Shipping companies and sailors complain of too much paperwork

The employees onboard the Danish ships say they spend about a fifth of their total working hours on administrative tasks, according to a new survey. There must be a more efficient way, believes The Danish Maritime Authority.

Photo: Søfartens Ledere

The crews of the Danish shipping companies spend roughly a fifth of their total working hours on administrative tasks or bureaucracy and bother, if you will.

This is the conclusion to be taken from The Danish Maritime Authority’s extensive survey, conducted by Cowi, in which three-fourths of the major Danish shipping companies as well as 796 sailors have participated.

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