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PIRATES REMAIN A THREAT TOWARDS CIVILIAN SHIPPING African pirates still pose a particularly serious threat towards civilian shipping. In 2016, 95 incidents of pirate attacks or armed robbery in West Africa and 27 incidents of possible pirate activity in East Africa were reported.

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A Danish-developed filtration system for cleaning of lubricating oil on engines on board ships, has proved far cheaper and at least as effective as the purifiers often used. The company behind the filtration solution, GreenOil, has - in cooperation with major shipping companies like Maersk, DFDS and Torm - tested the filter systems with great success. GreenOil’s filtration systems today are permanent equipment on board many Danish ships.

TOTAL ACQUIRES MÆRSK OLIE OG GAS A.P. Moller - Maersk has signed an agreement to sell Maersk Oil to French oil-giant Total S.A for 7.45bn dollar in a combined share and debt transaction. Total will take over Maersk Oil’s entire organization. Planned development schedules and investments in strategic and sanctioned projects will be upheld.

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BACK TO BASICS!

SVITZER SECURES FIFTEEN-YEAR CONTRACT The Danish towage company Svitzer has been awarded a fifteen-year contract to provide marine support services at Bangladesh’s first LNG import terminal. The project will be located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal.

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A.P. MOLLER LAUNCHES AFRICA INFRASTRUCTURE FUND A.P. Moller Holding has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of 550 million dollars from anchor investors.

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THE DANISH VERSION OF JAMES COOK Under the name of James Cook, one of Norden’s product tankers helps make everyday life work in a number of territories in the Pacific Ocean.


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Global coatings company Hempel announced that it is investing in a new research and development centre focused solely on passive fire protection coatings. Located just outside Barcelona in Spain, the centre is due to open towards the end of 2018.

DANISH MARITIME DAYS 2018 The three promoters behind Danish Maritime Days - Danish Shipping, Danish Maritime and the Danish Maritime Authority - are preparing the next edition of the major maritime event that takes place on May 2-4 2018.

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SCANDINAVIAN COLLABORATION - DOOR TO DOOR The Danish ship owner company Terntank wanted to make sure that all reports and approvals regarding the safety equipment on board their newest vessel were in order. So Terntank’s ship management company, based on the small island Donsö, Sweden, hired the Swedish company C-Survey to perform the inspections. As it turned out, C-Survey is a service provider certified by the Danish company CRALOG - which happens to be nearly-neighbour to Terntank at its residence at the Port of Skagen, Denmark.

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METALOCK DENMARK CHANGES NAME Metalock Denmark, the global specialist in field-machining within the marine, wind and industry segments, has changed its name to MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery, becoming a full member of MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division.

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TOTAL ACQUIRES MÆRSK OLIE OG GAS A.P. Moller - Maersk has signed an agreement to sell Maersk Oil to French oil-giant Total S.A for 7.45bn dollar in a combined share and debt transaction. Total will take over Maersk Oil’s entire organization. Planned development schedules and investments in strategic and sanctioned projects will be upheld.

With the agreement A.P. Moller - Maersk is taking a material step forward in its strategy to separate out its oil and oil related activities to create an integrated transport & logistics company, and this transaction will contribute significantly to upholding its strong capital structure. - In determining the best future ownership structure for Maersk Oil, it has been imperative for us that the capabilities and assets created in Maersk Oil continue to be developed, and that longterm investments are upheld, especially in the Danish part of the North Sea,” says Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk. - The valuation of Maersk Oil and Total’s commitment is a testament to the quality and standing of Maersk Oil. In addition, the agreement will strengthen the financial flexibility of A.P. Moller - Maersk and free up resources to focus our future growth on container shipping, ports and logistics, says Søren Skou,

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REGIONAL HUB Denmark will become the regional hub for all Total’s operations in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands, based on Maersk Oil’s capabilities and strong position in the North Sea region.

Maersk Oil will remain close to its technology and innovation partners at the Danish technical institutions and in the oil and gas service industry to the benefit of all parties, says Claus V. Hemmingsen.

- Maersk Oil’s activities across the North Sea will become part of a leading global operator with a strong performance record and long-term growth interest in the sector. The combination of Total and Maersk Oil’s global footprint and geographical overlap will ensure the continued development of Maersk Oil’s worldwide strategic and selective assets, says Claus V. Hemmingsen, Vice CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk and CEO of the Energy division

MAIN OPERATOR A.P. Moller - Maersk has been the main operator in the Danish North Sea for half a century, establishing and maintaining Denmark’s position as self-sufficient within oil and gas. With Maersk Oil at the forefront, the Danish oil and gas industry has contributed 400bn kroner in taxes to Denmark over the past 50 years, and provides employment to 15.000 people in the sector.

