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ORSKOV YARD Orskov Yard is located in Frederikshavn, Denmark - right at the gateway to the Baltic Sea, in the heart of Scandinavia and at the northern tip of the European continent – easily accessible by sea, air and road.

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DANISH MARITIME DAYS 2018 The three partners behind the Danish Maritime Days - Danish Shipowners’ Association, Danish Maritime and the Danish Maritime Authority - have decided to continue the maritime days, although the event no longer receives funding from the state. The next Danish Maritime Days will be in the start of May 2018.

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While many shipyards around the world are struggling with deficits and empty order books, things are going great for the Danish shipyards. Denmark is no longer building large ships, but we have a good hold of special ships, repairs and maintenance. The CEO of the trade association Danish Maritime, which counts yards among its members, sees a bright future.

DANISH MARITIME FAIR 2018 After a long series of meetings with exhibitors, organizers and other partners, it is now a fact that the next edition of the Danish Maritime Fair will take place from 2 - 4 May 2018 in Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen. The fair will remain a central part of the Danish Maritime Days, as the organizations behind Danish Maritime Days have decided that this arrangement is also scheduled for early May 2018.

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MARITIME DENMARK SIGN EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH EUROPORT The Media Group Maritime Denmark who is the publisher of this and other maritime magazines and Internet portals, alongside the Danish Maritime Fair - has entered an exclusive agreement with the Dutch company Ahoy, who controls the world’s second largest maritime exhibition, Europort in Rotterdam.

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The Danish carrier Norden is the dry cargo carrier in the world which most often uses the Panama Canal - the 77-kilometre short cut between the Atlantic and the Pacific, which reduces a voyage between New York on the US east coast and San Francisco on the west coast from 12,150 nautical miles to 5,130 nautical miles. This many nautical miles can be saved by skipping the route south of Cape Horn and South America. The short cut between the Atlantic and the Pacific saves vessels the trouble of sailing thousands of nautical miles.

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FUTURE FERRIES WILL BE FULLY ELECTRIC The green transition of the Danish ferry service is powering on. The technological development opens new doors, and the Danish shipping companies are ready to exploit these new opportunities. Within the first half of 2017, the first Danish ferries will transit to electric mode - and many others will follow in the coming years.

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HARSH OUTLOOK FOR NORWEGIAN SHIPPING Despite challenging markets for shipping, Norway maintained its position as the world’s sixth largest shipping nation, measured by fleet value, according to the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association 2017 Maritime Outlook Report. The offshore segments can expect the crisis to continue through 2017, while the short sea and deep sea segments will face the same tight margins that have characterised the industry since the financial crisis.


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Maersk Line and the computer giant IBM have teamed up to develop a new advanced platform using the blockchaintechnology to digitalize the entire global supply chain in the container industry. The solution is expected to reduce fraud and errors, reduce the time goods are in transit, improve inventory management and not least - save billions of dollars.

NOR-SHIPPING 2017 The international shipping exhibition Nor-Shipping, that takes place on 4 days from Tuesday 30. May to Friday 2. June, is the leading maritime event in Scandinavia and one of the biggest events for the global maritime industry. It showcases 22,500 square meters of the latest in maritime technology, services and solutions spread across six exhibition halls - added with high-level conferences and lots of networking opportunities.

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DISRUPTIVE SUSTAINABILITY For the first time, Nor-Shipping is creating an arena based on a cluster model and collaborative approach to inspire the established actors and entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals and young talents to come together and explore how the industry can take on a pro-active approach and create change from within.

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LINDAB MARINE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ENTIRE SOLUTION Although Lindab Group’s maritime section, Lindab Marine, today offers a huge variety of different products in ventilation rates, the department focus on providing complete solutions where the customer can safely leave the entire job to the supplier’s specialists who have a maritime background.

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Birgit Liodden, Director of Nor-Shipping, argues that Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland have the infrastructure, understanding and ambition to drive the digital transformation shipping requires for future sustainability and success.

DANISH MARITIME MAGAZINE ISSN 1903-5888 ADVISORY BOARD President: Klaus Kjærulf, Chairman, SKULD Jenny Braat, CEO, Danske Maritime Jan Fritz Hansen Per Jørgensen, Chairman, MMF og FICT Bjarne Mathiesen, Rambøll Torben Frerks, CEO, Weilbach Lars Thrane, Chairman, Lars Thrane A/S

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THE DANISH PORTS ARE UNDER PRESSURE Falling growth in the world economy and less trading than expected requires great adaptability from the Danish ports. Freight volumes have decreased by some 15 percent over the past 10 years while the port investment has grown significantly. The gap between supply and demand is now even larger.

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DANISH MARITIME DAYS 2018 The three partners behind the Danish Maritime Days - Danish Shipowners’ Association, Danish Maritime and the Danish Maritime Authority - have decided to continue the maritime days, although the event no longer receives funding from the state. The next Danish Maritime Days will be in the start of May 2018.

- We dissolve the original association behind the Danish Maritime Days, whose three-year mandate has now expired, but continue to collaborate on a recurring event that brings together the Blue Denmark, says the director of the Danish Shipowners’ Association Anne H. Steffensen to Maritime Denmark. Where the original association was created by the previous government’s growth team in 2012, the new initiative is a voluntary collaboration between the three parties. The plan is for the partners to take turns to be the coordinator for the project, and that each partner shall bear the costs of their own

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arrangements - possibly seeking support for single projects in funds. - In 2018, it will be Danish Maritime who is the coordinator of the event, says Anne H. Steffensen. THE GLOBAL MARITIME FORUM The previous main event, Danish Maritime Forum, will no longer be a part of the Danish Maritime Days. The intensions behind the Maritime Forum will be continued, now within the framework of a new international non-profit organization - the Global Maritime Forum. But there has been great satisfaction with the

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Danish Maritime Forum, and it has reached its goal of cementing Denmark’s position as a maritime pioneer. The three partners behind the Danish Maritime Days will now cooperate with other organizers of events during the Danish Maritime Days, including the Danish Maritime Fair, to embark on preparations for the Danish Maritime Days 2018. - We are pleased that Danish Maritime Days continue and we look forward to engaging in the process, says Rene Wittendorff, Managing Director of Media Group Maritime Denmark and the Danish Maritime Fair.


BY MARTIN UHLENFELDT

DANISH MARITIME FAIR 2018 After a long series of meetings with exhibitors, organizers and other partners, it is now a fact that the next edition of the Danish Maritime Fair will take place from 2 - 4 May 2018 in Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen. The fair will remain a central part of the Danish Maritime Days, as the organizations behind Danish Maritime Days have decided that this arrangement is also scheduled for early May 2018. - It is with great pleasure we ascertain, that the strong new ties - that the Danish Maritime Days has created in The Blue Denmark - will be preserved, says Rene Wittendorff, CEO of the Media Group Maritime Denmark and the Danish Martime Fair. - We look forward to continuing the close cooperation with the organizations behind Danish Maritime Days, and we will do our best to contribute to the concept being further developed - for the benefit of the entire Blue Denmark, says Rene Wittendorff. Although the dates have just been finalized, the team behind the Danish Maritime Fair has been working on the project for a long time. The main lines of the new Hallplan 2018 is long drawn, and everything indicates that the fair will set new records in 2018.

