Publication of the Commission's: Green Paper - on a European strategy for plastic waste in the environment
The EU is preparing a strategy on how to develop plastics and counteract their harmful effects on the environment. Danish Ports supports trying to reduce the amounts and develop more sustainable types so that pollution can be stopped at the source. But why wait? There are low-hanging fruit in Denmark, so there is less plastic in the marine environment. Don't [...]
Weight and dimensions for trucks
Common rules for container transport should create incentives for short sea shipping and prevent overloading of containers The Commission's proposal is first and foremost an adaptation of EU rules to market standards. 45-foot shipping containers have become a market standard for intercontinental freight transport and should therefore not be considered as special transport with special dispensation for road transport. Danish Ports welcomes the fact that there will be [...].
New EIA regulation in the maritime territory
The Danish Ministry of Transport should review the executive order one more time in order to ease the administrative burdens Danish Ports wants increased proportionality between the requirements for screening and the requirement for an EIA report on the one hand and the impact a project can be estimated to have on the surroundings on the other hand. Therefore, the Danish Ports Association's [...]...
No special European rules for ship recycling
Danish ports are not tax collectors - Danish Ports says no to new proposal In connection with the European Commission's proposal for a European ratification of the 2009 Hong Kong Convention on environmentally sound ship recycling adopted by the UN, the European Parliament has expanded the proposal with additional measures. The proposal is not well thought out. The Parliament's own impact assessment shows tax increases in ports of up to [...].
Maritime planning should consider shipping routes and ports
Consultation response to new directive on maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal zone management Against the background of a European strategy for blue growth and a Danish growth strategy for Blue Denmark, Danish Ports assesses that there is a clear need - and added value in - continuing the work towards a common approach to marine spatial planning at [...].
Executive Order on the Ice Service and Circular on the Icebreaking Council
Danske Havne wants the evaluation of the organization brought forward and special rules for ports in emergency areas removed The planned evaluation in June 2013 should be brought forward so that the executive order can reflect the experiences from the recently concluded ice season. But also the special rules for ports have become redundant and require unnecessary administration. Therefore, special rules for ports in emergency areas should be removed [...].
Consultation of the proposal for the Danpilot Act
Danish Ports wants cheap and safe pilotage with high security of supply Therefore, it is also welcome that the government has launched an analysis of the entire pilotage area. While we are waiting for this analysis, a proposal to transform DanPilot into an independent public company is under consultation. Danish Ports is positive about the organizational change, which could lead to [...].
EU calls for major investments in ports
EU's desire for clean shipping imposes high costs on ports In the proposal sent, all 22 Danish seaports included in the TEN-T network must: Establish shore-based power supply by 2015, provided it is cost-effective and has environmental benefits Establish publicly accessible LNG filling stations for maritime transport by 2021 - without exception. Danish Ports has some doubts in [...].
Possible expansion of emergency response network
Emergency preparedness in ports and securing ports and facilities The Thinking Section is finalizing an internal analysis that will form the basis for a possible expansion of an existing emergency preparedness network. The network currently consists of a group of socially important companies, currently 40-50 large companies within e.g. energy and railway companies. The Home Guard's Velvet Thinking and Agreements section collaborates with [...]
Maritime transition pool in consultation
Transition pool of DKK 20 million for cleaner shipping New proposal for subsidies for the development of greener shipping is in line with the Danish government's growth strategy for Blue Denmark and the European Commission's communication on environmentally friendly energy for transport: A European strategy for alternative fuels. It is positive that the government will contribute to Danish equipment companies through a [...].