Port directors in Børsen: The state must support port expansions if climate goals are to be achieved
This is a quote story. The original story can be read here. The Esbjerg Agreement, signed earlier this year by Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, will increase offshore wind capacity in the North Sea to a total of 65 Gigawatts by 2030. This is highly ambitious and good for the climate - not to mention [...].
From Transport Today: Port of Rønne must be at the center of the green transition
This is a quote story. The original story can be found in the October issue of Transport Today. The Port of Rønne, led by CEO Lars Nordahl Lemvig, has been given a key role in the EU agreement "The Baltic Sea Energy Security Summit", which includes a commitment to increase the amount of offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea sevenfold by 2030. According to [...].
Tine Kirk in Søfart: National prioritization of ports will benefit us all
Ports are critical national infrastructure. This almost naturally calls for a national political line that ensures Danes that our ports are protected, strengthened and can solve the tasks of the future. We hope that after the election, politicians will grab the anchor and make a plan. It is absolutely right, as "Søfarts" editor-in-chief, Nicolai Østergaard, writes in the magazine's editorial 3. [...]
Shippingwatch: Bio-LMG for shipping in the Port of Amsterdam
The original story can be read here: https://shippingwatch.dk/Virksomheder/article14494331.ece The energy company Titan is building a plant in the Port of Amsterdam for the production of bio-LMG, liquid biomethane. This is according to the online newspaper Shippingwatch on Friday. The 200,000 tons of bio-LMG will be offered to shipping and trucks at the Dutch port, and according to Shippingwatch, the company has entered into agreements with biogas producer BioValue to purchase Titan's bio-LNG, and [...].
New focus on blue waterways after the parliamentary elections
The blue highways of the sea are efficient and extremely climate-friendly - and they remove congestion from the black asphalt roads. A new parliament should significantly increase access to the blue roads "Freight transport by ship emits six times less CO2 than freight transport by truck. That figure speaks for itself. We also all know about the congestion [...].
Shippingwatch: Port workers in England are working again. For the time being.
New strikes are on the horizon at the UK's largest container port, Felixstowe, according to online media outlet Shippingwatch. On Wednesday, October 5, striking dockworkers at the UK's largest container port, Felixstowe, resumed work after a week-long strike. But it's not all peace and quiet, reports Shippingwatch. The bone of contention is inflation, which in the UK has reached over 10 percent, and that [...].
Shipping: Government wants to slim down the Danish Maritime Authority
DKK 26 million. This is the amount the government will save on the maritime authority, the Danish Maritime Authority, in the proposed Finance Act for 2023. It is a shaving of the appropriations to the Danish Maritime Authority from DKK 240 million to DKK 214 million up to 2026. The savings will be made partly in the basic appropriation and partly in temporary appropriations. Søfart writes that for the Danish Maritime [...]
Starboard / Port
One of the most basic (and frustrating) things to learn first on board a ship is port/starboard, aka left and right. Basically, when the ship is moving forward and you look at it from behind, port is left and starboard is right. However, it's not that simple, as it gets flipped upside down when the ship is going backwards; [...].
Good advice from the West Coast ports: Eat more fish - it's climate friendly
A number of fish in Danish waters are excellent eating fish and have a lower carbon footprint than even chicken. So the Danish Ports' West Coast Port Group recommends eating healthy, green and climate-friendly all at the same time. Danish consumers still don't eat enough fish. We eat less often and less fish than the inhabitants of a number of other European countries. Probably not [...].
Danish Ports: Greater demands on port infrastructure require more investment from the state
Ports are key players in the green transition in Denmark and perform work that is both climate-necessary and beneficial to the country. But the state must ensure faster processes and take on a much more aggressive investor role if the transition is to succeed and the climate goals are to be achieved, write CEO Carsten Aa and CEO Tine Kirk Pedersen. By Carsten Aa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danish Ports, CEO of Odense [...]