As of 16 January 2023, ship registration in Denmark will be digitized. This means, among other things, that ship owners and mortgagees themselves must or can declare digital documents for registration in one of the Danish ship registers or the vessel register. Among many other things, it is expected that many customers will experience a shorter processing time from report to registration. This is, of course, due to the fact that some registrations can be made automatically. But it is also expected to be due to the fact that the need for rectification of reports will decrease a lot.
Reports and registration no longer happen on a date, but on a date and time. Date and time is added on all digital reports as they are received in DSRG, the Self-service solution. Reports which originate outside of DSRG, the Self-service solution, are augmented with a date and time when the Ship Register enters the report into DSRG, Self-Service. In the Executive Order you can read more about reporting dates in Chapter 5.
The transition to digital mortgage documents will take place on 16 January 2023. All mortgage documents are then continuously dematerialized by the Register of Shipping as the documents are submitted for registration of changes or solely to be digitized.
Owner mortgage certificates must be digitized within 5 years of the transition to digital ship registration. All owner mortgage certificates that are not digital or dematerialized after that time will be dematerialized and digitized by the Register of Shipping. As something new, sub-mortgages can be registered in digital or dematerialized owner mortgage certificates from 16 January 2023 onwards.
Certificates can be ordered and paid for in DSRG, self-service with bank cards around the clock – and you will receive what was ordered immediately after payment. If you do not have MitID, you can as before order and pay certificates by contacting the Danish Ship Register. Everyone must continue to order non-registration certficates and copies of paper documents by mail email@example.com and pay by bank transfer.
You can issue power of attorneys in DSRG, self-service, you can use the Register of Shipping's Form II, 24 – but you can also submit a physical power of attorney on paper, as before.
If you have questions or would like a preliminary opinion on a document, you are as always welcome to contact the Danish Register of Shipping at firstname.lastname@example.org