Established in 1994, Dualog provides a maritime digital platform which ensures that internet, email and cloud services work reliably and securely onboard. We enable and optimise all the IT services and tools you need for efficient management of your vessels. Our solutions are installed on more than 3000 ships in worldwide trades.

Dualog is recognised for assisting customers by providing streamlined operations, a guaranteed service uptime of 99,5%, and a 24/7 operational support team. Dualog offers solutions for resilient cyber infrastructure and our innovative solutions are created in a passionate in-house research and development environment.

Walter Hannemann, Product Manager

DBI - Dansk Brand- og Sikringsteknisk Institut

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At DBI, we are specialized in fire and security and work targeted to protect lives and properties. We offer a wide range of services within fire prevention, fire technology and security and aim to help our customers achieving the best safety solutions.

Carsten Møller, Business Development Maritime

Danish Maritime Authority

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Our field of responsibility is based on the shipping industry and its framework conditions, the ship and its crew. In addition, we are responsible for buoying in the waters surrounding Denmark and navigation marks ashore. In other words, the Danish Maritime Authority has the responsibility for the following:

  • The construction, equipment and operation of Danish ships (including safety, terror prevention, navigational regulations, manning, occupational health and environmental protection) as well as port State control of foreign ships calling at Danish ports.

  • Ship registration.

  • Seafarers’ employment, health and conditions of social security.

  • Shipping policy, maritime law as well as industrial policy, both nationally and internationally.

  • Tasks related to buoying at sea and navigation marks ashore (lighthouses and buoys), including ships and repair workshops.

  • Navigational information in the form of navigational analyses, warnings, GIS and specialist publications.

  • The national pilot authority.

The Danish Maritime Authority consists of the central authority, eight survey offices, including the office in Nuuk, Greenland, as well as the Centre of Maritime Health and Safety on the island of Fanø.

Our responsibility as a government agency applies both to the merchant fleet and the fishing industry. However, the Danish Maritime Authority is not responsible for the industrial policy relating to fishing which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Please observe that the surveillance of Danish waters and of civilian shipping, sovereignty enforcement, the police authority, pollution prevention, environmental surveillance, ice-breaking, etc. are the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence.

The Danish Maritime Authority is a government agency under the Ministry of Business and Growth.

Today, the Danish merchant fleet consists of approximately 500 larger commercial ships engaged on international voyages, 5,000 fishing vessels, and 2,000 other vessels.

Being a nation surrounded by water, Denmark can also add to its collected fleet approximately 50,000 pleasure craft.

Mogens Schrøder Bech, Head of Division

Maritime DTU

It is the task of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to create, sustain and develop environments for education and research of an international standard in the fields of engineering sciences and related fields. DTU covers most engineering disciplines and educates BSc, BEng, MSc and PhD. DTU has approx. 6000 students, including 400 students from abroad on the international programmes, 900 professors and researchers and 700 PhD students.

Education and research within maritime technology are carried out mainly at the Section of Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering under the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Energy systems and combustion engines, including ships' engines, are however topics of the Energy Engineering Section.

The education within naval architecture and offshore engineering lead to BEng, BSc and PhD degrees. This includes and international MSc programme and a Master degree as in-service training. The education includes: 

  • Naval architecture and offshore engineering

  • Hydrodynamics

  • Waves and wave loads

  • Steel and sandwich structures

  • Mechanics and load modellng

  • Risk and reliability analysis

  • Coastal hydrodynamics

  • Sediment transport

  • Turbulence

The research topics of the Section include design, analysis and operation of large maritime, coastal and land-based structures under natural loads, such as waves and wind. The main research themes are: 

  • Hydrodynamics: Waves and currents and their interaction at restricted water depths, wave loads on ships, offshore and coastal structures, flows and loads on ships and ship propellers.

  • Structures: Design and analysis of structures; structural damping; composite structures; damage tolerance of sandwich structures.

  • Risk and reliability: Risk acceptance criteria, risk evaluation, stochastic load and response modelling.

  • Sediment transport and morphology of rivers and coasts: Waves and turbulence in surf zones, wave-driven currents and exchange processes, river bed forms, effect of structures on river morphology.

  • Interaction: Performance of ships and large structures subject to wind and wave loads and their interaction with the environment.

The Section participates in major international and national research projects and other international cooperation.

