Denmark

New aerial drone sniffing sulphur emissions from ships in Denmark

Over the next four months, a new drone is tested over the Great Belt to monitor emissions from ships sailing on the busy Route T, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) announced. EMSA provides the drone, which will operate in a specific area north of the Great Belt.

Danish electric ferry completes first year of operations

The electric ferry Ellen, serving the regional route between Søby and Fynshav in Denmark as part of an EU-funded project, has successfully marked one year of operations. Compared to a similar modern diesel-powered ferry, Ellen annually saves around 2,520 tons of CO2.

Denmark to allow crew changes

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the crew change crisis that has presented, Denmark will allow stranded seafarers to come ashore and return back home.

Denmark closes borders in efforts to mitigate COVID-19 escalation

The Danish Government is temporarily closing the country’s borders and is bringing military forces to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of Italy’s example, which remains the first country of Europe with the most confirmed cases and deaths as the live map shows, the Prime Minister said they have to do everything they can to ensure they “get through this situation in a different way.”

Denmark launches initiative for more women onboard

Denmark launched a new initiative in boosting women’s presence in the Danish maritime sector and supporting diversity, as Danish Shipping, reported that the first 14 companies will sign a charter that obliges them to actively focus on gender equality, called “Charter for more women in shipping”.

Denmark to build offshore wind artificial island

According to reports, Denmark is proceeding with its plans to construct an artificial island, acquiring power from offshore wind farms of up to 10 gigawatts of capacity, more than enough to supply all households, as part of efforts to meet ambitious climate change targets.

Port of Odense orders crane for giant offshore wind turbines

Denmark’s Lindø port of Odense recently placed an order for a mobile harbor crane with a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay, as part of its efforts to cope with the huge offshore wind turbines of tomorrow.

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