A proposal for new legislation has January 9, 2019, been submitted to the Danish Parliament. If adopted, digital ship registration will move closer to becoming reality, which will, in turn, reduce paperwork and time spent on the transmission of the document.
In order to facilitate the digitalisation of both deeds and mortgages as well as the work routines of registration, the new proposal aims at adapt-ing provisions in the Maritime Act and the Mortgage Bill. These changes will make it easier to carry out digitalisation of the Danish register which is expected to happen in 2020.
The digitalisation of ship registration will, amongst other advantages, allow shipping companies to limit time spent on submitting documents for inspection and validation.