Svitzer's activities in the Faroe Islands are operated out of Sweden and the carrier must pay Swedish taxes, according to the Swedish Tax Agency. Svitzer confirms and states that the carrier is discussing the matter with the authorities.
Only one single carrier has applied for the new Swedish tonnage tax scheme which entered into force on Jan. 1 this year. "Not concerning," says the Swedish Shipowner's Association to media Sjöfartstidningen.
The Swedish commercial fleet logged a record number of ships in 2015, but the number of Swedish-flagged ships fell for the ninth year in a row. Sweden also noted a decline in the number of days employees spend at sea, according to new figures from the Swedish traffic authority.