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The cutting edge of blue business

Join the maritime industry in Denmark, and enter a dynamic ecosystem within shipping, offshore and technology development. Together we’ll set new standards for the global maritime industry.

By placing your maritime activities in Denmark, your company will benefit from:

  • A front-running maritime ecosystem where innovation, digitalisation and efficiency are key priorities.

  • Business-relevant research and development that combines technical, academic and practical perspectives.

  • A highly educated maritime workforce focused on skill development and upgrading.

  • Competitive framework conditions with a political commitment to maritime industry growth.

  • An attractive tonnage tax regime in the Danish International Ship (DIS) Register. 

  • Authorities dedicated to making it easy to do business.

Explore the blue denmark

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Source: Danish Maritime Authority

Denmark has long ranked in the top ten of global maritime nations. As a seafaring nation with cutting-edge innovation and an excellent regulatory framework, we offer favourable conditions for marine companies from around the world.

Our maritime cluster joins companies, universities, entrepreneurs and authorities in a close-knit hub. Together, they create the best possible conditions for pursing new, innovative solutions based on the latest technological advances.

Home to major global companies 

Denmark is home to world-renowned companies such as A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group, Torm, DFDS, J. Lauritzen, Svitzer and Norden. This gives us a strong foundation for setting maritime industry standards.

Through our solid maritime platform, it is possible to pursue business opportunities across sectors. Offshore Center Denmark, for example, supports the combined innovation efforts of global players such as Maersk, Vestas and Ørsted within offshore supply, logistics and renewable energy operations.

The Danish Maritime industry in numbers

  • Danish shipowners transport approx. 10% of global trade.
  • Denmark ranks 7th on the global list of operator nations (GT).
  • Denmark has the 4th largest EU-flagged merchant fleet (GT).
  • The Danish maritime cluster transports approx. 25% of total Danish exports.

Sources: DTU Maritime Strategy 2015 and Danish Shipping Fact and Figures 2017.

Contact How can we help your company?

To learn more about doing business in Denmark or the Danish maritime industry, reach out to our dedicated maritime advisors: