DMA Promotes Cross-border Digitalisation
International cooperation on standardisation and maritime digitalisation are this year’s themes as the Danish Maritime Authority and IALA are hosting the conference ’e-Navigation Underway’ for the eighth time. The conference takes place on board the M/S PEARL SEAWAYS, which will be heading for Oslo on a return voyage from 24 to 26 January. Director General Andreas Nordseth from the Danish Maritime Authority will open the conference together with the Secretary-General of IALA, and this year’s keynote speaker is DFDS President and CEO Niels Smedegaard.
Denmark, Ghana Cooperate on Safety at Sea
An authority-to-authority cooperation has been initiated between the maritime administrations in Denmark and Ghana to contribute to enhanced safety at sea and to develop the maritime sector in Ghana. As part of the ongoing cooperation between the maritime administrations in Denmark and Ghana, five Ghanaian ship surveyors have visited the Danish Maritime Authority this week. During the visit, the Danish and Ghanaian ship surveyors have exchanged knowledge and experience about their responsibilities when acting on behalf of their maritime administrations.
Sino-Danish Focus on Energy Efficient Ships
A delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Industry is visiting Denmark as part of the cooperation between the two Administrations. A Danish-Chinese workshop on energy efficient ship design and marine equipment will be held during the three-day visit. The workshop will be attended by the Danish Maritime Authority, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and other Chinese authorities, as well as shipowners, marine equipment manufacturers, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Danish Maritime.
Climate Agreement for Shipping Is Now One Step Closer to Reality
After two weeks' intensive debate in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) , steps have been taken towards specific measures to reduce shipping's greenhouse gas emissions, says a statement from Danish Maritime Authority (DMA). However, difficult negotiations lie ahead in order to reach the necessary milestones. Last year, United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided that a final climate strategy should be adopted in 2023. As one important milestone in this connection, an initial climate strategy for the shipping industry should be ready in 2018.
DMA Cutting Back Special Rules for Danish Shippers
A benchmark analysis shows that Denmark has 33 special requirements for ships flying the Danish flag, a number which the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) seeks to scale back as it aims to create a more favorable environment for shippers. “Denmark is characterized by quality shipping and Deloitte’s benchmark analysis confirms that Denmark is a good place to conduct maritime business,” said DMA Director General Andreas Nordseth. “We have been alleviating burdens for a long time and we have already abolished four of the 33 special requirements identified in the analysis.
Danish Maritime Authority Domicile in Korsør Found
Now a lease agreement has been concluded with the Glasværket A/S in the town of Korsør on the rental of premises for the future domicile of the Danish Maritime Authority. The Danish Building & Property Agency has, on behalf of the Danish Maritime Authority, concluded a lease agreement for a total of 6,815 square metres in the building known as Glasværket in Korsør. Previously, the premises have been used for production activities and, therefore, a major rebuilding will be required before the almost 200 employees from the Danish Maritime Authority can move in.
China Classification Society Opens Office in Denmark
The China Classification Society (CCS), which falls under the Chinese Ministry of Transport, has opened an office in Copenhagen, further extending Sino-Danish maritime cooperation. “For a maritime nation such as Denmark, it is important to have good relations and to cooperate with major maritime nations like China,” said Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) Director General Andreas Nordseth. “Therefore, I am pleased about the possibility of strengthening this cooperation and dialogue through the opening of the CCS office in Copenhagen.
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Meets D.G. of DMA
Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in the USA, Mario Cordero, visited the Danish Maritime Authority today in connection with his participation in Danish Maritime Days. The Chairman of the FMC paid a courtesy visit to Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth. The FMC is the maritime competition authority of the USA and functions as an independent body after having been separated from the US Maritime Administration in the Ministry of Transport.
S. Korea, Denmark in Flag State Dialogue
Six government officials from South Korea are visiting the Danish Maritime Authority and, in this connection, they exchange experiences and knowledge about shipping, inspections and safety with the Danish authorities. The South Korean government officials are, inter alia, responsible for passenger ship safety in South Korea and are visiting Europe for other reasons as well. "This is a good example of how we exchange knowledge and experience with other countries. This dialogue is an important part of our endeavours to enhance safety…
Danish Registry's Tonnage Rise Despite Challenges
2015 was another busy year for the Danish Maritime Authority in which many results were achieved – covering a wide span from growth to safety. This is evident from the annual report of the Danish Maritime Authority, which has just been published. Despite difficult market conditions for the industry, the gross tonnage registered in the Danish registers of shipping increased, just as 2015 was a good year in terms of safety on board Danish ships. "In many respects, 2015 was a challenging year for the Danish Maritime Authority…
Denmark Tightens Sulphur Emissions Rules
A new action plan published today by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to strengthen enforcement of regulations on ships' sulphur emissions in both Denmark and the SECA countries for 2016 onward. According to the DMA, the goal of the action plan is to further pursue the experiences gained by the authorities in 2015 through surveillance from the air and control in ports. To achieve this goal, the collection of data from…
Danish-South Korean Co-operation Strengthened
The Danish-South Korean Green Growth Alliance met for roundtable talks yesterday. The Minister for Business and Growth's meeting with the South Korean Minister of Oceans and Fisheries is important for further developing the close co-operation. The Green Growth Alliance held its fifth meeting yesterday. This time it had the form of roundtable talks with a maritime focus at the premises of the Danish Maritime Authority. South Korea is the third-largest export market for Denmark in Asia and an important market for Danish shipping.
