong London fleet.
Hurtigruten partners with EAT for more sustainable cuisine
Hurtigruten will offer their environmentally conscious guests even more exquisite and healthier food options. A new strategic partnership with EAT Foundation is set to reduce food waste and expand menus.
NORDEN invests in West African region
Danish shipping company NORDEN is opening an office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as part of the Company’s continued global expansion. The office will generate new business and focus on contributing positively to the development of the region.
Hurtigruten to Introduce MS Finnmarken as Brand-New Expedition Ship
After the most extensive upgrade in Hurtigruten’s 126-year history, MS Finnmarken will reemerge as a brand-new, premium expedition cruise ship.
NYK Concludes Long-term Contract for a New Eco-friendly Wood-chip Carrier
NYK has concluded a long-term contract with Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited for a new wood-chip carrier to be built by Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
View the full Annual Report 2018 for A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S
"Although we had a challenging start to 2018, looking at our financial performance, we increased earnings despite significantly higher bunker fuel prices and lower than expected container volume growth in the second half of 2018. "
NYK Encourages Its Male Staff to Proactively Participate in Housework and Childcare
On February 21, NYK held a Papa-Mama Seminar to encourage men to proactively participate in housework and childcare. As the number of working mothers has increased, the cooperation of partners is helpful for woman to have fulfilling careers.
Maritime Single Window – Simplified reporting moves a major step closer
ECSA and WSC have backed the agreement reached by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission in their ‘trilogue discussions’ on the European Maritime Single Window environment proposal.
Groot Ship Design supplies design for Pure-Electric Tanker for Japan
Recently Groot Ship Design successfully completed and delivered the concept design for the ‘e5 project’ under development in Japan.
Hapag-Lloyd first in world to convert large container ship to LNG
Retrofitting of the 15,000 TEU vessel “Sajir” to use LNG propulsion / Pilot project paves the way for converting large ships to LNG / 15 to 30 percent less CO2 emissions possible.
Hamburg Süd presents Remote Container Management
Full transparency in real time as well as significantly increased efficiency for refrigerated transport chains – trade fair from February 6 to 8 in Berlin
​Hurtigruten elevates the guest experience to a new level - introducing the tallest screen at sea
Technology will take the guest experience on Hurtigruten’s world’s-first hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen to a new level. Her high-tech centerpiece: The tallest and most spectacular LED screen at sea.
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 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.
“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.
– Specialist multipurpose carriers and long-standing collaborators, AAL and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), are entering an exciting global cooperation.
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).
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 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.
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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