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  • Ports » Aalborg has reached environmental goals
    percent measured in relation to 2010 This was done through a series of energy saving investment projects that have been treated as individual business cases on an equal footing with other investments Our experience shows that most energy saving measures are capable of competing economically with all other types of investments says civil engineer Brian Dalby Rasmussen He was hired in 2011 to boost the development and Aalborg s environmental report for 2015 shows that the port has already met its 2020 target of a 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions Compared to 2010 revenue and thus activity at Aalborg Port has increased significantly As measured per sales ratio CO2 emissions have been more than halved adds Brian Dalby Rasmussen It is especially the consumption of diesel electricity and district heating that counts in Aalborg s total CO2 accounts Here it is the consumption of diesel which by far constitutes the largest item Diesel consumption has been reduced as the replacement of vehicles and machinery Recently Aalborg Harbour purchased and commissioned new mobile cranes in 2014 15 which have a significantly better diesel economy Electricity consumption in the period was reduced from 1 100 000 kilowatt hours in 2010 to 690 000 kilowatt hours in 2015 Replacement of lighting systems to LED and better lighting control are the main causes In addition the port now produces about 12 percent of its power using solar cells Also district heating consumption has been greatly reduced in recent years Consumption peaked in 2011 with 15 000 cubic meters and by 2015 it had fallen to only 8 000 cubic meters It was improved thermal management and energy renovation of buildings that made positive contributions Source Aalborg Havn Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Biggest cruise ship opens the season Frederikshavn

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18598 (2016-05-01)
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  • Ports » Cruise Record awaits Copenhagen in 2017
    850 000 cruise guests is expected It will be a new record The outlook for the cruise industry is promising with an increasing demand and more and larger ships coming from the yards We expect continued growth in the number of guests and ships in Copenhagen says cruise boss Arnt Møller Pedersen of Copenhagen Malmö Port CMP responsible for the settlement of cruise traffic in Copenhagen to standby dk Even now CMP notes that 2017 is going to beat all previous records The shipping companies are planning ahead and with the agreements already completed 850 000 cruise visitors are expected in Copenhagen next year It will beat the previous record from 2012 when there were 840 000 guests The trend for cruise ships coming to Copenhagen is that the ships are getting bigger The largest has a capacity for up to 4 000 guests This year 15 of the big ships are expected 55 of these are expected in 2017 according to the Copenhagen harbor It is estimated that the cruise industry creates 4 000 jobs mostly seasonal jobs and contributes to sales in the metropolitan region s economy of about 1 3 billion kroner The more than 100 000 extra passengers expected in 2017 will provide additional revenue in the tourism industry of up to 225 million kroner The 2016 season begins on April 28 and ends on October 13 although there will be three arrivals December There has been planned 304 arrivals from 67 different ships from 35 different companies during the year 98 percent of guests come from abroad only two percent are Danes Source standby dk Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Biggest cruise ship opens the season Frederikshavn Harbour expansion live Another record year for Hirtshals Harbour Esbjerg Harbour invests in a

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18583 (2016-05-01)
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  • Ports » New customers and more cargo for Horsens
    approached me because they know me already says Claus Holm Christensen who comes from a position as port director in Kolding to Maritime Denmark He believes that Horsens Harbour has potential as an important local and regional port and underlines that Horsens Harbour has the advantage that the port can accept large quantities of various types of cargo Bulk items such as stone gravel and cement takes up a lot of space Among the new initiatives Claus Holm Christensen mentions that there will be a new power plant in Horsens so it would be a natural step for the port to bet on biomass as a new business Another challenge will be to provide better infrastructure to and from the port as the port is in the middle of the city It is in the municipal plan to establish a new road from the motorway southwards to the port It has not been decided yet and the plans are still on the drawing board so it will be my job to make sure that we get it in place says Claus Holm Christensen The biggest challenge is that the municipality has decided to build housing close to the port The northern part of the port has already been sold to the municipality and the construction work is beginning to get started It will be one of my main tasks to create the right foundation for a good working relationship It will be a very exciting job for communication says Claus Holm Christensen While the city comes down to the harbor the southern part of the port will be expanded to the east There has not been made EIA on the plans which are still on the drawing board There is political support for Horsens need a commercial port emphasizes Claus

