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  • Shipping » Torm nearing England move
    a prospectus and an offer document in relation to the new group structure in the company The new structure involves a UK parent company Torm plc and a new English holding structure which will help attract more international investors Torm s commercial and technical activities will continue to be managed from Torm s office in Copenhagen but selected corporate and administrative functions will be handled by Torm s new UK office in the future This restructuring should improve Torm s position in the capital markets and attract a broader and more diversified international investor base In addition the company plans a dual listing in the US There has been made an offer to all Torm s current shareholders to exchange their shares in Torm A S for shares in Torm plc on the same terms Source Torm Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News New Samsø Ferry is in good shape A2SEA to install Arkona Wind Farm New ARK contract for DFDS Clipper Group joins Green Ship Bladt finished with Sand Bank project Delisting of Mols Linien shares postponed Mols Linien bids on routes to Bornholm Lauritzen Foundation expands board Drastic changes underway in Maersk Cargo ship aground

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18619 (2016-05-01)
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  • Shipping » DIS system should be extended
    large and small matters Work on the growth is in my eyes a good place to handle what makes us less competitive says Søren Nørgaard Thomsen Chairman of the Danish Shipping Association of 2010 and director of Esvagt One of the challenges is that Danish companies with specialized vessels for the offshore continue to be challenged because the framework conditions in competing countries is significantly better than the Danish Coupled with challenging market conditions it has actually led to cuts in the part of the maritime sector which specializes in the development of offshore wind An extension of the DIS system to the whole offshore sector is very much required We have clearly seen that the hard times for shipping has consequences Therefore it is crucial that the Danish framework conditions match other countries framework conditions in a stressed industry says Søren Nørgaard Thomsen who will pursue getting assimilated framework conditions for offshore shipping in the coming work on a new maritime growth plan At the general meeting held in Nyborg chairman Søren Nørgaard Thomsen and board members Lars Simonsen Jens P Buchhave and David Kristensson were reelected Hans Schneider quit as vice chairman and the new deputy chairman is

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18618 (2016-05-01)
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  • New Samsø Ferry is in good shape
    to Knud E Hansen for the design of CONRO vessel Atlantic Star The ship is designed with a ro ro area in the middle of the ship and space for containers on both ends of the ship Full story How sustainable scrapping should look like 15 04 2016 12 00 The European Commission has published a technical guide for ship recycling facilities that would like to be approved by the EU Such scrap yards must provide safe working conditions control pollution and proper waste management Full story Lauritzen Foundation expands board 14 04 2016 12 00 Tommy Thomsen has joined the Board of Lauritzen Fonden from April 10 He has 35 years of experience in the maritime sector including Maersk Clipper and Nordic Tankers He has since 2013 been CEO of the Investment Fund for Developing Countries IFU Full story Drastic changes underway in Maersk 13 04 2016 12 00 The Board of Directors of A P Møller Maersk is considering drastic changes in the company which among other things will mean new business areas Chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen shared some of the thoughts of the board at the general meeting Full story Power from Horns Rev 3 wind turbines 12 04 2016 12 00 Energinet dk is building the technical power plant for the Horns Rev 3 project which is under construction in the North Sea about 55 kilometers from the port of Esbjerg Blue Water Shipping is involved in the project in several ways including transport and storage Full story Cargo ship aground at Skagen 11 04 2016 12 00 The Dutch freighter Hestia went aground on a sandbank off Skagen on Sunday late afternoon The grounding occurred at 18 09 according to duty officer at the Defence Operation Centre The ship should be pulled loose by a tugboat sometime during Monday Full story Fund has awarded almost half a billion kr 10 04 2016 12 00 The Danish Maritime Fund has since its inception in 2006 awarded a total of 431 million kroner in support to 532 projects Of this 332 million kroner has been awarded to charitable causes and 99 million kroner to business purposes in the form of special loans Full story Turbulent 2015 for Lindø Industrial Park 09 04 2016 12 00 Lindø Industrial Park A S a subsidiary of the Port of Odense increased its occupancy rate to 88 percent in 2015 from 80 percent in 2014 Revenue for 2015 was 102 million kroner and net profit was 13 million kroner The figures for 2014 were respectively 120 million and 21 million kroner Full story Another record year for Hirtshals Harbour 08 04 2016 12 00 Hirtshals Harbour set another record in 2015 Denmark s seventh largest commercial port achieved a satisfactory financial result of 14 5 million kroner Revenue increased to 73 8 million kroner It is the sixth consecutive year thath the harbour experienced an overall increase in revenue Full story Pirates followed the Danish newspapers 07 04 2016 12 00

