Danish foreign minister in talks with neighbours on restricting Russian shadow fleet movement in Baltic Sea

A protester attempts to block the movement of a Russian oil tanker.

Denmark’s Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has confirmed that he has begun discussions with his some of his counterparts in neighbouring countries regarding the possibility of restricting the movement of Russia’s “shadow tanker fleet” in the Baltic Sea. This activity has also reportedly drawn criticism from the Russian Embassy in Copenhagen. Mr Rasmussen told Reuters […]

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Danish parliament passes new laws imposing carbon taxes on domestic vessels

Grotte, a Ro-Pax ferry operated by Danish company Fanolinjen

The parliament of Denmark recently passed two new bills calling for domestic passenger ferries and fishing vessels to pay for any carbon emitted when sailing in Danish waters. The new laws will come into force beginning January 1, 2025. A carbon tax of DKK375 (US$54.30) per tonne of CO2 will be...


VESSEL REVIEW | Maersk El Palomar – Methanol-ready boxship boasts 12,800TEU capacity

The containership Maersk El Palomar

Japan Marine United (JMU) has handed over the first in a new series of five container vessels ordered by Danish shipping company A.P. Moller – Maersk. Maersk El Palomar and its four sisters will be owned by a Japanese company and leased to Maersk for the latter’s worldwide operations. The new...


Fishing Vessel News Roundup | June 13 – UK hybrid aquaculture workboat, seiner delivery to Oman and more

Sea trials completed for Inverlussa Marine Services’ newest workboat Netherlands-based Nauplius Workboats has completed conducting sea trials of a new shallow-draught, fish farm support workboat ordered by UK aquaculture support company Inverlussa Marine Services. Arthur Douglas is a near-identical sister of Geraldine Mary, which was delivered to Inverlussa in 2022. Irish fishing family to welcome […]

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DFDS to sell Oslo-Frederikshavn-Copenhagen route to Swedish ferry operator

The DFDS ferry Crown Seaways

Danish shipping company DFDS will sell its mini-cruise route between Norway and Denmark to Swedish ferry operator Gotlandsbolaget. The decision will ensure that the route receives the future focus and investments needed to further develop, while DFDS strengthens the focus on its core business...


VESSEL REVIEW | CMA CGM Mermaid – New LNG-fuelled boxship boasts aerodynamic hull design

CMA CGM Mermaid, a new LNG-fuelled containership delivered to CMA CGM

French shipping company the CMA CGM Group has taken delivery of a new container vessel built by HD Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea. The Malta-registered CMA CGM Mermaid is the first in a new series of ten containerships powered by LNG and featuring a new hull design developed to improve energy...


South Korean yard launches lead unit of new installation vessel series for Cadeler

Launch of Cadeler's future installation vessel Wind Maker

South Korean shipbuilder Hanwha Ocean has launched the first unit in a new series of wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) ordered by Cadeler. The vessel, which has been named Wind Maker, is scheduled to be delivered to Cadeler in the first quarter of 2025. The GustoMSC-designed WTIV will...


Denmark and UAE Sign MoU to Boost Maritime Cooperation and Innovation

The shipping associations of Denmark and the United Arab Emirates have formalized their commitment to closer collaboration in maritime transport by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation and foster innovation within the maritime industry.

Key Maritime Hubs: Copenhagen and Dubai

Both Denmark and the UAE are pivotal players in the global shipping sector, each hosting crucial maritime hubs—Copenhagen and Dubai. The MoU seeks to enhance...


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