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Denmark Targets Gender Equality in Shipping

Danish shipping companies have signed a charter that obliges them to actively focus on gender equality, as part of country's new initiative aimed at increasing the share of women in the shipping industry.Just under 20,000 men and just over 3,000 women are employed in Danish shipping companies.The uneven distribution that needs to be changed, says Danish Shipping, who has now initiated a charter where the shipping companies can commit to focusing on gender equality.The first 13 shipping companies sign the charter later today, where Mogens Jensen, Minister for Equal Opportunities, will also speak.

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EU to Legislate on Maritime Working Conditions

In the future, seafarers would be subject to the rules set out in the Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions if it were up to the European Parliament.According to Danish Shipping, a trade and employer organisation for more than 90 shipowners and offshore companies, this means that additional financial and administrative burdens are to be expected for the maritime industry which is already heavily regulated and protected by international conventions.Since the European Commission presented its proposal for a directive on "Transparent and predictable working conditions in the

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DFDS Is Recruiting IT Developers

Danish shipping and logistics firm DFDS says it is working on a campaign to attract more IT developers.“We employ 250 people in our IT department and have many digital experts, but the world may still anticipate that shipping companies are only for shipping experts and seafarers,” said Henrik Holck, the company’s EVP, People and Ships.“We need all categories of competencies and our future success very much depends on our ability to create digital and IT solutions. Creative solutions make life easier for our customers and enable us to move people and goods ever more efficiently

Danish Shipping :Toward a Digital Future

, robotics, Internet of Things, blockchain and 3D print, to name a few. These will all affect the maritime sector in the years to come, but how and when? And how can the shipping companies and other players in the market use it to create new business?These are some of the questions addressed by Danish Shipping in association with Dare Disrupt in January with the first Maritime Disruptors Academy, which was supported by the Danish Maritime Foundation. Forty maritime change agents – both students and employees from Danish shipping companies – gained insights and hands on experience in working

Søren Mikkelsen (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Relocates Bunker Trader Mikkelsen

Trader in Dan-Bunkering’s office in Stamford, Conn.   Until May 1, 2017, Søren was employed as Bunker Trader in the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark, where he started back in 2012. Furthermore, prior to his employment with Dan-Bunkering he was working for a Danish shipping company, thus he is in possession of thorough knowledge of both the shipping as well as the bunker business and can contribute with experience from different sides of the industry.   The office in Stamford was established in the beginning of 2015 and currently consists of three employees

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Skou Replaces Andersen as Maersk CEO

Danish shipping and oil company A. P. Moller-Maersk has appointed Soren Skou, head of its container shipping unit Maersk Line, as new chief executive for the group replacing Nils Smedegaard Andersen who has been in the job since 2007. Soren Skou will remain as CEO of Maersk Line in addition to his position as CEO for the Maersk Group. Andersen will leave the group, Maersk said in a statement. "The Board of Directors has tasked the new management to investigate the strategic and structural options to further increase agility and synergies," it said. Reporting by Teis Jensen

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