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Legal and regulatory framework

New EU agreement on measures to prevent pollution from ships is good news

The EU's Directive on pollution from ships and the introduction of sanctions for illegal pollution are to be revised. It is part of the Commission's overall plan for sustainable shipping. The overarching goal is zero emissions, zero pollution, and zero accidents.

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Legal and regulatory framework

Danish Shipping launches ESG Shipping Network

Danish Shipping’s new ESG-network addresses the pressing need for collaboration and knowledge sharing within the shipping industry regarding sustainability reporting. At the inaugural meeting of the network, Danish Shipping members Maersk and Clipper shared insights into their work in the ESG-field.

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Climate
Offshore

New CCS-Strategy: Denmark can become European CO2-hub

With its new CCS-strategy, the European Commission has outlined a common direction for the capture, utilization, and storage of CO2 in the EU. The strategy highlights Denmark as a pioneer in the field, and Danish Shipping predicts that Denmark could play a central role.
The FuelEU maritime legislation was adopted earlier this year. As a member, you can find an overview of relevant news and information here.
FuelEU

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Climate

90 percent in 2040: Danish Shipping welcomes ambitious EU climate target

Today, the EU has presented the Union's climate target for 2040: Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 90 percent by 2040 at the latest. The ambitious target is welcomed by Danish Shipping.

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International shipping policy

Denmark among the World’s Best Performing Flag States

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published their annual Flag State Performance Table. Once again, Denmark has a positive score across all the criteria evaluated in the Table.

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International shipping policy

Denmark Remains among the World's Top Ten Maritime Nations

Denmark maintains its impressive position among the world's top ten maritime nations. However, the competition from other countries is fierce, and overall, Denmark is experiencing a slight decline.

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Employment conditions

New measures to prevent bullying and harassment on Danish-flagged ships

Morten Bødskov, Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, has announced a series of measures to prevent bullying and harassment on Danish-flagged ships. The Danish Maritime Authority, Danish Shipping Metal Maritime and Danish Engineer's Association have taken part in drafting the measures.
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Danish Shipping welcomes new EU Port Strategy

The European Parliament has adopted a so-called own-initiative report where they call on the Commission for an EU Port Strategy that acknowledges the crucial role of ports in the green transition of the maritime industry and eliminates the harsh protectionist measures included in the first draft.
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Climate
International shipping policy

Danish shipping in focus at COP28

HRH The Crown Prince Frederik brought royal radiance to the event, when State of Green presented their white paper on “Denmark’s push to decarbonise global shipping” at COP28.
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Climate

Danish Shipping: Global South Green Corridors pact is a brilliant idea

Denmark and the USA join forces with the Maersk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to finance and execute pre-feasibility studies of green corridors in five countries in the Global South. Danish Shipping applauds the initiative.

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Climate

Closer European cooperation on Carbon capture and storage is good news for ambitious Danish companies

Denmark and four other European countries yesterday signed the Aalborg Declaration, which highlights, among other things, that Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) are essential climate tools. It marks an important step in the right direction towards creating a European market for Carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

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Climate
Legal and regulatory framework

The European Parliament abandoning the "Carbon Correction Factor" is good news for shipping.

The Parliament has listened to reason and in a vote on CO2-regulation of heavy-duty vehicles decided to reject the Carbon Correction Factor (CCF). The CCF would have accelerated the use of much in-demand green fuels in land transport. A sector that can and should be directly electrified or powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Green fuels should be prioritised for hard-to-abate sectors such as shipping.
Starting January 1, shipping will be included in the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS). Members can access additional information on EU ETS here.
EU ETS

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Upcoming events

Courses
Education

Danish Maritime Legislation for Foreign Senior Officers / Danish Maritime Legislation for Foreign Masters / Occupational Health & Safety (§16), 26/2/24

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Event

Conference on Continuing Professional Development Courses for the Maritime Sector

Dato:
Co-hosted by Danish Shipping and Maritime Research Alliance, this conference addresses the need to enhance and update existing competencies in the maritime sector through supplementary training and education, spurred not least by the green transition and technological advances.
Event

Securing a multimodal CO2 transport network: Ports as a key enabler

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Co-hosted by MEP Bergur Løkke Rasmussen (Renew), Bellona Europa and Danish Shipping, the round table debate addresses the importance of ports to unlock the potential of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage. With perspectives from central actors, current barriers, and possibilities for creating a multimodal CO2 transport network will be assessed.
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Policies

Climate

Danish Shipping has a clear goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 without relying on carbon offsetting.

Environment

The shipping industry supports stringent legislation and applauds Danish companies for adopting new technologies that align with environmental and climate considerations.

Taxation and regulatory framework

Denmark must maintain and strengthen its position in global shipping through internationally competitive taxation and remuneration.
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