Growth & framework conditions

Here, you will find information about the initiatives taken by the Danish Maritime Authority to promote growth in Blue Denmark. You can also read about the framework conditions of the shipping industry. Finally, you can learn more about the Danish Maritime Authority's work in international fora such as the IMO, EU and CSG.

Maritime business policy

The purpose of the maritime business policy is to support the Danish maritime cluster in order to secure growth and jobs in Blue Denmark.

Maritime business policy
Blue Denmark

Growth in Blue Denmark

We are constantly involved in various growth initiatives aimed at supporting the Danish maritime cluster and securing growth and jobs.

Growth in Blue Denmark
Plan for Growth in Blue Denmark 2018
Maritime Strategy Team 2016
Marketing Blue Denmark
Maritime contacts

Maritime spatial plan

The Danish Maritime Authority has now published Denmark's first maritime spatial plan.

Maritime spatial plan

Framework conditions

Shipping is a particularly globalised sector and, internationally, competitive framework conditions are decisive for ensuring continued growth in the Danish merchant fleet.

Framework conditions
Economic framework conditions

Rules and legislation

The DMA is responsible for issuing acts and executive orders on maritime safety, maritime employment and social law as well as ship registration.

Technical regulations 

International shipping policy

Danish shipping has a significant role on the global scene and the Danish Maritime Authority is striving to promote Danish shipping policy interests.

International shipping policy 
Consultative Shipping Group 
Maritime Memoranda of Understanding


The EU is the most important regional forum for Danish shipping, and the Danish Maritime Authority works EU strategically to ensure the best conditions for Danish shipping.

EU Baltic Sea Strategy

Maritime digitalization

These years, there is a strong focus on the development of new shipping technologies and especially the utilization of digital opportunities.

Maritime digitalization
Focus on autonomous ships
Guidelines for testing maritime technologies
Regulation and reports about maritime technology
Test activities in Denmark

International Maritime Organization

IMO is UN's specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships.

International Maritime Organization
About the IMO
IMO Council
International conventions

Setting up a maritime business

Denmark is one of the world’s leading maritime nations and is home to a large and modern maritime cluster. Denmark is also one of the world’s easiest places to do business.

Setting up a maritime business
Ship registration
Point of Contact

Maritime Sanctions

The international community can impose sanctions on a country if it violates international conventions and agreements. Read here what sanctions apply.

Maritime sactions
General information
Sale of tankers
Other sanctions
Register sale of oil tankers


See upcoming events on this page.

Danish Maritime Days
Digital@Sea International

DMA Regulatory Future Lab

In order to handle industry inquiries that challenge the regulation, the Danish Maritime Authority offers case management in Future Lab.

DMA Regulatory Future Lab

Strategic Sector Cooperation

The Danish Maritime Authority cooperates with the authorities in China, Ghana and Kenya to promote sustainable development in the maritime sector. 

Sector Coorperation with Ghana
Sector Coorperation with Kenya
Sector Coorperation with China