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Sid=10 (2016-05-01)
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  • Shipping » The demands for the new DIS scheme
    have five demans for a DIS 2 0 which they will ask the politicians to decide on For one thing Søfartens Ledere demand a clearer and firmer objective from the state to the shipping companies on recruitment training and employment of Danish seafarers not just officers Furthermore a clear connection between DIS net pay and the Danish tax system is wanted Changes in the tax rate in Denmark should affect the relationship between the giver the state and the receiver shipping companies of state aid Thirdly Søfartens Ledere want what the organization calls a proper calculator determine annual aid to the shipping industry calculated by the Tax department The fourth point is to consider moving support DIS net pay away from the Danish shipping companies so instead it is the individual sailor who receives aid Søfartens Ledere suggest to remove the DIS Act 10 paragraph 2 and 3 so there is bargaining for Danish organizations on Danish ships Source Søfartens Ledere Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News New Samsø Ferry is in good shape A2SEA to install Arkona Wind Farm New ARK contract for DFDS Clipper Group joins Green Ship Bladt finished with Sand Bank project Delisting

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18604 (2016-05-01)
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  • Shipping » Danske becomes co-owner of Uni-Tankers
    and simultaneously Danske bank converts debt into equity and thus becomes a minority shareholder in the company We ve got an opportunity to strengthen the capital base of the company We have done this by providing the money ourselves and Danske Bank has become co owner for a period says Torben Andersen CEO of Uni Tankers In fiscal year 2014 15 which ended April 30 Uni Tankers had a turnover of DKK 1 3 billion but the bottom line ended with a loss after tax of DKK 27 million Meanwhile the company accumulated a debt which last year amounted to DKK 1 8 billion With the new maneuver the debt was reduced to just over DKK 400 million Torben Andersen expects that this financial year ends with a nice profit The company has a fleet of 48 ships consisting of oil and chemical tankers with a focus on the smaller segment between 4 000 and 20 000 dwt Source Dagbladet Børsen Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News New Samsø Ferry is in good shape A2SEA to install Arkona Wind Farm New ARK contract for DFDS Clipper Group joins Green Ship Bladt finished with Sand Bank project Delisting

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18607 (2016-05-01)
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  • Shipping » Hafnia Tankers has significant progress
    gasoline in the United States combined with high refinery margins Oil prices fluctuations has meant increased trading activity with refined products which has led to improved freight rates In addition the new refinery capacity in the Middle East and India led to significant exports of refined products which the product tanker segment has benefited from Gross spot earnings for tankers in the pools managed by Hafnia Management A S was 27 072 per LR1 vessel in 2015 21 396 per MR vessel and 20 638 per SR ship The company s fleet had a book value totaling 1 1 billion in December 2015 which includes new constructions Hafnia s total fleet grew from 19 to 30 ships in 2015 as the company was delivered five SR vessels and two MR vessels In addition the company bought four LR1 vessels from third parties In 2016 Hafnia expects to take delivery of an SR ship and five MR tankers and an MRI ship in 2017 In addition to the 30 vessels the shipping company has chartered five vessels and therefore has an order book of seven new constructions with two chartered ships to be delivered in 2017 Source Hafnia Tankers Maritime Denmark

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18609 (2016-05-01)
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  • Shipping » New ferry route between Aarhus and Samsø
    been presented as to how it can be reflagged from the Norwegian into the Danish flag and our budget can withstand this The payment has just been transferred to the ferry owner in Norway says Hans Christian Hesseldal chairman of the group that is working to establish the route The group would really like to have bought a brand new carbon fiber ferry but it was too expensive therefore the group has opted for the used Norwegian ferry Without making promises we have an ambition that the ferry will sail before the start of the high season and it may very well be in the middle or end of May or in early June says Hans Christian Hesseldal Before then there will be made some changes to the ferry and the group is now looking at offers from Danish yards The ferry will sail between Sælvig on Bornholm where the ferry will share the space with the ferry Princess Isabella which is Samsø Rederi s ferry between Hou and Sælvig and Aarhus Harbour The ferry has room for about 100 passengers The ferry service is established through contributions from up to 800 depositors Now the people are working on forming

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18613 (2016-05-01)
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  • Shipping » 3F sailors attack Dansk Metal
    have signed an agreement for navigators and members of Søfartens Ledere Once again Dansk Metal has gone behind the back of the seafarers and reached an agreement on a work area which traditionally has been covered by other maritime organizations Dansk Metal s appearance will not help the trade union unity and solidarity On the contrary Such attacks can only arouse indignation among the seafarers and will weaken the academic unity among seafarers and the respective Maritime Organizations It is with astonishment we find that Dansk Metal leadership denounce LO s decision LO s congress decision and work program is ready The DIS Act should be amended so that the DIS law is in accordance with the UN organization ILO Convention on basic trade union rights It is shameful that Dansk Metal in this way contributes to sanctioning the fact that the DIS law is legalized social dumping to the detriment of employment in Danish agreements in Danish ships We must encourage Dansk Metal to change course A course where the seafarers will choose who will negotiate their respective conventions It is one of the fundamental trade union rights that unions have fought for Source 3F Sømændene Maritime Denmark Front

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18615 (2016-05-01)
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