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Danish Ships

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Short Term Statistics, Business Statistics
Peter Ottoseen
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Danish Ships 2022

The purpose of the statistics is to describe the structure and development of the Danish ship fleet.

Statistical presentation

The statistics describe the number and tonnage of ships by ship type, size and age. It cover ships registered in Danish Shipping Register or Danish International Shipping Register. Danish owned ships registered in other registers abroad are are included for the main operators.

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Statistical processing

Data collected from The Danish Maritime Authority and the Danish Shipowner's Association are compared to get the most accurate information on the ships. Usually it is the use of the ship that can be changed.

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The Statistics cover the Danish registered maritime fleet to give background information on the Danish fleet for analyses of the maritime sector in Denmark.

The users are ministries, business associations and enterprises.

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Accuracy and reliability

The statistics are based of an exhaustive list of ships supplemented by information from the members of the shipowners' association to the association. The statistics cover seagoing vessels of 20 GT and above.

Registration of a vessel in a vessel register is necessary for insurance and legal purposes. Correct registration is thus of fiscal importance to the owners.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics are published 45-50 days after the reference time (1 January) and without delay in relation to the scheduled publication dates.

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The statistics are consistent across time and comparable with similar statistics produced in other countries.

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Accessibility and clarity

The statistics are published on the online data bank under the topic Transport vehicles.

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