Maersk Supply Service rejects Danish flag for new ships

The Danish government refuses to include more offshore vessels under its national tonnage tax scheme. As a response, Maersk Supply Service presumably chooses British flag for four newbuildings, CEO Carsten Plougmann Andersen tells ShippingWatch.

The changes in the Danish tonnage tax legislation which will not include more offshore vessels force Maersk Supply Service to opt for foreign flags for the carrier's four new subsea support vessels.

"It will probably end up with us flagging four vessels under the UK flag instead of Denmark. It's a shame that Denmark still hasn't included the offshore carriers' specialized vessels and drilling rigs in the Danish International Ship Register (DIS) and tonnage tax agreements," says CEO Carsten Plougmann Andersen from Maersk Supply Service in an interview with ShippingWatch, adding:

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