About us


In the Danish Maritime Authority, we are striving to create safety at sea and growth in the maritime industries in Denmark. In our view, safety and growth go hand in hand because in Blue Denmark growth should be based on quality shipping. qw

Our mission

To effectively strengthen Blue Denmark's conditions of growth and to promote safety and health on clean seas.

Our vision

Denmark should be a leading maritime nation characterized by quality shipping, technology and strong competences.  

Our values

  • We are part of maritime Denmark
  • Our results make a difference
  • We are proactive
  • We focus on quality
  • We welcome all views and are creative
  • Together we create a superior workplace

Our four main responsibilities are:

  • Framework conditions, competition and growth
  • Safe ships, health and the environment
  • Safe waters, buoyage and navigation
  • Social conditions, seafarers and fishermen

The Danish Maritime Authority is a part of the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. We are approx. 300 employees, approx. 50 of whom are located in our main premises in Korsør in Western Zealand. Approx. 150 employees are located in Valby near Copenhagen, and the remaining employees are distributed throughout the country and on board our two ships.