WISHES HAS COME THROUGH - Our exhibitors and visitors have always wished, that the fair should continue as a part of the Danish Maritime Days - but with a greater distance to the big SMM exhibition. We have fought hard to achieve this, and now it has come through, says Rene Wittendorff.

the Danish Maritime Days and Danish Maritime Fair for three consecutive years, but it has been necessary to get the concept started. Now we’re building on the valuable experience we have collected the first three years, and continue the close cooperation - for the benefit of Danish exports and employment.

Besides being set at a better time, the Danish Maritime Fair will henceforth take place every two years - compared to each year from 2014 - 2016.

New possibilities May is not only a much better time when you look at the other big maritime events taking place in the world. The month of May also makes it possible to involve the large outdoor areas at Lokomotivværkstedet’s disposal - which opens up entirely new possibilities.

Grateful for outstanding support - We are very grateful for the outstanding support that the establishment of the Danish Maritime Fair has received from all parts of The Blue Denmark. Without this support, the exhibition would never have happened, says Rene Wittendorff. - It has been challenging for all to complete

If you want to secure a booth at Danish Maritime Fair in May 2018, you can contact the fair’s sales department at +45 7020 4155 or email: sales@ maritimedanmark.dk.

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DANISH MARITIME FAIR 2018 The first lines for the next Danish Maritime Fair, which will take place the 2 - 4. May 2018, have long been drawn. The main lines are repeated from the successful Fair in 2016, but there will be room for more stands and new activities, which will create even more dynamic in all parts of the exhibition hall. ”The new date in May is a great relief for many exhibitors, who have felt pressured by SMM. Now we will have SMM at a distance and can also take ad-

vantage of the large outdoor areas at Lokomotivværkstedets disposal. This opens up new opportunities”, says Rene Wittendorff, CEO at the Media Group Maritime Denmark and the Danish Maritime Fair. The team behind the Danish Maritime Fair have review all the evaluation forms that the exhibitors and visitors filled out after the Fair in 2016. This is to include all opinions and views – both positive and critical - to further development of the Fair.

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MARITIME DENMARK SIGN EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH EUROPORT The Media Group Maritime Denmark - who is the publisher of this and other maritime magazines and Internet portals, alongside the Danish Maritime Fair - has entered an exclusive agreement with the Dutch company Ahoy, who controls the world’s second largest maritime exhibition, Europort in Rotterdam.

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n the future, Maritime Denmark represents Europort in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, with the exclusive right to sell exhibition stands and other services, not only to Europort Rotterdam, but also to Europort Romania, Europort Turkey and the new Iranian trade show - IRANMEX. - We are very pleased and proud that Europort has chosen us as their exclusive representative in Scandinavia, says Rene Wittendorff, Managing Director of the Media Group Maritime Denmark. - We see the agreement as a recognition of the position which Maritime Denmark has in Dendanish maritime magazine

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mark but also in Sweden and Norway - not least because of the Danish Maritime Fair, where we are working nonstop to prepare for the next fair, taking place 2 - 4. May 2018. GOOD EYE FOR DANISH MARITIME FAIR - Europort has had their eye on us since the first edition of the Danish Maritime Fair in 2014, and they have had people up here to visit the fair all three times. They were impressed by what they saw, and they have no doubt that Maritime Denmark is the right partner for Europort in Scandinavia.

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- Representing Europort Rotterdam, and the other Europort fairs, the Media Group Maritime Denmark now have even more strong products to offer our customers. They complement the excellent products we already have: The Danish Maritime Fair, the internet portals Maritime Danmark and Maritime Denmark, the magazines Maritime Danmark, Danish Maritime Magazine and FiskerBladet - and Blue Media, where we offer complete communication solutions, including customer magazines, to all stakeholders in The Blue Denmark, says Rene Wittendorff.


THE WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST With 1,100 exhibitors - including 470 foreign exhibitors - and 30,000 visitors, Europort Rotterdam is the world’s second largest maritime exhibition - surpassed only by SMM in Hamburg. As SMM, and now the Danish Maritime Fair, Europort Rotterdam takes place every second year, next time from 3 - 6 November 2017. Europort has a long history. The first edition of the fair took place way back in 1963, and it grew significantly larger in 2004, when Europort merged with Rotterdam Maritime. The fair draws on Rotterdam’s strong position as one of the world’s largest ports, and it takes place in a modern exhibition center where it extends over four days and covers 10 halls.

- Maritime Denmark has a strong position in the Danish market, and a good network in Scandinavia. That is important for us, says Raymond Siliakus. STRONG PARTNER - We have followed you for a long time, and we have got a very good impression. We speak the same language, not literally, but figuratively. We are always interested in finding strong local partners to strengthen our brand, and we look forward to the cooperation. - We are sure that the cooperation will be beneficial for both parties.

MORE FAIRS Maritime Denmark will in the run-up to Europort Rotterdam inform our readers about the fair and the events taking place in connection with it. We will also inform about the other fairs - Europort Romania, Europort Turkey and IRANMEX - which Maritime Denmark will also have Nordic exclusive right to sell exhibition stands and other services to in the years to come.

Why is Europort interesting for Nordic exhibitors? - As you know Europort Rotterdam is one of the largest maritime exhibitions in the world, and we have experienced strong growth in recent years. But for some reason, Scandinavian exhibitors are under-represented at the fair. Maybe they - wrongly - believe that Europort Rotterdam is a Dutch fair. But that is certainly not the case. Almost half of the exhibitors are from abroad, and there is also a very large number of foreign visitors, says Raymond Siliakus.

In Ahoy, the parent company of Europort, Exhibition Manager Raymond Siliakus is looking forward to the new cooperation with the Media Group Maritime Denmark.

- The maritime sector is strong in the Scandinavian countries, with a strong focus on special vessels. And that fits perfectly with Europort Rotterdam, as it is also special vessels we focus on.

Is it still possible for Scandinavian exhibitors to get some of the good locations? - Yes, it definitely is. We have booked some good areas which Maritime Denmark now has and can sell into. IRANIMEX 2017 One of the very exciting fairs Maritime Denmark now can offer our customers, is the Iranian maritime exhibition Iranimex which takes place from 12 - 14 December. What can you tell about this? - Iran is a market with huge potential. They have oil, they have gas, they have large financial resources. They need ships, they want to expand their ports - and many Iranian companies are looking for partners, especially European partners, says Raymond Siliakus. -To me, there’s great opportunities for Scandinavian companies, both in the maritime sector and in the offshore sector. It’s all about seizing the opportunities that present themselves.

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BY MARTIN UHLENFELDT

THE DANISH SHIPYARDS ARE DOING GREAT While many shipyards around the world are struggling with deficits and empty order books, things are going great for the Danish shipyards. Denmark is no longer building large ships, but we have a good hold of special ships, repairs and maintenance. The CEO of the trade association Danish Maritime, which counts yards among its members, sees a bright future. - There is a great willingness among our members to invest, says Jenny N. Braat, the CEO of Danish Maritime.

specialized ships is huge, but also quite old for many ship types. There are quite a few ships needing to be replaced.

- What has happened in Denmark is, that our shipyards have managed to find some strong niches, and thus have been strengthened, in a situation where the overall market has been extremely challenged.

Are not you afraid that China and Korea takes all of it? - If you look at the docks in Korea, those types of ships will not fit. It will not be a relevant market for them. The clear majority of specialized vessels will not be built in series of 5 or 10, and then painted in different colors.

