The Danish Maritime Authority has revealed that it is developing the world’s first digital shipping register, with the platform expected to arrive by 2020.
According to a statement, the new register will help businesses to reduce costs as well as providing easier access to data.
In today’s industry, ship registration often involves a number of extensive processes that can be time consuming and, as a result, very costly to shipping companies and other maritime businesses.
In many cases, legal documents verifying the ownership and value of a vessel need to be circulated across borders and around the world via a courier or a face-to-face meeting.
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Charlotte Ahrendt Steen, Deputy Director General, CPO, commented: “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.”