Denmark among the world’s best performing flag states

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published their annual Flag State Performance Table. Once again, Denmark has a positive score across all the criteria evaluated in the Table.


Denmark is one of only thirteen flag states that have “green” indicators for all the criteria used in the Performance Table published annually by the ICS. The Performance Table illustrates the degree to which Flag States adhere to international maritime agreements, rules, and regulations.

“Denmark is a high-quality shipping nation. And this is reflected in the ICS Flag State Performance Table, where Denmark once again is among the leading nations. Customers know they can trust Danish shipping companies to deliver high quality products and services,” says Anne H. Steffensen, CEO of Danish Shipping.

The other nations besides Denmark with green flags across the board are Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Greece, Hong Kong (China), Japan, Liberia, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

“Denmark is a small country, but a maritime superpower. Danish owned or operated ships transport goods to and from all corners of the world. International rules and agreements are important as they help provide a level playing field. I’m very pleased that Denmark and the Danish shipping industry score so well on the Flag State Performance Table. But honestly, I’d expect nothing less,” says Anne H. Steffensen.


The criteria used to make the Flag State Performance Table include ratification of relevant international conventions, Port State Control White- and Blacklists, low average age of fleet, IMO Member State Audit and more.

Flag State Performance Table


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Narjiss Ghajour

Editor-in-Chief of Maritime Professionals
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