Preben Sandberg Pettersson, M. Art, Bsc Adm and MBA, Head of the State Aid Division in the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth and Chairman of the State Aid advisory Committee to the Danish Government. He has been employed in the Danish Government Administration since 1987 with enterprise policy, competition and State Aid policy and business economics as main responsibilities focusing on EU affairs and counselling of the Central Administration and Ministers on EU policy and in State Aid questions. Since 2006 he obtained the post as Head of the State Aid Division in the Danish Consumer and Competition Authority counselling the Central Administration and the Government in State Aid matters, which function in 2011, was moved to the Ministry of Business and Growth. He has been posted in the Danish Permanent Representation in Bruxelles 1991-1994 and 2002 – 2006 doing EU affairs as Minister Counsellor including as chairman for several council working Parties during the Danish Presidencies in 1993 (Internal Market, shipbuilding, ECSC, technical harmonisation) and 2002 (Competitiveness and Growth, Competition, State Aid and Commercial Questions (International Trade).
- ITF Criticizes US’ Treatment of Hanjin Crew 29 september 2016The US authorities have been criticized by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) due to the refusal of shore leave to seafarers on board Hanjin ships in the USA as a denial of human rights. The issue was revealed during a visit to the chartered vessel Hanjin Marine by ITF inspector Jeff Engels who was checking […] […]World Maritime News
- Charleston Harbor Project Moves Closer to Realization 29 september 2016The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project has moved closer to securing the authorization necessary to begin construction as the US House of Representatives passed H.5303 the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 on September 28 this year. The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project was formally recommended for Congressional authorization in January with […]World Maritime News World Maritime News
- Worker Dies after Falling from Tanker Nord Gardenia 29 september 2016A worker died after he fell into the water while transferring from a service vessel to the chemical tanker Nord Gardenia, the vessel’s operator Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S confirmed. The 47-year-old service technician was soon pulled out of the water and evacuated by a rescue helicopter. He was declared deceased upon arrival at the […]World Maritime News