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D E N M A R K – T H E W O R L D ’S L E A D I N G M A R I T I M E CO M PA N I E S A R E H E R E Looking to locate in an international competitive maritime cluster? Looking for a well-qualified workforce with a good educational tradition? Looking for stable and competitive framework conditions? Have a look at Denmark!


Denmark has long-standing maritime traditions with focus on quality shipping. The Danish Government has launched an agenda for growth in the maritime cluster and offers stable and competitive framework conditions. The Danish maritime administration provides international and expedient service of high quality. Denmark offers… • Focus on growth within the Maritime Cluster • Stable and competitive framework conditions - including a tonnage tax regime • Modern and effective maritime administration • Excellent access to the European Union • High priority to service shipping companies and seafarers • Active influence on global and regional regulations with focus on quality shipping • Global support to all marine related companies and staff • Continuous priority to ensure market access for Danish operators • Well qualified workforce • Tradition for high education within all sectors A progressive shipping industry and shipping related companies – the maritime cluster – is a prerequisite for global as well a regional growth. The Danish maritime cluster comprises all elements from ship owners, operators and service providers to the maritime equipment industry, complemented by well functioning government authorities. Danish ports serve as the gateway to the Baltic Sea as well as a regional hub for deep sea services. "Danish shipping is world-class, based on innovation, competences, quality operation and a business-oriented public administration. We are part of an all encompassing maritime cluster in Denmark offering second to none services and maritime related equipment." Torben Janholt, Chairman of the Danish Shipowners’ Association and President & CEO of J. Lauritzen A/S

maritime Cluster

Danish shipping • operate more than 50 million DWT – owned as well as chartered • count for up to 10 % of the world's seaborne cargo measured in value • the owned fleet has an average age well below the world average - and is active in high value segments Maritime services and equipment • a strong presence in Denmark • world wide networks • world leading within two-stroke engines, telecommunication, management, control solutions etc. The public sector • a proactive maritime administration • strong education, research and development institutions • a government committed to the maritime cluster Cluster highlights A.P. Moller-Maersk TORM, J.Lauritzen, Norden and Clipper Group Thrane & Thrane Damcos Viking Knud E. Hansen Furuno Danske Bank and Nordea Danish Ship Finance Port of Aarhus

Largest container fleet in the world within container shipping and logistic Leading operators of e.g. tank and bulk tonnage The world’s leading manufacturer of mobile satellite and radio communication Leading supplier of comprehensive management and control solutions A market leader in maritime safety One of the world's leading ship designers The world's leading manufacturer of radar systems and navigational equipment Leading European banks for maritime financing Leading provider of ship financing in Denmark and a key player in the international ship finance market The Baltic hub for deep sea container lines

A unique framework for maritime business • Almost 100,000 dedicated employees • World leading companies • Fully fledged services to shipping • Universities and R&D institutions with maritime competences • Strong tradition for transfer and appliance of technical knowledge from universities to businesses

Whether your company considers to relocate, consolidate, set up new ­production facilities, is on the lookout for new R&D partners or other strategic business solutions in Europe, Invest in Denmark is a good place to begin. We provide customised information and ­services free of charge and in full ­confidentiality.

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Denmark has long-standing maritime traditions with focus on quality shipping. The Danish Government has launched an agenda for growth in the...