Even though Luxembourg does not have direct access to the sea, a maritime sector has been developing since the 1990s. Approximately 220 ships fly the flag boasting the red lion and around 225 companies active in the sector are established in Luxembourg. World acclaimed innovative actors are among them.
Supporting the blue economy
Luxembourg presents itself as an ideal business location for maritime companies. It offers developed infrastructure, a positive economic context and excellent proficiency in the field of R&D (research and development). Luxembourg's maritime sector currently employs no less than 400 persons!
The Luxembourg Maritime Cluster was launched in 2008 in order to further facilitate the development of the maritime sector. Today, it brings together 65 member companies and its objective is to develop and promote Luxembourg's blue economy. The alliances formed with, among others, the Luxembourg Cluster for Logistics and the European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC) make networking much easier.
Single point of contact
As the focal point for any question related to the maritime sector in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Maritime Administration ('Commissariat aux affaires maritimes' or CAM) is the supervisory authority (law of 9th November 1990 for the creation of a Luxembourg maritime public register) and simultaneously provides services for which quality and efficiency are key attributes. As a result, it set up a system of quality management from 2001 onwards. This system is certified by the TÜV Rheinland and audited on a regular basis according to ISO 9001:2015 requirements.
For three decades, Luxembourg's maritime adventure has been a remarkable success story and the Grand Duchy now offers simple but efficient solutions to tackle the complexity of activities in connection with the maritime sector. It offers its expertise to operators in the field of the merchant navy and yacht chartering.