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Sweden ready with new big hybrid ferry

A new hybrid ferry, which will primarily sail on electricity, is ready to sail on one of Sweden's busiest routes. The ferry is reportedly the country's largest so far.

Swedish port strike called off

The protracted labor conflict in Sweden's ports is called off, and work will resume after labor unions and employers reached an accord. "The decades-long conflict with the Port Worker's Labor Union is resolved," says Swedish Ports.

OECD report lists shipping's biggest CO2 challenges

In a new report, OECD shines a spotlight on Sweden, which is at the forefront of green initiatives in shipping. But national measures are far from sufficient in terms of curbing shipping's impact on the climate.

Sweden to issue long-awaited environmental fines next year

This spring the Swedish authorities will be able to fine vessels that breach the sulfur directive, Sweden's minister for the environment, Karolina Skog, tells ShippingWatch. A proposal is currently being circulated for formal consultation.

Swedish shipowners want 400 ships flagged in Sweden by 2027

The much-anticipated tonnage tax scheme could mean that 400 ships join the Swedish flag over the next decade, shows a study performed by the Swedish Shipowners' Association. "We hope that over the coming years these predictions will turn out to be correct," Vice President Pia Berglund tells ShippingWatch.

APM Terminals Gothenburg faces deficit in 2017

APM Terminals' Managing Director in the Port of Gothenburg, Henrik Kristensen, takes stock after months of conflict: 35 percent of containers are gone, a negative result for the full-year 2017 after a triple-digit loss, and major customers have left. "Now we need to fight our way back," he tells ShippingWatch.

Svitzer's taxes investigated by Swedish authorities

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.

The Swedish ship register shrank in 2015

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.

Port of Gothenburg projects container rebound

A long-term slide in container traffic seems to have halted at the Port of Gothenburg, and the port also reports growth in oil products and throughput of new cars in the first half of 2015.

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