The new board of Danish Shipping is appointed at an annual general meeting that was held behind screen due to the coronavirus. Jeppe Kofod, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, drops in and gives his views on the future for Danish shipping.
Every time a gigawatt offshore windfarm is established in Denmark, 14,600 man-years are secured in Danish companies. This is shown in a study produced for Danish Shipping, Danish Energy and Wind Denmark.
Stranded Danish seafarers are helped to get home by the government. With input from Danish Shipping, the Danish Metalworkers’ Union and Danish Engineers’ Association, a solution to the visa regulations is found, so that seafarers can get a visa to travel into or via Denmark.
Offshore wind can create thousands of green jobs. This is one of the messages when Danish Energy, Wind Denmark and Danish Shipping announce the full wind study in the port of Esbjerg for the Minister of Climate and Energy, Dan Jørgensen, and others.
The Blue Denmark is hit in multiple places by COVID-19. That is why the maritime industry’s start-up team quickly comes up with five clear recommendations to the government to boost exports.
The new ‘Maritime & Logistics Innovation Denmark’ cluster (MARLOG) is appointed by the Danish Board of Business Development as a cluster operator for the maritime industries and logistics. The aim is to help companies with activities that increase development within green conversion and digitization.
On 7 November, the tanker TORM Alexandra is attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. Subsequently, the Minister of Defence, Trine Bramsen, meets with TORM’s CEO and our Chairman, Jacob Meldgaard, and CEO Anne H. Steffensen, to discuss security for the merchant fleet.
A Danish special provision is amended so that fewer tugs are required to take a pilot on board. The change will take effect on 1 January 2021, which means that we will have the same regulations as our neighbouring countries.
Danish Shipping data shows that more merchant ships are sailing under Dannebrog (the Danish flag). To be precise, 764 ships are sailing under the Danish flag, 33 more than in 2019.
Seafarers are exempted from new quarantine regulations, which require isolation when entering Denmark. The initiative applies to seafarers, offshore workers and maritime technicians who cross the border.
A Danish frigate is sent to the Gulf of Guinea in the autumn to fight pirate attacks off West Africa. Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen addresses this at a press conference together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jeppe Kofod, and Danish Shipping’s CEO, Anne H. Steffensen.
COVID-19 is proving tough for many industries, but in 2020 Danish shipping manages to keep exports up, with just a minimal decrease. As a result, maritime transport accounted for 20% of all Danish exports in 2020, according to a new report from the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
This year, Danish Shipping awards the Maritime Prize to three different recipients. The crew of ESVAGT Cantana, the crew of Maersk Etienne and the NGO ship Marie Junio. What they have in common is that they have all made exceptional efforts to save people at sea in 2020.
A captain's tale of life at sea during the corona pandemic.
Looking a few years back prior to April 2018, there was no global reduction target for shipping’s CO2 emissions. Now, the IMO has a target for 2030, where ships will sail 40% more efficiently than in 2008; and a target for 2050, when the sector as a whole must have halved its CO2 emissions.
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Minister of Defence, The Social Democratic Party
In March, the government backed by a majority of parliamentary parties decided to send a Danish frigate to the Gulf of Guinea.
Danish Shipping Academy’s two-year training course was given a new name and content, and is now called Danish Shipping Education. The training now focuses more on innovation, sustainability and future perspectives, and new subjects such as “Energy and Fuel” on fuel bunkering, and “Logistics and Supply Chain Management” on the supply chains between ship and shore, are on the timetable. Trainees can specialise in order to become shippers, operators or bunker traders.
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