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A seafaring nation at the forefront of green shipping

Building on longstanding maritime traditions, Denmark is committed to accelerating the global transition towards climate-neutral shipping and finding ways to overcome regulatory, financial, technological, and political barriers.

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Partnerships for a swift and global application of renewable fuels

With international collaboration being key to maturing the global market for green hydrogen and renewable fuels, Danish first movers are paving the way for rapid application.

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Laura Maersk

Shipping as a lever for green jobs and livelihood opportunities

After a long history of harnessing energy from wind, gas and oil, Danish stakeholders are creating green jobs and ensuring maritime upskilling as global shipping transitions to green fuels and low-carbon technologies.

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A seafaring nation at the forefront of green shipping

Partnerships for a swift and global application of renewable fuels

Shipping as a lever for green jobs and livelihood opportunities


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Committed to achieving climate-neutral shipping by 2050, Denmark is at the forefront of green shipping with governments and the private sector working closely together towards decarbonise shipping.

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Denmark at the forefront of green shipping

Every fifth minute, a Danish-operated ship calls at a port somewhere in the world, contributing to connecting markets and keeping world trade flowing. With a strong shipping heritage, Denmark is among the biggest seafaring nations in the world. On top, Danish authorities and shipping companies are at the forefront of the green transition, pushing for climate action and ambitious global regulation towards net-zero shipping. With an ambitious call to accelerate the transition, Denmark aims for climate-neutral shipping by 2050 without the use of compensation.

A significant part of the Danish fleet plays a active role in making the green transition happen through its contribution to the development of new energy sources. This by being part of the building and servicing of offshore wind parks all over the world and by investing in solutions for carbon capture and storage (CCS), including the development of new green fuels.

Amongst Europe’s first movers on commercial-scale CO2 storage, the Danish CCS sector has the potential to be a huge climate mitigating factor. With a total subsoil storage potential of between 12 and 22 billion tons of CO2, the Danish part of the North Sea is a prime location for CO2 storage for industrial clusters across Europe.

In overcoming the major transportation challenge to proliferate CCS as a climate-mitigating technology, the Danish shipping industry can leverage its long history as a key partner in the development of a world-leading offshore wind industry.

Going forward, maritime transportation and services in all phases of the offshore wind farm life cycle, continue to be crucial in achieving current offshore wind targets and promoting the sector to new markets. Today, Danish offshore wind maritime competencies are heavily represented in the North European market – and have been leading for years. This has been the case for bottom-fixed offshore wind projects with immense potential for positive spill over in the upcoming development of floating offshore wind projects.

Today, Danish shipowners within the offshore wind sector are increasingly present on new-generation wind markets, such as Taiwan, the US, Japan, and South Korea.

Download our quick read on the recommendations on how to reach climate neutrality in 2050 by the Danish climate partnerships for Blue Denmark.

Towards zero: Denmark’s push to decarbonise global shipping

Building on longstanding maritime traditions, Denmark is committed to accelerating the global transition towards climate-neutral shipping and finding ways to overcome regulatory, financial, technological, and political barriers. Dive in to Denmark's push to decarbonise global shipping by exploring this white paper.


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CHP

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Ørsted

25 January 2009
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants.

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Wind energy

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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

25 November 2022
Founded in 2012, CIP today is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and a global leader in offshore wind. The funds managed by CIP focus on investments in offshore- and onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, reserve capacity and storage, Power-to-X and advanced bioenergy.

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Bioenergy

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Port Esbjerg

9 September 2021
Port Esbjerg is the North Sea’s leading port for offshore wind, base to the Danish offshore industry and an international hub for multimodal transport with six regular RoRo liner services.

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Offshore wind

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Odense Port

8 November 2022
Odense Port is one of Europes leading manufacturing ports within offshore wind. We have facilitated the production and load out of main components for 1.400+ offshore wind turbines.

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Air pollution

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COWI

28 January 2009
We provide state-of-the-art services within engineering, environmental science and economics with due consideration for the environment and society.

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Air pollution

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Ramboll

30 January 2009
Ramboll is a leading international architecture, engineering, and consultancy company, owned by the Ramboll Foundation.

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