Blue Denmark


Denmark is among the world's leading maritime nations and, overall, Danish maritime companies account for approximately one-fourth of Denmark's total exports.

Ships, exports and tonnage

  • About 670 ships are registered in the Danish International Register of Shipping.
  • The maritime cluster accounts for approximately one-fourth of Danish exports.
  • Danish shipowners and shipping companies are among the world's largest operators of tonnage.

Denmark is one of the world's leading maritime nations, and Blue Denmark is one of Denmark's industrial positions of strength.

About 60,000 persons are directly employed in Blue Denmark, and about 42,000 persons are indirectly employed in Blue Denmark. In total, this corresponds to 3.8 per cent of Danish employment.

All in all, Danish maritime companies account for approximately one-fourth of Denmark's total exports.

Read more about employment and production in Blue Denmark in this report

Blue Denmark consists of shipowners and shipping companies and a wide number of businesses whose activities emanate from international and Danish shipping. They are, for example, shipbrokers, ports and logistics companies.

Shipyards and industrial and service companies that supply equipment, components and service to ships are also part of Blue Denmark.

 CONTACT

Maritim business and growth policy
Klaus Gregersen, Special Adviser
+45 72 19 61 07