- If we had built bulk carriers or container ships, the situation would probably have looked much different - they are very labor cost intensive, and that is not a stronghold for us. We must do something that requires knowledge and technological know-how, says Jenny N. Braat. On the construction side, we have a few yards in Denmark that have found good special areas. Like Karsten’s Shipyard in Skagen, which builds trawlers, Søby Shipyard, which is now launching an electric ferry, or Hvide Sande Shipyard and their Bøkfjord - the Danish Ship of the Year 2016. SPECIAL SHIPS - If we look at the global market, it is the construction of special vessels that’s progressing, whereas traditional cargo ships are facing difficult times. - Special ships is the segment where everyone expects there will be growth. The fleet of

- In the special ships, we build here in Denmark, we use the high level of technology that we have, and when it comes to this, we are good - really good - compared with the rest of the world. So, we’re very confident. REPAIR YARDS - When it comes to repair yards, we must realize that many ships are getting bigger and bigger. Therefore, it is important to many of the yards that they have flexibility. For example; two docks to choose from. If there is a ship docked in one, you can offer the other. And that is one of our specialties in Denmark - we can step in immediately. We are service-oriented, flexible, and we ensure that customers get what they want - at the time they want it. - Another thing is, that many shipowners have postponed as much as they can because of the crises. But at some point, they will be forced to live up to the legal demands. I believe that some of the work that has been postponed, soon will begin to flow. - The shipyards have realized that that the market is progressing. That’s why they are

investing. You can see lots of places: Petersen & Sørensen, Karstensens, Ørskov, Jobi, Hvide Sande, Hirtshals, Søby – just to name a few. It is a general trend in Denmark, that the shipyards believe in the future. HULL WORK - We’re seeing a brand new and positive development right now in Assens, where the shipyard has chosen to bring the hull work back to Denmark (For the first time in 30 years, Assens Shipyard builds a ship - a crab trawler for Greenland - from scratch.). This also emphasize that this is a growing industry. The Danish shipyards have invested a lot of money in increasing efficiency, and that’s why they can now take their hull work back to Denmark. That is very positive. SCRAPPING - There is no doubt that scrapping is a potentially large market, and we do also have some shipbreaking yards here in Denmark. It is expected that North Sea platforms worth 20 billion kroner will be scrapped in 2017, says Jenny N. Braat. - I still believe that the scrapping of ships in Denmark will be limited to smaller vessels. But in turn, there are good options when it comes to scrapping drilling rigs. But unfortunately, the Danish dismantling yards are restricted in their opportunities, because every drilling platform scrapped in Denmark will requires local approval. We have a quite long administrative processing time in Denmark, and it’s difficult to go out in the marked and say: We want to scrap - if the authorities allow us to do so. We’re making it very difficult for ourselves.

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FUTURE FERRIES WILL BE FULLY ELECTRIC The green transition of the Danish ferry service is powering on. The technological development opens new doors, and the Danish shipping companies are ready to exploit these new opportunities. Within the first half of 2017, the first Danish ferries will transit to electric mode - and many others will follow in the coming years. - It is obvious that when 240 motorists turn off their engines and enjoy a cup of coffee, while electricity from wind turbines transports them by ferry across the Øresund, it is true green transition, says Jakob Ullegård, director of the Danish Shipowners’ Association, referring to what will be the world’s largest electric ferries, the two HH-ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora that are converted to electric mode by the end of the first half of 2017. LARGE BATTERY PACKS The ferries will have 640 batteries at 6.5 kWh installed on their top. A fully automatic laserguided robotic arm connects the batteries to the grid every time the ferries are in port. Typically, they are only in port around 5-9 minutes at a time, so a very high voltage will be used. Shipping is part of the green transition, and Danish shipping is in front. danish maritime magazine

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The shipping companies have a clear policy that the maritime share of CO2 emissions worldwide must be constant. Therefore, it is natural that the Danish ferry service evolves in that direction – and swiftly. ENERGY EFFICIENCY One of the obvious ways to make the ferry service greener is through energy efficiency - like Scandlines’ new hybrid ferries between Gedser and Rostock. 2/3 of the fuel consumption is cut per car with the new ferries. But other ferry services are also in transition. This applies to Molslinjen, that has worked to save fuel: - We have worked purposefully to optimize our operations. In a span of a year, we have achieved saving over five percent in fuel consumption through a variety of initiatives. We primarily do this to strengthen our bottom line, but it

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is also a step in a greener direction, says Carsten Jensen, Managing Director of Molslinjen. LNG Fjord Line use LNG from a new tank plant at the Port of Hirtshals on routes between Norway and Denmark. This means lower emissions of sulfur, NOx and particulates. MORE ELECTRIC FERRIES ON THE WAY In addition to HH Ferries’ conversion of Tycho Brahe and Aurora to electric ferries, a new electric ferry is being built on Søby Shipyard. When it is finished, it will be deployed on the lines between Søby, Faaborg and Fynshav. In addition, there’s the smaller North Jutland route from Kleppen to Venø that is currently converting to hybrid operation, but is expected to convert to electric operation in the long run.


Orskov Yard is located in Frederikshavn, Denmark - right at the gateway to the Baltic Sea, in the heart of Scandinavia and at the northern tip of the European continent – easily accessible by sea, air and road.

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e provide our services and consultancy expertise to a wide range of players in the maritime sector and our flexibility and know-how attract customers from all over Europe. We continuously strive to establish long-term partnerships with our customers and to become their trusted partner. The yard converts and repairs all types of vessels and offers an extensive range of marine services. In close cooperation with other marine specialists, we provide all-round, one-stop solutions covering all aspects of ship repair and conversions. Our

services include e.g. steel works, pipe and cable installation, overhaul of engines, welding of propellers, straightening of propeller shafts, overhaul of thrusters, sandblasting and painting. VISION AND MISSION Our vision is quite simple: We want to become one of the best repair yards in the world – and we know that we have the potential, the will and the strength to reach our goal. Our mission is to provide superior ship repair and conversion services always meeting

or exceeding our customers’ expectations. We want to offer our employees a safe and inspiring work environment and to create satisfactory results for our owners. Orskov Yard is the successor to the renowned Ørskov Christensens Steel shipyard’s repair division, and our experience dates back several decades to 1958. Today, the shipyard is still owned by the Ørskov family, and the facilities include three docks with a capacity of up to 215 x 34 metres. The yard employs 200 committed employees, each of them an expert within their field.


OUR HISTORY DATES BACK TO 1958

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In 1958, Arne Ørskov established Ørskov Christensen’s Steel shipyard with facilities on the north side of Frederikshavn harbor. Arne Ørskov managed to create a new building shipyard that employed many of the local citizens of Frederikshavn and throughout the years, Arne expanded the business and acquired more facilities on the harbor. In 1972, Arne decided to retire from what he considered his personal masterpiece and turned it over to his son, Niels Ørskov Christensen.

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iels Ørskov had seen the development of the company through his dad and by the time he took over, Niels had become an engineer who was ready and determined to lead the shipyard to further growth. Over the next 30 years, Ørskov Christensen’s Steel shipyard grew rapidly and Niels experienced a substantial increase in new building orders. The influence the shipyard had on Frederikshavn and its citizens is unquestionable. In 1999, Ørskov Christensen’s Steel shipyard invested in half of the facilities previously occupied by Danyard, located on the south side of the harbor, which was forced to close due to rough times in the industry. However, towards the end of the new building era, Niels realized that the prize of steel had become too expensive and

the competitive advantage had moved to other parts of the world, particularly Asian countries.

yard and the daily operations take place on facilities on both the north and south side of the harbor.

