The Danish Maritime Authority increased the international work on digitalization and e-navigation as it entered into a cooperation agreement with South Korea, Sweden, Australia and China. The agreement aims to strengthen the focus on digitalization in the maritime sector.
Up until today, Denmark has had cooperation agreements (MoU) on e-navigation with South Korea and Sweden, but in order to strengthen the focus on digitalization in the maritime sector, the cooperation is now including Australia and China.
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The agreement was signed on June 4th, when Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, participated in opening the conference e-Navigation Underway 2018 AP in Seoul, South Korea.
Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, mentioned:
Cooperation and global solutions is the way forward if digitalization is to ensure development, growth and increased safety. From the Danish side, we are pleased with the widened cooperation. We share a common interest in promoting the digital agenda, including global e-navigation solutions.
The Danish Maritime Authority has also agreef with other leading maritime nations to promote Danish views and positions of strength on maritime policy, over the last years.
The cooperation agreements provide benefit both the Danish Maritime Authority’ and Danish shipping which can benefit from bilateral contact existing on a governmental level.