Danfoss Editron, an engineer company, provided the hybrid electric drivetrain system powering a new ferry that is to connect communities of Thyborøn and Agger in north west Denmark. The ferry was ordered to replace the previous one that had been running for over 40 years and reached the end of its operational lifetime.
The European Commission announced that it will provide 215 million to finance part of the construction costs of the Baltic Pipe project designed to carry Norwegian gas to Danish and Polish markets. The signing ceremony took place on Monday, 15 April.
The Danish Maritime Authority announced the launch of a large drone, that will be used to check emissions from vessels operating in Danish waters to make sure they comply with the sulphur limit. The European Maritime Safety Agency is providing the drone, aiming to prevent ship pollution.
Improving the regulatory landscape is an important step for the maritime industry to raise operational efficiency, thus, reducing unnecessary administrative burdens is identified as appropriate. In this light, IMO, along with other organizations as well, are taking actions to reduce the so called ‘red tape’ in the sector and its implications.
Ballard Power Systems Europe will establish a Marine Center of Excellence (Marine CoE) focused on fuel cell marine applications at the company’s engineering, manufacturing and service facility in Hobro, Denmark. The Marine CoE will design and manufacture heavy duty fuel cell modules to address zero-emission powertrain requirements for the shipping industry.
Denmark and Ghana have cooperated on e-navigation solutions, implementation of international regulations and training of tugboat captains since 2015. This week, the two countries extended the strategic sector cooperation until 2021. The overall purpose of the strategic sector cooperation between Denmark and Ghana is to boost capacity building in the maritime sector that benefits both countries.
The Danish Maritime Authority informed that it no longer issues nationality certificates to recreational sailors with vessels below 20 bt. Instead, it has prepared a letter that recreational sailors can bring abroad as a replacement for the nationality certificate. The Danish Maritime Authority also confirmed that Danish owners of pleasure crafts have the right to sail under the Danish flag, subject to the Danish Maritime Shipping Act.
The Danish Maritime authority is responsible on making sure that safety is part of the innovative efforts taking place in the Blue Denmark, as electric ferries are developing in an unprecedented rate. Consequently, DMA is cooperating with the industry and other authorities and classification societies to highlight the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping sector, mostly focusing on safety.
As part of the launch of a cyber security strategy for shipping sector earlier this month, the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs published a threat assessment, providing an overview of the general cyber threat against the Danish maritime sector and informing the industry of threats in order to facilitate mitigation.
The Danish Maritime Authority launched on January 23, the first meeting in the Danish-South Korean Green Ship Expert Committee (GSEC). The collaboration is the result of the strategic partnership between Denmark and South Korea, that was formed during the 60-year anniversary, in 2011.
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