By end-2020, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) will have developed the digital version of the country's register of shipping.
"Today's ship registration includes extensive processes for the industry and is economically heavy for the shipping companies. Original legal documents with records of the ship's ownership and value need to be circulated - often with a courier beyond countries' borders or through face-to-face meetings," DMA wrote in a press release.
In the future, reporting and registration of ships will occur digitally, providing, apart from lower costs, also easier access to data.
"As one of the first in the world, we are making the move to digital registration with our new register of shipping, which we are now starting to develop. This will definitely reduce the administrative burden for those companies that have their ships registered under the Danish flag. As an extension of our transition to digital ship and seafarer certificates this is another contribution from the Danish Maritime Authority to a digitalised maritime sector," Charlotte Ahrendt Steen, Deputy Director General, CPO, DMA, commented.