By 2003, Ørskov Christensen’s Steel shipyard did no longer exist and the remaining funds had been reinvested into a new corporation named Orskov Yard A/S (OY). Niels Ørskov Christensen partly retired and his son, Jeppe Ørskov, became director and his daughter, Christina Ørskov, became chairman of the board of directors.

In 2012, OY expanded its corporation and established Orskov Offshore A/S and in 2014, Orskov Group got ISO 9000, 14011 and 18001 certificates. In the same year, the then director, Jeppe Ørskov, was diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away the following year. This led to a necessary change in the organization where Christina Ørskov became director and Niels Ørskov Christensen stepped in as chairman of the board of directors.

New buildings of ships were no longer a trademark in Frederikshavn and OY changed their business strategy to conversions and repair of all types of vessels in cooperation with local subcontractors. OY benefits from the property previously owned by Ørskov Christensen’s Steel ship-

Later that year, OY Group decided to hire Lars Fischer as sales and technical director, and today Christina Ørskov and Lars Fischer forms the Board of Executives.


We focus on quality, flexibility and reasonable prices. We have a great location, not only geographically but also in relation to the companies we are surrounded by. And last - but not least - we have great employees.

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s often as both Lars and I can, we go for a walk around the yard to have a talk with employees. It is always nice and there’s always a good mood. We keep a very simple structure, and our doors are always open, says Christina Ørskov, Director at Orskov Yard. Besides Lars Fischer and I, there are four others in our management team, and we are working very, very closely. We are a great team. Lars and I stay clear of the individual departments; they are run by the managers they have. We are often asked if we’re going abroad - as there’s a trend that you must establish yourself

here, there and everywhere. We decline to this. We believe that we should focus on what we are good at. And what we are good at, is running this yard here in Frederikshavn.

departing all the time. But it is very important for us that people realize, that the yard also generate revenue in many other places - hotels, restaurants, shops etc.

It is important to us that we get hold of the young people. We have a firm rule that at least 10 percent of our workforce must be apprentices. It’s our belief, that “you cannot expect to find the right labor, if you do not care to educate.”

These days, offshore customers are no longer waiting in line. But the fact is, that we have a wide cover. We are very competent in many segments, indeed more segments than ever before. The competition is fierce. But we have a very good reputation, and our customers appreciate the high quality we provide.

We also use a lot of time to make the yard transparent. There are no association in Frederikshavn that haven’t been invited to visit us. Anyone can see it is a yard - with ships arriving and


Christina Ă˜rskov Director

Lars Fischer Sales and Technical Director


COMPETENCES AND SERVICES

AT OUR LOCAL FACILITIES

Orskov Yard and its partners offer a complete range of in-house and local services and workshops, required to meet the most demanding time schedule and quality level. The services and workshops include: STEEL WORKS At our in-house workshops we produce steel or aluminum blocks up to 100 t. The workshops are well equipped and combined with our expertise to engineer and execute all types of steel and aluminum work in accordance with customer and class requirements we are always meeting or exceeding expectations. INTERIOR AND INSULATION WORKSHOP Orskov Yard and its partners are a leading provider of interior and insulation solutions for all types of vessels. We have earned a solid reputation of superior craftsmanship, first-class quality and on-time delivery. ELECTRICAL WORKS We are able to offer a complete line of marine electrical services including electrical repair and modifications, installation of cables trays and cables, electric motor repair / rewind, ventilation and energy saving solutions.

PIPING AND REFRIGERATION We deliver and install all types of piping systems and refrigeration solutions for marine applications. Our services include pipes in mild steel, non-ferrous material, Geberit, coated pipes or hot galvanized pipes. Welding procedures and certificates are available upon request. ENGINE & MECHANICAL SERVICE Together with our local partners we maintain and repair all types of marine engines, gearboxes, propellers, rudders, thrusters and winches. We solve your problems fast and efficiently getting your vessel back up and running as quickly as possible. HYDRAULIC WORKSHOP Our hydraulic experts and partners maintains, refits, repairs and installs all types of marine hydraulic systems and equipment. In the fully equipped hydraulics workshop, our skilled specialists diagnose and solve any hydraulic problem that you might encounter. SANDBLASTING & PAINTING We understand the importance of surface preparations, painting and coating applications to the marine industry. We can handle all your

sandblasting and painting requirements, and all work is performed by experienced personnel. CLEANING Orskov Yard has the experience, equipment and skilled personnel to offer a wide range of maritime cleaning services. We are committed to ensure environmental safety and comply with all maritime standards and regulations. FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT At the Yard, we have the possibility to test and install all types of firefighting equipment including 1 and 5-years examination of loose and fixed lifting appliances, retermination and thread analysis of wires and test of life saving appliances, such as suits and life jackets SHIP DESIGN Orskov Yard’s partner, ShipCon, provides comprehensive ship design services – from the first sketches to the final drawings. The solutions are tailored to customers’ individual needs and requirements.


The maritime sector is always on the move, with periods where some ship segments are performing very well and others facing financial difficulties. New potentials emerge and new legislation is put into force. At Orskov Yard we are very focused on adapting to market conditions and customers’ requirements and we believe, that we will always be an attractive supplier for the ship owners and operators, if we listen to and understand our clients. We are proud to deliver on-time ship repair and conversions at the right quality and price. In order to increase our capabilities, we have lately invested in a new and bigger pipe workshop, a new press brake and an improved welding plan enabling us to produce bigger in-house steel constructions. With these investments, we are able to serve our customers even more efficiently at our ISO certified high standard. The new facilities are taken into use and the first 42 tons steel helicopter hangar for the Danish Navy is produced and outfitted in the steel workshop.

A down turn in the oil price has put pressure on the offshore market, however, together with the owners of Offshore Support Vessels and Construction Vessels we have been able to cost optimize without compromising quality and safety. Thereby both parties have benefitted from a long term business relationship. A lower oil price has however been positive for other segments, such as ferries, RO-RO and fishing vessels. Over the last years we have seen an increased number of trawlers at our yard, where small and big jobs are carried out in one of our docks or at one of our repair berths. Looking forward, the shipping market is very focused on environmental sound solutions driven by cost optimization and new legislation. With our skilled staff and partners we are able to install various environmental systems, such as:

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Ballast water treatment systems Scrubber installations Shore Power installations Installation of Hybrid, Battery or LNG power systems

In order to minimize down time, installation of above systems should be planned well ahead with focus on piping, electrical systems and lead time on main components. In general, Orskov Yard will be pleased to assist in the planning period or should a client require a standard periodically survey, mechanical overhaul of main or auxiliary equipment, steel repair, mobilization or a major conversion job – Orskov Yard is always there to assist.


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s Greenland opened for fishing of mackerels, the Owner wanted to extend the ship, so RSW tanks could be built into the ship.

of cooperating on larger projects with the yard and its cluster of subcontractors, as well as the long tradition of extension of fishing vessels.

The project was discussed over a long period and the Owner ended up ordering it at Orskov Yard based on good experience

The ship was docked, divided into two sections and extended with 18 m as well as fitted with new factory, new refrigeration

plant, RSW tanks as well as upgraded deck equipment to include mackerel fishing. The entire project lasted 7 months and gave rise to many challenges as many of the big jobs were in the same area and therefore required a great deal of cooperation from all groups, but - as always - Orskov Yard did a very successfull job.


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any Scandinavian and North European Ferry and RO-RO operators choose Orskov Yard as their preferred yard for the annual dock and yard stay period, thanks to our perfect location, quality and speed. Our highly skilled staff and valued partners are efficient from the first minute when the vessels arrive the yard until it leaves again, ensuring that the specified jobs are performed to full satisfaction.

