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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Denmark News

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Blue Denmark Maintains Economic Foothold

The report "Employment and production in Blue Denmark 2015" was published today, providing updated information on Denmark’s vibrant maritime industries.   For the second time, the Economic Council of the Labour Movement has drawn up a report on employment and production in Blue Denmark for the Danish Maritime Authority. This year, the report is based on national accounts figures until 2011 and figures on production and value added until 2014, therefore offering a more updated picture than the one given in last year's report, which was based on 2009 figures.   In 2009

Nils Smedegaard Andersen (File photo: Danish Maritime Days)

Former Maersk Boss Named Unifeeder Chairman

Nils Smedegaard Andersen has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Denmark based feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder, taking up his first directorship within the logistics and shipping industry after stepping down from his position as Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in 2016. Andersen, who is a board member and strategic adviser to Unifeeder’s largest investor, e.g. Nordic Capital Funds, also serves as Non-Executive Director at BP plc, Non-Executive Director at Unilever as well as Chairman of the Board of international retail group, Dansk Supermarked

Kasper Bækkegaard Christiansen (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Bunker Trader Re-joins Dan-Bunkering’s Middelfart Office

A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. announced that Kasper Bækkegaard Christiansen started as Bunker Trader in the trading department in Middelfart, Denmark, as per May 1, 2016.   Christiansen commenced his career as a Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering in the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark, back in 2010. During his time in Middelfart Christiansen had particular focus on the South East Asian market, thus it was a natural step in his further career to relocate to Asia in 2014 where he was working for two of Dan-Bunkering’s offices respectively.   However, in the beginning

Mikkel Søholm Vestergaard (Photo: Dan Bunkering)

New Sales Manager with Dan-Bunkering in Middelfart

Manager in the head office in Middelfart after having been relocated to Houston for a period of two years as the Managing Director of the offices in North America.   Mikkel was initially employed as Bunker Trader in the office in Middelfart back in 2002, and has until the timing of his return to Denmark a few months ago not only acquired thorough knowledge within bunker trading and shipping but also within management, HR, and staff development both in Denmark as well as abroad.    

Nicolai Rosendahl Mortensen (Photo: Glander International)

Mortensen Joins Glander International Bunkering

Glander International Bunkering has hired Nicolai Rosendahl Mortensen, as Bunker and Lubricant Trader in its Dubai office. Mortensen was born and raised in Esbjerg, South West Denmark and is not new to the industry, bringing with him over three years of bunkering experience. Prior to working for Glander International Bunkering, he has worked varying roles within the maritime industry, thus he is well established within the industry and possesses a global understanding of the market.   Mortensen speaks English fluently and carried out his educational training in Denmark before relocating to the

 Samir Ferguen (Photo: Intermarine, LLC

Intermarine Promotes Ferguen

Intermarine, LLC named Samir Ferguen as Chartering Manager – Europe. Ferguen rejoins Intermarine from Nordana. He will be based in Naestved, Denmark.  In his new role, Ferguen will be responsible for developing and maintaining commercial chartering relationships throughout Europe. Additionally, he will manage the negotiation of contracts for vessels and cargoes; and oversee the training of commercial employees and trainees. Ferguen has more than eight years of international experience in the heavylift and project cargo chartering markets. He began his career with Scan-Trans prior to the

Andreas Nordseth

Denmark Nominates Nordseth for IMO Sec. Gen.'s Post

Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority a candidate for the post as IMO Secretary General      Denmark nominates Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth for the post as Secretary General of United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO). Today, Minister for Business and Growth Henrik Sass Larsen has announced that Denmark will nominate Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth as a candidate for the post as Secretary General of the IMO. The post will become vacant on 1 January 2016 as

Thoresen Shipping

Thoresen Shipping goes to Middle East

Shipping announced its explansion to the Middle East. The office will be led by Baard Osland, a dry bulk shipping industry veteran. A press statement from Ian Claxton, managing director, Thoresen Shipping says: "This is the fifth market we have expanded into, and follows successful launches into Denmark and South Africa over the last eighteen months or so, both of which, combined with our Singapore presence, have delivered solid business performance improvements."   Thoresen Shipping is an international dry bulk shipping company with offices in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark With a

