Danish Shipping

Towards Zero - Danish Shipping's Strategy

Danske Rederier is the mouthpiece for Denmark's largest export industry and the core of the maritime cluster, Blue Denmark.

Danish Shipping is the voice of Denmark's largest export industry and the core of the maritime cluster, Blue Denmark. In a changing world, it is crucial to be at the forefront of future trends in order to ensure competitive framework conditions and opportunities for the shipping industry and Danish Shipping's members.

Danish Shipping's strategy for the years 2022-2024 contains six strategic benchmarks aimed at ensuring the members' international com­pe­ti­ti­ve­ness via the best framework conditions.

Green shipping – Green energy

  • New ambitious reduction targets towards 2050 in the final GHG strategy in 2023. The new targets should be based on science and in line with Paris Agreeement.
  • Increasing Danish shipowners’ contribution to global offshore wind capacity and carbon capture projects

Competence hub

  • Maintain and develop a strong supply chain of competences to the shipping industry.
  • Guarantee and deliver at least 400 internships at sea a year in order to cater for growth in the Danish fleet including the offshore sector.

Providing solutions – solving problems

  • Support continued growth of the Danish merchant fleet and shipping industry by monitoring and improving Danish framework conditions
  • Solve our member’s day-to-day problems
We have set the ambition of Danish shipping to be climate neutral by 2050 without use of compensation. This means that we need to have a significant number of net zero-emission Danish-operated ships on the water before 2030.

Read about the individual benchmarks in Danish Shippings' strategy 'Towards Zero' by downloading the strategy below.

Danish Shipping's values

In order to ensure Danish Shippings' goals, the organization works on the basis of five core values, which are the focal point for the way it works with strategic initiatives, members and interest protection in a broad sense.

We work knowledge-based and base decisions and recom­men­da­tions on pro­fes­sio­na­lism, facts and analysis.

We are trustworthy and base our work on honesty, factual arguments and sustainable solutions.

We are result-oriented and deliver ambitious and timely results and value for members, the profession and Denmark.

We are forward-looking and proactive and work to create opportunities and solutions to national and international challenges for the benefit of the shipping industry. Blue Denmark and Danish society.

We are collaborative and involve and utilize competences inside and outside the organization and the shipping companies, as well as create alliances with important actors nationally and in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly.