The Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Ministry of Transport met for a maritime dialogue meeting in Guangzhou, China, on April 29-30. Since 2010, the Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Ministry of Transport, including the Bureau of Water Transport, have met for annual maritime dialogue meetings.
The meetings provide the opportunity to discuss the cooperation between Denmark and China in the maritime area and to exchange views on the challenges facing the sector.
“Denmark and China have many common interests within the maritime field, and the dialogue meetings between the Ministry of Transport and the Danish Maritime Authority are a great opportunity to exchange views and share knowledge. It is important for Denmark to have a close dialogue with such an important partner as China. The close relation between Danish and Chinese authorities is of great benefit to Blue Denmark”, says Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority.
At the meeting, current issues within the international shipping industry were discussed, including implementation of sulphur regulation, smart shipping and piracy. Furthermore, both countries informed about their own national initiatives within the maritime field.