- By selling to Total, we ensure a continued Danish stronghold in the North Sea based on Maersk Oil’s leading position within technology development and its track record as a lean, efficient and trusted partner. Importantly,

In addition, Maersk Oil has significant presence in the British and Norwegian sectors, with nine licenses in Norway, including an 8.44% ownership of Johan Sverdrup, one of Norway’s largest discoveries ever. In the United

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Kingdom, Maersk Oil operates several offshore installations, as well as leading a number of project developments; most notably the Culzean gas development, where Maersk Oil is the operator and holds a 49.9 % ownership. - Our future position as the regional hub for Total’s operations in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands, recognizes Maersk Oil’s status in the North Sea region. In Denmark, the focus will continue to be on investing in safe, efficient growth from existing fields, says Gretchen Watkins, CEO of Maersk Oil. - The capabilities, experiences and partnerships, which made Maersk Oil a globally recognized technology leader and trusted operator, will contribute to Total’s position in the entire North Sea and worldwide. In addition, the agreement presents new opportunities for our employees, as Maersk Oil joins a global industry leader.

STRATEGIC DECISION The separation of the energy businesses was decided as part of last year’s strategic decision to focus A.P. Moller - Maersk’s future activities on transport and logistics, as well as a result of recent years’ oil and gas industry and market developments. Maersk Oil is the first of the four energy companies of A.P. Moller – Maersk for which a future structural solution has now been identified. The solutions for Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Tankers remain to be defined before the end of 2018. In a comment to the transaction, Chairman of A.P. Møller Holding A/S, Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla states: “In my heart and mind, this is a very difficult, but right decision. Maersk Oil has for almost half a century been at the forefront of the Danish oil development, been vital to A.P. Moller - Maersk and to this very day plays a decisive role in the Danish and international

oil and gas industry. This gives us pride. As owners, we seek the best foundation for the future growth of the Maersk Oil activities and the focused development of the Danish North Sea. A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S has found a dedicated industry owner with a sincere interest in further developing and investing in the assets and capabilities created in Maersk Oil, while preserving the heritage of Denmark’s leading oil company. On behalf of A.P. Moller Holding, I wish to thank all our employees in Maersk Oil for their vast achievements and relentless dedication to A.P. Moller - Maersk. REGULATORY APPROVAL The agreement is subject to regulatory approval from relevant authorities, including the Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate and relevant competition authorities. Closing is expected to take place during first quarter, 2018.

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A.P. MOLLER LAUNCHES AFRICA INFRASTRUCTURE FUND A.P. Moller Holding has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and LĂŚgernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of 550 million dollars from anchor investors.

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he new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering an attractive return to its investors. The fund will be managed by A.P. Moller Capital, which is an affiliate of A.P. Moller Holding, and consists of a team lead by four partners, Kim Fejfer, Lars Reno Jakobsen, Jens Thomassen and Joe Nicklaus Nielsen. The partners all have extensive industrial and investment experience combined with a substantial network in Africa. -We are very pleased with the significant support from the Danish pension funds and A.P. Moller Holding. Together, we will build and operate infrastructure business in Africa to support sustainable development and improvements in living standards across the continent. We danish maritime magazine

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will combine the best from industry in terms of project management and operational capabilities with the best from private equity in terms of agility and focus, says Kim Fejfer, Managing Partner and CEO of A.P. Moller Capital. -A.P. Moller Holding was established to build value creating businesses that have a positive impact on society. Africa, with a working-age population likely to reach more than one billion people in the next decades, has a pressing requirement for more investments in infrastructure. In this respect, we are delighted to have established a new promising company in our portfolio with a strong team, who hold the right capabilities and experience to manage infrastructure investments in emerging markets., says Robert MĂŚrsk Uggla, CEO of A.P. Moller Holding.

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The fund has a duration of 10 years and has an initial target of 10 to 15 investments in total. Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO at PKA: -PKA has for many years invested in infrastructure both in Denmark and abroad. We have positive experiences investing in Africa and we have for a long time wanted to invest more on the continent. With this new fund we will be making infrastructure investments in Africa and get the opportunity to provide a good return to the pension savers and at the same time make a positive difference in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Following first commitments, the fund will be open for additional institutional investors for the next 12 months. The ambition is to raise USD 1bn in commitments.


SVITZER SECURES

FIFTEEN-YEAR CONTRACT The Danish towage company Svitzer has been awarded a fifteen-year contract to provide marine support services at Bangladesh’s first LNG import terminal. The project will be located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal.

- It is a vote of confidence that Excelerate chose Svitzer to support their operations in Bangladesh, recognising that we have a great deal of experience operating tugs and other support vessels, syas Svitzer’s Alan Bradley. Bangladesh’s first LNG import terminal will enable Petrobangla, the state owned energy company, to increase natural gas supply in the country by up to 20 percent, sufficient to support up to 3,000 MW of power generation capacity. The construction of the terminal will commence in the fourth quarter of 2017 and is anticipated to be in service by mid-2018.