More information can be found on www.mek.dtu.dk/english/sections/fvm

Mette Sanne Hansen, Head of Maritime DTU


DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries. Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Flemming Mose Christensen, Area Manager, Area Denmark, Sweden, Finland & North Atlantic


DI Transport

The Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) is the organisation of all competition-oriented companies in Denmark. DI is financed and run by its member companies. DI works for creating the best possible conditions for knowledge-intensive companies to freely run their manufacturing and service activities in Denmark. These are some of the most important tasks of DI:

Political influence

DI is the voice of the member companies and operates in both the Danish and the international political framework. DI works for influencing legislation and other sets of rules which are passed or formulated by the Danish parliament (Folketing), ministries, counties, local councils and other authorities, in a more business-friendly direction. The same applies to sets of rules adopted or formulated by international authorities such as the European Union and the United Nations.

Michael Svane, CEO

DHI Ballast Water Centre

DHI is an independent, international consulting and research organisation established in Denmark and today represented in all regions of the world with a total of more than 1,000 employees. Our objectives are to advance technological development, governance and competence in the fields of water, environment and health. DHI works with governmental agencies and authorities, contractors, consultants and numerous industries.

DHI provides independent performance evaluation of ballast water management systems (BWMS) for the approval process. DHI has no involvement, intellectual or financial, in the mechanics, design or marketing of the products and technologies that are being evaluated.

To ensure that DHI’s tests are uncompromised by any real or perceived individual or team bias relative to test outcomes, DHI’s test activities are subject to rigorous quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC) and documentation. DHI’s quality management system is certified according to ISO 9001 by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). The certification is facilitated by the implementation of the DHI Business Management System. 

For an application for final approval, the IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments /1/ requires a performance evaluation of BWMS according to the principles laid down in Resolution MEPC.174(58) /2/, generally referred to as the IMO G8 guidelines, and, for systems that make use of active substances, also Resolution MEPC.169(57) /3/, generally referred to as the IMO G9 guidelines. The purpose of the performance evaluation is to assure that BWMS approved by administrations are capable of meeting the ballast water discharge standard in Regulation D-2 /1/, also known as the IMO D-2 standard, in land-based and shipboard evaluations and do not cause unacceptable harm to the vessel, crew, environment or public health. The United States Coast Guard Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters /4/ (§151.2030) establish a ballast water discharge standard similar to the IMO D-2 standard. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the test set-up in land-based test cycles of BWMS must operate as described in the ETV protocol /5/.

DHI-Denmark has recently received the U.S. Coast Guard recognition as Independent Laboratory together with DNV. DHI is accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17025 for the analysis conducted in relation to performance evaluation of BWMS.

  1. IMO. International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments. London. International Maritime Organization, 2004.

  2. MEPC. Guidelines for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8). Resolution MEPC.174(58). Adopted 10 October 2008.

  3. MEPC. Procedure for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems that make use of Active Substances (G9). MEPC.169(57). Adopted 4 April 2008.

  4. U.S. Coast Guard. Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters. Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 57, 23 March 2012.

  5. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Technology Verification Program. Generic Protocol for the Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technology (ETV protocol). EPA/600/R-10/146, September 2010.


Gitte Ingelise Petersen, Biologist PhD - Ballast Water

The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board

The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board is an independent unit under the Ministry of Business and Growth that carries out investigations with a view to preventing accidents and promoting initiatives that will enhance safety at sea. The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board is an impartial unit which is, organizationally and legally, independent of other parties. 

The purpose of the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board is to investigate maritime accidents and to make recommendations for improving safety, and it forms part of a collaboration with similar investigation bodies in other countries. The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board investigates maritime accidents and accidents to seafarers on Danish and Greenlandic merchant and fishing ships as well as accidents on foreign merchant ships in Danish and Greenlandic waters. 

The investigations of the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board procure information about the actual circumstances of accidents and clarify the sequence of events and reasons leading to these accidents. The investigations are carried out separate from the criminal investigation. The criminal and/or liability aspects of accidents are not considered.  

Marine accident reports and summary reports
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board investigates about 140 accidents annually. In case of very serious accidents, such as deaths and losses, or in case of other special circumstances, either a marine accident report or a summary report is published depending on the extent and complexity of the accident.

Oessur Hilduberg, Head of The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board

The Danish Maritime Fund

The Danish Maritime Fund (Den Danske Maritime Fond) provides financial support to initiatives and undertakings, which may serve to develop and promote Danish shipping- and shipbuilding industries. The Fund was established in 2005. Its trust funds comprise 10% of the shares in Danmarks Skibskredit A/S (Danish Ship Finance Ltd.), and the dividend comprises the main income of the Fund. Applications for financial support may be submitted at any time to the Administration. The Fund’s administrator may be contacted regarding the drawing up of an application. All applications are presented to the Fund’s board at regular meetings.

