The Danish Maritime Authority
(DMA) and the Chinese Bureau of Water Transport met June 14 to discuss the two countries' cooperation in the maritime field as well as the general challenges faced by maritime transport.
“Chinese and Danish ship owners are among the world's largest carriers at sea, and as maritime nations we share many common interests,” said DMA Director General, Andreas Nordseth.
“China and Denmark meet
regularly to exchange views, ideas and experiences on maritime issues,” Nordseth said.
The first agreement on maritime transport between the two nations was signed as early as 1974, by then Chine
se leader Deng Xiaoping and Danish Prime Minister Poul Hartling. The countries have met regularly for maritime consultation meetings since 2010.
At the recent meeting, potential new collaboration opportunities presented by new technology and China's Silk Road Initiative were discussed.
The meeting also provided a forum for other current issues on the international shipping agenda to be debated, including the regulation of shipping's CO2 emissions.