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18576 (2016-05-01)
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  • Ports » Cruise Record in Aalborg Port
    that 32 cruise ships will visit Aalborg In Aalborg there is great satisfaction with the number For the past four years we have made considerable efforts to brand the city as a cruise destination and we have now achieved a gratifying and well deserved breakthrough says Lars Bech cruise manager at VisitAalborg The 21 cruise ships come from six different shipping companies and the ships will be carrying 18 380 guests and 8 927 crew members The shipping company Viking Ocean Cruises is responsible for 14 arrivals in 2016 The company will also be in charge of 21 arrivals out of the 32 in 2017 that are scheduled for 2017 Marco Polo will be the first cruise ship to visit Aalborg in 2016 It arrives on May 4 and carries 650 guests and 220 crew members The whole country can look forward to more than 68 000 more cruise ship visitors in 2016 Copenhagen can look forward to around 710 000 cruise guests Source nordjyske dk Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Biggest cruise ship opens the season Frederikshavn Harbour expansion live Another record year for Hirtshals Harbour Esbjerg Harbour invests in a mobile crane Esbjerg Harbour

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18560 (2016-05-01)
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  • Ports » Massive maritime growth in Aalborg
    to contribute to the development of the blue Denmark says Tonny Skovsted Thorup business manager at Aalborg municipality Some come from our historical tradition in boilers such as Aalborg Engineering while others are more IT based such as Logimatic In Frederikshavn many companies benefit from the education which Martec provide he added Aalborg municipality is the North Jutland municipality where most work within the blue profession takes place There are a total of 3 880 employees in Aalborg equivalent to 45 percent of the region s blue jobs Since 2009 the number of blue jobs in Aalborg has grown by 15 percent and the growth is especially in companies that work with what we call additional maritime equipment which among other steam boilers metal structures and wind turbines The region s second largest municipality in the blue area is Frederikshavn home to 23 percent of the blue North Jutland jobs Part of the growth is also due to ports which has increased cargo volumes by 22 percent over the past 15 years while the rest of the country s ports in the same period have had a decrease in cargo volumes at five percent Aalborg Port handled 5 6 million

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18551 (2016-05-01)
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  • Ports » RAL and Aalborg port continue agreement
    runs until the end of 2022 We intend to adhere to and implement the agreement in respect of our 43 year long and good partnership and together with our employees in Aalborg develop the necessary measures said CEO of Royal Arctic Line Verner Hammeken The meeting reached the agreement on a joint effort to benefit both Greenland and Aalborg Among other things it was agreed to create more activity around the container terminal in Aalborg and will therefore work on two weekly departures to Rotterdam and Gothenburg and possibly the creation of a weekly route to Hamburg Since 1982 Royal Arctic Line and Aalborg port have worked closely together on ship traffic and cargo between Greenland and Aalborg As part of a new strategy that aims to minimize the company s costs Royal Arctic Line recently decided to sell some of the activities in the Danish part of the group At the meeting an agreement that Aalborg port with effect from December 31 2015 will purchase Aalborg Stevedore Company was signed Royal Arctic Line has previously owned 70 percent of the company along with shares of Royal Arctic Line in two additional companies Source Aalborg Havn Maritime Denmark Front page

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18526 (2016-05-01)
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  • Ports » Dock is afloat again
    There was no major damage It has received some damage so it will take a few days before it is completely ready but we escaped unharmed and are back to working says CEO of Hirtshals Yard Rasmus Brohus to nordjyske dk The North Sea Cathedral began to take in water when the storm Freja ravaged the weekend Although the storm was expected it struck from a slightly different direction than expected according to the shipyard director of Hirtshals The storm was also bigger than what the warnings had stated Sit peaked with gusts of 34 6 m s hurricane and an average wind speed of 27 3 m s storm measured at Hanstholm but also at Hirtshals DMI registered almost the same winds Hirtshals Yard has now begun to assess the damage to get the final picture Esvagt Observer was in the dock The vessel has not been damaged the first studies were carried out on Sunday Later Esvagt Observer was pulled out of the dock by three small tugboats Source nordjyske dk Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Biggest cruise ship opens the season Frederikshavn Harbour expansion live Another record year for Hirtshals Harbour Esbjerg Harbour

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18518 (2016-05-01)
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  • Ports » Henrik Carstensen new CEO of Grenaa
    new customers Henrik has strong commercial and port related skills Experience from his previous jobs fits very well with the tasks that Henrik will be facing at the port of Grenaa says Jan Petersen who is mayor of Norddjurs Municipality and vice chairman of the board of the Port of Grenaa The 52 year old Henrik Carstensen will play a crucial role in Grenaa Port s plans for growth which allows for an ambitious expansion of the port with 2 5 km of new quay and the deepening of the harbor to a depth of 15 meters The Port of Grenaa s former director for the past over 10 years Henning Laursen chose to retire early September this year He became seriously ill in January Although rehabilitation went well he felt that it was necessary to attract new forces to lead the harbor Along with the port s current CFO Kirsten Schmidt who has been acting CEO after Henning Laursen s resignation Henrik Carstensen will enter a divided direction who will report to the Board Source Grenaa Havn Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Biggest cruise ship opens the season Frederikshavn Harbour expansion live Another record year

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18495 (2016-05-01)
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