DANISH MARITIME MAGAZINE 1-2017
SPECIAL: DANISH MARITIME FAIR 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE DANISH SHIPYARDS ARE DOING GREAT
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.
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.
NORDEN IS THE LARGEST DRY CARGO CARRIER THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL
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.