Denmark

Danish ship passes official PSC with digital certificates

Shortly after it revealed plans for a new digital Danish Register of Shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority informed it reached an important milestone for digital certificates in Ningbo, China. The Danish-flagged container ship ‘Mumbai Maersk’ passed PSC without remarks, only using digital certificates.

Denmark becomes world’s fifth largest merchant fleet

Denmark moved one step up the list of the world’s largest shipping countries, measured on merchant ships operated by Danish shipping companies. Denmark is now ranked fifth, in front of countries such as the US, Germany and the UK. Danish shipping companies provided a total of DKK 188 billion last year, thus making shipping one of Denmark’s largest export industries.

Denmark fines Total for chemicals discharge in the North Sea

Denmark has put a fine on French oil and gas major Total, of 500,000 Danish crowns ($75,145) for discharging chemicals in the North Sea, by a company it acquired in 2017, according to the Danish broadcaster DR. The former oil unit of Maersk, Maersk Oil, was reported to the police by the Danish environmental protection agency, back in 2017.

Denmark plans digital register of shipping

The Danish Maritime Authority revealed plans to start developing the new digital Danish Register of Shipping, expected to be operational by 2020. With a digital register of shipping, it seeks to reduce administrative burden and lower costs for business communities.

Watch: World’s most powerful electric ferry soon to start operations

The world’s most powerful fully-electric ferry will soon start passenger operations. Namely, the Ellen E-ferry was christened by Danfoss Communications Consultant Christina Clausen, on June 1. The vessel has a 4.3 MWh battery pack. Ellen E-ferry will be operating on a 22 nautical mile sailing between Denmark’s islands of Aero and Fynshav.

Denmark’s Port of Esbjerg expands capacity with mega crane

The Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, plans to expand its lifting capacity by adding an LHM 800 mobile harbour crane, Liebherr, a provider of lifting solutions for the shipping industry announced. The port has seen its number of crane tasks increasing by 66% in the last four years.

Denmark launches new boat safety campaign

The Norwegian Sea Safety Council has launched a new campaign to increase boating safety. In the coming weeks, ports throughout Denmark will be equipped, among others, with signs at the exit and on the boat bridges, to encourage recreational sailors and fishermen to take skipper responsibility.

Denmark expands test centre to host mega wind turbines

The Technical University of Denmark informs that the expansion of Test Centre Østerild in Denmark is ready, making it possible for the manufacturers to start casting two new test stands. Siemens Gamesa and Envision Energy will be the two test stands.

US climate change denial sinks Arctic Council accord

According to Reuters, the US refused to sign an agreement in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, risking the cooperation in the polar region at the sharp edge of global warming. The meeting between eight nations in Finland’s Rovaniemi on Tuesday, May 7, was aiming to provide a two-year agenda to balance the challenge of global warming, with sustainable development of mineral wealth.

Cruise sector supports sustainability with New Manifesto

During an international cruise conference that took place in Copenhagen, 29 cruise destinations signed the Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto, a manifesto pledging increased sustainability in the Baltic Sea region’s ports and cities.

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