China, Denmark Annual Dialogue on Maritime
The Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Ministry of Transport met for a maritime dialogue meeting in Guangzhou, China, on April 29-30.Since 2010, the Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Ministry of Transport, including the Bureau of Water Transport, have met for annual maritime dialogue meetings.The meetings provide the opportunity to discuss the cooperation between Denmark and China in the maritime area and to exchange views on the challenges facing the sector."Denmark and China have many common interests within the maritime field…
Denmark, Ghana Pact to Enhance e-Navigation
Ghana and Denmark signed a Memoranda of Agreement to enhance e-navigation in the maritime sector and support implementation of international maritime regulations.The Minister of Transport, Ghana Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, along with the newly appointed Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Thomas Kofi Alonsi and the Director General Andreas Nordseth from the Danish Maritime Authority, signed the contract for three-year collaboration.The contract was also signed by the Danish…
Denmark, South Korea Join for Green Shipping
The Danish Maritime Authority hosted the first meeting in the Danish-South Korean Green Ship Expert Committee (GSEC) yesterday (Jaunary 23).According to a note from Danish Maritime Authority, this collaboration originates from the strategic partnership between Denmark and South Korea that was formed during the 60-year anniversary (2011) for the dispatch of the hospital ship M/S JUTLANDIA.GSEC will set the framework for collaboration on new technology and sustainable solutions for shipping.Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, said: “With the combination of expert
Birgit Sølling Olsen to Receive International Maritime Prize
Former Deputy Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Ms. Birgit Sølling Olsen, will receive IMO’s International Maritime Prize for 2017 on Thursday, 6 December. The award ceremony can be streamed live on IMO's website.A press note from Danish Maritime Authority said that the ceremony takes place in conjunction with the meeting of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee.Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth, said: “We are all very proud of her.
Birgit Sølling Olsen to Get IMO International Maritime Prize
Former Deputy Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen, is set to receive the 2017 International Maritime Prize. This was decided by the governing body of the International Maritime Organization, the IMO Council, which was convened this week in London. The Prize is given once a year to a person or an organization, who has made a significant contribution to the work and function of the IMO. The IMO’s Member States had nominated three candidates in total this year.
DMA Expands International Cooperation on e-Navigation
The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) widens the international work on digitalization and e-navigation and enters into a cooperation agreement with South Korea, Sweden, Australia and China. Up until today, Denmark has had cooperation agreements (MoU) on e-navigation with South Korea and Sweden, but in order to strengthen the focus on digitalization in the maritime sector, the cooperation is now widened to include Australia and China. On the morning of June 4th, Andreas Nordseth…
DMA Re-elected to IALA Council
With the re-election to IALA Council, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) remains at the center of international cooperation on issues of safe navigation, autonomous ships and the use of new technology. For the first time ever, the IALA Council election was contested, and Denmark – represented by the DMA - is among the elected countries. Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority said: “I am pleased that we once again got a place in IALAs’ Council. IALA…
50th Meeting of European Maritime Safety Agency
The Administrative Board of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) finished up its 50th meeting held in Lisbon. As newly elected Chair of the Board, Director-General, Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth led the meeting for the first time. The Danish alternate member of the Board, Deputy Director-General Jakob Ejlers, covered the Danish chair during the meeting. One of the main issues of the meeting was a detailed discussion of the activities in next years’ work programme.
DMA Promotes e-Navigation
Co-hosted by The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and IALA, the conference ’e-Navigation Underway’ was held for the 8th time. 150 participants from 5 continents joined the hosts on a conference cruise departing from Denmark earlier this week. The debate at the conference was lively with a strong focus on applying digitalization to real world uses. President and CEO at DFDS, Niels Smedegaard, said during his speech at the conference: “We have to speed up on understanding and applying the new possibilities that new technology provides. The development is too rapid for the human mind to keep up.
DMA Promotes Cross-border Digitalisation
International cooperation on standardisation and maritime digitalisation are this year’s themes as the Danish Maritime Authority and IALA are hosting the conference ’e-Navigation Underway’ for the eighth time. The conference takes place on board the M/S PEARL SEAWAYS, which will be heading for Oslo on a return voyage from 24 to 26 January. Director General Andreas Nordseth from the Danish Maritime Authority will open the conference together with the Secretary-General of IALA, and this year’s keynote speaker is DFDS President and CEO Niels Smedegaard.
DMA Visits Ghana
The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) accompanied Her Majesty the Queen on her official state visit to Ghana on 23-24 November 2017 to discuss current maritime challenges and maritime authority-to-authority cooperation. The Danish Maritime Authority took part in Her Majesty the Queen’s official state visit to Ghana on 23-24 November 2017 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence; furthermore, the state visit served to mark Danish-Ghanaian relations. A major maritime delegation, including the Danish Maritime Authority, was also a part of the state visit.
