The Danish government is looking at abolishing registration fees for secondhand ships to better compete with registers like Singapore.
Anne Steffensen, CEO of the local shipowners’ association, Danish Shipping, welcomed the news, saying: “We know from talks with Danish and foreign shipping companies that the registration fee is an obstacle when they wish to register under Danish flag. Therefore, I am pleased that the fee will be removed as this will make Denmark a more attractive market. It is a good day for the Danish maritime cluster, and it sends a strong signal that Denmark will be a global maritime power house.
Brian Mikkelsen, minister for industry, business and financial affairs, commented: “The Danish maritime cluster is growing, so it is also an investment in the future as we can help attract activities to the country.”