Danish shipping remains at the top of the whitelists


For the second year in a row, Denmark is at the top of the Paris MoU white list, which shows how flag states perform during inspections in European ports.

The Port State Control Regime Paris MoU has just published their latest whitelist, where Danish ships are once again performing well at the top of the list. Also within Tokyo MoU’s port state control regime, Danish ships are still on the white list. Denmark is also placed on the US Coast Guards Qualship 21 list, which covers port state controls in the USA.

The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a poor performance that are considered high or very high risk. It is based on the total number of inspections and detentions during a 3-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period.

The “White List” represents quality flags with a consistently low detention record. Flags with an average performance are shown on the “Grey List”. Their appearance on this list may serve as an incentive to improve and move to the “White List”. At the same time flags at the lower end of the “Grey List” should be careful not to neglect control over their ships and risk ending up on the “Black List” next year.

The whitelists from Paris MoU (Europe) and Tokyo MoU (Asia) show how flag state ships perform when going through port state controls around the world.

Martin John, director of Ship Survey and Certification at the Danish Maritime Authority:

“The Danish flag stands for quality shipping and high standards. Maintaining a position at the top of the whitelists is a great achievement by both the shipping companies and the seafarers on the Danish ships. This indicates a high level of safety awareness and benefits the industry by marking Danish shipping as quality shipping.”

Port State controls are an important tool for ensuring that ships comply with international standards for safety, health and the environment, as well as proper working conditions for the seafarers.


  1. Denmark
  2. Netherlands
  3. Norway
  4. Bahamas
  5. Japan
  6. Greece
  7. Bermuda
  8. Turkey
  9. Singapore
  10. Italy

See the rest of White list and the ranking for the Grey and Black list: Paris MoU Press Release Performance Lists

This article is shared by courtesy of the Danish Maritime Authority: – a part of the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs.





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button