China-Denmark Ratchet Up Maritime Cooperation
The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) says its cooperation with China has been further strengthened by the signature of an agreement between the Ministry of Business & Growth, and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
DMA explains that the new cooperation agreement on green maritime technology and ship building creates the framework for a stronger and intensified cooperation between Denmark and China.
“Blue Denmark’s relations with China build upon 40 years’ cooperation wince the signing of our first maritime cooperation agreement in 1974. Today, Danish shipping and Danish companies have a strong presence in China. With this new agreement on green technology and ship building China and Denmark take yet another step and aim towards maritime technology”, says Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth.
The agreement establishes the framework of new cooperation between Danish suppliers of green maritime solutions and Chinese shipyards.
As the world’s largest shipbuilding nation, China is of great importance to Danish suppliers and Danish ship owners. Consequently, several Danish companies are already established with production, service centres or sales offices in China.
The cooperation agreement supports this development and its purpose is, inter alia, to create new forms of cooperation that can, in the long term, increase Danish-Chinese trade for the benefit of both Danish and Chinese companies.
DMA adds that the agreement was signed in connection with the State visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort to China in the presence of the Royal Couple and the President of China H.E. Xi Jinping.