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DANISH MARITIME MAGAZINE 2-2017

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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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Pirates remain a threat towards civilian shipping: African pirates still pose a particularly serious threat towards civilian shipping. In 20...