Denmark opens the door to more pilotage providers

Privately owned companies can now for the first time apply to perform pilotage through Oresund Sound and the Great Belt in Danish waters after the country’s Parliament last summer decided to lift DanPilot’s monopoly.

The Danish Maritime Authority is now opening the door to applications from pilot companies looking to perform pilotage in Oresund Sound and the Great Belt  after the Danish Parliament last summer decided to repeal state-owned DanPilot’s monopoly on pilot services in Denmark.

The authority has now issued a call for applications from companies who must apply for permissions before May 1st 2015. Companies will compete for as many as 600 annual pilot sailings in the period from 2016 to 2019. All applicants can expect a decision before July 1st 2019, says the Danish Maritime Authority in a statement.

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