Color Lines fast RO-PAX ferries Superspeed I and II are regularly staying at Orskov Yard where following jobs typically are performed: • C  leaning, grinding/blasting and painting of bottom, topside, sea chests and thruster tunnel • Painting of decks and ramps with antiskid surface • R  epair of steel damages

• O  verhaul of main and auxiliary engines, gearboxes, propellers, rudders, thrusters, winches, valves, cranes and auxiliary equipment • Upgrade of public areas • Overhaul of bow and stern ramps • Coating of Scrubber pipes • Installation of Shore Power • Maintenance and certification of life boat davits and free-fall boats


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION were located in Ushuaia, Argentina, it was decided to transport the vessel from Ushuaia to Frederikshavn on a Heavy Lift Vessel, as Orskov Yard offered and performed the shortest possible time for the main engine replacement. During the dry-docking and yard stay period following main jobs were performed:

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he state-of–the-art Explore Vessel National Geographic Orion stayed at Orskov Yard in March 2017. The main reason for the yard stay was a required main engine replacement. Although the vessels

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Main Engine replacement Overhaul of auxiliary engines 15 years class survey Overhaul of rudder and propeller Overhaul and reinforcement of ice fins Blasting and painting of tanks, flat and side bottom and topside

• Overhaul of teak deck • Rebuild of Theater’s room to Diver’s room • Up-grade of various auxiliary systems National Geographic Orion serves as luxurious base camp for voyages to the far-flung corners of the planet. A fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, the Orion, is at home navigating polar ice as well as small harbors in the South Pacific. The ship accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins, and is equipped with kayaks and Zodiac landing craft, diving and snorkeling gear, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world.


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fter inspection in Grand Canary, Orskov Yard was chosen to perform the task in competition with, in particular, Norwegian shipyards. When the Owner chose the yard, in addition to the price, especially, it was emphasized that Orskov Yard could perform the conversion within the agreed time. Period: March 26, 2016 to May 6, 2016. THE REBUILDING IN BRIEF: • Installation of new ROV winches in new winch rooms on tank top SB and BB, including manufacturing of new foundations and reinforcement of tank tops. The winches were mounted through large holes on the ships side.

After mounting the winches, the rooms were provided with lights, cooling, platforms and ladders for access / service of the winches. • Installation of ROV-Lars system SB and BB in Hangar, including reinforcement of deck plus manufacturing and installation of new foundations for the ROVs. • Installation of ROVs (2 pieces). • Mounting umbilical sheaves for wire cable from ROV to winch, including manufacturing and installation of new foundations for umbilical sheaves. • Manufacturing and installation of new HPU house on main deck, including hydraulic and electrical connections and new cooling system for HPU.

• M  anufacturing of new High voltage rooms inside the new winch rooms for mounting of High Voltage transformers • Conversion of ROV-online room. New rooms and offices in the accommodation were built, and then the Company’s ROV equipment was fitted. The main job was the ROV conversion, but in parallel, various maintenance tasks were carried out, including: • Manufacturing and installation of new supply hatches. • Sandblasting and paint of main deck then installation of new wooden deck. • Washing and painting of the hull during docking.


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NORDEN IS THE LARGEST DRY CARGO CARRIER THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL The Danish carrier Norden is the dry cargo carrier in the world which most often uses the Panama Canal - the 77-kilometre short cut between the Atlantic and the Pacific, which reduces a voyage between New York on the US east coast and San Francisco on the west coast from 12,150 nautical miles to 5,130 nautical miles. This many nautical miles can be saved by skipping the route south of Cape Horn and South America. The short cut between the Atlantic and the Pacific saves vessels the trouble of sailing thousands of nautical miles. The shipping companies which pass through more often than Norden are all container shipping companies.

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ith the expansion of the Panama Canal, it is possible for far larger vessels to pass through. Norden has not yet requested to pass through the expanded part of the canal, which primarily consists of new lock systems at the northern entrance and exit on the side of the Atlantic and the southern entrance and exit on the side of the Pacific. But it has happened a couple of times that the Panama Canal on its own initiative has directed dry cargo vessels from Norden through the new lock systems.

CONTINUOUSLY ASSESSING THE REQUIREMENT - We are continuously assessing if it is appropriate to use the Panama Canal – including the expanded part, says Jens Malund Jensen, Head of operations in Nordens Dry Cargo Department. There are 2 explanations as to why Norden has not deemed it relevant so far to use the expanded canal. First, the vessel sizes Norden primarily operates in Dry Cargo - Panamax, Supramax and Handysize, do fit through the original locks. Secondly, it will involve some technical additional costs to prepare the vessels for the

new locks - for example, the mooring system on board the vessels will need to be upgraded. PORT CAPACITY IS DECISIVE Jens Malund Jensen points out that it is not only the size of the locks of the Panama Canal that determines the use of vessel type. - What is decisive is the capacity of the loading and discharging ports. It is no use, for example, to send Post-Panamax vessels through the Panama Canal, if the port you are calling as a maximum can receive Panamax vessels, says Jens Malund Jensen.


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HARSH OUTLOOK FOR NORWEGIAN SHIPPING Despite challenging markets for shipping, Norway maintained its position as the world’s sixth largest shipping nation, measured by fleet value, according to the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association 2017 Maritime Outlook Report. The offshore segments can expect the crisis to continue through 2017, while the short sea and deep sea segments will face the same tight margins that have characterised the industry since the financial crisis.

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- Shipping is a global industry, and as such we are directly influenced by global trends and international developments. The current situation is extremely challenging for many of our members, but we must not lose sight of the many opportunities that lie ahead, says Norwegian Shipowners’ Association CEO Sturla Henriksen. Markets took a dramatic turn for the worse for shipowners from 2015 to 2016, with a drop in revenue of 16 per cent, to NOK 234 billion. Revenue was considerably weaker than shipowners expected going into 2016, when they predicted a drop of only 3 per cent.

Short sea and deep sea shipowners together reported revenue of more than NOK 117 billion in 2016. These two segments combined now have higher revenue than the offshore segments, for the first time since 2008. Income for offshore service shipowners is estimated to have fallen by 21 per cent in 2016. Prognoses indicate that they will experience a further decline in income of 11 per cent in 2017. Offshore contractors saw a decline in income of 28 per cent in 2016, and companies expect a further decline of 43 per cent in 2017. If these predictions prove correct, offshore contractors will have seen their income reduced by more than half in just two years.

MORE PESSIMISTIC According to the Maritime Outlook Report, the Norwegian shipowners are far more pessimistic this year, expecting a further drop in revenue in 2017 of 10 per cent. If this prognosis proves accurate, total turnover for shipowners will be NOK 210 billion in 2017.

PROTECTIONISM Norway, including the Norwegian Continental Shelf, is the overall single most important market for Norwegian shipowners. Seen collectively, however, foreign markets are still more important for Norwegian shipowners.