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Thome to Manage Its First DIS Vessel

first vessel to be flagged under the Danish International Ship Register. The technical and crew management deal, signed with Danish ship owner Evergas, involves the 12,000 cubic metre ethylene carrier JS Greenstone which was placed under the Danish flag during a recent State visit by HM The Queen of Denmark and HRH The Prince Consort to China. A naming ceremony at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in Qidong was attended by Anne H. Steffensen, Director General of the Danish Shipowners’ Association; Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority

Kenni Goldenbeck

New Managing Director at A/S Trumf Bunker

A/S Trumf Bunker has employed Kenni Goldenbeck as Managing Director. On May 1 Kenni Goldenbeck was appointed Managing Director of A/S Trumf Bunker in Middelfart. Goldenbeck has many years experience from the bunker business in Denmark and latest in Singapore where he has lived and worked on numerous occasions during his career. Since 2009 he has headed an office for a different player in the bunker business. He was responsible forestablishing the office himself, building it up and developing it on an ongoing basis.

Michael Matern Hedager

Dan-Bunkering Employs Head of Trading

Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC is pleased to announce that Michael Matern Hedager has rejoined the Dan-Bunkering Group as Head of Trading in Dubai on August 15. Michael brings more than 10 years of bunker experience from both trading and physical supply from his previous positions in Denmark, Singapore and latest Dubai. “We are an expanding office”, states Kasper Fulton Stiedl and continues: “Michael was the perfect match to head our Trading Department when the opportunity arose.” This most recently established Dan-Bunkering office now comprises a team of 12 traders and

Maersk Says to Cut 200 Jobs in Oil Unit

Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk will cut 200 jobs in its Maersk Oil unit due to a drop in the oil price and to reduce operating costs by 20 percent over the next two years, it said on Thursday. The cuts will fall in Maersk's headquarters, Qatar and UK business locations, and will affect both permanent Maersk Oil employees and core contractors. Reporting by Alexander Tange

Frederik Moser (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Moser Appointed Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering

A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. has announced the employment of Bunker Trader Frederik Moser as per September 12, 2016 at the head office in Middelfart, Denmark. Before joining Dan-Bunkering, Moser studied i.a. economics and has also gained knowledge from the bunker industry. After the recruitment of Frederik, the sales department in Middelfart consists of 14 Bunker Traders.

Michael Hansen (Photo: Hempel)

Hansen Joins Hempel as CCO

1 May, reporting directly to group president and chief executive officer (CEO), Henrik Andersen.   Hansen joins Hempel after 19 years with Maersk, where he most recently held the position of vice president and global head of sales in Maersk Line.   Based in Hempel’s headquarters in Denmark, Hansen will cooperate with his colleagues across the world and across Hempel’s different coating segments: protective, marine (including container and yacht) and decorative

Anders Petersen (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Hires Petersen

KPI Bridge Oil, a global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, said it has appointed bunker and lubricant trader Anders Petersen in its Denmark office. Prior to joining the KPI Bridge Oil Group mid-2016, Anders spent two years working for a bunker trading firm headquartered in Dubai and he has also worked in Mumbai. Anders has extensive knowledge of the bunker industry and more specifically he has excellent knowledge of the UAE market.

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Dan-Bunkering Appoints Jensen as Managing Director

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has announced the promotion of Jim Jensen to the position of managing director as of July 1, 2017.   Jensen initially started with Dan-Bunkering as a bunker trader at its Copenhagen office in 2008 and relocated to Houston in 2012 at the same time as the opening of the group’s first American set-up, where he advanced to commercial director. Prior to joining the Dan-Bunkering Group, Jensen was employed by a large oil company in Denmark.  

Sean S. Fitzgerald (Photo: Maersk Container Industry)

Fitzgerald Named CEO of Maersk’s Container Unit

; Maersk’s Transport & Logistics division.   Fitzgerald will assume overall responsibility for the strategic direction and the entire operations of the company including its more than 5,000 employees in three container manufacturing plants in Chile and China and its R&D center in Denmark.    The new CEO brings to the role more than 20 years of expertise across management, manufacturing, product management and marketing. Since 2014, Fitzgerald has acted as President at Joy Global China, part of the Japanese manufacturing company Komatsu Mining Corp, leading a footprint

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