Blue Denmark


Denmark's maritime cluster is referred to as Blue Denmark. Directly and indirectly, Blue Denmark creates jobs for approx 110,000 persons and Danish maritime companies account for approx. one-fourth of Denmark's total exports. One of the strengths of Blue Denmark is strong cooperation about everything from policy development to new solutions to the challenges of the future.​
 
Blue Denmark consists of shipowners and shipping companies and a wide number of companies whose activities derive from international and Danish shipping. They are, for example, shipbrokers, ports and logistics companies. Shipyards as well as industrial and service businesses supplying equipment, components and service to ships are also part of Blue Denmark.

Blue Denmark has a strong position within, inter alia, shipping, maritime services offered to the offshore industry and high-tech and green solutions for the shipping industry. 
 
Overall, Blue Denmark creates direct and indirect employment for approx. 110,000 persons, which corresponds to 4 per cent of total employment in Denmark. All in all, Danish maritime companies account for approx. one-fourth of Denmark's total exports. 
 
The Danish merchant fleet is a central part of Blue Denmark and approx. 650 ships are registered in the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS). 
 

Close cooperation in Blue Denmark

One of the strengths of Blue Denmark is close cooperation. Blue Denmark is cooperating when developing policies, regulations and new solutions to the challenges of the future. 

The drawing up of the Danish Government's plan for growth in Blue Denmark in 2012 is an example of policy development in close cooperation between the industry and the authorities.
 
The Danish Maritime Authority and the maritime industries also cooperation closely about the marketing of Blue Denmark and the attraction of foreign maritime companies to the cluster in Denmark. 

Blue Denmark's cooperation is also put into practice through a number of partnerships in Blue Denmark. Blue Inno+, WorldCareers and Green Ship of the Future all contribute with innovative solutions to the challenges of the future. ​