Scan Magazine, Issue 106, November 2017

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Scan Magazine  |  Business Profile  |  Danish Maritime


Denmark: A long-standing maritime pioneer With a maritime industry production almost seven times that of the EU percapita average, Denmark is a pioneer in the field. Danish Maritime is the industry association where shipyards, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of maritime products and services meet – and for almost 100 years now, the organisation has been representing the industry and its employees, and contributed to the continued success and global competitiveness of the Danish maritime industry. By Linnea Dunne

“The maritime industry in Denmark has historically always been very strong,” says Jenny N. Braat, CEO of Danish Maritime. “I actually think Denmark’s position in this field goes back to the Vikings; we would never have seen strong Vikings if we hadn’t been so good at building boats and ships. We also have the secondlongest coastline in the world, if you include the Greenland area. We’ve always been a small nation seeking to be global, 94  |  Issue 106  |  November 2017

to develop great ships and improve maritime knowhow. There are very few people in Denmark who don’t have a relationship to the ocean or the maritime industry in the family somehow, and we’ve just been able to keep this strong position because we’ve been innovative.” Today, Denmark is the sixth-largest exporter of maritime equipment in the world. Of the approximately 2,500 com-

ponents required on board a ship, almost all can be offered by a Danish company. Crucially, the Danish maritime industry is pioneering when it comes to environmentally friendly solutions, often offering products and solutions that not only meet with the applied legislation but are one step ahead. Promoting this mindset, and working to ensure strict highstandard legislation for everyone in the industry globally, Danish Maritime represents everyone from small family-owned companies to huge well-known players. They provide a platform for them to meet, organise, and sharing all the latest information to its members, the media and decision-makers. “We represent quite a lot of well-known brands, companies producing everything

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