Danish Ship Register sets new record

Danish Ship Register sets new record

01-06-2018 10:00:00

Between the tow companies, Danish shipping company’s Torm and Norden now have 11 ships sailing under Danish flag. This means that the historical development continues, which in May 2018 led the Danish International Ship Register to reach 20 million gross tonnage for the first time ever and are now the fastest growing ship register in the world.

Although Denmark is not the worlds largest ship register, we are now at the forefront when it comes to growth rate in Danish International Ship Register (DISR). In only one month, DISR have grown with ½ million gross tonnage, and there are now more than 700 ships registered in DISR.

"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 digitalizing and generally strengthen frame conditions and services within the industry, "says Minister of Business Brian Mikkelsen:

Once numerous companies choose to sail under the Danish flag, it reflects in an increase of economical activity and at the same time Denmark gets more influence on international sailing politics and regulations, which means we can promote and strenghten safe and environmentally friendly quality shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority writes in a press statement.

With the latest flagging, Danish International Ship Registers now have a registered gross tonnage of 20,5 million. Over 700 ships are now registered under the DISR.

Gross tonnage is the measure of a ship's overall internal volume

Source: Søfartsstyrelsen / Maritime Danmark

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