ShippingWatch

New visa rules could double Danish broker business

The new Danish visa rules are unique in a Schengen context within the EU. Shipbrokers at Leth Agencies believe that the rules could double the activities in Danish waters.

As the only country in the European Schengen area, starting this spring it will be possible for seafarers to sign on and disembark in Danish waters without a visa.

During the spring of 2014 seafarers from, for instance, the Philippines will be able to announce their arrival with very short notice, fly to Denmark, and sign on to ships in Danish waters simply by procuring prior approval from the police, a stamp in the passport, and with their seafarers' identification papers in hands. Shipbrokers Leth Agencies is looking forward to using the simplified rules.

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Read the whole article

Get access for 14 days for free.
No credit card is needed, and you will not be automatically signed up for a paid subscription after the free trial.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Maersk rejects shippers' complaint in USD 180m dispute

U Shippers has no case in a contractual dispute reported to the US Federal Maritime Commission, Maersk writes in a response to the FMC. Moreover, the case should not even be a matter for the commission, the company says.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs