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Singapore Executive: Copenhagen can become European shipping center

Denmark and Copenhagen are holding the right cards if they want to attract Asian shipping companies in need of a European setup. The Danish International Ship Register (DIS), the tonnage tax, and shipping-oriented education form a strong basis, says international CEO in the shipping industry.

As EU’s leading maritime nation, Denmark should be able to attract Asian and other foreign shipping companies looking for a European base. But the successful development of Copenhagen into an international shipping center will require a focused, international marketing campaign and the use of significant financial resources in a sustained effort, says Singapore-based international businessman Esben Poulsson to ShippingWatch.

He has held leading positions in the shipping industry for decades, as president and CEO of Torm Singapore, among others, and through holding a variety of high offices within Singapore shipping he has participated in the development of the South East Asian republic into a global, maritime center.

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