- We are looking forward to a long-term partnership with Excelerate providing safe and reliable marine support services in Bangladesh and our appointment to perform this work is in line with Svitzer’s global expansion into the oil and gas terminal towage sector, says Alan Bradley. FIVE VESSELS Svitzer will serve the facility with a suite of five vessels – three Robert Allen RAstar 3200 Ocean Going Terminal tugs under construction at the Cheoy Lee Shipyard in China, one 36m Crew Boat under construction at the Penguin Shipyard and the MSV Svitzer Foxtrot from the

existing fleet. Svitzer will establish a Bangladesh branch office to oversee the operation. - The fifteen-year contract with a five-year option signals a confidence in Svitzer’s ability to deliver on a Greenfield project and to meet the challenges of service provision that satisfy the demandingproject timeline. SVITZER Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea since 1833. With 4,000 employees, a fleet of more than 430 vessels and operations all over the world, they are the global market leader within towage and marine related services.

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PIRATES REMAIN A THREAT TOWARDS CIVILIAN SHIPPING African pirates still pose a particularly serious threat towards civilian shipping. In 2016, 95 incidents of pirate attacks or armed robbery in West Africa and 27 incidents of possible pirate activity in East Africa were reported.

n Asia, where especially the waters between Malaysia and the Philippines are under threat, 129 incidents of possible pirate activity were recorded in 2016. The numbers appear in the annual report from the independent American organisation Oceans Beyond Piracy who also reports that the risk of pirate attacks – based on the 2016 number compared to the 2015 number – has almost doubled in West Africa whereas it has nearly halved in Asia. Even though there were no reports of hijackings of merchant vessels off the Somalian coast

in East Africa in 2016, the criminal networks in Somalia still have unreduced capacity and willingness to perform piracy attacks, which the recent attacks confirm, assesses Oceans Beyond Piracy.

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According to Danish Shipping, the numbers prove that piracy still poses an essential threat towards civilian shipping. -Consequently, it is important that the shipping companies continue to prepare themselves before they enter piracy-threatened waters,” says Director Maria Bruun Skipper, Danish Shipping. Individual risk assessment

We are always prepared to carry the necessary preventive measures into effect. - Company Security Officer Flemming Dahl Jensen

FACTS In 2016, 95 incidents of pirate attacks or armed robbery in West Africa and 27 incidents of possible pirate activity in East Africa were reported. In Asia, 129 incidents of possible pirate activity were reported.

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The piracy development in Africa and the rest of the world is closely monitored by Norden’s Technical Department where Company Security Officer Flemming Dahl Jensen is responsible for ensuring that all of Norden’s dry cargo and tanker vessels are properly prepared before passage through the waters at risk – the highrisk areas as they are called. When a Norden vessel is to pass through such an area, the Technical Department carries out an individual risk assessment which includes information on the vessel’s speed and freeboard – that is the height of vessel’s side between the waterline and the upper deck level, since this


determines how difficult it is for pirates to climb on board the vessel.

the necessary preventive measures into effect, says Flemming Dahl Jensen.

Furthermore, the current threat level in the specific high-risk area is assessed. Complies with global standards In that connection, Norden complies with international recommendations with regards to registration and reporting of the passage, just as Norden bases its precautionary and preventive measures on the standards which the industry globally recommends the shipping companies to follow and which are stated in Best Management Practices (BMP).

A BILLION-DOLLAR EXPENSE FOR THE SHIPPING COMPANIES For security reasons, Norden does not wish to disclose the specific measures in place – except from the use of water from fire hoses and water cannons as well as the well-known and very visible razor wire along the vessels’ sides etc., which consists of barbed wire where the barbs have been replaced by razor blades.

-The current assessment of the piracy threat has not led to changes to the procedures in place in Norden, which we follow when passing through a high-risk area. Based on the individual risk assessments, we are always prepared to carry

According to Oceans Beyond Piracy, shipping companies across the world spent approximately 11.6 billion kroner on preventing and fighting piracy in East and West Africa in 2016, since expenses in West Africa have increased dramatically. -Norden hopes that the international society will continue to protect the merchant vessels and keep a military presence in East Africa as well as take part in improving the military capacity in West Africa, says Flemming Dahl Jensen.

SOURCE: NORDEN NEWS SUMMER

A Norden vessel safeguarded with razor wire due to the risk of pirate attacks.

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PROFILE

BACK TO BASICS! A Danish-developed filtration system for cleaning of lubricating oil on engines on board ships, has proved far cheaper and at least as effective as the purifiers often used. The company behind the filtration solution, GreenOil, has - in cooperation with several shipping companies - tested the filter systems with great success. GreenOil’s filtration systems today are permanent equipment on board many Danish ships. The benefits are so great for the end user that they cannot be ignored.

