Denmark is a dedicated maritime nation with a long-standing commitment to IMO and the development of high practicable international standards on safety, efficiency of navigation as well as prevention of marine pollution from ships. Over the years, Denmark has participated in and contributed actively to the work of the IMO, including the ongoing development of the strategic vision for the IMO by which the Council is guiding the work of the IMO organs.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the necessity of global cooperation on shipping issues and in this respect; the IMO has demonstrated its capacity to remain the focal point for addressing both current and future challenges. Denmark is strongly committed to ensuring that the IMO remains in this central position.
Key priorities for Denmark
As a member of the IMO council, Denmark will work for the following:
- Smart regulation and facilitating digitalization and automation
- Effective enforcement of IMO instruments
- Contribution to reducing shipping's GHG emissions
- Improving safety and security at sea