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02. October 2020


Reminder: Danish Digital Maritime Day on October 28th

In October, Danish Digital Maritime Day will be held in a collaboration between Danish Maritime, the Danish Maritime Authority and Danish Shipping. Please do not forget to register your participation to a Blue Day with maritime input from home and abroad.

What is the impact of COVID-19 on the maritime industry, and what have we learned from it? Where are we in relation to the green transition of shipping in Denmark and globally? Will the shipping companies stop sailing off the coasts of West Africa if the piracy attacks continue? Will the EU succeed in including shipping in the Emissions Trading System? And what are the prospects for world trade and the effect for the Blue Denmark?

These are some of the pressing questions to be discussed at Danish Digital Maritime Day, which will be held on October 28th.

Danish Digital Maritime Day is a collaboration between Danish Maritime, the Danish Maritime Authority and Danish Shipping, and a full programme awaits with topics such as world trade, piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and climate challenges and especially the impact of COVID-19 on shipping and what to do in the future.

This year, however, Danish Digital Maritime Day will be a one-day event, as the program has been cut down to one day due to COVID-19 which does not allow physical events.

"In times of crisis it is important to pull together. DDMD will be a platform where knowledge can be shared, and where we can inspire one another. Both COVID-19 and the climate are major challenges that we need to tackle, and we will investigate critically and constructively how we can move forward the best possible way - both in the short and long term. So, I look forward to a rewarding day with high professionalism, high commitment and high common ambitions for the entire maritime industry,” says Jenny N. Braat, managing director of Danish Maritime.

"Danish Digital Maritime Day is a unique opportunity to bring together not only the Blue Denmark, but also stakeholders from around the world to discuss solutions in relation to the entailed challenges of COVID-19 for shipping," says Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority.

“Shipping has not become less interesting as a crucial part of the global supply chains during the past year. We have emphasized how important it is for shipping to work - not least when the crisis hits. Although we cannot meet physically, it is important to meet and discuss topics such as piracy, CO2 quotas and protectionism, which have an impact on our industry,” says Anne H. Steffensen, CEO of Danish Shipping.

Keynote speakers are among others:

- Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO, Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

- Hans Tino Hansen, CEO Risk Intelligence.

- Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director-General, DG MOVE, European Commission.

Please register for the Danish Digital Maritime Day here.

Registration no later than 20 October.

13:30 – 14:30    Maritime Administrators Forum (by invitation only)
13:30 – 14:30    World trade post COVID-19
14:30 – 15:30    The Future CEO
15:00 – 16:00    The Maritime Climate Agenda post COVID-19
15:00 – 16:00    Piracy
16:05 – 16:45    Virtual reception

The event will be in English.