Danish Suppliers Facilitate Sustainable Transport

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 14, 2019

Photo: Danfoss

Photo: Danfoss

The global shipping industry is facing requirements for substantial reductions in emissions and for creating a more sustainable transport in order to meet UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. At Kormarine 2019, 15 Danish suppliers of marine technology and services will be exhibiting their solutions that can help shipowners accelerate the move towards sustainability.  

According to Mark Lerche, Head of Marine, Danish Export Association, organizer of the Pavilion of Denmark at Kormarine 2019, the industry must be prepared to enter partnerships in order to move towards more sustainable solutions:

“Global shipping companies are facing not only requirements from the IMO to reduce emission of sulphur by 2020 but also a demand to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We need and want to be contributors to this and being a part of an industry carrying 90 per cent of the world trade we must,” he says and continues:  

“This requires new technology, research and development, and that the different players in the industry work together on applications for e.g. compliance, energy efficiency and LNG technology development. Just to mention a few examples, we are bringing Danfoss IXA and Eltronic Fueltech to the dialogue at Kormarine 2019.”

Danish Export – Marine is Denmark’s largest export network of suppliers to the global maritime industry.

Partnerships and sustainable solutions                                                                                                                                                         Suppliers and the shipping industry in Denmark have worked in partnerships for many years and this has been key in achieving the position that Danish shipping companies hold today. At Kormarine, Danish suppliers are bringing their experience with close cooperation along with energy-efficient and sustainable solutions and services.

“Danish suppliers are well-known for their solutions in maritime equipment and services and thus, can contribute to the development of the shipping industry towards a more sustainable way of transporting goods around the world. Also, Danish suppliers are experienced in establishing a constructive dialogue and close cooperation with shipowners and operators, authorities, and shipbuilders in order to develop new solutions catering both commercial as well as social targets,” Mark Lerche says.

Developing in cooperation
One of the exhibitors at the Pavilion of Denmark is Danfoss IXA, a company that collaborates with global shipping companies all over the world in monitoring SO2, NOx and NH3 emissions. Danfoss IXA has continuously developed and tested their technology in cooperation with e.g. shipowners. The result is a front runner solution for proving compliance with the IMO’s requirements at any time.

“Our technology has been tested onboard different ships and in the harsh and toxic environment onboard that the sensor is placed in. This has led us to implement improvements and develop our emission sensor, enabling us to offer the market a front runner solution for monitoring emissions on an ongoing basis. This is an effective tool for ensuring global enforcement of the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emission and thereby, equal competition globally,” says Frank Hansen, CEO, Danfoss IXA.

Facts: Pavilion of Denmark
Meet Danfoss IXA and 15 other Danish exhibitors on Pavilion of Denmark at Kormarine 2019:

  • Atlas Copco
  • Danfoss Drives
  • Danfoss IA
  • Danfoss IXA
  • Daniamant A/S
  • Danish Maritime Fair
  • DESMI A/S
  • Eltronic A/S
  • Green Instruments A/S
  • Hagens Spring Group
  • Hempel A/S
  • HOYER A/S
  • Pres-Vac
  • Svanehøj Group A/S
  • Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S



Facts: Danish Export – Marine
Danish Export – Marine is Denmark’s largest export network of suppliers to the global maritime industry. The member companies supply to areas of marine engineering, shipbuilding, repair and maintenance, navy- & coast guard suppliers, safety, equipment manufacturer and supplier, design and marine technology.

The network is part of the Danish Export Association, which helps Danish B2B companies increase their international sales through export networks and courses in Denmark and by taking Danish companies with them to international trade fairs and on delegation trips to meet potential customers all over the world.

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