From 1th of March the annual fee for merchant ships and fishing ships with a gross tonnage below 30 is reduces to DKK 300. Annual fees have been introduced for all ships registered in the Danish registers of shipping. The fee applies to all types of ships and is calculated on 1 March each year.
If you are the owner of a registered ship, you will receive an invoice from the Danish Maritime Authority.
The annual fee has as a rule been differentiated according to the ship's tonnage.
|Gross tonnage below 30 (merchant ships and fishing ships)||DKK 300 |
|Gross tonnage below 20||DKK 800|
|Gross tonnage between 20 and 500||DKK 1,600|
|Gross tonnage above 500||DKK 2,400|
Ships worthy of preservation
Ships that have been declared worthy of preservation by the Danish Ships Preservation Trust (Skibsbevaringsfonden) are exempted from the annual fee. On its webpage, the Trust has a list of ships that have been declared worthy of preservation.
See the list of ships worthy of preservation here.
Ships with their port of registry in Greenland are considered Greenland ships. The annual fee does not apply to Greenland ships owned by a person or a company domiciled in Greenland.
The invoice is forwarded every spring by eBoks and PBS.
Check that your information is correct
The annual fee will be collected from the registered owner of the ship. Therefore, it could be a good idea to check whether your information is correct. On http://skibsregister.dma.dk (in Danish) you can see which information is registered about your ship. If, for example, you have moved to a new address, you can inform the Register of Shipping about this by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Has the ship been sold?
Then, the ship must either be deleted from the Register of Shipping or the change of ownership must be reported and the original bill of sale must be forwarded to the daily log of the Register of Shipping.
See here how to delete a craft.
See here how to register a change of ownership in a craft.
Still in doubt?
Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions in the FAQ of the Danish Maritime Authority on the annual fee.
FAQ on the annual fee