Lotte G. Lundberg, Board Member and Advisor



DASPOS was founded in 2010 by Torben Jørgensen and Lars Gerner who have brought the product from concept level to the market. The LAS-10 solution is a fire-prevention solution. The functionality of the Leakage Alarm System builds on a very large amount of air flow - 10,000 liters per minute - which is led through a detection chamber and trough a specially designed steel mesh. The electronics in the detector combines and analyzes simultaneously the content of both gasses and oil sprays. A sudden increase of hydrocarbon gives a signal to the crew about the increased dangerous situation in the environment. 

No other solutions on the market combines these two detection methods, or even using differential pressure across a screen as an indicator for the fire and explosion risk. Moreover, the large air flow results in a much quicker indicator for potential risk than previously seen with other detection systems, detecting by i.e. light reflection or in a fraction of the analyzed air flowing through the detector.

The LAS-10 system was developed in close cooperation with leading ship owners in Denmark and has been tested and validated at the Technological Institute of Denmark. LAS-10 patent has been granted in USA, Europe, Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore and other key markets.
The initiative has received financial support from The Danish Maritime Fund and DASPOS was nominated to Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012.

LAS-10 was launched in 2011 and has since safeguarded a number of different ships, i.e container ships, offshore vessels, ferries and cruiseliners, tugs and rescue boats. LAS-10 is an ideal fire preventing solution for ship owners, liner companies, shipyards and ship designers as well as oil rigs and producers of wind mills.

Lars Gerner Lund, COO & Founder

Danish Maritime


The Association of Danish Shipbuilders (Danske Maritime) represents the best of the Danish maritime industry covering products from advanced chemical tankers and container ships, RO/RO vessels, LPG carriers, passenger and car ferries, large luxury yachts, fishing trawlers etc. to maritime equipment such as large diesel engines, marine coatings, marine containers and life-saving equipment.

The strengths of Danish maritime industry lie in the ability to develop competitive designs, and to respond quickly to demands in maritime transportation and to requirements resulting from developments in safety and new technology. With the skills and experience of well educated Danish workforce this ensures the shipowners the highest standards and timely delivery.

Jenny N. Braat, CEO




Danish Ports

Danish Ports (Danske Havne) is the national association of commercial ports in Denmark. Seventy Eight Danish ports are members of the Association, ranging from large and medium-sized commercial ports to small local ports.

Smooth and efficient transportation of goods is vital both for the development and competitive strength of trade and industry and for the society in general. Ports have developed to become transport nodes and are linking the different modes of transport, goods and passengers.

Denmark enjoys a highly developed infrastructure. Prepared for the demands for efficient and competent service, Danish ports are ready to serve their business partners for the mutual benefit of all parties involved.

Bjørn B. Christiansen, Managing Director

DTL - The Danish Transport and Logistics Association

The Danish Transport and Logistics Association (Dansk Transport og Logistik) is the trade organisation for the Danish road and rail transport sector. DTL represents its members on political issues at local, national and EU level, as well as helping its members with everything from legislation to specific problems within the companies. DTL is also an employers’ association for the Danish transport sector. This allows us to cover the needs of the entire sector.

DTL has 2,300 transport companies as members. They are in charge of 12,500 lorries, 59 locomotives and employ 15,500 people with a total payroll of DKK 5,2 billion.

Erik Østergaard, CEO

The Danish Marine Insurance G/S

Vi er et lille firma der har specialiseret sig i at forsikre både nyere og ældre tonnage inden for tørlast, tankskibe og supply skibe mv. Vi har gennem et tæt samarbejde med vore reassurancepartnere på Lloyds sikret, at vi kan tilbyde gunstige og konkurrencedygtige priser. Dette kan vi opnå ved at udvælge vore forsikringstagere således, at vi har en lavere skadeskvote end markedet generelt.

Endvidere har vi grundet vor beskedne størrelse lave driftsomkostninger og en meget hurtig sagsbehandling skulle uheldet være ude. Vi tænker altid på vore forsikringstagere således, at vi sikrer, at de kun er ude at drift i færrest muligt antal dage. Der er meget kort vej til beslutningstageren.

Vi lægger vægt på at yde en god og effektiv rådgivning over for alle klienter – såvel store som små, og såvel gamle som nye. Vores mål er at tilbyde vores kunder den bedste forsikring til den bedste pris.

Vi prøver først og fremmest på at løse problemer gennem dialog og samarbejde – og med respekt for alle sagens parter. Vi er derfor landets billigste og bedste søforsikring.

Claus Løkke, CEO

DanPilot - The Danish State Maritime Pilotage


DanPilot is an independent public enterprise under the Ministry of Business and Growth, with the Danish Maritime Authority as the supervising authority. 

The narrow Danish waters are amongst the most densely trafficked waters in the world and at the same time also the passage to and from the Baltic Sea.

Each year thousands of large vessels with dangerous cargo, for example from the major Russian oil terminals and others, make use of this passage.