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s long as there have been engines on board ships, crews have fought hard to keep the lubricants as clean as possible. The cleaner the oil, the less wear on the engine parts. And that’s also the way it is today. In historic view, oil has been cleaned in different ways. Some of the more used ways have been gravity separation by use of a purifier. An effective, but also very expensive and technically demanding way to keep the oil clean. GREENOIL IS CHANGING THAT - We are now on the market with filtration systems, but in a new and much more effective and simple version than before, says Sales Manager Rune Hjortnæs Pedersen.

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- Firstly, our filter systems clean the oil more efficiently than even the best centrifuges. Secondly, our system is far cheaper in operation. If we retrofit our equipment on a ship, the repayment period - even with a very conservative calculation - is only 6-10 months. If you buy a GreenOil solution for your ship, you start making money quickly, says Rune Hjortnæs Pedersen. - And finally, our equipment is incredibly easy to work with. I have a 6-year-old son who can change a filter in our equipment. So, it does not require any technical knowledge to change the filters. SHEEPS WOOL The impressive results are achieved using oldknown technology, optimized for today’s tasks.

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- Our filter material is sheep’s wool that is compressed and woven together, and in that way, we can actually determine the fineness of the particles we are going to catch. This ensures the same oil quality - every time, says Sales Manager Rune Hjortnæs Pedersen. - When using a very fine filter, it removes all combustion residues, protects the machines and prolongs the life of the oil, and it also saves money. - In addition to on board ships, we have conducted several tests in cooperation with engine suppliers, among them MAN Diesel & Turbo in Holeby. Here the conclusion was, that GreenOil’s equipment complies with


MANs recommendations and requirements for lubricating oil treatment. So, their customers can freely use our equipment on their engines. We see this as great news, says Rune Hjortnæs Pedersen. High content of insoluble, varnish, soot and low Total Base Number (TBN) are some of the well-known challenges for the technical staff today. Using GreenOil’s filtration system ensures that insoluble, varnish and soot are maintained at a very low level. The oil is kept clean for contaminants that will reduce TBN, therefore, TBN is maintained over a long period of time, despite limited oil change. GREEN ENVIRONMENT IS ALSO OUR RESPONSIBILITY GreenOil is a co-player that helps ships to be more efficient and minimize CO2 emissions. This is achieved through limited energy consumption, fewer oil replacements and minimized wear. The use of GreenOil also ensures a better working environment so the operator does not come into direct contact with the oil and avoids heavy lifting - without the use of aids. EAL BIO OILS New rules demand ships to use EAL (Environmental Acceptable Lubricant) bio-oil for Stern

tube and thruster applications. The goal is that the oil - in case of a leak - does not harm the ecosystem. EAL oils are very expensive - and bind water very efficiently. So efficiently that only few oil filtration systems are able to effectively remove the water again. - Water is very harmful to these systems. Water reduces lubricity, thus increasing wear on machinery. We have a solution that can separate this water,”says Rune Hjortnæs Pedersen. GreenOil has conducted several tests on EAL bio oils with a number of oil suppliers, and the tests has shown, that GreenOil’s water separation can remove the water from the bio-oil. GreenOil’s patented water separation is the only one on the market that can effectively remove all three types of water: free, emulsified and bound water. The water separation is completely maintenance free, and operation only requires a power consumption of 120 watts. GreenOil’s combined particle and water separation system ensures the oil an extended life span, while minimizing wear. To achieve the highest oil filtration standard and the most attractive return on your filtration investment - partner up with GreenOil.

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS OF GREENOIL FILTERS: • Low energy consumption. • Easy installation – carried out by the crew itself. • Same secured performance at every time. • Water separation - patented solution. • Less time and technical demanding. • Filter element changed in few minutes, without spillage and without physical contact with the oil – require no special skills. • No oil consumption and hence sludge disposal.

GREENOIL-STANDARD APS Erhvervsparken 10 8400 Ebeltoft Denmark Phone: +45 87 52 00 84 Fax: +45 87 52 00 85 Email: info@greenoil.dk www.greenoil.dk

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THE DANISH VERSION OF I

n the autumn of 2014, one of Norden’s 25 large MR product tankers changed name from Nord Strength to James Cook. The name change marked the chartering out of the vessel to the Australian based shipping company Petrocean, which delivers refined oil products such as gasoline, jet fuel, diesel oil, petroleum and fuel oil on a fixed route to territories in the South Pacific.

and operational management of Nordens product tanker fleet.

The agreement to charter out the Norden vessel was made through Norient Product Pool (NPP), which handles the commercial

MODIFICATIONS In connection with the charter agreement, NPP has had some modifications made to the ves-

Under the name of James Cook, one of Norden’s product tankers helps make everyday life work in a number of territories in the Pacific Ocean.

