DIS goes from strength to strength

Jun 08 2018

Danish shipping companies TORM and NORDEN now have 11 ships sailing under the Danish flag.

This helped the Danish International Ship Register (DIS) reach 20 mill gt for the first time last month.


In only one month, DIS had grown by 500,000gt, and there are now more than 700 ships registered.


"It's amazing to see the connection to sail under the Danish flag continues to rise. It shows that our policy works and that it has a clear effect on growth, when you ease burdens, start digitalising and generally strengthen frame conditions and services within the industry," said Danish Minister of Business, Brian Mikkelsen.


Once companies choose to sail under the Danish flag, this is reflected in an increase of economical activity and at the same time, Denmark becomes more influential on international maritime politics and regulations, which means we can promote and strengthen safe and environmentally friendly quality shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) said.


With the latest ships joining the registry, DIS now has 20.5 mill gt on its books.


At Danish Shipping’s Annual General Meeting on 24th May, DFDS head Niels Smedegaard was elected Chairman of the association after Claus Hemmingsen, Vice CEO of AP-Moller-Maersk and CEO of the Energy division stepped down.


His first task as chairman was to welcome the guest for Danish Shipping’s Annual Day, which was arranged following the Annual General meeting. It took place on DFDS ropax ‘Pearl Seaways’ berthed in Copenhagen.


On board the vessel, Danish Prime Minster, Lars Løkke Rasmussen saluted shipping for their contribution to society and Søren Skou, CEO of AP Moller-Maersk delivered a presentation on shipping’s responsibilities and value creation for society.


This was followed by workshops on tomorrow’s digital shipping, how to attract talent and the dawn of autonomous and intelligent ships.


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