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- 70 per cent of shipowners’ income stems from foreign markets. Given this, we are naturally concerned by the current rise of protectionism in the world, not least in Norway, says Henriksen. LITTLE CHANGE IN LAYUPS The number of ships and rigs in layup has grown steadily since the autumn of 2014. As of February 2017, 158 ships and 25 mobile offshore units belonging to Norwegian Shipowners’ Association members were in layup. This is an increase of 57 ships and nine rigs compared to the same time in 2016. The Maritime Outlook Report for 2017 indicates prolonged tight markets, and no significant changes in layups for 2017. - The situation is dire for offshore service and offshore contractor companies. Of a total of 550 ships, more than one-fourth are now in layup, as are nearly half of our members’ mobile offshore units, Henriksen reports. EMPLOYMENT Member statistics show that 8300 employees in shipowning companies were either laid off or terminated in 2016, compared to 7300 in 2015. Of these, 15 per cent were laid off, and 85 per cent terminated. The cuts are fairly evenly distributed between seafarers, mobile rig crew and staff, and onshore employees. - Local communities, owners, seafarers and suppliers along Norway’s coastline are all uneasy

FACTS The Norwegian maritime industry had a value creation of NOK 175 billion in 2015, employing 100,000 people. This was a significant decrease from 2014, when value creation reached a record high of NOK 190 billion. This decrease is due primarily to an offshore market significantly weakened by falling oil prices and a decline in activity.

about the future. They know better than most, though, that life on the sea is one of ups and downs. Now it is critical that we maintain our core competencies, and continue to build on the strengths that have made Norway a leading shipping nation, Henriksen emphasises. There are significant discrepancies in shipowning companies’ expectations for 2017. Offshore service and contractor companies are far more pessimistic than short sea and deep sea shipowners. ACCESS TO CAPITAL Shipowners’ access to capital has been gradually weakened since the price of oil began to fall in 2014. Five out of ten shipowning companies surveyed view access to capital as tight or very tight in today’s market. This is essentially unchanged from 2016, with a slightly higher percentage of companies experiencing access to capital as good.

- Companies are doing whatever they can to survive. Many are concentrating on refinancing. Some are looking to adjacent markets, while others are selling older ships in order to be ready when markets recover. We are also seeing consolidation and structural changes, in both ownership and organization, Sturla Henrksen says. MORE SHIPS FLAGGING HOME The Norwegian-controlled fleet was valued at USD 51 billion in 2016, a decline of USD 65 billion from 2015, or 21 per cent. At the same time, changes in trade area limitations have led to more shipowners flagging home more ships from foreign registers. - This is proof that active maritime policies work,” Henriksen maintains. A significant number of ships sailing under the Norwegian flag is a welcome development, and it is vital if Norway is to maintain its position as a leading international shipping nation, says Henriksen.

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SPECIAL: NOR-SHIPPING 2017

NOR-SHIPPING 2017 The international shipping exhibition Nor-Shipping, that takes place on 4 days from Tuesday 30. May to Friday 2. June, is the leading maritime event in Scandinavia and one of the biggest events for the global maritime industry. It showcases 22,500 square meters of the latest in maritime technology, services and solutions spread across six exhibition halls - added with high-level conferences and lots of networking opportunities. This year’s main theme areas are: Disruptive Sustainability, IT and navigation; safety and rescue; shipbuilding and repair; maritime services and logistics; and propulsion and machinery. An easy-to-navigate layout featuring national pavilions, industry segments and “theme parks” makes it easy for visitors to find their way around. Almost 1.000 of the world’s leading maritime companies will be exhibiting.

H.R.H CROWN PRINCE HAAKON H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of the Norwegian Royal Family will also be attending the Opening Conference and handing out awards to the winners of Nor-Shipping’s award initiatives (the Energy Efficiency Award, Young Entrepreneur Award and Next Generation Ship Award).

35.000 VISITORS Nor-Shipping 2017 is expected to attract around 35.000 visitors from more than 80 countries, including ship owners and managers, shipyards, maritime organizations, port authorities and many more.

MAERSK TO LIFT LID ON DIGITAL DISRUPTION Maersk is set to unveil the thinking behind its recent tie-ups with IBM and China’s Alibaba when the firm’s Chief Digital Officer, Ibrahim Gokcen, takes the stage at this year’s Nor-Shipping.

Gokcen will be participating in the Outside the Shipping Box element of Nor-Shipping’s opening conference, Next Generation Shipping , joining fellow global industry frontrunners to discuss how digital solutions can disrupt the industry and lead to greater efficiency, performance and sustainability. Other contributors in the debate include Thomas Wilhelmsen, CEO Wilh. Wilhelmsen Group, KD Adamson of Futurenautics, and Marco Ryan, CEO of Wartsila, amongst others. HIGH PROFILE NAMES A host of high profile names have been confirmed as speakers for Nor-Shipping 2017, including: Leif O. Høegh, Chairman of Höegh Autoliners, Mike Utsler, COO Woodside Energy,

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Elisabeth Grieg, co-owner of the Grieg Group and CEO of Grieg International AS, Rashpal Bhatti, VP Freight at BHP Billiton, Peter Justesen, Chief Shipping Officer at Engie, global thought leaders Tony Seba and Parag Khanna, and Peggy Liu, Chairperson of Joint US-CHINA Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), amongst others.


STRONG DANISH PRESENCE Denmark will, in line with the previous Nor-Shipping exhibitions, be represented by both a large national pavilion - arranged by the Danish Marine Group - and a number of Danish companies, that have chosen to exhibit in the industrial contexts they are part of.

- Once again, we are very happy to welcome Denmark to Nor-Shipping, says Per Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping exhibition director. - They are consistently among our largest collective exhibitors, and this reflects the strong ties and common interests that the two maritime countries share. PERFECT MATCH Mark Lerche, head of the Danish Marine Group, and in charge of the Danish pavilion at Nor-Shipping 2017: - N o r we g i a n s h i p o w n e r s a n d shipyards value high-end quality solutions, products and services, which makes for a perfect match with Danish suppliers.” - Denmark and Norway have similar maritime profiles. Both countries are strong in the ocean economies, with shipping, fisheries, offshore energy and maritime equipment and services as important factors of our national economies. Innovative maritime solutions are on top of the political agenda in both countries, Mark Lerche says.

- In the international shipping and shipbuilding industry we are known for delivering energy efficient operating profiles with a focus on technology development and cooperation. NORWAY A MAIN MARKET While the Danish maritime focus is highly international, and highly competitive, they know well enough to maintain good relationships to their closest neighbours. - Norway is one of the main markets for Denmark’s maritime equipment and service suppliers, says Lerche. As to why companies choose to gather on the Danish pavilion, Lerche offers a combination of common sense, and business sense: - Exhibiting on the National Pavilion with Danish Marine Group lets companies focus on their main reason for being at Nor-Shipping: to discuss business with partners and gather as much market information as possible from the Norwegian shipping and shipbuilding market.

