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Danish Maritime Authority To Develop World’s First Digital Registers Of Shipping

Last updated on July 10th, 2019

Danish Maritime Authority To Develop World’s First Digital Registers Of Shipping

Denmark will have a digital register of shipping by 2020. This digital register will help in lowering the costs for business communities and provide easier access to data.

​Now the development of new digital Danish Register of Shipping will be started by The Danish Maritime Authority. Specifically, it indicates that the future reporting and registration of ships will occur digitally. Furthermore, it will be easier and faster to access data.

Deputy Director General, CPO, Charlotte Ahrendt Steen said, “As one of the first in the world, we are making the move to digital registration with our new register of shipping, which we are now starting to develop. This will definitely reduce the administrative burden for those companies that have their ships registered under the Danish flag. As an extension of our transition to digital ship and seafarer certificates, this is another contribution from the Danish Maritime Authority to a digitalized maritime sector”.

This is how registration occurs today

Today’s ship registration includes extensive processes for the industry and also it is economically heavy for the shipping companies. The original legal documents with records of the ship’s ownership and value that is needed to be circulated are often sent with a courier beyond countries’ borders or are given through face-to-face meetings.

Time schedule

It is expected that The new Danish Register of Shipping will be in service by the end of 2020.


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