Danish Shipping supports Denmark's candidacy for the IMO Council in the UN Maritime Organization IMO
Danish Shipping warmly recommends IMO member countries to re-elect Denmark to the IMO Council at the upcoming general assembly later this year. Denmark is a results-oriented, constructive member of the Council and will, among other things, contribute positively to the process of achieving the ambitious goal of climate-neutral shipping by 2050.
Today, Danish Shipping hosted a reception to mark Denmark's candidacy for the IMO Council. Denmark has been a member of the Council since 2001 and naturally hopes for re-election. Among the guests were a number of ambassadors and representatives from many of the 175 IMO member countries.
Anne H. Steffensen, CEO of Danish Shipping, emphasized that Denmark, known as a green pioneer, also in shipping, will work hard to achieve the necessary results so that global shipping can meet the ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
"We need to achieve results and make the necessary decisions within IMO, so that in 2025, we can adopt and, in 2027, begin implementing the international regulations needed to make the ambition of climate-neutral shipping by 2050 a reality. This requires important decisions and intense and constructive cooperation within IMO. Here, I am confident that Denmark will take the lead and contribute to getting everyone on board," says Anne H. Steffensen, CEO of the Danish Shipowners Association.
Shipping is global. IMO is an important forum for discussions about the safety of our seafarers, vital supply chains, and cross-border challenges such as shipping emissions and pollution. It is crucial to have rules that are the same for everyone.
"Denmark is a quality shipping nation, and we have a strong interest in ensuring that the IMO serves as the global focal point for the regulation of shipping. In this context, it is essential that the IMO operates efficiently and has up-to-date strategies. This is precisely what the IMO Council is working for, and therefore, it is important that Denmark has a seat at the table so that we can influence the work," says Andreas Nordseth, Director of the Danish Maritime Authority.
"As a representative of one of the world's largest merchant fleets, I can only warmly recommend that Denmark continues as a member of the IMO Council – we can and should make a difference there," says Anne H. Steffensen.