DanPilot was established to safeguard this traffic against accidents, which could have devastating consequences for the transportation by sea and the Danish marine environment.

DanPilot handles the public pilotage through Danish territorial waters from any destination in Denmark to all ports in the Baltic Sea. As the unique full-service provider in Denmark DanPilot offers pilotage to all Danish ports as well. DanPilot is obliged to deliver pilotage in Denmark and handles all transit pilotage.

DanPilot's fleet presently consists of 32 specialized pilot boats, ensuring fast and efficient transportation of pilots from our 22 pilot stations to the vessels of our customers.

Søren Westerskov, Chief Pilot

Danish Shipbrokers Association

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The Danish Shipbrokers Association (Danmarks Skibsmæglerforening) covers, promotes and protects the interests of members engaged in shipbroking:

  • Chartering

  • Liner Agency

  • Port Agency

  • Sale & Purchase

  • Ship Management

Close relationships to Ministries and other Governmental and Trade entires are long established. Training and education are an important part of the activities including publishing of study material.

Jesper Sebbelin, General Manager

Danish Ship Finance

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The object of Danish Ship Finance (Danmarks Skibskredit A/S) is to provide mortgage backed ship financing in Denmark. In addition, the company provides mortgage backed ship financing in the international market, so long as such activities do not unnecessarily limit the company's Danish operations.

Danish Ship Finance is a stable and reliable source of short-term and long-term loan capital for shipowners in all stages of the shipping cycle and it endeavours to be a competent and trustworthy business partner to its customers and financial counterparties as well as other stakeholders.

Danish Ship Finance aims to obtain satisfactory financial results for its owners and is therefore dedicated to creating value in the form of controlled growth in lending while focusing on high credit quality and appropriate diversification in the loan portfolio.

Danish Ship Finance has evolved in cooperation with the Danish maritime sector, and the vision is that: "Danish Ship Finance is the leading provider of ship financing in Denmark and is to be regarded by the international market players as one of the five most recognised and leading lenders by 2010".

Erik I. Lassen, CEO

Danish Shipping / Danske Rederier

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Danish Shipping is a trade and employer organisation for more than 40 shipowners and two offshore companies. Half of the members of the organisation own ships registered in Denmark, the other half run their activities in Denmark under other flags of state.

Altogether, the members of Danish Shipping own around DWT 33 million, which add up to more than 95 pct. of the Danish merchant fleet flying the Danish flag.

Danish Shipping was established in 1884. On 1 July 2018 Danish Shipping merged with the Shipowners' Association of 2010. It functions as a collective point for the Danish shipping industry. Today Danish Shipping plays an important and active role in relation to the authorities and decision-makers nationally and internationally. Apart from its members, Danish Shipping serves the two other shipowners' organisations in Denmark: Shipowners Association of 2010 and the Danish Ferry Association. Read more about the three organisations in the menu on your left.

Henriette Ingvardsen, Head of Legal Affairs

Danish Marine Group

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Danish Marine Group is a member of the Danish Export Association

The reputation of Denmark as a leading maritime nation has evolved over many centuries. Through the years, Danish marine equipment suppliers have achieved international recognition for their proven design, quality, excellence and reliability.

As the nature of the shipbuilding industry has changed, the Danish marine sector has successfully adapted. The position of Danish companies on the market today is a natural consequence of their flexibility, innovation and services, which combined with competitive prices have won them a place on “the preferred makers’ list” of ship owners around the globe.

The Danish Marine Group represents 150 Danish companies of all sizes, ranging from naval architects, consultancy, equipment, ship engines, spare parts and services to piping and fittings, cargo handling equipment and electrical installations.

The Danish Marine Group is a member of the Danish Export Association, giving access to a considerable network of knowledge.

Mark Lerche, Head of Marine Group



Dan-Bunkering supplies bunker fuels, lubricants and related products and services for vessels world-wide. We take pride in ensuring that every deal and physical supply is to the satisfaction of all parties. We select the right partners, offer the right quality products at the right price and always ensure that the customer is supplied with first class quality.
We provide round the clock supplies and services at more than 2,800 bunker destinations throughout the world. Whether or not supplies are made through direct or indirect contacts, the objective is always to minimize the customer’s idle time and also to ensure more nautical miles per dollar.
All services and products must meet the quality demands and environmental requirements in force, in accordance with international business principles and standards, including the specifications laid down by Cimac and ISO.
We give a committed personal service and always seek to find the optimum solution for our customers. Credibility, reliability and professionalism are the basis of our relationship with business partners.

We base our business on and are well known for:

  • A high level of professionalism

  • Worldwide knowledge

  • Being a constructive and competent business partner, providing professional and reliable advice

Claus Bulch Klausen, Head of Operations & Senior Vice President