Denmark strives to procure regulation that ensures a level playing field for all countries' shipowners, while also ensuring that the shipping industry becomes safer and cleaner. This is achieved in cooperation with the other maritime nations that are members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Global regulation for a global industry
The IMO is the United Nations' body for maritime matters. In the IMO, the Member States negotiate and adopt international regulation in order to enhance safety at sea, strengthen environmental protection and promote facilitation of maritime transport of goods and people. Furthermore, the IMO handles legal issues related to liability, compensation and the obligation to take out insurance in connection with pollution damage caused by oil spillages, wreck removal and a number of other areas.