It is our goal to contribute to the optimisation of Petrocean’s business. - CEO Søren Huscher, NPP

JAMES COOK - ONE OF THE GREATEST The British navigator and explorer James Cook (1728-1779) headed 3 of the most important scientific sea voyages during the Enlightenment (from approximately 1690 to 1780). On these voyages, he i.a. mapped parts of the coastline of New Zealand, the eastern coastline of Australia and the north-western coastline of America. James Cook, who is regarded one of the greatest explorers, was also first to cross the Antarctic Circle.

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-This contract with Petrocean gives us the opportunity to show how we turn basic operational knowledge into practice – also when the assignment is different from the usual. It is our goal to contribute to the optimisation of Petrocean’s business, says CEO Søren Huscher, NPP.


JAMES COOK sel, which is a modern, fuel efficient vessel from the STX yard in South Korea and which was delivered to Nordren in 2013 along with 3 sister vessels. But the modifications to the vessel, which has a cargo capacity of approximately 50,000 tonnes, have been relatively simple to make, and they have improved Petrocean’s operations and planning. -On several levels, NPP has a very positive, trusting and friendly partnership with the people in and around Petrocean. They are solution-oriented and pragmatic people, says Søren Huscher. SOURCE: NORDEN NEWS SUMMER

James Cook discharging at Port Vila, Vanuatu

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BY MARTIN UHLENFELDT

DANISH MARITIME DAYS 2018 The three promoters behind Danish Maritime Days - Danish Shipping, Danish Maritime and the Danish Maritime Authority - are preparing the next edition of the major maritime event that takes place on May 2-4 2018.

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n the beginning of the autumn a meeting is convened, where all those wishing to host an event in connection with the Danish Maritime Days are invited. This applies to those who have previously contributed with events, as well as newcomers. Danish Maritime Days were launched in 2014 with significant financial resources from both maritime funds and public funds. A significant part of these funds went to the completion of the Danish Maritime Forum, which will not be part of the DMD platform in the future setup.

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After the 3-year start-up phase, Danish Maritime Days is now flying on its own, which means that there are not that many financial resources available. COMMON CALENDAR The Danish Maritime Days Secretariat, which in 2018 is under the leadership of Danish Maritime, will, in line with previous events, stand for a common calendar on the Danish Maritime Days website, where all events will be announced. All events are welcome, however, attempts will be made to coordinate the events so

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that events with overlapping content does not take place at the same time. UNDER THE SAME ROOF LokomotivvĂŚrkstedet, where the Danish Maritime Fair takes place, will also host many of the events taking place during the Danish Maritime Days 2018. You can contact the Danish Maritime Fair if you wish to investigate the possibilities of hosting a Danish Maritime Days event at LokomotivvĂŚrkstedet. Call +45 2646 0106 or send an email to organizer@danishmaritimefair.dk


SCANDINAVIAN COLLABORATION - DOOR TO DOOR The Danish ship owner company Terntank wanted to make sure that all reports and approvals regarding the safety equipment on board their newest vessel were in order. So Terntank’s ship management company, based on the small island Donsö, Sweden, hired the Swedish company C-Survey to perform the inspections. As it turned out, C-Survey is a service provider certified by the Danish company CRALOG - which happens to be nearly-neighbour to Terntank at its residence at the Port of Skagen, Denmark.

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t’s a small world, especially when you work in the maritime industry and set your goals high when it comes to taking safety on board seriously.

in China, even though the inspections are not compulsory until one year after the launch of a new vessel. This was mainly due to meet the customers’ expectations.

Terntank was originally established as a ship owner company in Sweden in 1958, but in 2009 a cross border merger was completed, and the Swedish Tärntank Rederi AB moved to Skagen, Denmark, and became Terntank Rederi A/S, but kept its management company on Donsö, Sweden.

Since the establishment in 2009 C-Survey has maintained inspections of the fleets of several local ship owners at Donsö. In 2015 the crew from C-Survey carried through their first CRALOG course in order to be certified to maintain inspections of Life Saving (LSA) equipment such as rescue boats, life-raft cranes, davits and loose lifting gear.

For several years Terntank Management has been using the skilled workforce of the neighbouring company C-Survey on the small archipelago island Donsö just off the coast of Gothenburg in Sweden. - Our collaboration with C-Survey makes everything so much easier for us, since they make all the inspections required in one, explains Östen Johnsson, technical manager at Terntank Management. MEETING HIGH DEMANDS The inspection of the new building Tern Ocean was carried out at the Avic Dingheng ship yard

WORLD WIDE NETWORK - The growth and efficiency of C-Survey is a role model for all our service providers. In the first year after their training at CRALOG Academy C-Survey made 300 inspections. They are now counting six trained technicians and

one more is on its way. None of our 27 locations World Wide has made such astonishing progress in such short time, says Ian Fleming McCurdie, managing director of CRALOG, based at the Port of Frederikshavn, Denmark. CRALOG educates service providers for inspections of life saving and lifting appliances all over the world. - Our World Wide network of certified personnel are all trained at our own academy. Today we count skilled staff at 27 locations around the globe. Providing local certified man power to ship owners is part of our success. In that context, it is a rather funny coincidence, that our Swedish service provider is so closely connected to a ship owner company, which is now located in our back yard so to speak, Ian Fleming Mc Curdie says.

