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Denmark gets maritime top position

Denmark gets maritime top position

26-06-2015 08:00:00


The director of Lyngsø Marine, Kjeld Dittmann, is elected as the new president of the European maritime industry organization SEA Europe today. Danish maritime companies get a larger impression, says Danish Maritime adm. Director Jenny N. Braat.

"I expect focus on three key issues. Better international framework towards fair competition and equal access to markets, increased focus on research and innovation, not least for the benefit of 'first movers' of new technology among both suppliers and shipowners as well as to promote the mutual recognition of approvals in countries class companies making it easier and cheaper to bring new products to the market," says Kjeld Dittmann.

The 18 member states of the European maritime industry organization SEA Europe elected a new president today, when they met in Istanbul at the annual general meeting, the General Assembly.

Kjeld Dittmann will manage the organization and represent the European maritime industry in international fora and at meetings with the relevant EU Commissioners the next two years. He replaces Govert Hamers.

Kjeld Dittmann will deal with both shipyards and manufacturers of marine equipment. The maritime companies in Europe have an annual turnover of over 90 billion euros and employs approximately 500,000 employees.

The European maritime industry is the world leader in the development and production of innovative maritime technology. The yards focuses on passenger ships, offshore vessels and other special vessels.

Source: Danske Maritime / Maritime Denmark


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