Andreas Nordseth is New Chairman of EMSA’s Administrative Board
Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), Andreas Nordseth, has just been elected Chairman of the Administrative Board of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). "EMSA provides a very important contribution to maritime safety and environmental protection in Europe. Besides ensuring uniform implementation of legislation across Europe, EMSA puts great effort into implementing new technologies and digitalising shipping- which is also of importance to Blue Denmark.
DMA Zooms in on Autonomous Ships
Together with Danish Shipping, Danish Maritime and IDA Maritime, the Danish Maritime Authority will be hosting an international conference on autonomous ships on Tuesday (14 November 2017) in Copenhagen. All over the world, great efforts are being made these years to develop new ship technologies. Research is already far progressed and, at the same time, the Danish Maritime Authority is striving to clarify how the authorities can ensure, insofar as possible, that regulation does not present a barrier to the future use of technological solutions in shipping.
Denmark, Ghana Cooperate on Safety at Sea
An authority-to-authority cooperation has been initiated between the maritime administrations in Denmark and Ghana to contribute to enhanced safety at sea and to develop the maritime sector in Ghana. As part of the ongoing cooperation between the maritime administrations in Denmark and Ghana, five Ghanaian ship surveyors have visited the Danish Maritime Authority this week. During the visit, the Danish and Ghanaian ship surveyors have exchanged knowledge and experience about their responsibilities when acting on behalf of their maritime administrations.
Sino-Danish Focus on Energy Efficient Ships
A delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Industry is visiting Denmark as part of the cooperation between the two Administrations. A Danish-Chinese workshop on energy efficient ship design and marine equipment will be held during the three-day visit. The workshop will be attended by the Danish Maritime Authority, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and other Chinese authorities, as well as shipowners, marine equipment manufacturers, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Danish Maritime.
IMO Moving Towards a Global Climate Agreement
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has taken its second step towards a global climate agreement for shipping. After a week of negotiations, the member States return with much homework before the final negotiations in April 2018, when the initial strategy is to be adopted. The IMO member States agreed this summer on a structure for the initial climate strategy involving, inter alia, the setting of a vision and a level of ambition for the efforts to be made globally to reduce shipping’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
DMA Afloats Ambitious Project Blue INNOship II
Digitalisation and new business models will be in focus of the research and innovation project Blue INNOship II, which was included in the recommendations of the Maritime Strategy Team. A steering group counting participants from Danish Maritime, Danish Shipping, the Danish Metalworkers’ Union, the Danish Maritime Authority, DTU, CBS and Force Technology have – through the Danish Maritime Fund – created the basis for initiating the work through the hiring of a project manager.
International Focus on Protectionism
The Consultative Shipping Group (CSG) is meeting in the United Kingdom during the London International Shipping Week (LISW) to discuss the challenges facing global shipping markets, said a press statement from Danish Maritime Authority (DMA). Director-General of DMA Andreas Nordseth, has chaired the CSG since 2009 while the DMA itself is secretariat for the group. The CSG members hail from 18 European, Asian countries plus Canada - all sharing the values and principles of open and unhindered shipping markets.
Climate Agreement for Shipping Is Now One Step Closer to Reality
After two weeks' intensive debate in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) , steps have been taken towards specific measures to reduce shipping's greenhouse gas emissions, says a statement from Danish Maritime Authority (DMA). However, difficult negotiations lie ahead in order to reach the necessary milestones. Last year, United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided that a final climate strategy should be adopted in 2023. As one important milestone in this connection, an initial climate strategy for the shipping industry should be ready in 2018.
Sunday is the Day of the Seafarer
On Sunday, 25 June, seafarers are in focus. This date has been dedicated to seafarers as United Nations' international day in honour of the world's seafarers, the Day of the Seafarer. This year’s theme “Seafarers matters” accents the importance of the seafarers efforts and underlines that the seafarers are a vital element in shipping. A press statement from Danish Maritime Authority said that you can follow and make your own contribution to the day on various social media under #SeafarersMatter and #DayoftheSeafarer.
Denmark, China Discuss Maritime Cooperation
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.
New Ministerial Declaration on PSC
A press communique from Danish Maritime Authority said that 29 countries from the Paris MoU and the Tokyo Mou have signed a new Ministerial Declaration on port State control (PSC). The declaration, which has been under preparation for three years, stipulates new goals for port State control and for cooperation. In addition to sulphur regulations and the Polar Code, the declaration focuses on a number of other areas, such as the acceptance of electronic certificates, more transparency and reductions of the burdens imposed on the industry in connection with PSC inspections.
Shipping Nations to Promote Digital Certificates
Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) Director General Andreas Nordseth, signed an agreement with Singapore and Norway on cooperation on digital certificates. The agreement is intended to make more countries migrate from paper certificates to digital certificates. The Danish Maritime Authority made world news when it announced on 24 June last year that from then on Danish ships were no longer to set to sea with heaps of paper certificates. Today the Danish Maritime Authority only issues digital certificates, which are very efficient and save time and money for both shipowners and authorities.