Denmark, Brazil Forge Maritime Ties

A new cooperation agreement has been signed between Denmark and Brazil with the aim of strengthening bilateral maritime relations.

The agreement was signed by Director General Andreas Nordseth of the Danish Maritime Authority and Director Mario Povia of the Brazilian National Agency for Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ) in Brasilia at a shipping policy seminar held between ANTAQ, the Danish Embassy and the Danish Maritime Authority.

According to DMA, the agreement strengthens the already good maritime cooperation between the two countries and sets the framework for the exchange of experts and a shipping policy dialogue between the countries.

Denmark has already concluded a maritime cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Admiralty, DPC, in June 2013. This agreement laid the foundation for educational cooperation in the maritime field.

DMA said that as part of the cooperation between Denmark and Brazil, the training ship DANMARK will visit Rio de Janeiro in connection with the Olympic Games in 2016, and the Brazilian training ship will visit Aalborg in August this year in connection with The Tall Ship Races.

The seminar, visited by several representatives from companies and the shipping associations of the two countries, included discussions on the challenges faced by shipping companies and maritime transportation in Brazil and Denmark.