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Danish shipping must become a green supertanker

Minister for Business, Morten Bødskov, together with EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, Danish Shipping and a number of top executives from Danish shipping companies, will meet to discuss the possibilities for shipping.

Whenever major security or trade policy events occur in the world, they usually have an impact on shipping.

This applies whether you are transporting containers from Asia, grain from South America, or setting up offshore wind turbines in Europe.

When the tectonic power plates shift and create a new geopolitical reality, shipping companies are among the first to feel the effects.

Therefore, Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Morten Bødskov has initiated a meeting with a group of top executives from the shipping industry, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, and Danish Shipping to discuss how Denmark, including the shipping industry, can navigate in a new geopolitical reality.

“Business policy is security policy. Therefore, it is important that we adapt to the new challenges we face. We have a huge task ahead of us to transition global shipping to a greener future. At the same time, we must do so in a world where protectionism and increased regionalization are looming, making the future of shipping even more complicated. I look forward to an open discussion with the industry and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on how we can best protect Danish interests,” says Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Morten Bødskov.

From Danish Shipping, Director General and CEO Anne H. Steffensen and Deputy Director General and Deputy CEO Jacob K. Clasen will participate, and Danish Shipping will host the event.

“Shipping is a global industry like no other. Two-thirds of shipping companies’ revenue comes from outside Europe, and our competitors live in Shanghai, Singapore, and South Korea. I am extremely pleased that our Minister of Business takes our challenges seriously and initiates dialogue between the industry and the politicians who set the course for us. When global challenges must be met, it often happens through the EU, so it is incredibly useful that the EU Commissioner is participating in these critical discussions,” says Anne H. Steffensen.

Representatives from companies such as A.P. Moller – Maersk, TORM, DFDS, and NORDEN will attend the meeting.

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