When ships call at ports around the world, they are often subject to an inspection control where port states check that safety, health and certificates on board are in order. Every year, the results of the inspections become a ranking list where flag states with the lowest detention record will be in top of the list. And this year, the Danish flag is number one on the list.
Danish Shipping is very pleased with this as for the last two years they have worked purposefully to improve the Danish flag’s position on the list.
“It’s fantastic that the Danish flag is now at the top of the list. I’m both very happy and proud to see that the efforts made by our shipping companies to strengthen compliance with the rules of international shipping have borne fruit. It emphasizes that the Danish flag is a quality flag,” says Anne H. Steffensen CEO of Danish Shipping.
The ranking is made by the international port state control “Paris MoU”. Danish flagged ships obtained a fifth place in 2019 and have thus taken a real step up to the first place in 2020.
“A good position on the list is a huge advantage for shipping companies having ships under Danish flag. It means that the outside world – and not least potential customers – can see that they are in control of their things and operate safely. So, this first place is not only very good – it’s also important,” says Anne H. Steffensen.