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DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION DENMARK AND SHIPPING International Maritime Conference 24th September 2009 Managing Director Peter Bjerregaard Danish Shipowners Association Slide 2 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Agenda Danish shipping Market Key challenges The future Slide 3 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Danish Shipowners Association Established 1884 Trade and employers association Maritime house Slide 4 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Danish Shipping Blue Denmark employs 100,000 Among five largest shipping nations Largest export industry in Denmark Around 3 % of GDP Annual investments at more than 1 billion EUR Slide 5 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION 10 years of growth Slide 6 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Why has nobody seen the Financial Crisis coming? Answer to the English Queen from Professor Tim Besley (London School of Economics) and Professor Peter Hennessy (Queen Mary, University of London): To sum up, your Majesty, the lacking prediction of the timing, the size and the seriousness of the Financial Crisis is in principal a lack in the collective capability of intelligent people - both national and international to understand the risks of the system as a whole. Slide 7 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION World Trade January 2005 = 100 Month-month change (right)Level Slide 8 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Bulk rates 1. januar 2008 1 July 20081 January 2009 200,000 USD / day 1 January 2008 5,000 USD / day Slide 9 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Product Tank Index Slide 10 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION What is important for the Danish Shipowners Association? Response to the crisis should not cause long term damage Finance State Aid Protectionism Aid from the Government for continuation of the Scandinavia-America Line. is incompatible with Danish Shippings interest in the long term. This should outweigh the consideration of maintaining a Danish America Line. (Danish Shipowners Association 1935) Slide 11 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION 50 g CO 2 per ton per km 3 g CO 2 per ton per km Air transport 3% Shipping 3% Industry and other 36% Electricity and heating 41% Road Transport 17% Shipping is CO 2 friendly, but will be regulated Slide 12 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Shipping is environmentally friendly but will be even better. Slide 13 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Many other challenges Piracy Research Recruitment Ensure national and European understanding of the international character of shipping Slide 14 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION We will also survive this crisis Slide 15 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Beginning optimism Source: IMF Slide 16 DANISH SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Thank you. Questions? Managing Director Peter Bjerregaard Danish Shipowners Association Amaliegade 33 DK-1256 Copenhagen K Tel: +45 33 11 40 88 E-mail: [email protected]

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