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METALOCK DENMARK CHANGES NAME Metalock Denmark, the global specialist in field-machining within the marine, wind and industry segments, has changed its name to MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery, becoming a full member of MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division.

-This is a strategic move on our part. We have long felt that there were advantages to bringing MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery - with its unique capabilities - into the PrimeServ fold, essentially eliminating any gap between its customers and the PrimeServ organisation. I welcome MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery and am confident that this move will be beneficial for the nowexpanded PrimeServ family and customers alike, says Per Rud, Head of PrimeServ Diesel. MAN Diesel & Turbo took over Metalock in 2008, since when it has continued to provide in-situ machining services globally from its base in Copenhagen. danish maritime magazine

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GREATER SYNERGY -Our integration into the MAN family offers a greater synergy to our customers with the easier access to global on-site support that belonging to the PrimeServ network entails. With this move, MAN PrimeServ now supports all customers looking for partners that offer all-in-one support for in-situ machining within our key segments with an increased focus on the marine segment and up-tower repair for the wind industry. Essentially, MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery’s mission remains the same as always: to minimise the downtime of our customers’ equipment, Stig Holm, Head of MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery, syas.

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Established in 1952, Metalock Denmark was acquired by MAN Diesel & Turbo in 2008. As MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery, it offers innovative, on-site-machining repairs worldwide within the marine, offshore and industry segments both for MAN Diesel & Turbo and all other dieselengine brands. MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery’s headquarters are located in the outskirts of Copenhagen. It maintains an international presence through the global MAN PrimeServ network of aftersales workshops.


INVESTMENT IN LIFE-SAVING FIRE PROTECTION COATINGS Global coatings company Hempel announced that it is investing in a new research and development centre focused solely on passive fire protection coatings. Located just outside Barcelona in Spain, the centre is due to open towards the end of 2018.

our customers get best-in-class solutions and technical support, whether they are global, multinational or local. PFP coatings are a key element in our Journey to Excellence strategy, and the new PFP-focused R&D centre will ensure we remain at the leading edge of this important technological area, says Hempel Group President & CEO Henrik Andersen FOUR HOURS LONGER Passive fire protection (PFP) coatings are increasingly important in the construction and oil and gas industries. Applied to structural steel in large buildings and industrial oil and gas installations, the coatings expand to form an insulating layer of carbon char when exposed to high temperatures. This enables the steel to maintain its load-bearing capacity for up to four hours longer during a fire, giving people valuable time to escape the building and for fire fighters to put the fire out. Hempel is a leading manufacturer of PFP products. Its existing range of PFP coatings for cellulosic fires, Hempacore, includes both fast-drying and waterborne versions, and has been used on civil structures around the globe including airports, train stations, logistics centres, sport facilities, warehouses and industrial factories. A new R&D facility focused solely on PFP coatings will enable Hempel to further expand its PFP product range, including developing PFP coatings for hydrocarbon fires, which are encountered in the oil and gas industry.

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he new facility will significantly increase our fire testing capabilities, enabling us to expand and accelerate our PFP coatings development. This is important for our company strategy, and it will benefit many customers, who have the safety of their employees as a top priority, says Lars Petersson, Group Executive Vice President & Chief Operational Officer at Hempel The new facility will employ 35 experienced technicians and scientists. It will be located in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda near Barcelona, just five kilometres from Hempel’s existing Spanish R&D facility and Spanish head office in Polinyà, which was established in 1964 (although Hempel’s presence in Spain dates back to the 1920s). - At Hempel, R&D begins and ends with the customer. Our 15 R&D centres around the globe all work together as one organisation to ensure that

FACTS • The new facility will be located in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, near Barcelona and just five kilometres from Hempel’s existing Spanish R&D centre in Polinyà • The R&D centre will employ 35 highly skilled technicians and scientists from a number of countries • Opening date: Q3 2018 • Focus: Passive fire protection coatings for both cellulosic and hydrocarbon fires

Safe and smart power plug for both truck and vessel When transferring the reefers between truck and vessel simply use a screwdriver to turn the plug between 3H and 6H – safe, easy and fast.