Friendship to Green Ships
Korea and Denmark both have ambitious national plans for a transition to greener and more energy efficient economies. The Danish-South Korean Green Growth Alliance met for roundtable talks. The Minister for Business and Growth’s meeting with the South Korean Minister of Oceans and Fisheries is important for further developing the close co-operation. The Green Growth Alliance held its fifth meeting. This time it had the form of roundtable talks with a maritime focus at the premises of the Danish Maritime Authority.
Ki-tack Lim Elected as IMO Secretary General
Ki-tack Lim from the Republic of Korea has been elected as the new Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from January 1, 2016, for an initial term of four years, the IMO announced. The current president of Busan Port Authority, Lim has served as the Republic of Korea’s Deputy Permanent Representative to IMO from 2006 to 2009 and was Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation (FSI) from 2002 to 2004. Lim majored in nautical science at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), Busan, graduating in 1977.
Strengthening Danish-Brazilian Cooperation
Brazil continues to be an important area for Danish shipping interests and, with the signing of a new agreement on cooperation with the Brazilian authority ANTAQ under the Brazilian Ministry of Transport, relations are being strengthened. The agreement was signed by Director General Andreas Nordseth of the Danish Maritime Authority and Director Mario Povia of the Brazilian National Agency for Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ) in Brasilia at a shipping policy seminar held between ANTAQ, the Danish Embassy and the Danish Maritime Authority.
International Sulphur Campaign Launched
An international information campaign on the new, stricter sulphur requirements and their enforcement will be launched in February and, at the same time, cooperation between the so-called SECA countries is further strengthened, Tthe Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) announced. In February, there will be increased focus on the stricter sulphur limits that took effect on January 1, 2015 in the 16 Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA countries). All these countries, which include Russia, the U.S.
IMO Steps Up Safety in Polar Waters
United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted global, binding regulations to enhance safety of navigation in polar waters. After several years’ intense negotiations, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has today adopted a new set of regulations on navigation in polar waters, including the waters around Greenland. The IMO hereby takes a great step towards making the Polar Code in its entirety internationally binding. The Polar Code covers all aspects of navigation in polar areas – from the construction of ships…
Danish Crew Receives Bravery Award
This year’s “Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea” is given to the crew from the DFDS ship BRITANNIA SEAWAYS. The award is presented by United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) for exceptional bravery displayed at sea. The crew of BRITANNIA SEAWAYS receives the IMO “Bravery Award” for the professional and courageous actions taken when a fire erupted on board the ship on 16 November 2013. The ship was en route along the Norwegian coast when a severe fire broke out, causing explosions and flames 30 metres high.
Much Activity During Danish Maritime Days
Danish Maritime Days was well visited, and there were many participants and great enthusiasm at the more than 50 events. Attendance at the many events tells that the maritime days were successful. The flagship of Danish Maritime Days was the large international conference Danish Maritime Forum, which was held on 8-9 October at Docken in the northern part of Copenhagen Port. Here, the organizers had succeeded in gathering the absolute elite within the maritime field for debate and workshops about the future maritime challenges.
Denmark Lobbies for IMO Top Job
Denmark and its maritime industry are lobbying to get the top position at the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations body that wields great influence over global shipping through its regulations, industry sources said. The current secretary general of the IMO, Koji Sekimizu, is due to step down at the end of next year, and shipping journals have said Panama, Cyprus and Mexico are also preparing to put forward candidates for the post. "In principle, it will be good…
Danish DFDS Crew Receives IMO Bravery Award
The crew of the DFDS ship Britannia Seaways receives the award for the courage displayed in a vehement fire on board in 2013. On Thursday, the IMO Council agreed to present the internal Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to the Captain and crew on board the DFDS ship Britannia Seaways. Thus, the IMO Council agreed with the decision of the Assessment Panel to present the award to the Danish crew. The award is awarded by United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Denmark Sets Plan to Deter ECA Marine Fuel Cheats
The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) considers it important that no shipowner should gain a competitive advantage by cheating on bunker fuel content when new stricter requirements for ship exhaust gas sulphur emissions take effect in the ECA on 1, January 2015. Consequently, efficient and consistent enforcement of compliance with the regulations is decisive. The action plan is an extension of the Danish Government’s 'Plan for Growth in the Blue Denmark', which contains an initiative entitled “Improved enforcement nationally and globally”.
Thome to Manage Its First DIS Vessel
Thome Ship Management has reached a new milestone by taking over the full management of its first vessel to be flagged under the Danish International Ship Register. The technical and crew management deal, signed with Danish ship owner Evergas, involves the 12,000 cubic metre ethylene carrier JS Greenstone which was placed under the Danish flag during a recent State visit by HM The Queen of Denmark and HRH The Prince Consort to China. A naming ceremony at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in Qidong was attended by Anne H.