PARTICIPATING DANISH COMPANIES: B COOL A/S Blue Water Shipping A/S BLÜCHER METAL A/S C.C. Jensen A/S C.C. JENSEN A/S - Casting Department C.C. JENSEN A/S - Window Department DAMPA Aps Danfoss AS - Norge Danfoss Drives - Danfoss AS Danfoss Semco A/S Fire Protection DEKO Ocean - DEKO Partitions Llp Desmi Ocean Guard A/S Exilator ApS FAYARD A/S Frese A/S Garrets International Global Boiler Aalborg A/S Green Instruments A/S Halton Marine A/S HOYER A/S Hytek A/S Insatech A/S Lindab A/S LR Marine A/S Maritime Ship Supply Media Group Maritime Denmark ME Production A/S Norisol A/S ORSKOV YARD A/S ROCKSON AUTOMATION GmbH Scandinavian Boiler Service A/S Scanel International A/S Scanvi-Interyards AS Scanwipers A/S SPX Flow Technology Danmark A/S Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S VMS Group A/S Wrist Ship Supply A/S

Source: Danish Marine Group

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DISRUPTIVE SUSTAINABILITY For the first time, Nor-Shipping is creating an arena based on a cluster model and collaborative approach to inspire the established actors and entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals and young talents to come together and explore how the industry can take on a pro-active approach and create change from within. The Disruptive Sustainability Hall will be dark and immersive, creating an “Enter the Ocean Space” experience and feature an exciting Disruptive Room dedicated to exploring new insights. Nor-Shipping has dedicated the whole of its 1245 sq. m. Hall A to the concept. Exhibitors in Hall A will show-case concepts, ideas and solutions which have opportunity to disrupt the industry, but also to have a positive impact on the world we are living in. The organizers expect to see examples of novel solutions for e.g. energy usage, operation and design, through technologies and novel business models within fields of e.g. autonomy, robotics, additive manufacturing, virtual reality and even biology. GAME CHANGERS The visitors will be able to explore radical technologies and solutions, consider how better to utilise established solutions and understand the thinking of shipping’s most influential game changers. It is a fast-track to explore the new toolbox of technologies and strategies transforming the maritime industry in this time of strained markets and numeral challenges. Alongside trailblazers from the world of shipping, the Disruptive Sustainability Hall will feature leading danish maritime magazine

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companies and innovations from the wider business world - allowing for sharing of insights and crossfertilisation of ideas and aiming to engage, provoke, challenge and inspire visitors. Seven of the key players in the Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE) Maritime CleanTech cluster: Bostek, Corvus Energy, NorthSea Container Line, Servogear, The Switch Norway, Wärtsilä and Westcon Power & Automation, have signed up for the Disruptive Sustainability Exhibition Hall. LOUNGE AREA The inner section of the Disruptive Sustainability Hall offers exhibitors and visitors a combined lounge and café, where they also have a prime view of what is going on in the rest of the hall. Selected VIP receptions may be held in this area during certain periods of the exhibition week. Alongside Hall A, Nor-Shipping offers a further five themed halls, covering the full spectrum of maritime products, services and solutions. In total, almost 1,000 companies will be showcasing themselves to the industry, future talent and shipping value chain stakeholders.

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THE HOME OF DISRUPTION Birgit Liodden, Director of Nor-Shipping, argues that Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland have the infrastructure, understanding and ambition to drive the digital transformation shipping requires for future sustainability and success.

The pace of change in society is accelerating every day, enabled by digitalization and facilitated by individuals and firms that see potential rather than challenges. New business models can be born overnight, efficiencies unlocked with the tap of a screen, and resources utilized as never before. So where do we, as an industry, fit in? How can we ensure we keep up with developments and, where possible, push them forwards? I believe we have to look to the Nordics. NORTHERN LIGHTS Before any readers out there accuse me of bias – yes, I’m Norwegian and proud of it – I’ll back up this opinion with some hard facts. Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden fill the first four positions, in that order, in the latest European Commission Digital Economy and Society Index. This ranks nations within the continent according to connectivity, human capital (digital competency), internet use, integration of digital technology and digital public services. The Nordics lead the way, defined by sophisticated skills, business digitalization and near universal access to high-speed services and connections.

What’s more, when compared to leading nonEuropean nations – including the United States, South Korea and Japan – the quartet retain their positions, based on the judging criteria, emerging as undisputed world leaders. There is no other place where digital technology is as well integrated as it is here, in the Nordics. It has emerged as a natural part of our collective culture. This understanding, in combination with our distinct maritime heritage and expertise, gives us, and the industry as a whole, a unique opportunity. We can be a global centre of excellence for advanced digital maritime solutions. MANY CHALLENGES Shipping is facing a series of challenges – from unpredictable and hugely damaging cyclical shifts, to environmental concerns, geopolitical threats, economic macro-trends, and more. We need new solutions, new technology and new ways of working together, as we’re seeing in the Trondheim fjord, to tackle these challenges and chart a course to a sustainable future.

In short, we need to disrupt. To question convention and embrace innovation. That’s why, at Nor-Shipping 2017, we’re dedicating the whole of Hall A to the concept of Disruptive Sustainability. This will see innovative exhibitors from the maritime field rubbing shoulders with leading players from the wider business and tech/ digital industry arenas, allowing for the sharing of insights and a cross fertilization of potentially disruptive ideas. WORKING TOGETHER By opening the doors to the best minds from outside the industry we can help push maritime forwards in new directions that would not have been possible working in isolation. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and anyone, and shipping needs to accept that to realize its true potential. There’s no doubt that digital technology will be at the heart of not just our exhibition hall, but also the next generation of shipping solutions. It therefore makes perfect sense to look to the most digitally advanced countries in the world to seek them out.

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MARITIME VENTILATION: FROM GIANT CRUISE SHIPS TO FISHING BOATS:

LINDAB MARINE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ENTIRE SOLUTION

BY FINN BRUUN Although Lindab Group’s maritime section, Lindab Marine, today offers a huge variety of different products in ventilation rates, the department focus on providing complete solutions where the customer can safely leave the entire job to the supplier’s specialists who have a maritime background.

The task is handled in a streamlined process, where advanced technology use can both design and simulate different answers to customers’ wishes and ideas - and from the customer’s current drawings. The users within a variety of vessel types can not only choose from a large number of products from the shelves, they can realize their own solution ideas. Here, Lindab Marine has more than 35 years’ experience in ventilation aboard everything that floats - from cruise ships to fishing boats. Lindab Marine is headquartered in Denmark and in their development laboratories in Farum near Copenhagen. Here you can test different customer solutions and even build a mock-up model, e.g.

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a stateroom, and conduct tests based on the factual circumstances of the customer. Lindab is among the world’s leaders in this segment. The main focus is Europe. SOFT COMFORT AND HARD WORK The challenges are very different - whether it’s a cruise ship with high demands on quiet ventilation, proper temperature and high comfort, or maybe, an offshore ship with requirements for fire and risk-proof ventilation - that also takes the crew’s needs in crew areas into account. Matas M. Mickus who is Sales Manager for Lindab Marine, says that the company serve the entire maritime industry, cargo ships, cruise ships, yachts,

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ferries, harbor vessels and naval vessels - offering all solutions from simple pipes to advanced systems. - We focus on flexible solutions for customers, regardless of how they operate, he says, and mentions that they have organized the tasks into two groups, ADS and ICS*, from simple pipes to soundproof equipment and control of air currents in effective systems that perform well, he says, and mentions another one of Lindab Marine’s strengths: - We have the advantage that we are part of the big Lindab Group. If we in the marine section need help, we can draw on the entire group’s massive capacity.


Lindab delivers to new buildings as well as renovations and keeps up with the industry and the shipyards’ future projects. PRODUCING CLOSE TO THE SHIP - In addition, we have factories lying in different countries, especially European, so we can produce close to the customer and thus deliver quickly, often within 24 hours to ships: In time, on time, every time, he emphasizes and stresses the importance of innovation:

link customer needs with a program that quickly and professionally can draw e.g. a special tube from a few figures from the customer, and thus come up with the right sized product. - We aim to help the customer all the way. Just give us the ship’s specifications, so we can calculate an offer and subsequently provide the necessary products in one package, he said. * Air Duct Systems / Indoor Climate Solutions

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- Our new product, UltraLink, is a big step forward. It is a measurement/control device that can provide the precise number of cubic meters of air per hour or exactly the temperature which is desired through a simple and easy to use display, says Matas M. Mickus. It’s all based on ultrasound: So, no noise or commotion. The sensors are small and cooperate in pairs 20-25 meters apart and can dispense energy optimally. IT TOOLS Overall, the advanced technology is a trademark of Lindab. Through IT tools such as CadVent, they

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BY LARS EMTEKÆR AND MARTIN UHLENFELDT

MAERSK LINE TEAMS UP WITH IBM Maersk Line and the computer giant IBM have teamed up to develop a new advanced platform using the blockchain-technology to digitalize the entire global supply chain in the container industry. The solution is expected to reduce fraud and errors, reduce the time goods are in transit, improve inventory management and not least - save billions of dollars.

