The Port of Rønne: Close race between the Baltic and North Sea for offshore wind
The North Sea location was chosen in close competition with a location at Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea. "It is clear that the competition was close. Because the Baltic Sea is Denmark's second-mover area, which has great potential for expansion," says Thomas Bendtsen, CEO of Rønne Havn A/S. The parties behind the Energy Agreement decided on Thursday that Denmark's largest offshore wind farm will be located in [...].
The Port of Thyborøn once again presents very good accounts
In 2018, the Port of Thyborøn once again presented a very good set of accounts, in fact the 6th record accounts in a row. This cements the Port of Thyborøn's position as one of Denmark's most significant landing ports for quality fish, the west coast's preferred industrial fishing port, a freight center for the entire Central and West Jutland region, and a service hub for maritime renovation, conversion and maintenance tasks. 2018 was another year with record [...].
New report: Blue Denmark accounts for 25 percent of Denmark's exports
The Blue Denmark creates employment for 96,000 people, accounts for 6.5 percent of Danish GDP and 25 percent of Danish exports. This is according to a new report, which also shows that those employed in Blue Denmark create more than twice as much value to the Danish economy as the average employee. The Blue Denmark directly employs [...].
Danish Ports and Danish Maritime: We need a blue neighborhood check
Today we have a concrete political proposal from us and Danske Maritime in Altinget: We want an international neighborhood check of the port area and the Danish maritime equipment industry to see if we can avoid over-implementation and national special rules. If Danish maritime companies and ports are to be a global powerhouse in the future, regulation and [...].
Danish Ports welcomes new 'Single Window' agreement
On February 7, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the establishment of a 'Single Window' (EMSWE). In practice, this means that the administrative burden for primarily ships and thus indirectly ports will be significantly reduced. The new agreement paves the way for a single EMSWE dataset that supports the 'reporting-only-once' principle. The purpose of the agreement is to harmonize the reporting platform for ships [...].
New figures: Port of Hirtshals grows for 10 years in a row
Growth for the 10th consecutive year characterizes the Port of Hirtshals, where with 148,000 units in 2018, the largest number of trucks and trailers ever crossed the port. This represents a growth of 6,000 units compared to 2017. In 2018, the Port of Hirtshals maintained a cargo volume of 1.9 million tons, which corresponded to the cargo volume [...].
EU: Clean water from scrubbers must have clear guidelines
The EU fears that the cleaning water from scrubbers can have major consequences for the marine environment and is therefore entering the debate on the use of scrubber technology. According to the EU Commission, there must be clear guidelines for where and how ships discharge water from scrubbers. The EU countries set out their wishes in a new document sent to the IMO (International [...]
New EU agreement reduces administrative burdens for shipping
With the new agreement, ship reporting will become simpler, as the reporting systems will be more uniform in the future, regardless of which port ships call at. This is stated in a press release from the Danish Maritime Authority issued on Friday. Seafarers and shipping companies can look forward to simpler reporting requirements when sailing between European ports. Yesterday, the EU Member States agreed with the European Parliament on [...].
Port of Aarhus after a good 2018: Solid increase in cargo turnover
How much space does 173,071 tons of cargo take up? At the port? In trucks? In containers? No one knows exactly. However, this is exactly the amount of cargo that accounted for the Port of Aarhus' increase in cargo turnover in 2018. The increase corresponds to just over 2 percent, and the total cargo turnover thus ended up at 8,801,234 tons. The turnover of containers constitutes a subset of [...].
Danish Ports: Denmark lacks a sustainable national transportation plan
Sweden and Norway have long-term national transportation plans, but Denmark lacks them. Therefore, before the election, transport spokespersons should explain how they will develop a Danish transport plan that is both sustainable and forward-looking. This is what our CEO, Tine Kirk Pedersen, writes in today's opinion piece on Altinget.dk: "We are happy to contribute with topics for the political agenda. Our concrete proposals [...].