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Two major maritime nations discussed the global crisis and framework conditions

Saturday, 17 March 2012 | 00:00
Once again, the fine relationship between Denmark and China in the maritime field was confirmed. "China and Denmark share many interests as major shipping nations, and today Chinese and Danish shipowners are among the world's largest carriers of goods by sea. Our meetings with the Chinese maritime authorities are inspiring and fruitful and give us an opportunity to get the Chinese view on international maritime developments and on topical issues of common interest."
So says Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth following yet another so-called consultative meeting between the Danish and Chinese maritime administrations. The meetings have been held once a year since 2010 and have been important to ensure and develop the fine Chinese-Danish relationship in the maritime field.
During the meeting, the challenges faced by the shipping industry as a consequence of the global financial crisis and the consequences to world trade were discussed, and experiences and views were exchanged on the framework conditions of the shipping industry in both Denmark and China. In addition, other relevant maritime issues were considered, such as safety on board passenger ships and regulations on pleasure boating. On the second day of the meeting, the Chinese guests thus visited the port of Hellerup, which received them hospitably and told them about the Danish tradition of pleasure boating.
The meeting was the third of a number of consultative meetings and was held in Copenhagen on 5-6 March 2012. The Chinese delegation was represented by Vice-Director of the Chinese Ministry of Transport's Bureau of Water Transport Li Hongyin, and furthermore the delegation consisted of employees from the Bureau of Water Transport. Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth was the Head of the Danish delegation.
Source: Danish Maritime Authority
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