Danish shipping companies acknowledge the necessity of taking climate and environmental impact into consideration when operating around the world.
Danish Shipping supports ambitious environmental legislation and works towards ensuring that the legal requirements are cost effective and fosters innovative solutions. In recent years members of Danish Shipping have invested billions of DKR in sustainable solutions. They will continue to do so in line with new technological opportunities and legal requirements. The positive results of these investments are for instance reflected in the considerable reduction of CO2 emissions from the Danish fleet, reduction in Sulphur emissions and more sustainable methods when it comes to the recycling of the end-of-life vessels.
To have an effect it is of utmost importance environmental regulation is clear, implemented in a timely manner and effectively enforced by the authorities.
International Maritime Organization
For more than 50 years, UN’s International Maritime Organization, IMO, has determined international standards and binding regulation about safety and environmental issues. The headquarter is located in London and the organization works through committees and subcommittees, who frequently meet. 174 countries are members of the IMO and decisions are consensus-based. If a ship does not comply with to the international requirements it can be difficult for it to call other countries due to the global port state control system where authorities can detain ships that do not comply with IMO’s international legislation.
Read more: IMO.org