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BY: ROLF SYLVESTER-HVID, MSCEE, EIC

POWERING REEFERS SAFELY – WITH A TWIST The lack of a uniform standard for the power-plugs ashore, on trailers and on-board ships calls for an exchange of about a million plugs globally and annually. Besides the costs there is also a safety hazard as plugs with the safety lug broken off can cause burns and shocks. Now HF and Maersk has developed a 3H/6H-plug that solves this problem – once the operators learn that the required standard can be achieved with a twist – literally!

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tandards are great as long as they are just that: Standards. If there is, however, any doubt about the use or the specifications of any given standard, they may prove themselves to show some rather severe flaws. This is indeed what can be said about the plug that supply reefer containers with power on-board the ships, in terminals or on trailers that take the reefers to and from their end destinations. Now, no one would dispute that the CEE-plug is actually a very good idea. It’s a widespread standard that powers literally everything from building sites to caravans and – of course – reefers on any land-based location. However the situation changes, when the reefer goes on-board a container vessel for the long-haul sea-transportation. In this case – and for reasons that are somewhat lost down the line of history – the plug that powers the reefer container is keyed differently to the landbased CEE-plug. This position of the earth-pin on the plug for marine is set to 3H and land is set to 6H (as in three- or six o’clock on a clock-face) which means that the otherwise similar power plugs runs on two different standards depending on the placement of the reefer, thus minimizing the value of the so called “standard plug”. Reefers are essentially made for maritime transportation; hence their power plugs follow the maritime position of three phases and ground/earth for the energy-supply. The plugs are keyed, so there’s no need to worry about plugging the reefer to a ship’s powersupply in any wrong way. Now, for example; once a driver of an articulated lorry is faced with plugging the reefers into the supply of their vehicle, the keying of the plug to a ship-based standard may prevent the driver from connecting the reefer to the lorry’s not so corresponding female socket. So, what should a driver/operator do then? Well to get the container on the road, they could danish maritime magazine

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break off the lug off the container’s plug with a pair of pliers – which in Maersk’s Line’s case unfortunately happens some 250.000 times a year. So, problem solved on a short-term basis. However, once the reefer goes back on a ship, the keying no longer exists. This is now a problem, as the lug also is used for activating the interlock on the receptacles, so the power can be energised plugging takes place. SAFETY COMES WITH A TWIST - The health and safety of the crews and operators working with Maersk Line’s equipment is a major company concern. Basically it’s a human right to go home from work each day safe and sound, and even the smallest step Maersk can take to make this happen will be of great importance to the company. We are of course not oblivious to the fact that we must exchange around 250.000 plugs globally and annually on Maersk Line’s reefers, says Paul Clarke, Global Reefer Technical Manager with Maersk Line. He estimates that around a million reefers from various companies suffer from problems with broken plugs and lugs/keys which equals annual costs of many million USD in basically unnecessary repair and maintenance of reefers worldwide. This amount doesn’t even take into consideration the potential loss of freight if the reefers are not plugged in within a given time-slot if a plug has failed and needs to be exchanged. There is of course also an annoying time-factor that’s however somewhat difficult to quantify. - Years of frustration has led to the development of a plug that is essentially a “twostandard” connector that allows plugging in reefers into both land-based and maritime power-supplies. Discussing the problem with Hans Følsgaard A/S, the idea developed over an array of sketches on a napkin, we concluded that it would be a brilliant move to put a so

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called 3H/6H-plug into production thus saving a lot of money, time-consuming repairs, waste of materials and perhaps even lives, Paul Clarke explains. Getting the design right and robust enough for handling on ships, in ports and on trucks was indeed no easy feat, and the development and prototyping of the 3H/6H-plug took well over two years to perfect. Paul Clarke is none the less impressed with the courage Hans Følsgaard A/S has, as it is neither cheap and not without risks, to manufacture and market a completely new plug. The brain child of Maersk’s expert and Hans Følsgaard A/S is an IP67-certified CEE-plug. The beauty of the design is the possibility of switching the positions of the ground- and one of the phase-pins with a twist of a screwdriver, hence making the plug a dual-standard solution, that easily – and with full safety – will supply reefers from both ship-based and land-based power supplies. FOOL-PROOF AND USER-FRIENDLY Old habits are hard to change, and according to Paul Clarke the biggest effort isn’t the ongoing exchange of the old plugs to the new dual-standard 3H/6H-types as much as it is relaying the information about the technology to operators, ship-crews and lorry-drivers all over the world: - This is very much a question of the shippingagents in various regions all over the world showing the lorry-drivers and ship-crews how to use this new device. The people handling the reefers may not read information about new technology on a regular basis, so it takes a while to implement any new idea to the far corners of the world. The sooner the word is spread, time and money will be saved, and more importantly, the handlers’ health & safety will not be compromised, states Paul Clarke.


The white insert is the twistable part of the dual-standard 3H/6H-plug. It rotates 180 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise with the twist of a screwdriver after pushing down the small grey latch.