- We are excited about this collaboration and its potential to bring significant efficiency and productivity to the global supply chains, while fraud can be reduced and safety increased, says Ibrahim Gokcen, Chief Digital Officer of Maersk. For shipping companies, the envisaged solution can reduce documentation and process costs and eliminate delays arising from errors

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in the handling of physical securities. According to IBM, it can also be used to track the status of each container. - We believe that this new supply chain solution will be a transformative technology, with a potential to disrupt and change the way global trade is carried out, says Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, Industry Platforms, IBM.

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OPEN STANDARDS The companies have launched a pilot trial based on open standards and invites all links of the chain to participate. - It is sensible enough. Because if this is to work, it must become an industry standard, says Lars Jensen, partner in Seaintelligence Consulting to Maritime Denmark.


But although Maersk Line and IBM are heavy players in each industry, Lars Jensen states that nobody in the industry is heavy enough to set a standard. OTHER TECHNOLOGIES - Blockchain is a technological possibility to solve the problems, but there will also be other technologies that can do this. Which technology that ends up being a standard is too early to say. - But the outplay from Maersk and IBM acts as a catalyst for the development. It fuels the competition. In 2017, the major shipping companies will launch various pilots in the area because no one knows what will be the winning technology. Therefore, they try out different pilots, says Lars Jensen. He predicts that the process of testing different pilots will be short lived. - Already in 2018 we will see which pilots are going to continue - and which are being shut down. BACKING According to Lars Jensen, it will not be a fight that is determined by a choice of different

technologies, but rather on who can gather the greatest support. - It will be a bit like the old tussle between the two video standards VHS and Betamax. Betamax was the best technology, but it was VHS, who won and set the standard because it had the greatest support in the industry. That’s how it is going to be in the battle to set the standard for digitalization of the container industry, says Lars Jensen. Digitalization should create greater transparency in the supply chain - and save costs. FUNDING How should a new standard be funded - how will the cost savings be distributed? - It’s a good question that I have no answer to. And I do not think that players have one either. When you digitalize everything, costs are lowered. There’s no doubt about this. But if for instance, $ 10 billion is cut out of the industry globally, there will be a fight about how the money should be distributed, predicts Lars Jensen.

- Much will end in lower freight rates, but you must remember that the industry is currently unprofitable, so it is no good that all the savings go on to shippers, as one is never going to make money again, says Lars Jensen. EXPENSIVE PAPER In 2014, Maersk Line conducted an investigation of an ordinary transport of refrigerated goods from East Africa to Europe. The study showed that the transportation involved almost 30 people and organizations and triggered more than 200 interactions and communications between those involved. The cost of managing documents and administration are estimated to represent up to a fifth of the total transport costs. - This is a solution for the whole industry, not only to Maersk, says Ramesh Gopinath, vice president of IBM to the International Business Times. - Every year, 70 million containers are transported worldwide. We hope to be able to handle 10 millions of these before year-end, says Ramesh Gopinath.

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BY MARTIN UHLENFELDT

THE DANISH PORTS ARE UNDER PRESSURE Falling growth in the world economy and less trading than expected requires great adaptability from the Danish ports. Freight volumes have decreased by some 15 percent over the past 10 years while the port investment has grown significantly. The gap between supply and demand is now even larger. The ports are forced to specialize, or find new tasks that can replace or supplement the traditional goods-over-berth role. - Before the financial crisis began, we had over 110 million tons of cargo per year in Denmark. We are currently at about 95 million tons, says Bjørn B. Christiansen, CEO of the industry association Danish Ports. - The last few years the cargo volumes have started to increase slightly again, but it is still very limited. The growth rates we’ve had for the

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last 3 to 4 decades in trade are simply not there anymore. In the old days, when the economy grew 1 percent - trade increased by 3 percent. Today the situation is quite different - for each percentage the global economy grows, freight volumes only increase by less than 1 percent. - Everyone is asking the same question: What exactly is going on? Is it all temporary, or is it something more permanent.

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What do you think? - Now that’s what you call a good question. I simply do not know. A lot of things point to the fact that the structure of the world trade is changing. You see the same development everywhere, it is not only a Danish phenomenon, says Bjørn B. Christiansen. - All of this is, of course, going to have consequences for the competition between ports.


And we face intense competition among ports to attract cargo.

the economic base can change in the course of maybe just 10 years, says Bjørn B. Christiansen.

TOUGH COMPETITION Competition inside Denmark, or between Denmark and abroad? - It is both. There are not many ports in Denmark that are in direct competition with for example Bremerhaven or Hamburg. We only have a few large container ports. But the ones we have, they are in direct competition with the other container ports in the Baltic Sea and the large North German ports.

THE CAPACITY OF PORTS - The capacity of the ports is a relevant theme. I am therefore pleased the Minister of Transport is implementing a study of the problem in the research being done, preparing for the forthcoming revision of the port law. - I think that it is true that we have overcapacity in a classic freight sense. But we don’t have excess capacity in the classic commercial space-sense.

STRUCTURE - And then there’s the question of the future structure. Ports must be robust enough to cope with future challenges. Today, we have local ports, A/S ports - and a group of ports in the middle that are autonomous. The question is, whether the division we have today is the right one. We are currently looking at this with our board. But it is a complicated matter, as there are many conflicts of interest involved, states Bjørn B. Christiansen.

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- But the good thing is, that the Danish ports are entrepreneurial. They are not as dependent on cargo by ship as they were in the old days. Most of them have other activities that compensate for the decline in cargo volumes, says Bjørn B. Christiansen. - 15 years ago, there were only fish in Esbjerg, and no wind turbines - today there are wind turbines, and no fish. Or - if you take a city like Aalborg: If they lose their Greenland Traffic they can try to improve their competitiveness and retrieve the lost cargo. But they can also choose to dive into completely new areas. When under pressure, you start to think differently. I was in Næstved recently. Here, the harbor is converted to a glass-recycling port. REPLACED EX-POLITICIAN Bjørn B. Christiansen has been at the helm of Danske Havne since May 1 last year. Here he replaced Gitte Lillelund Bech who left Danske Havne to become public affairs director at Advice, the same company she left when she took the job the head at Danske Havne in the summer of 2014. Bjørn B. Christiansen is a graduate in economics. and came to the Danske Havne from a position as partner in the Public Affairs Group. He previously served as political director in Dansk Byggeri. SOME HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME - Of course, there are some ports that face difficult times and have not found their future role yet. And there’s also ports which are no longer commercial ports, but has been converted to residential areas or other purposes. Are there ports which, in retrospect, have invested too much. Not because of negligence, but because few people saw the crisis coming? - There is no doubt, that the risk is considerably higher today than it was 10 -15 years ago, because it is not clear what is going to happen. It is clear, that the port sector should think twice about new investments. Ports investments are extremely longterm. Quays last for 100 years - but

Bjørn B. Christiansen

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