The 3H/6H-plug is labelled with an instruction showing the drivers and the crews how to insert a screwdriver pushing down a latch and rotating two of the four pins of the plug 180 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise thus changing the pin-out of the plug. A latch gives a well-defined click to indicate the twist has done a full half-circle. Hans Følsgaard A/S has designed-in a few other safety-features that adds to the new

dual-standard 3H/6H-plug. An outward facing latch prevents the plug to plugged-in, if the plug isn’t correctly assembled after installing the wiring/cable. If the assembly latch isn’t fully closed, the bayonet-ring plugging the reefer in can’t be turned. This adds to the fool-proof design of the 3H/6H-plug. - We introduced the new 3H/6H-plug all over the company in 2016, and though it’s a quick and somewhat intuitive learning-curve, at Maersk

Line we estimate that it will still take another couple of years, before the technology is fully implemented, and the handlers will take out the screwdriver rather than the pliers. We can only recommend the everyone takes notice of this new twisting, dual-standard 3H/6H-plug. This is not a proprietary system to be used with Maersk Line equipment alone. This is such a good concept that we would like to see these plugs used with any company’s reefers units all over the world, concludes Paul Clarke.

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PORT-SAFETY SECURES FUNDING With solid competition from more than 200 companies Port-Safety has come out on top, and secured funding for the unique LifeLadder product, a non-corrosive and 24/7 visible safety ladder for ports and quay walls, a game changer for the safety ladder industry.

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he founders of Port-Safety are proud to be selected by The Market Development Fund, and are very pleased about the confidence this reflects in the LifeLadder solution, the value it can deliver for communities, and the business potential it represents. The funding is an important step towards improving safety and the chances of saving lives. Founded in 2017 Port-Safety is a start-up aimed at saving lives by improving safety

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in ports and along quay walls globally. The company was founded by Stefan U. Kaplan, Lars T. Myrhøj and Kim U. Haaning. The team has significant global experience in industrial design and maritime safety. The aim for The Market Development Fund is to promote growth, employment, and export by supporting innovative new businesses getting faster to market. The funding will support the final testing of LifeLadder in user

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environments to confirm the robustness of the construction, the increased lifetime, and the improved visibility/safety. The announcement of the selected companies by The Market Development, was supported by Denmark’s Minister of Industry, Business, and Financial Affairs Mr. Brian Mikkelsen and from the Chairman of The Market Development Fund Mr. Carsten With Thygesen.


112 TIMES ACROSS THE EQUATOR - ON THE SAME VOYAGE 4 times a day for 28 days in a row, the Panamax vessel Nordkap crossed the equator. Also even though it lay at anchor!

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he Panamax vessel Nordkap crossed theequator a record number of times on a voyage from Canada to Brazil. A total of 112 times did the vessel drift across the latitude that splits Earth into a northern and a southern hemisphere. -If it’s a world record, I don’t know. But it certainly was remarkable and fun, says Captain Jan Richardt. The many crossings took place because Nordkap during a voyage from Canada via Trinidad & Tobago had to assume a waiting position and anchor at the town Macapa, approximately 145 nautical miles up the Amazon – and right on the equator. STRONG TIDE The tide is very strong there, and seafarers will know that it changes 4 times a day. -For Nordkap and those on board it meant that we went all the way around the anchor 4 times a day. Twice clockwise and twice anti- clockwise. Every time we left our position at the equator, and before we returned to that same position, we had to cross the equator once. Since we were there for 28 days, it meant 112 crossings in all. It is totally crazy, and I did also make sure that all crew members received a certificate from King Neptune himself as proof that they had been on board during this exceptional voyage, explains Captain Jan Richardt. LACK OF FRESH WATER How did the crew pass the time during this lengthy involuntary break – besides crossing the equator? -There was a lot to get on with. Painting the accommodation quarters and the deck – the vessel has never looked as good as it does now! – as well as obtaining fresh water. We can only make fresh water when we are sailing, and due to the interrupted voyage, we had a problem with the fresh water supply. Fresh water generated by the air-conditioning system could be used for example for cooking, and collected rainwater – we experienced some heavy downpours while we were there – was used among other things for washing clothes.

-Toilet flushing was made possible with water from the Amazon. Drinking water and water for brushing our teeth was brought on board in plastic bottles. The whole thing was a little tiresome, but thanks to a very creative, patient and forbearing crew it all went well – and even with a smile, says Captain Jan Richardt. RETURN VOYAGE ACCORDING TO PLAN The subsequent voyage, on the other hand, carrying bauxite from the Brazilian rainforest town Porto Trombetas to Port Alfred in Canada, where the bauxite is processed, went according to plan. Here is the proof – 3rd Officer Art Daniel C. Navarro also crossed the equator 112 times on the same voyage.

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